Kids & Teens

COVID-19 Update

Supporting your child's physical, social, and emotional wellbeing is more important now than ever! This spring, small group in-person classes are being offered at the Maitri Center to support all aspects of your child's wellbeing, so they can navigate our ever-changing world with greater resiliency & balance. Students and families will be required to follow strict protocols to ensure the health and safety of everyone. Questions? Please call 608-345-1597 or email contemplative.ed@gmail.com

If new orders are put in place by the Dept. of Health, courses will be offered online via Zoom. Children enrolled in the May project-based Mindful Kids course will receive special kits with the themed materials they need for projects. Yoga mats reqired for all students regardless of age group. All classes will be held at the Maitri Center for Mindful Living.

Yoga Kids!

4 Wednesdays, April 7-28, 4-4:45 PM

This 4-week mini series is scheduled to be offered IN-PERSON*

Students in grades K-5 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.

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

Mindful Kids

for elementary school aged children

4 Wednesdays, May 5-26, 3:45-4:45 PM

For grades K-4 combined

This 4-week mini series is scheduled to be offered IN-PERSON*

Students in K-4 will explore themes of mindfulness, kindness & nature through engaging activities that nourish inner peace, creativity, and compassion. We will try to spend the majority of our time outdoors at Triangle Park weather permitting.

Taught by Kelly Petrie in partnership with Oregon Community Ed & Rec. $68 per child.

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

Breathing Room

Mindfulness for Teens grades 6-12

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.

Mindful Kids Club

Not currently offered - please check back in late Summer 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.

All Maitri Center classes are inclusive of trans and gender fluid people. We recognize that gender is not dependent on how someone looks and can be something other than male or female. One’s gender is often inferred by the pronoun used as reference (he/she/they). We encourage mindfulness around individually desired pronouns.