Mindful Kiddo was founded in 2017 to guide children through movement and mindfulness activities, creating lifelong healthy minds & bodies. We aim to bring a unique BODY BRAIN BOUNCE to Educators and young children at Child Care Centres, Early Learning Centres, Kindergartens & Playgroups.
Our BRAIN BODY BOUNCE program is unique and guides children through many activities and opportunities of mindfulness. Our instructors are carefully selected from fully trained and qualified children’s yoga and mindfulness teachers. We believe that formal training is crucial but cannot replace or substitute natural talent, playful, a gentle personality and love for children.
Good communication and connection are the keys to all areas of Mindful Kiddo, for the children, educators, families and staff. We also understand how stressful it can be juggling work, home and extra activities. That is why we make it easy for you and bring BODY BRAIN BOUNCE into the early learning centres.
We also have a program that teaches the education team how to bring mindfulness into their everyday teaching programs and to role model for the children how to feel calm and manage stress. This is linked to the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards.
There is no better reward than seeing calm, happy children, equipped with the mindfulness tools to manage their emotions, deal with anxiety and the everyday stressors of life.
Our mission is to give as many children and families as possible access to the tools from our Mindfulness emotional wellbeing and resilience program. We aim for this to be easy and affordable with no stress out of your day. Our programs are delivered for children as part of their normal educational journey at the centre they already attend. We aim to support the education team to teach and role model these amazing skills every day.
Meet the Team
Manila's passion for empowering children runs deep. She has worked as
school teacher over 15 years with children ages 6 - 16 years. She has a BA
in Social Communication and is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Special Needs
Yoga Therapist, Zenergy kids yoga therapist and Rainbow kids yoga
Manila’s goal is to continue to empower children through yoga, movement,
mindfulness and breath. She loves working and offering tools to kids with
special needs, mental health disorder and challenge behaviour. She loves
outdoor activities, meditation, tai chi, yoga, gardening, hugging trees and
spending time with her two boys in nature.
Ashleigh has a background in musical theatre, touring in shows including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, CATS & Cinderella, touring Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Ashleigh is a passionate teacher. She currently teaches a variety of styles of dance and singing, works with a company developing theatre with disabled adults and teaches yoga and fitness classes at a studio in Norwood. She is also studying Occupational Therapy at the University of South Australia. When Ashleigh isn't studying or teaching, you can find her either rock climbing, reading, hiking or enjoying a cup of tea with friends or family on the deck.
Hello, I am a Music specialist and Meditation teacher, I have been teaching all ages music and singing for over 20 years. I worked at Kindermusik Teacher for seven years and then created her own program Come And Play Music which Ie have been teaching for the past 10 years in Childrens centres around Adelaide.
I have a passion for bringing joy into her classes to make learning fun and currently run my own classes and have been authoring a book for children on mindfulness.
The most important lesson Meddy Teddy teaches kids is to be happy. As you can see from Meddy Teddy’s face, he’s always happy. If you approach everything in life with a positive and happy light, your outlook will change and you can do anything you set your mind to!
Meddy Monkey is our little assistant who has busy mind just like our children. His monkey mind learned how to calm down and focus better. Now Meddy Monkey teaches children how to do the same! Did we say that he is also very flexible?
Our instructors are carefully selected from fully trained and qualified kids yoga and mindfulness teachers. We believe that formal training is crucial but cannot replace or substitute natural talent, playful, gentle personality and love to children. Mindful Kiddo instructors are not only committed to personal development but also constantly work on their creativity to build unique connection with children at the class. They are fully aware that they work with real children, with real problems and real emotions. They are patient, take time and approach each child individually.
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Our mission is to give as many families as possible access to this program at an affordable price and with no stress out of your day.