Kids & Teens

COVID-19 Update

Supporting your child's physical, social, and emotional wellbeing is more important now than ever! Virtual interactive classes are here to support all of these aspects of your child's wellbeing, so they can navigate change, disappointment, worry, frustration & loneliness with greater resiliency & balance. In-person classes will hopefully be offered in 2021!

Questions? Please call 608-345-1597 or email

As long as COVID-19 restrictions are in place, courses will be offered online and children enrolled in Mindful Kids courses will receive special kits with the themed materials they need for projects. Yoga mats recommended for students enrolled in yoga-specific sereis. When it becomes safe to meet in person, all classes will resume at the Maitri Center for Mindful Living.

Yoga Kids!

4 Wednesdays, January 6-27, 4-4:45 PM

Live online via Zoom

Students in grades 1-4 will explore playful yoga poses, breathing techniques & joyful activities to help spark focused attention, confidence & inner wellbeing.

Taught by Kelly Petrie in partnership with Oregon Community Ed & Rec. $42 per child.

Breathing Room

Mindfulness for Teens grades 6-12

Wednesdays, February 3 - March 3

5-week mini session will be held from 4-4:45 PM. This series is expected to be offered IN-PERSON*

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed by too many demands? Give yourself some breathing room to come home to your authentic self.

To simply BE.

This 5-part mini-series takes a mind-body approach. We’ll release tension through yoga & mindful movement, explore deep relaxation, learn practices in self-compassion & gratitude, and restore inner confidence & joy through mindful meditation.

Taught by Kelly Petrie, MA, RYT500 in partnership with Oregon Community Ed & Rec. Fee: $52 per student.

*Students will be required to bring their own yoga mat, wear a face covering, and practice social distancing and hygiene. Enrollment is limited to 5 students.

Mindful Kids

for elementary school aged children

Not currently offered - please check back in spring 2021!

Life is full of ups & downs, even for children. Our current pandemic is one example of this. Mindfulness offers kids lifelong skills that can help them navigate all kinds of experiences with greater awareness, balance & compassion. Through engaging activities, students learn to focus, manage stress, regulate emotions & develop a positive outlook.They learn to pause & respond to situations rather than react. They develop a better understanding of themselves, others & the world around them, leading to a deeper sense of wellbeing. Interactive activities & creative processing are all part of the experience!

Taught by Kelly Petrie in partnership with Oregon Community Ed & Rec.

Mindful Kids Club

Not currently offered - please check back in late spring 2021!

This program is for elementary students in grades K-5 who have taken a Mindful Kids course in the past. We will explore previously learned mindful awareness techniques & apply them to fun seasonal activities. This is a wonderful opportunity for kids to refresh & refine their skills in an engaging context among peers.

NOTE: This class has a prerequisite. If you have questions about your child's eligibilty, please contact instructor Kelly Petrie at (608) 345-1597.