Mindfulness Collaborative for and Youth Schools
Teaching Mindfulness to Your Children: A workshop for parents
Saturday October 6th from 9-1
Sacred Rivers Yoga
email us to inquire or call Sacred Rivers Yoga (860-657-9545) to register.
Our mission: MCYS is a 501(c)3 dedicated to bringing Mindfulness to Connecticut's youth to improve overall well-being so that every youth has the opportunity to reach their greatest potential. We have a special interest in reaching youth in the inner cities.
Our intentention is to introduce Mindfulness (a particular way of paying attention) to CT schools, children and teens, and other youth organizations, by providing classes and instruction on methods of mindfulness and mind-body awareness programs.
We are participating with Yale Child Study Center in research on Mindfulness for chidlren and teens, as well.
We have provided or are providing programs for students and teaching staff in elementary and middle/high schools in New Britain, Middletown, New Haven, Hebron and Hartford., as well as Juvenile Centers. MCYS is also providing programs at yoga centers and community/youth service centers. We have brought Mindfulness to over 400 youth in CT!
We are also happy to serve as a resource for you, if you have questions about bringing Mindfulness to youth, such as information on trainings with different groups and organizations, networking, presentation requests, etc. You are welcome to email us with questions~ no charge :)
*Join us as we present at "Love Wins: Promoting Love, Connection, and Community for Every Child and Family" December 2nd 2013 at the University of Hartford. More details coming soon!
* We are also presenting at the 2013 Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association Spring Conference on March 8, 2014. Contact us for details if you are interested!
MCYS would like to thank Sacred Rivers Yoga in Glastonbury, CT.
They continue to be our greatest supporter and have provided their space for us to hold classes, programs and fundraisers.
Upcoming Programs at Sacred Rivers in Glastonbury:
Mindfulness for Children: 6 week sessions , ongoing
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Sacred Rivers Yoga at
We are also offering group and private lessons in Old Lyme, CT. Email us for details.
* We offer Private Mindfulness lessons for children and adolescents. This is personalized mindfulness training with a certified pediatric occupational therapist. It can be even more effective than a group lesson for youth that struggle with anxiety, attention and/or self-regulation issues. Email us to inquire.