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Group Coaching
in Santa Cruz

for youth and adults


In private group and individual sessions, I meet with youth ages 11+ and adults in my peaceful backyard on the West Side of Santa Cruz. 


Some seek physical or mental-emotional healing through mindfulness or natural wellness. For others, healing might feel like too extreme of a word-- and they are simply looking to reduce stress or improve their health. The Mindful & Well program can benefit everyone, no matter where they fall on the spectrum of health and wellness.

The Mindful & Well program can be especially helpful for those experiencing:


Toxic stress

Physical tension or dis-ease

Anxiety or depression

Addiction to electronic devices and/or social media

Difficulty sleeping

Overwhelm with academic, career, or family demands

High emotional or environmental sensitivity


Trouble regulating emotions, or a tendency to overreact

Issues with body image

Low self-esteem

Difficulty focusing

Stagnation in achieving personal or academic goals

Unhealthy eating habits or relationship with exercise

Difficulty being still or relaxing, i.e. overactive or “high-strung”

A lack of purpose or connection to the world around them

A tendency to feel guilt or shame, or to be too hard on themselves

Feeling inauthentic, as though they are not the person they truly wish to be


**and** those who are well and thriving and just want to take time for self-care!


Everyone's experience in the Mindful & Well program is individual, and personalized according to their needs. Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss specific needs for you or your child/students. Email me at or text (831) 471-7314.

The Mindful & Well program is based in:

In the Mindful & Well program, we practice:

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Mindful Practices

Mindful practices encompass both mindfulness and "heartfulness." These are tools to help us become more aware and accepting of our experience. They provide scientifically proven benefits such as stress reduction, improved self-confidence, and a more positive state of mind.

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Natural Living

The developments of our modern world have unfortunately put our nervous systems into overdrive. To restore our bodies to a more natural state, we learn wellness practices that help us better connect with ourselves and the Earth. This includes strategies like grounding, natural light exposure, replenishing mineral balance, and more.

About Emily Listmann

Founder of Mindful & Well

Hi! I'm Emily. Mindful & Well was born from my own journey in wellness and self-

growth. I was suffering from chronic stress and anxiety, while stuck in a job and a

lifestyle that wasn't right for me. As a result, I developed numerous health

issues that ultimately left me no choice but to scale back my career and re-examine my



I spent years on a mission to find wellness and peace of mind. I tried everything-- all the

wellness fads and programs and healers. Eventually, I came to realize that there was no quick fix and no

magic pill to wellness. True, sustainable wellness began within, through building my own mindful awareness. From there, the clarity I gained allowed me to formulate my unique approach to mind-body-spirit wellness. 


All that I teach at Mindful & Well is based in accessing this inner awareness. The education I provide is really a support system for youth and adults to create their own wellness formula that works for them, accompanied by research-backed approaches to healthy living. 


I am a Cornell University-certified wellness coach with an MA in Teaching from Stanford University. I have training in teaching mindfulness through Mindful Schools, as well as many years of personal and professional experience in wellness education. 


Whether you or a child in your life is healing from physical or emotional stresses, or you simply want to learn more about wellness strategies such as mindfulness or heartfulness, I am here to help. <3

My experience includes:

  • Cornell University-certified wellness coach
  • Master in Arts in Teaching from Stanford University
  • Graduate of the Mindful Schools Educator Essentials Program, as well as the Mindfulness Fundamentals Course​
  • Creator of a mindfulness course for grades 7 & 8 at Woodland School (Portola Valley, CA)
  • 9th grade mentor and advisor, focusing in social-emotional learning at Summit Preparatory High School (Redwood City, CA)
  • 7th + 8th grade mentor and advisor in social-emotional learning at Woodland School
  • Curriculum Head of the Social Studies Department for grades K-8 at Woodland School 
  • Middle school Social Studies teacher at Woodland School
  • High school Social Studies teacher at Summit Preparatory High School
  • Training in social-emotional education from the Institute for Social-Emotional Learning
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The Setting

Mindful & Well is based in my welcoming home. With a private backyard canyon in nature, the location is ideal for the program. It is conveniently located on the West Side of Santa Cruz. 



Emily is a wonderful person, kind and compassionate, sweet and gentle.  She made meditating fun for the kids, and had many exciting ways to teach mindfulness.  I don’t think they will ever forget the experience or Emily.  I truly believe that mindfulness is an essential teaching that children can greatly benefit from alongside the more academic pursuits we tend to emphasize.  The beautiful outdoor setting was relaxing and peaceful.  Thank you Emily!

Anna, mother of two girls

I like that Emily is so gentle and kind.  I also like her because she really helped me meditate and be calm.  The seats are comfy and it was fun.  The garden was really pretty and I liked sitting outside.  My favorite thing was when we were stretching... and I miss you.

Clara, 8 years old

I felt at peace after the session and wish there was one every week. I wasn't doing too good before the meeting and then the meeting helped me boost my confidence as well as helped me realize not everything is my fault nor under my control.

I.C., 16 years old

Group Session Rates


Each session is personalized to meet the needs of the individuals. Mindfulness and wellness coaching includes any combination of meditation, mindful movement, heartfulness practices, connection with nature, wellness strategies, journaling, intention-setting, discussion, and other practices.

Private session rates are on a sliding scale, allowing you to pay what you can afford. Low-income families and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to pay the lowest end of the scale

Families of 2-3 people

or other groups of 2

Families of 4-5 people

or other groups of 3-5

 Group Workshops

90 minutes

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