Kid, Teen, and Family Programs

Building skills as a family and as part of a community.

What would it look like if your entire family, together, was on the path of actively learning critical life skills like awareness, presence, equanimity, and kindness?

What would it be like to be part of a community of families with the very same goals?

PRACTICE San Francisco is here to find out.

For the Whole Family:

Family & Teen Mindfulness Series

with Alexandra Rossi

These are two innovative four-week courses designed to assist parents, caregivers, kids, and teenagers in learning how to use their own internal resources to respond more skillfully to stress and promoting healthy living skills.

Building off the fundamental mindfulness concepts explored in the introductory sessions (see above), participants will learn and practice mindfulness skills based on the senses, breath, and emotions, as well as mindfulness and relaxation activities adapted to everyday living. Taught by mindfulness educator, Alexandra Rossi, this course builds and strengthens the practical time-proven approach of living fully in the present moment for achieving greater balance, vitality, and health.

Four-week course includes:

  • Age appropriate guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • Daily home practice suggestion of guided meditations

Four-week Course: $150/per family

Teen-oriented Mindfulness Course: Postponed! Sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop for new programs.
Family-oriented Mindfulness Course: Saturdays at 1:00 – 2:00pm – May 5, May 12, May 19, (SKIP May 26), June 2

Family Yoga

with Erynn Im

Saturdays, 10:00 – 10:45am (ages 2 and under)
Saturdays, 11:00 – 11:45am (ages 2 – 6)

Practice yoga together as a family! Each class is a fun and imaginative yoga adventure. We will breathe and move mindfully, introducing yoga poses to develop strength, flexibility, and coordination. There will be partner poses and activities for families to do together for a special bonding experience. Age range is flexible to accommodate for siblings and scheduling needs.

Drop-in class:
$25 (1 parent + 1 child); $10 per additional family member

Please pre-register: Sign up!

For Kids & Teens:

Art, Yoga, & Mindfulness: Compassion!

Friday, May 11, 4:00 – 5:30pm
with Ilana Ingber

Do you notice your child saying things like, “I’m not good at this,” “I can’t do it,” or “Everyone else is better than me?”  In this workshop, students will practice expanding their hearts and rewiring their brains to help themselves be their own friendly cheerleaders instead of such tough critics.  Participating students will learn tools to enhance their positive self-talk muscles while making art and practicing yoga, and will leave with an original piece of art that will remind them to continue practicing compassion toward themselves and others out in the world.

This workshop will include brief mindfulness meditations, a short yoga practice, and art instruction/practice, all with a focus on compassion toward ourselves and others.

Open to students currently enrolled in first to third grades.  No previous yoga, mindfulness, or art experience required!

Price: $45
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Mighty Minds

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Give your child the gift of learning research-supported behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness strategies proven to be effective in reducing and/or preventing stress, anxiety, and negative mood… before your child may really need them later in life.

Mighty Minds groups introduce kids to mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral strategies helpful in effectively managing anxiety, stress, anger/frustration, and other emotions. Through fun experiential activities, kids learn the kind of life skills that support resilience, compassion, persistence, and self-awareness. Our small group size (8 students) allows us to tailor the material to the specific interests/needs within each group. Summer Mighty Minds groups are week-long, with 90 mins per day for 5 consecutive afternoons, and organized by age.

In addition to walking away with invaluable life skills through the engaging Mighty Minds curriculum, participants receive:

  • Daily snack
  • Free kids yoga mat
  • Free kids t-shirt
  • A custom toolkit of mindfulness strategies
  • Tangible props supporting mindfulness (e.g. a glitter jar, stress ball, etc)
  • Exclusive parent resources and daily handouts summarizing strategies taught that day with ideas for how best to support kids working with those skills at home

Mighty Minds is run by PRACTICE San Francisco’s founder, Nina Kaiser, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience in working with children and families.

5-class series price: $700.  Please note that this is a reimbursable medical expense; families with PPO health insurance, medical flexible spending accounts (FSAs) or health savings accounts (HSAs) can request documentation to submit for reimbursement.

Summer 2018 sessions:
  • Please fill out this form to provide information on your child and indicate when she/he is available for Summer Mighty Minds.

Please note that requesting to join the Mighty Minds program through this form is not a guarantee of admittance. Mighty Minds staff will review registrations on a rolling basis as we sort the sessions by age groups and schedules. We will reach out to you with confirmation or further information!

More information on our Mighty Minds page!

 

Already feeling stressed about high school admissions?

This fall, Practice San Francisco will be offering workshops for 8th graders and their parents about how best to effectively manage the stress related to high school admissions.

We have limited capacity for these events and expect them to fill up quickly! Enter your email here to be the first to know about program details, dates, and registration.

 

Find more details, scheduling information, and registration on our scheduling page.

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