Welcome to Om School’s new blog spot. Thanks for stopping by.
This has been an exciting week. I’ve been working hard to complete the new website while reaching out to the community in search of a home for our local program. I’m happy to announce that the website is up and our program has a home!
We’re bringing children together to create an ongoing cooperative program in the lush gardens of a working, biodynamic farm in Sebastopol, California. Children will learn and practice mindfulness together among organic apple orchards and fragrant herbs. We’ll care for the land using biodynamic principles encouraging a view of nature as an interconnected whole.
A one-day Summer Mindfulness Workshop at the farm is coming up on July 29th. Session I of the ongoing cooperative program begins on the farm September 4, 2013.
Also beginning September 5, I’ll be teaching a ten-week Mindfulness for Children class at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. We’ll also create an organic community garden and learn to see nature’s hidden connections.
All programs are designed to help children cultivate self-awareness, build empathy, reduce stress, and develop self-regulation skills. The content is delivered through research-based curriculum, story-telling, games, Waldorf-inspired handwork, movement, connection with nature, and other fun, kid-friendly contemplative practices.
Class sizes are limited to twelve children ages 5-11. All are open for registration now. Find more information and register on our new website or visit us on Facebook.
Looking forward to practicing with you!