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At The Happinest, children of all ages have the opportunity to learn and practice mindfulness and meditation. 

Why Mindfulness and Meditation for Children? 

  • Critical in helping regulate stress

  • Help to identify when feeling overly hyperactive, upset, distressed, or faced with difficult, unmanageable emotions

  • Offer a tangible and relevant opportunity to calm the nervous system and provide physical and mental relaxation

  • Assist with transitions and help process expectations (day’s schedule, instructions etc)

  • Strengthens focus and attention span 

  • Learn tools to fall, and stay, asleep

  • Stimulate joy and happiness

How do the children meditate? My child cannot sit still for more than a minute! 

Through art, play, cooking, craft, stillness, movement and a lot more, children will learn relevant tools and techniques to practice meditation and mindfulness. Unlike adult practices in meditation which may require extensive time working on stillness or breathwork, a child’s practice in mindful meditation is designed to engage the child quickly and is based on the experiences relating to concrete objects, such as gently relaxing and wobbling each part of the body like a jellyfish or listening very carefully to sounds. The results in stillness levels have been outstanding at The Happinest to date, with many children sitting in stillness, practicing meditations for periods of time. 

FALL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM ENROLLMENT

Dates:

Mon 9th September (First Session) - December (Dependent on Day/Last Session)

(Please note that the studio is closed the week of September 23rd-29th)

12 Week Course 


Schedule:

School Pick Up (If opted in): 2:30/3pm (School Dependent)

Studio Session Starts (option to Drop Off): 3:30pm 

Studio Session Ends: 5pm

Extension Ends: 5:30pm 


School Walking Pick Up Schedule (Open to more schools, please enquire via email):

Monday: (Ages 3-8) WNNS & PS84 & Success Academy 

Tuesday: (Ages 3-8) Williamsburg TreeHouse, Northside School (both campuses)

Wednesday: (Ages 3-8) PS132, King’s Bay & Arbor 

Thursday: (Ages 8+) All Surrounding Schools 

Friday: (Ages 3-8) Drop Off Movie Nights 5:30pm


Course Cost: 

$360: $30p/d (Drop Off Studio 3:30-5pm) 1.5 Hours

$540: $45p/d (Drop Off Studio + Extension 3:30-5:30) 2 Hours

$660: $55p/d (School Pick up 2:30-5pm) 2.5 Hours 

$780: $65p/d (School Pick up & Extension 2:30-5:30pm) 3 Hours


Sibling Discount: 20%

Second Day a Week: 20% off second day enrollment cost

Early Bird Enrollment: 10% (By July 31st)

Example Activities include: 

Noodles: Using the sensation of noodles to relax each part of the body

Balloons: Acknowledging and releasing worries through balloons

Tree Grounding: Grounding ourselves through tree root visualizations 

Internal Weather Reports - Understanding that emotions change and come and go like the weather through creating a painting of our internal weather report

Mindful Coloring in - Focusing on coloring in detailed drawings 

Emotion Jars: Using colored counters to represent interchanging emotions

Warm and Fuzzies- Drawing/Writing caring and compassionate notes to increase happiness 

Team Yoga Games 

and much more

FALL MINDFUL MINIS MORNING PROGRAM
Details:

Monthly Course

Each Monday and/or Friday of the month.

Ages:

1.5-3yrs

Schedule:

Mondays and/or Fridays

10am-2pm

Mindful Minis is a 4 hour workshop on Monday practiced with children aged 1.5-3. Through meditation and mindfulness exercises, children will explore different strategies to identify their emotions and positive ways to express and manage them. These intentional sessions will involve books, resources, props, meditation, movement and visualizations to increase engagement and provide insight and spark curiosity. This morning is broken into three parts with a mindful eating exercise (please provide a packed lunch) in between 1 & 2 and, part 3 finishing with a rest/nap.

Course Cost: 

$280: $70p/d 4 Hours

Sibling Discount: 20%

Second Day a Week: 20% off second day enrollment cost

Early Bird Enrollment: 10% (By July 31st)