If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation. - Dalai Lama
Yes, mindfulness is good for everybody including kids! Kids really like mindfulness because of the feelings of relaxation that accompany formal mindfulness practice. There are a lot of useful and effective mindfulness practices that are taught in fun and engaging ways. Kids feel safe to explore and understand feelings, and develop a sense of normalcy with strong emotions that arise. Language and tools are provided to deal with emotions such as anger, frustration, anxiety, envy, and fear. Here kids learn loving kindness meditation, self acceptance practices, and practice paying attention to the present moment. Kids at this camp take a rest from striving and achieving, and learn to just be with themselves in a relaxed friendly way. Kids learn to direct attention to the positives in life, and develop a optimistic mindset. This camp is based on the Mindful Schools Curriculum and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy (MBSR) program modified for the younger audience.
Ages 7-12 years
If your plan is for one year,... plant rice. If your plan is for ten years,... plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years..., educate children. - Confusius
Throughout the year Tanya offers a six week Teen Mindfulness Workshop. Trained in the Mindful schools curriculum program and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy (MBSR) for Teens, Tanya provides a range of mindfulness practices designed to enhance focus and single pointed concentration and relaxation. In this course teens will learn how to work with the “inner critic”, how to mindfully manage stress and anxiety, how to refocus on the present moment, and practice quick calming breathing techniques. Recordings and workbook are provided along with guided practices to get you started on your daily mindfulness practice.
$80.00 for 6 week program (includes recordings and workbook).
1:1 Mindful stress reduction coaching available. (Contact for more info)
Tanya, whom I’ve known for years is amazing. The morning meditations are both energizing and calming. She has a tremendous breath of knowledge and really prepares for the sessions. I enjoy them and find the ZOOM on-line meditation venue a great way to experience calm and camaraderie with the other participants. Her voice is a gift to us all and I try to attend whenever I can. She brings 'mindfulness' to every meditation and talk; I always feel better and my head is cleared afterwards. For both experienced meditators and the novice, she has it all!
Tanya’s teaching of mindfulness practice has been a wonderful experience for students in our Grade 6 classroom. Not only have they been exposed to breathing and meditative strategies that have helped them focus on existence in the moment, but they have learned to practice mindful thinking, dialoguing, emotional connection with each other, and mindful movements. Our weekly visits were eagerly anticipated, and overall they provided a grounding and calming effect for our classroom.
Thank you so much Tanya for volunteering your time to teach the grade 3s (and myself) about the ways to be mindful. You taught us ways to incorporate mindfulness into our daily routine. Through your teachings, myself and the students have learned quick and efficient way to be mindful. Making time for a few minutes of mindfulness in the class, is a quick way to get the class refreshed and ready for learning during a busy day. I will be implementing what I’ve learned throughout my teaching career, and the students will as well.
Since beginning Mindfulness with Tanya, I feel I have become more tolerant towards the students I teach, and more attentive towards the needs of my colleagues. The techniques Tanya uses in her mindfulness sessions, have been very useful when dealing with stressful situations in the classroom. Taking a few seconds to relax, breathe, and focus, allows me to resolve a negative situation calmly and peacefully, rather than allowing it to escalate and effect the classroom climate to a greater extent.
A friend of mine introduced me to Tanya and her wonderful guided group meditation sessions almost 2 years ago and I have been gratefully going ever since. Tanya’s energy surrounds you with love, direction and dedication on the spiritual journey for which we all hunger on this earthly path. Tanya looks for meaning in a very deep and profound way and is overflowing with the desire to share all that she has learned and discovered on her own path. Personally, I find it very stimulating to spend time in a small group with like-minded people and each session is a gift that last much longer than a Pedicure! You won’t be disappointed!
I give Tanya the highest recommendation possible. She has been my guide and gateway into the life-changing practice of mindfulness. As a psychiatrist, I have seen firsthand the incredible value of mindfulness in reducing anxiety, depression, and in teaching people to focus on the present moment. In my own personal life, Tanya’s guided mindfulness practices have been a vital component of my own coping, healing, and re-centering as I have been moving through some very challenging times. It is with my deepest respect and appreciation that I would recommend Tanya to anyone who is looking to refocus and thrive in their life.