Mindfulness & Yoga ‘Playshops’
Tuesdays 4:15-5:15pm @ The Garden Strathcona | 868 East Hastings Street | Vancouver, BC.
10% of our garment sales go to funding our kids’ Mindfulness & Yoga Programs to sustain Optimism!
“If every eight year old was taught meditation we will eliminate violence in the world within one generation” – Dalai Lama.
Wee Optimists is a program designed to cultivate and maintain an Optimistic mind! We create fun, learning and community through a series of yoga and mindfulness-inspired activities. In each “playshop” kids will learn skills that will filter into their school and home lives.
We teach confidence through playful social interactions, emotional understanding through mindfulness-based games and physical well being through yoga. Every one-hour session gives your child the chance to explore new ideas and learn new ways to play and pay attention to their inner and outer environments.
A playshop with Wee Optimists will include a blend of relaxing, energizing and engaging actions. We use mindfulness games and breathing activities to learn focusing skills and body awareness to support settling your child’s nervous system. Playful yoga supports kids’ energetic needs, and will be woven into every session. The goal of mindfulness is to give kids skills that they can take with them to self regulate in all areas of their lives for the rest of their lives!
The age group for the pilot project is 6 yrs – 10 yrs and the group size is a maximum of ten kids. We value the input of our community and will be asking for feedback from parents and participants in the form of a short survey. In return we will be giving a Pure Optimists t-shirt to all of the kids and will have a draw for a special gift!
Instructing these sessions is creator of Pure Optimists/Wee Optimists, Gina Miller. Gina is a Mindfulness instructor, kids yoga teacher, visual artist and Mother of three. Creativity, heartfulness, and humour are the centre points of her teaching. The concept of Wee Optimists is to facilitate a space where kids are heard and honoured, while getting in touch with the home within themselves; and having a GOOD TIME doing it!
About The Garden Strathcona
The Garden is located in the historical Strathcona neighbourhood; a beautiful space built upon the unceded and traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples.
The concept of this innovative space is rooted in connection through shared values. Connection to our community, our partners, ourselves and to the present moment. It is a space that resonates with many different people for many different reasons. A space to be inspired, feel relaxed, learn something new, eat and drink something delicious, meet an old or new friend. The meaningful stuff.
Convenient parking accessible from alley – beside CF Interiors.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in on the pilot project to be held at The Garden, 868 Hastings St. We start on September 20th 2018!