We are excited to be partnering with Fox Valley Mindful Learners to offer an opportunity for those ages 9 -17 a place to come and learn the skills of mindfulness.  After a year of uncertainty and changes, a little mindfulness could go a long way.

Why Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens?  Why should you cultivate your adolescent’s inner investigator?   Mindfulness skills teach your child to be more observant of the world around them.  Mindfulness not only creates a greater awareness of the present moment, but it also helps your child grow these superpowers:

  • Develop analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Strengthen self-control
  • Increase attention span
  • Promote positivity
  • Cultivate healthy coping skills

 

About the Teacher: The Mindfulness Mysteries! Workshop Series is offered by Fox Valley Mindful Learners. Fox Valley Mindful Learners was founded in 2017 by Christy Sprotte, Nationally Certified Private Practice School Psychologist. As a school psychologist and mom to two children, Christy has a passion for empowering youth to reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. In 2007, Christy co-wrote the Students Creating a Positive Self (SCRAPS) curriculum as a tool to build self-image and self-confidence in young girls. Since that time, Christy has continued her mission to help children promote self-awareness by receiving advanced training in yoga and mindfulness for youth as well as by becoming a certified family empowerment facilitator.

Calling all Super Sleuths!  Join us for a 2-hour retreat with your adolescent to build emotional resilience in the face of a pandemic.  Through the theme of “Decoding the Mystery of the Mind,” you will spend time with your child cultivating connection, practicing basic mindfulness skills, growing your gratitude muscles, and solving a series of puzzles and riddles together.  The workshop will conclude with a youth yoga session while parents participate in an adults-only discussion on the topic of mindful parenting.  Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat or beach towel (yoga mats can be provided upon request).  No prior meditation or yoga experience required; please come as is.  

LOCATION: Scheig Center inside Memorial Park (1313 Witzke Blvd.)
AGES: 9-17 and their caregiver
DATE: Sunday, January 16, 2022
TIME:
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
FEE:  $25 (includes one parent and one child)
CLASS #:  114715-S1

Unlock the mystery of your mind and become more resilient in the face of life’s challenges!  During this 5-week course, you will gain a greater understanding of your sources of strength, master the code of your emotions, learn to practice the pause in daily life, cultivate inner and outer kindness, and grow your gratitude muscle.  Each class will include meditation, breathwork, and self-reflection through art and journaling exercises.  The final class will feature an escape room style event that practices skills such as deep breathing, gratitude, and emotional wellness while solving a mystery together.  No prior mindfulness experience required; we invite all super sleuths to show up as is.

 

LOCATION: Scheig Center inside Memorial Park (1313 Witzke Blvd.)
AGES: 9-12 
DAY: Sundays
DATES: February 6 – March 6, 2022
TIME:
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
FEE:  $45 
CLASS #: 114715-S2

Unlock the mystery of your mind and become more resilient in the face of life’s challenges!  During this 5-week course, you will gain a greater understanding of your sources of strength, master the code of your emotions, learn to practice the pause in daily life, cultivate inner and outer kindness, and grow your gratitude muscle.  Each class will include meditation, breathwork, and self-reflection through art and journaling exercises.  The final class will feature an escape room style event that practices skills such as deep breathing, gratitude, and emotional wellness while solving a mystery together.  No prior mindfulness experience required; we invite all super sleuths to show up as is.

 

LOCATION: Scheig Center inside Memorial Park (1313 Witzke Blvd.)
AGES: 13-17 
DAY: Sundays
DATES: February 6 – March 6, 2022
TIME:
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
FEE:  $45 
CLASS #: 114715-S3