Wise Kids in Action
July 8–12, 2015
- $295.00 – Tuition: Children ages 5 - 14
Wise Kids in Action is an opportunity to connect with, explore, and celebrate the inherent wisdom of ourselves and others.
Through the profound practices of meditation, yoga, and play we will engage with relationships:
- how our own hearts and minds relate with the world through our sense perceptions,
- how we relate with our own idea of ourselves,
- how we relate to and communicate with others,
- and how these relationships all contribute to the larger society.
Wise Kids in Action will follow the arc of the adult Wisdom In Action program. It will include experiential activities, discussions, movement, meditation instruction and practice, art, music, play, and the power of community.
This program is for children age 5 to 14.
How to Register:
Please do not register your child until you have purchased your own ticket and selected a lodging option first.
You’ll then register your child on this page and add your own name under the “Comments and Special Needs” section during registration.
If you have not yet registered an Adult for Wisdom in Action, please do so HERE. Following that registration, you will be sent a link to the Housing Registration page.
$295 Tuition and Meals
Participants can share accommodations with their parents for no additional cost, or choose a space with an additional bed if attending with one Adult only (Tent Double One Adult or Red Feather Double One Adult.)
About the Program:
Participants will engage in exploration of the program’s themes through art, movement, discussion, meditation, song, play, and being in nature.
Day 1: Introduction: Wisdom in Action
What is wisdom? How do you connect with your own wisdom? What does wisdom in action mean?
Day 2: Our Personal Practice. Internal Health and Well-Being
What does it mean to be healthy? How do we take care of ourselves? Do we notice how we feel? Communicate how we feel? Notice our senses? Connect with our world and our experience? Notice what we need? Do what we need to do?
Day 3: Relationships and Community
What is a relationship? What does taking care of ourselves have to do with relationships? How do we take care of others? What is community? How do we create a community? What kind of community do we want?
Day 4: Right Livelihood and Service. Connecting People and Organizations & Initiatives
How can I help? What parts of our communities need help? What do we see that we don’t like? How do we relate to that? How do we reach out? What are ways we can practice taking care of others? At home, in our neighborhoods, at school, in our communities, here at SMC?
Day 5: JUST BE IT: Enlightened Society. [Be the Change + Just do it.] Okay, enough talk! Let’s be wisdom in action. Ready, Set, Go!
Example Daily Schedule:
8:45 to 9 am Drop-off
9- 9:15 Opening Circle, and check-ins
9:30 Movement (yoga, qi gong, or other)
10 Introduction of theme and activities (art, cushion creation, song, etc.)
10:45 Free play
12 Pick-up/ Lunch
2 pm Drop-Off
2-2:15 Circle Time
2:15 Small group break outs (by age or other) with led activities
2:45 Play outside (unstructured)
4:15 Reconvene, snack
5:15 Free art time
5:45 Closing Circle
6-6:15 Pick up
Important Note: Adult event tuition and event housing, and children’s tuition are for purchase on separate pages. If you haven’t already purchased your adult ticket to Wisdom in Action you can do so here.
Leslie Gossett is the Director of Family and Children’s Programming for Northern California Shambhala and founder of Be You Yoga and Mindfulness for Families and Children. She has worked with children for over 19 years. She is a certified yoga teacher for children and adults, a Meditation Guide in the Shambhala tradition, and a nanny to four amazing beings. She is dedicated to creating spaces for humans (and especially small ones) to connect with the strength and wisdom of their own hearts. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.