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The more we are able to keep in mind the intrinsic wholeness and beauty of our children - especially when it is difficult to see - the more our ability to be mindful deepens.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Breathe In & Shine

Breathe In & Shine: Mindfulness for Children and Families

Are you interested in bringing some stillness into your busy family life?

In this introductory program, Sara will teach child-friendly mindfulness practices to children and their families that they can then practice together at home. Activities include games, songs, stories, art activities and everyday mindful awareness practices.  Mindfulness can help to reduce stress, provide tools for responding to strong feelings such as worry, anger, fear & frustration as well as to support connection in todays often-hectic households. Families will also learn about how our brain works and how keeping it in mind can support connection in challenging times. (In 2 parent families, either 1 or both parents can attend).


2017 Schedule:

SPRING: FULL. (please email to be added to waitlist). 5 Saturday afternoons, March 25, April 1, 8, 22, & 29, 2017 (no session Easter weekend). Bloor-Gladstone Library. Wheelchair accessible.

Children 6-9 yrs. 2:05 - 3:15 p.m. Please note the odd times - I have to work around library room booking time.

FALL: 5 Saturday afternoons, October 14 - November 11, 2017. Bloor-Gladstone Library. Wheelchair accessible.

Children 6-9 yrs. 1:50 - 2:55 pm.  (ages may change dependign on interest).

Cost: for 5 week class $170 per child (includes up to 2 caregivers) and $85 for an additional sibling - in the same class. Includes a workbook and a copy of either "No Ordinary Apple: A Story about Eating Mindfully" OR "My New Best Friend," a story abut self-compassion. Please email info @ mindfulfamilies.ca to register. Space is limited to 8 or 9 families per session (depending on numbers of siblings).

Registration: Plese email Sara at info @ mindfulfamilies.ca

Nurturing connection, one breath at a time...