NATURAL MINDFULNESS FOR CHILDREN – EDUCATOR’S COURSE (12 HOURS)
This course is suitable for children’s educators in all fields – primary school teachers, yoga teachers, home-educators, parents and carers, school counsellors, social workers – anyone who is interested in sharing the benefits of natural mindfulness with children aged 2-12 years old. You will receive a comprehensive course manual with activity descriptions for future reference.
Children are naturally very mindful and have an in-built curiosity and interest in learning about the natural world. In this 12-hour course you will learn a variety of tools for using natural mindfulness with children to help them feel more grounded, connected, and confident – more ‘at home’ within themselves.
The ‘Natural Mindfulness for Children’ educator course uses a minimalist, nature-based approach to mindfulness, embracing children’s natural inquisitiveness and curiosity. The activities presented in this course may assist children to strengthen connection with each other and the Earth, as well as developing compassion and cooperation. Educators attending this course will learn about:
- Utilising the breath as a tool for focus and relaxation
- Body-based mindful movement exercises (yoga shapes and sequences)
- Listening activities to develop focus and calm, including story-telling, & using a ‘mindfulness bell’
- Hands-on creative activities using natural materials. Take your unique creations home with you!
- Mindful practices for parents and educators to stay cool, calm and collected
Upon completion of the course, attendees receive a certificate for 12 hours. Attendees also take home a comprehensive course manual with activity descriptions for future reference, as well as numerous ‘work samples’ of natural weaving and clay creations.
Sarah Owen is a qualified primary school teacher with over 15 years’ experience working with children, including teaching yoga and mindfulness in schools. Sarah continues to develop natural play-based curricula and teaching programs to educate her young son from home. She is the creator of Natural Mindfulness for Children. The Natural Mindfulness for Children program utilizes a minimalist and naturalist approach that embraces children’s creativity and uses natural materials for printing, sculpture and simple hands-on play, as well as creatively engaging with the breath, the body and the Earth.
“Sarah Owen’s mindfulness workshop for kids is a must! If you get the chance I completely recommend you attend as there is so much more you can receive in mindfulness then meets the eye. Sarah has a calming and engaging nature that made the course far more interesting than I ever imagined. Thank you Sarah!”
“Natural Mindfulness for Children is a course for anyone who wants to learn mindfulness techniques and fun activities in a nonjudgmental environment. I had a blast and learnt a lot, I can’t recommend Sarah’s courses enough! Thanks Sarah!”
“As a mother, wife, sister, daughter and employee, my life is busy, and full. I often seek new tools to help me with the daily challenge that life gives us. Children have access to digital stimulus and spend less time outside due to our highly social lifestyles, and environments. I highly recommend Sarah’s teacher training on Mindfulness. I was given the opportunity over a 2-day immersive workshop to learn new skills, meditate, and share practical nature based experiences and exercises with like-minded people, all keen to bring calm, and gratitude to our parenting / teacher toolkit.”
“Sarah said I would never look at a leaf the same way by the end of the weekend. She was right! I am seeing new opportunities for mindful activity with my kids everywhere and look forward to incorporating everything I learned into our daily lives.”