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Last Call for Classes for Kids and Teens!

Classes for Kids & Teens — Newbies and Experienced Students

Mindfulness is a kind of brain training that has been scientifically proven to improve focus and concentration and decrease stress and anxiety.  Classes for kids and teens who are beginners in mindfulness and a practice club for kids and teens, who have experience in mindfulness, will begin in May at the Madison Community House at 25 Cook Avenue, in Madison.

Through the practice of mindfulness, kids acquire lifelong skills that help them improve focus, calm large emotions, lower stress, relax tension in their bodies and recognize and de-activate the fight-flight-freeze response. Most importantly, the structures of their brains change – the stress centers of the brain get smaller and the higher thinking parts of the brain get larger.

Beginning Mindfulness Flyer

Beginning Classes — 5 weeks for $110/student

These classes meet for one hour and each student receives a Mind Jar and Mindful Workbook.  They are designed for students who are new to mindfulness.

Saturdays: May 7, 14, 21 & June 4 & 11
1st/2nd Grade: 10 – 11 am
3rd/4th Grade: 11:15 – 12:15 pm

PreTeens & Teens:
Mondays: May 9, 16, 23 & June 6 & 13
5th/6th Grade: 4 – 5 pm
7th – 10th Grade: 5:15 – 6:15 pm

Mindfulness Practice Clubs Flyer

Practice Clubs for Kids 

These six-week clubs meet for one hour and cost $90 per student.  They are designed for students who have learning mindfulness in prior Mindful Kids classes, in school or other settings.

Practice Clubs:
Wednesdays: May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1 and 8
1st – 3rd Grade: 4 – 5 pm
4th – 6th Grade: 5:15 – 6:15 pm

Mary Lea Crawley received her certification in Mindful Education through Mindful Schools.  She has taught mindfulness in the Madison Public Schools, Chatham Day School, Madison Montessori School and Mountainview Middle School in Mendham.  Her classes for adults, teachers and parents have been offered at the Madison Community House, Madison High School, Madison Public Library and Short Stories Community Book Hub.

For more information about mindfulness or to register for either class, please contact Mary Lea at

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I’m a certified mindfulness teacher and speaker who helps students – of all ages – pause, breathe and think. As a mother, long-time educator and writer, my goal is to share the brain-changing benefits of sitting still. For over 20 years, it’s been my practice and my compass.

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