mooka
body. mind. heart.

children

schools, homes, and beyond

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Young people get told: “calm down” “sit quietly” “focus” “stop over-reacting”

Have you taught the young person in your life how?

  • How to calm down?

  • How to sit quietly?

  • How to focus?

  • How to be aware of their own emotional reactions?

We explore our body, mind, and heart connections to practice regulation of our emotions and grow our personal emotional intelligence. As children learn to release stress, fear, or anxiety, they can begin to blossom their self-esteem, focus, relaxation, and inner-fulfillment. Mooka classrooms teach simple tools that when practiced over time can strengthen these skills.

 
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The research suggests…

“…that school-based yoga interventions show promise for enhancing positive behaviors, mental state, health, and performance. That the implementation of yoga in schools would be of significant value.”

Learn the research

 

curriculum

The Mooka Curriculum pairs well with currently implemented SEL (social emotional learning) programs. SEL programs help children define emotions and explore strategies to regulate them. To regulate our emotions, we have to begin by becoming aware of how they feel in ourselves. Mooka Classrooms give individuals tools to connect their body, mind, and heart - to ultimately grow physical, mental, and emotional intelligence.

Lessons are built to be flexible and adaptable to varying needs. Here are samples of what you may see in our typical lessons by age:

baby to pre-k

  • mostly movement based

  • taking time to simply notice our breath

  • songs and stories

  • time to rest and be still

school-age

  • gross motor movement, more attention to body awareness

  • breath work with a focus on understanding how to use our breath as a tool

  • guided moments of stillness with basic mindfulness skills introduced

  • discussion centered around friendships, confidence, respect, love, and gratitude

teen

  • movement with focus on alignment, safety, and modifications

  • breath work explored more deeply

  • build upon the guided moments of stillness and further exploration of mindfulness

  • discussions that involve leadership, introspection, self-care

 
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currently serving:

enrichment programs with St. Vrain Valley School District

local preschool and child care facilities

private events

 
 

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