Mindful Kids Camp at Wild Thing Yoga

Join us for Mindful Mondays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM at Wild Thing Yoga! Each week we'll explore mindfulness in a playful and hands-on way, integrating movement into each class. What's the deal with mindfulness and why is it so important for children to practice?  

Jon Kabat-Zinn wrote, “We do not know what specific knowledge our children are going to most need ten or twenty or even five years from now because the world and their work, when they come to it, will be so different from ours. What we do know is that they will need to know how to pay attention, how to focus and concentrate, how to listen and how to learn, and how to be in wise relationship with themselves - and with others. As you will see, that skill set, this approach to learning and embodied knowing, lies at the heart of mindfulness.”

The practice of mindfulness at any age is both simple and profound, and research has shown that there are many benefits of mindfulness for children. It helps them to recognize their emotions and empowers them to choose their response versus quickly reacting. It strengthens their “attention muscle” and accesses the parts of the mind that deal with focus, decision-making, and self-regulation. It supports and enhances learning, emotional intelligence, and overall well-being across the lifespan.

Mindfulness is simply being fully engaged in the present moment with a mindset of kindness and curiosity, but it’s a capacity that must be tapped, developed, and deepened through practice. A mindfulness practice offers an effective path for children to develop healthy responses to a chaotic world around them and within them. During each class, we’ll introduce the basics of mindfulness to children in an easy-to-understand and playful way. We will cultivate presence of mind, heart, and body and empower children to be kind to themselves and others. We'll have fun, be silly, and learn in a hands-on way.  Join us! 

SCHEDULE

We will alternate age groups by week, starting with our Busy Bees on February 26th. 

Busy Bees: (Age 4-6):  In each class, we will develop children's body awareness and self-esteem with a yoga practice that incorporates fundamental poses, games, and play. We will introduce concepts of mindfulness, cultivating presence of mind, heart, and body through breath work, stories, games, and art. We’ll have fun, be silly, and learn in a hands-on way! 

Soaring Eagles: (Age 7-11) In each class, we will develop children's body awareness and self-esteem with a yoga practice that incorporates longer, more challenging poses and sequences. We will dive deeper into concepts of mindfulness, cultivating presence of mind, heart, and body through breath work, games, meditation, stories, and art. We’ll have fun, be silly, and learn in a hands-on way! 

REGISTRATION

Registration is through Wild Thing Yoga's website

Drop-in rate: $15/class

Punch card: $10/class 

Space is limited to twelve children per class. 

Wild Thing Yoga is at 1441 SW Chandler Ave., Suite 105, Bend, Oregon.


Kids Yoga Party 

This class is just for the young yogis - no parents allowed! Every second Saturday of the month, drop off the children for a night of yoga, dance, mindfulness, and play designed to cultivate presence of mind, heart, and body. 

During our first hour together, we’ll introduce concepts of mindfulness in an easy-to-understand and playful way through breath work, games, meditation, stories, and art. We’ll develop children’s body awareness and self-esteem with a 30-minute yoga practice, then allow children the remainder of our time together to dance and play. 

Children should wear light, comfortable clothing and eat dinner prior to class, as it is not provided. 

Ages 4-11

Schedule 

April 14th 6:30 - 8:30 PM

May 12th 6:30 - 8:30 PM

June 9th 6:30 - 8:30 PM

July 14th 6:30 - 8:30 PM

August 11th 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Registration

Registration is through Wild Thing Yoga's website

Cost: $20/child

Wild Thing Yoga is at 1441 SW Chandler Ave., Suite 105, Bend, Oregon. 


Mother & Daughter Yoga & Mantra Writing Workshop

Saturday, may 12th 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with an hour and half of yoga, gratitude, and empowerment designed to strengthen connection, cultivate confidence, and encourage both mothers and daughters to let their greatness shine through.

We’ll begin with a 45-minute lighthearted yoga practice that will include laughter, physical interaction, and creative play. During our yoga practice, we'll emphasize using exercise to love our bodies and feel our best and we'll develop gratitude for all the incredible things our bodies can do. Then, we'll create and decorate personal mantras to be taken home, providing both mothers and daughters with a lasting reminder that they are worthy of sharing their unique gifts with the world.


Registration

Registration is through Wild Thing Yoga's website

Cost: $15/person

Wild Thing Yoga is at 1441 SW Chandler Ave., Suite 105, Bend, Oregon. 


Cooking Up Love with Pure Joy Kitchen 

In collaboration with Pure Joy Kitchen, we are pleased to offer cooking and nutrition classes for kids! Children will develop a mindset of self-love by cultivating gratitude for all that their bodies do, learn how the food they eat impacts how their bodies and minds feel, and which foods can help them to feel their best. We'll recreate classic kid favorite recipes using only foods from the earth, empower even the pickiest of eaters to try something new, integrate mindfulness into all that we do, and provide children the tools to create their own nourishing recipes. 

Children age 5-12

SCHEDULE

Dates: COMING SOON! Be sure to subscribe to our email newsletters (below) to be informed when dates are announced. 

REGISTRATION

Price includes a one and a half-hour class with all materials, healthy small meals, and a take-home recipe. 

Investment: $25 per class

Space is limited to TEN children. Register today to save your spot! 

Pure Joy Kitchen is located at 519 NW Colorado Avenue in Bend. 

*Please notify us when signing up if your child has any food allergies or sensitivities. We will be in a gluten- and dairy-free facility, but frequently use nuts in our recipes. 


Private Classes and Lessons

We are honored to support our local Bend community and enjoy working with schools, sports teams, and groups of any kind. 

We also offer in-home instruction using your current curriculum or Obsidian Education's curriculum, for children age five to twelve, available on an hourly or daily basis.

Rates vary by needs - please call (218) 340-3035 or email info@obsidianeducation.org to find out more. 

Scholarships

We are dedicated to providing educational experiences for all children and are working to set up scholarship funding for 2018.