Mindfulness Classes: Aduri Kids

Aduri Kids is an 8 week program designed for kids aged 7 to 14 around mindfulness and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural techniques.  Aduri, which is the spoken Sanskrit word for Mindful, is a program that empowers children to bring an awareness to their emotions and gives them the tools to manage them effectively. Implementing strategies from the Mindful Schools curriculum, Aduri Kids incorporates tools for improved focus and self-regulation while providing techniques for managing challenging emotions and anxiety.  Within a safe and supportive environment, Aduri Kids promotes a growth mindset, encourages emotional resiliency and builds a safe and caring community throughout the eight weeks.

Each 60 minute lesson is presented in a structured and sequential fashion that incorporates all learning styles and abilities. Aduri Kids also establishes a parent-partnership through opt-in classes that bridges the mindful-home connection and provides families with user-friendly tools to implement mindfulness at home.

"Empowering kids to make mindful connections"
 

Your child will come away with...

  • A heightened awareness of their emotions and feelings
  • A strong sense of self and their community
  • An opportunity to advocate for themselves in challenging situations
  • Research-based tools for regulating their emotions and feelings such as mindful bodies, mindful breathing, progressive relaxation, yoga and much more
  • Increased body-mind connection
  • The ability to recognize and redirect their focus using mindfulness-based techniques
  • Tools for managing anxiety
  • Knowledge of how their brain functions in relation to their emotions and their body
  • Parent Opt-In Classes to help build the mindful – home connection
  • A take-home goodie bag at the end of the eight weeks full of kinesthetic tools to help students remember and use all they learned in their Aduri Kids classes


Aduri Kids Mindfulness Schedule

Spring Mindfulness Classes in North Vancouver:
Mondays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm • April 9th to June 11th, 2018
(no classes held on Apr 16th & May 21st)

Click here to register for our Mindfulness Classes in North Vancouver.

For more information, call 604.987.6760 or email office@reachlearningcentre.com


Instructor Bios

Michelle McIntosh

“Mindfulness is being present, without judgment, in every moment.”

In some ways, Michelle came to Mindfulness quite by accident. Always drawn to personal growth, Michelle began a personal journey of self-transformation and discovery and discovered the power of mindfulness. Michelle is passionate about making deep connections with her students using mindfulness and active listening, and through helping them to navigate difficult emotions and challenging thoughts.  Michelle has completed the Mindful School’s Foundation Training as well as the Classroom Educator training. She has also completed the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural CHI Kids training. Michelle is a Co-Active Life Coach and holds a Professional Communications diploma.  She is an Orton Gillingham Practitioner and Supervisor at REACH, North Van and is continuing her Mindfulness and Meditation-based training through the Shambhala Meditation Centre in Vancouver.  She is also currently studying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.  She lives in beautiful North Vancouver with her husband, two boys and her dog, Sophie.

 

Jenn Clark

"Mindfulness allows for space to be and space to grow."

Jenn Clark comes to mindfulness from a personal practice as well as an intention to empower children with the tools to navigate their thoughts, actions and emotions. She attended Mindful School's training program both at the foundations level as well as at the classroom practitioner level. She is an Orton Gillingham Practitioner and Supervisor with her Bachelor’s of Education at the primary level and is currently continuing her mindfulness and meditation training through Shambhala Vancouver. She has also trained with Chi Kids and is taking further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She happily lives in Deep Cove with her dog, Rocket.