Programs Available in Madison West
Outdoor Leadership Mentoring
Location - Hoyt Park, Madison WI
Tuesdays only | 4:15p - 6pm for 8 straight weeks
October 2 - November 20, 2018
***geared towards 2nd - 5th graders. Limited to 12 participants. Inquire today!
At Hoyt Park, we will be focused on leadership and fostering a deeper connection with nature to enhance the health and well-being of each participant. Leadership is not currently a benchmark or standard in Wisconsin, and thus isn't a focus in the schools. With our current technology-driven society, there is a huge need for kids to be learning skills in leadership. By participating in our Hike and Heal Beginnings Program, your child will learn the following:
Participants will meet at Hoyt park until November to offer gratitude to one another, explore surroundings, connect with their senses and participate in fun games that are followed by facilitated conversations rooted in leadership. Outdoor exploration depends on weather & group.
Mindful Beginnings Continued!
Location - Glenwood Moravian Church
725 Gilmore Ave Madison WI 53711
1st Sunday/month, October 2018 - May 2019 | 12:30 - 3pm
A continuation from the Mindful Beginnings summer camp, kids who have participated in a Hike and Heal program previously are highly encouraged to attend! We will share gratitude together in opening circle, enjoy a 30-45 minute mindfulness practice (which will often entail yoga) and then head out in the neighborhood to explore, have fun and play games with one another. The intent of the program is to give past participants opportunities to continue building relationships with one another, skills in mindfulness, skills in leadership as well as a safe space to have fun and be yourself in a small familiar group. If you don't want to register for the full 8 dates, use coupon code "mindfulbegdropin" to register for one class and drop-in when it works for your schedule!
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness
Location - Midvale Elementary School Gymnasium
502 Caromar Drive Madison WI 53711
No offerings in 2018-2019 at this time
Participants will build interpersonal skills and become more aware of their physical, mental and emotional bodies through practices in yoga and mindfulness. Classes will be playful, engaging and community based! Kids will learn poses to help with life's common struggles and ailments, as well as breathing & meditation techniques to take into the home. Through education in yoga and mindfulness, your child will benefit by:
Truth be told, the benefits are limitless. In just one week, a parent commented she had witnessed both of her kiddos "connecting with the most peaceful, joyful, emotionally aware versions of themselves."