Yoga. Dance. Mindfulness
Children are more stressed than ever.
Ex: digital overstimulation, pandemics, economic uncertainty, natural disasters, faster paced society etc…
These mental health concerns are compunded with growing concern that children are the most inactive they have ever been.
New research is showing how kids yoga & mindfulness practices enhance
Coping and social skills
Physical motor skills develoment
Yoga and mindfulness builds resilient, adaptable and emotionally intelligent nervous systems.
Mind Moves programs aim at creating fun, playful and positive movement experiences for children rooted in creativity, thus encouraging them to be life-long (mind) movers.
Served over 500 children across Vancouver with our camps and classes in over 6 community centre and 7 schools over two years with excellent parent feedback.
To provide tools & resources for physical and emotional learning to children, families and schools through mindful movement.
We Stand For:
For our movement programs to create generations of mindful kids, parents & educators, creating ripples in our local communities through our shared values of kindness, connection, inclusivity and play.
Our Core Values
We help motivate confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding of how the human body works in bite-sized pieces to children.
We introduce fundamental gross and fine motor skills throughout to help children be lifelong and enthusiastic participants in physical activity.
Our curriculum is inspired by: yoga, creative movement, BrainDance (Anne Green Gilbert), Eurethmy, Feldenkrais & Bartneiff Fundamentals
We help children understand their own emotions and that of others, develop empathy, and self-regulation, set and achieve positive goals and experience healthy relationships.
Each class children participate in mindfulness exercises including reflections, discussions, journaling or art based learning of emotions.
We use evidence-based and trauma-informed mindfulness practices and breathing techniques for emotional regulation to help children cope with big feelings and rise from a challenge.
Each class starts with a check-in where children are encouraged to share and talk about whatever is on their minds. This builds trust, safety and rapport between our instructors and the children we teach.