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“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” Dali Lama

Parents often feel that they’re just too busy to fit meditation into their busy lives. Too many distractions! Too little time! Too many demands! Impossible to relax!

Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is transmitted to your children. The classes are fun, flexible, and adapted to the children that are attending that day.

Numerous studies show that mindfulness techniques help children learn better, develop a sense of competency, and manage emotions more effectively. Children who become familiar with these techniques early in life, naturally incorporate them into their their day to day living and are more resilient.

The first question everybody asks is "what is mindfulness for preschoolers??. These are strategies to help children be more in touch with their feelings and their bodies as a way to manage their emotions more effectively. Children are able to use these techniques to have less “meltdowns“.

Adults learn mindfulness and meditation practice through verbal learning or reading. Children learn best through body movement, visual stimulation, and music. Class mindfulness practice is geared to preschool learning.

As an example, instead of talking with a child about taking deep breaths, an expanding ball might be used to demonstrate the in and out motion, while taking deep breaths. Surprisingly, the children automatically imitate the breathing motion.
At another time, in order to help with focus on body sensations, a child might be asked to lie on her back and place her head on the tummy the another child. One child is asked to giggle or laugh and the child on the belly to describe what that feels like. Of course, we use lots of singing and dancing to demonstrate other techniques.

All ages of children are welcome, including infants. Feel free to arrive and leave whenever you’re comfortable.

Visit brightwayzen.org for more information regarding children's programming

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers. Meditation for Parents. Bright Way Zen Center

Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is also transmitted to your children. All ages of children are welcome, including infants. Feel free to arrive and leave whenever you’re comfortable. Enter the Zen Center and I will greet you at the front door and orient you to the facility.

Mindfulness for Preschoolers. Meditation for Parents. Bright Way Zen Center

Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is also transmitted to your children. All ages of children are welcome, including infants. Feel free to arrive and leave whenever you’re comfortable. Enter the Zen Center and I will greet you at the front door and orient you to the facility.

Mindfulness for Preschoolers. Meditation for Parents. Bright Way Zen Center

Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is also transmitted to your children. All ages of children are welcome, including infants. Feel free to arrive and leave whenever you’re comfortable. Enter the Zen Center and I will greet you at the front door and orient you to the facility.

Mindfulness for Preschoolers. Meditation for Parents. Bright Way Zen Center

Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is also transmitted to your children. All ages of children are welcome, including infants. Feel free to arrive and leave whenever you’re comfortable. Enter the Zen Center and I will greet you at the front door and orient you to the facility.

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