Kids Summer Course
Mindful & Well Education
Kids Summer Course
On the West Side of Santa Cruz
Four 90-minute classes between August 10th-28th
Day and time of week TBD by family availability
This course is an opportunity for kids to practice mindfulness, heartfulness, embodied movement like yoga and qi gong, and to spend time in nature. The purpose is to reduce stress and help them feel more connected to themselves and others. And, importantly, we have fun!
All students will remain 6 feet apart, and classes will take place outside. The course takes place on the West Side of Santa Cruz and I will work with family's schedules to determine what days and times work best to meet between August 10th-28th. In order to keep the environment COVID-safe and to ensure we have an intimate group, enrollment is limited to just four students.
Tuesdays and Every Other Thursday
Every Other Thursday
In the Mindful & Well program, we practice:
Gentle yoga sessions and other mindful movement practices help strengthen the mind-body connection and calm the nervous system
Mindful reflection encompasses mindfulness meditation, discussion, journaling, and mindful games and activities
Heartfulness is the practice of cultivating positive mind states such as compassion, gratitude, and kindness. We do this through meditations, games, and more.
Time outdoors and connection with nature is integral to our in-person sessions. We even find creative ways to bring the outdoors to our online sessions, too!
The goal of the program is to help students achieve wellness of the mind and body-- and to have fun in the process!
Who is this summer course for?
This program is an especially great fit for kids who experience:
Overwhelm with academic, career, or family demands
Anxiety or depression
Physical tension or discomfort
Addiction to electronic devices and/or social media
High emotional or environmental sensitivity
Issues with body image
Difficulty maintaining good grades
Overwork from high achievement
Bullying or harassment from peers
Unhealthy eating habits or relationship with exercise
Difficulty with appropriate social responses
Stagnation in achieving personal or academic goals
Trouble regulating emotions
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
**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.
And an FAQ
About Mindful &
Hi! I’m Emily. I created Mindful & Well
Education after years of seeing a glaring need
for more wellness in our education system. As a middle- and high-school history teacher, it was all too common to observe students, parents, & educators suffering from toxic stress and overwhelm. I felt compelled to develop a systemized, yet simple approach to help all in the education system improve wellness of the body and mind.
In the Mindful & Well program, youth, parents, and educators learn strategies for self-care and stress reduction. This state of greater well-being sets the foundation for success in all aspects of life: academic, career, and personal.