Music | Mindfulness | Nature | Mud | Art
Next class: Thursday Aug 24!
Come out for a morning of creation in the great outdoors! What better than guided play and music in nature to inspire curiosity, nurture your child's development, and bring mindfulness into their world. Join Charity Kahn and Brittany Jarabek for a morning of music-making, singing, dancing, mud, observing and making mandalas* in nature, mindfulness and breaking bread in community.
* Mandalas are everywhere in nature. In simplest terms, a mandala is a circular structure with radial symmetry. In many spiritual traditions, it represents the universe. For toddlers, it is the first identifiable object they draw after scribbles...faces, suns, circles...fascinating. We will collect nature treasures and assemble mandalas to take home!
A typical schedule looks like this:
* Check in, greet each other
* Welcome circle + song-and-dance session
* Snack time
* Mud-making and nature-art activities
* Closing circle and sharing
When: Thursday, August 24, 9:30am-12:00pm
Where: Outer Sunset: meet at St Paul's Gym (1399 43rd Ave @ Judah St) for song-and-dance circle, head to nearby nature for art and mud
Ages: 18-mos (walkers) - 7 years
Cost: $50 for Child+Parent/Caregiver | $30 for each additional child
Provided: Healthy organic snack! Please let us know of any dietary restrictions upon registering
To bring: Water bottle; layers; change of clothes; sunscreen
Notes: Parent or caregiver is required to attend the entire program.
Questions? Contact Charity (email | 415-425-0372) or Brittany (email | 530-263-1133)
Registration and Payment:
Pay here via PayPal. And please also fill out the registration form here.
About Charity: Charity Kahn is a children's musician, teaching artist and mindfulness instructor based in San Francisco, CA. She has released seven albums of award-winning music for families and a collection of guided meditations for kids. Charity is also the founder of The JAM Experience, sharing music, movement and mindfulness with SF Bay Area families through her popular JAMboodas and JAMsattvas classes, JAMcamps and JAMband concerts. Charity is a nature-lover and has spent lots of time in the backcountry hiking, camping and rock climbing over the years. Raising her children (now in high school) on Ocean Beach in the sand and surf, with the dirt and mud and plants and trees and bugs of GG Park nearby was a gift. Charity's Earth-loving music a celebration of the baisc human need all humans have to get down, get dirty, immerse in nature, and remember we are all part of the same web of life!
About Brittany: Brittany has split her time between the big city and mountain forests, always pulled between the two. After leading programs in Juvenile Hall for many years, Brittany took her youth programming experience to younger children to help them foster a love and appreciation of nature and the outdoors. Having taught at summer camps and other outdoor education programs over the years, Brittany brings a love of mud, art, and wealth of nature facts to her leading of young children.