Happy Mindful People Curriculum

The Happy Mindful People Curriculum is a social emotional movement & mindfulness curriculum.

  Every class focuses on a new topic intended to help children access skills and tools that support the development of their emotional intelligence.  Join in on one of their community, after school, or in-schools series.  Series range from 4-12 weeks.

This course will help each child develop the skills needed to combat the emotional changes that often lead to aggression, angst, and lowered self-esteem.
Through group discussion, role playing, and mindfulness social skill instruction kids learn about the tools to help themselves get relaxed and centered. Combined with guided breathing and techniques to both strengthen and calm each body kids learn about ways to incorporate positive self-talk and the importance of advocating for their needs in any environment whether it is home, school, or at a community activity.

Everyone is given the space and time to share their stories, work and play cooperatively, and grow a strong healthy identity.

Kids leave Refreshed. Relaxed. Rejuvenated.

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My child leaves this class full of life, full of joy, and full of calm. This carries over into our evening and our whole week. The skills and topics they learn in class are not forgotten. This series is a gift for my child and for our family.
— Mom of 2, Portland Oregon
Elissa helped me in so many ways. Before her classes, I was in a manic state and was stressed all of the time. But then I found a…well…almost magic place I could go if I was stressed or worried about anything. She gave me probably the best gift in the world…relief. I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you so much. You helped more than you know
— Syd, Age 10
This class really helped me to relax and concentrate on important things that normally make me nervous and tense. They also taught me really good calming techniques.
— Maxeem, age 10

Let’s Talk about EMOTIONS

Portland, Oregon 

Feb 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th

$120 for the 4 Week Series

Boys Talk- 1-2pm

Girls Talk 2:30-3:30pm

For Kids Ages 5-11

(Boys classes are appropriate for any male identifying kids.)

(Girls classes are appropriate for any female identifying kids.)

Portland - 5145 SE Lincoln Street- registration open

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Feb 3rd: Communicate, Process, and Channel your ANGER

Feb 10th: Positive Ways to Deal with SAD Feelings

Feb 17th:  FEARS are the Places within me that are Waiting for my Love and Attention

Feb 23rd: It’s Okay to FEEL (all the feels)

 

Portland Series Led by Mariah Gill and Liz Medina

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Terms and Conditions. In exchange for permission for my child to participate in the Happy Mindful People Program, I hereby grant the following release from Liability on my child’s behalf. I, release, discharge and hold harmless the movement/ Yoga teacher and the teacher’s licensor (“Released Parties”) from any and all liability for injury, arising out of or in connection with, or caused in any manner by my child’s participation in this program. I acknowledge my child hereby has been advised to consult, and has consulted, with a physician with respect to any past or present injury, illness, health problem or any other condition or medication that my child has, previously had and/or now may have that may affect the ability to participate in and to endure the Movement & Mindfulness program and its classes.

 

Elissa is such a blessing to our family. Our two children who were exposed to extreme trauma and neglect in their early lives were suffering from its effects. I was desperate to find something that would help them. I turned to Elissa’s kids yoga classes because I was told about her extensive background in working with kids with special needs. We noticed a positive difference after the first class!! Not only did she teach them yoga, but she also taught them how to interact with others, how to be sensitive and kind and how to regulate their emotions. They looked forward to class every week and spoke often about what they learned. Each week, it was clear that Elissa had a plan for the class and catered to the needs of each student. As a family, we now have many tools to work through difficult feelings and to help form positive relationships with others. It’s amazing how the body and mind work together and Elissa has the keys to unlock so much positivity!
— Janice D'Aloia
Every session includes:

-Deep breathing exercises (often with essential oils)
-Guided Relaxation
-Mindfulness through listening/movement/touch/singing
-Stretches and postures that are intended to invigorate your child’s body
-Postures and activities that are intended to calm and relax your child’s mind and body
-Cool Down strategies
-Whole group and individual activities that are intended to inspire deeper introspection, cooperative learning, and creativity.
-Resources for families

Benefits of these classes include:

  • Improved body awareness and physical confidence

  • Outlet for social interaction, self-expression and imagination

  • Increased self-esteem

  • Playful way for children to relax in an increasingly stress-filled world

  • Gently improves range of motion

  • Improves circulation and calms the nervous system

  • Stretches and strengthens muscles

  • Stimulates creativity and promote a sense of well-being

  • Core strengthening

  • The use of poi and hula hoops can serve as a gentle massage to the body

  • Develops full-body presence


 

After-School Enrichment

60 minute classes

In-School Enrichment

45-60 minute classes

Private One on One

45-60 minute classes 

$75 per session / $350 for 5 sessions

Contact HappyMindfulPeople@gmail.com for information on how to bring this class to your school.

 


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This class makes me feel calm and happy.
— John, Age 8
I feel so happy when I’m in that class. I wish I could be in that class every second of my life.
— Avery, Age 7
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REGISTRATION: Enrollment in our classes is limited and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  We accept cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. The balance of the class is due prior to the start of classes.

REFUNDS: No refunds or credits of any payment will be made for notification of withdrawal within 15 days of the start of the class, once the class has started or for missed classes.  Prior to that time, we will refund your tuition. In the event of an emergency we do allow transfers to a future class offering.

CANCELLATIONS: We reserve the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollments are not met.  In which case, all tuition and fees will be fully refunded.  Notification of cancellation will be made by phone or email at least one day prior to the start of the class at which time, students will be offered the option of another class, space permitting, or a full refund.

ACCEPTANCE/ WAITING LIST: When we receive your registration we will send confirmation and specific class information.  If the class is full, you will be notified that you have been placed on a waiting list.