Mindful Kiddo was founded in 2017 to guide children through movement and mindfulness activities, creating lifelong healthy minds & bodies. We aim to bring Mindfulness Programs to Educators, Parents and young children at Child Care Centres, Early Learning Centres, Kindergartens, Playgroups, Primary Schools and Community Centres.
Our programs are unique and guides children through many activities and opportunities of mindfulness. When we have fun with educational games, physical activities, when we stretch, draw, dance, play with visual tools or simply lie down and relax, we always aim to:
PLAY, LEARN SKILLS & IMPROVE WELLBEING.
Our instructors are carefully selected from fully trained and qualified educators, 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 our programs to where you or your children already are – school and education 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 our programs
– Mindfulness, Resilience & Wellbeing Program
– Mindful Monkey “Stop Your Worries” Program
– Social & Support Group for ASD children and parents
– Mindful Mums & Bubs Club
We aim for this to be easy and affordable with no stress out of your day. You can participate in online programs or simply purchase Mindful Kiddo tools from our shop and practice at home.
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 instructor. 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.
A qualified kids yoga teacher with extensive experience in facilitating Mindful Monkey Program.
Hello, I am a qualified yoga and mindfulness teacher and have years of experience in sharing my sessions with babies, children, teenagers, and parents. I love the creative process of becoming aware of the body, the mind and breath together, whilst tuning into the fantasy and open mindedness of children. Moving and breathing is fun! I have always combined teaching yoga and mindfulness with working as an Educator in Childcare with children of all ages. This has kept me closely involved in the development and needs of children nowadays.
Besides yoga I love the ocean, surfing, being outdoors and sharing outdoor adventures with my hub and two kids!
The most important lesson Meddy Koala teaches kids is to be happy. As you can see from Meddy Koala’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!
Mindful 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 Mindful Monkey teaches children how to do the same! Did we say that he is also very flexible? To meet our Monkey please join Mindful Monkey Stop Your Worries Program.
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.