YOUTH PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
Children are not “empty vessels,” but full expressions of Spirit waiting to be revealed. At Center for Spiritual Living we teach our youth to believe in themselves and trust their own intuition and wisdom. We provide them with a safe and nurturing environment to explore their spirituality and to gain a foundation of values using Science of Mind principles. We encourage our youth to develop a personal relationship with Spirit through the practices of:
•Arts, Crafts and Music
•Service and Community
Science of Mind principles form the basis of our youth curriculum. We teach children that Spirit manifests in and through all of creation. They learn how they can interact with Spirit as a co-creative partner. Our youth program present great ways to grow and nurture the innate curiosity and keenness that exists in our youth.
Key principles taught at CSL are:
- Core Values
- Life Skills and Strategies
- Problem Solving
- Making Good Choices
- Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem
Nursery (Newborn to 3 years)
We provide childcare service for infants and toddlers. We believe seeds of spirituality can be planted even in the early years. Our volunteers provide a loving
environment for babies and toddlers that supports their natural creativity.
Youth (4 to 12 years)
Our youth classes are all about learning in a fun and loving environment. We teach children to form an inner connection with Spirit. We work with them to develop character traits such as compassion toward others, creativity, respect and integrity.
Our teen program focuses on teaching them to understand their unique ability to create their own experience. As their bodies go through changes, so do their minds. We encourage and teach rites of passage into adulthood so they can make the transition from child to adult smoother. We also incorporate the use of technology and apps for smart phones to help them develop a daily spiritual practice.
TEEN & KIDS MEDITATION WORKSHOP
Saturday August 4th - Register Below
It’s all about having fun while learning to meditate!
The challenges facing our youth today are extraordinary! It’s easy to be overwhelmed trying to balance studies, competitive sports, and extracurricular activity. Couple these with peer pressure, threat of violence in schools, excessive stimulation from technology, social media, bullying and trying to manage heightened emotions. It’s no wonder so many teenagers are experiencing anxiety and depression.
Mindfulness and meditation practice can help. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to share meditation with their children and teachers to incorporate mindfulness training in their lesson plans.
- Improved focus and memory retention
- Increased connectedness with self and others
- Increase impulse control and decision-making
- Less stress and depression
- Less ADHD
- Increased feelings of compassion
ITINERARY FOR WORKSHOP:
- 10 AM Welcome and begin
- The art and science of sound - Singing bowls and gong
- Meditation I with singing bowls
- Lunch break
- Intro to Meditation apps (bring your phone)
- Meditation Session II
- 1PM Parents pick up
REGISTER NOW AND SAVE YOUR PLACE • INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS WELCOME
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4TH