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Play and Learn Through Art and Yoga

Cultivating Mindfulness Through Art and Yoga

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Happy Youth, Healthy Families, Supportive Communities.

 

At PLAY, we help cultivate mindfulness through the application of art and yoga. We offer in-depth support and evidence-based teaching to youth and the parents and professionals who support them. PLAY’s unique curriculum is gentle and effective, helping cultivate a stronger mind-body connection and empowering students to apply mindfulness in their daily life.

 

Since 2017, PLAY has had a strong impact in Greater Phoenix:

 

1508

Children Served

16

Schools

100

Teachers Trained

 
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The PLAY Way to Greater Joy and Peace

PLAYs innovative programs focus on improving outcomes in these three key areas:

 
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Self Awareness

Greater self-awareness empowers youth to make changes and build on strengths, as well as identifying areas where they would like to make improvements.

 
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Strength

The PLAY program increases strength and flexibility, calms the nervous system, and enhances focus and present-moment awareness.

 
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Mind-Body Connection

Improving the mind-body connection results in better emotional health. Young people feel good about themselves and have stronger relationships.

PLAY Summer Schedule

PLAY Summer School at Global Minds

Looking for fun and mindful activities for the kids during the hot summer month of June? Swing by PLAY’s Summer School at Global Minds in Scottsdale. This will be a fun, low-stress introduction to mindfulness, yoga, and art for the whole family, with centering activities for you and your kids.

4 Weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays: June 4, 6, 11, 14, 18, 20th, 25th, and 27th.

Global Minds: 10135 E Via Linda, Suite D-130, Scottsdale AZ 85258

 

Class 1: Mommy & Infant 9:00 - 9:45 AM

  • Yoga & Mindfulness only (no art or other activities)

  • Mommy & Infant (pre-crawler) scooters and rollers

  • Maximum 7 Moms per class

  • Cost: $15 per Mom.


Class 2: Family Yoga Class 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Full PLAY program, with mindfulness, art, and yoga.

  • $15 per family (one adult and one child, each additional child $7)

  • Maximum 5 families

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“…PLAY is hands-down the best we’ve ever been to! Their play-based approach engaged my child unlike any other instructors have been able to do. I can’t wait for our next class!”

— Jordan, Phoenix

 
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Mindfulness Matters

Scientific evidence shows that mindfulness and related interventions can improve the mental, emotional, social, and physical health and well-being of young people.  It has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, reactivity, and problematic behavior, and bring about greater calmness, relaxation, the ability to manage behavior and emotions, self-awareness, and empathy.  

Evidence for the Impact of Mindfulness on Children and Young People

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Events for Everyone

 
 

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Come PLAY at the Phoenix Public Market!

One Day Only: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon: PLAY Art Program 10:00 AM: Kids Yoga

Come support your local community and enjoy a relaxing and peaceful Saturday afternoon practicing mindfulness, yoga, and art in a supportive and fun environment. Appropriate for the whole family and all are welcome! For more information, visit https://phxpublicmarket.com/openair/

Open Air Public Market 721 N. Central Ave (Central & McKinley)

 
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