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Yoga & Mindfulness

**COVID-19: Please note that in-person program sessions have been put on pause in response to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

About Yoga & Mindfulness

Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids is a specialized program to teach children about mindfulness and why it can be beneficial to practice. Participants will learn ways to help them be aware and focus on the present through breathing exercises, guided visualizations and interactive activities. This program is for Children ages 8 – 12 years old.

Program Goals

  • Increase participants understanding of what mindfulness is.
  • Teach breathing exercises.
  • Offer guided visualizations, group discussions and interactive activities.
  • Teach participants how to focus on the present.
  • Increase participants’ awareness of their thoughts, feelings and environment.

Why practice Mindfulness?

  • For many children with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, focusing and being present in the moment can present an ongoing struggle.
  • Mindfulness training has shown to improve attention, focus, memory, self-understanding and self-acceptance. In addition, mindfulness helps to alleviate anxiety by focusing on the present rather than worrying about the future (Hooker & Fodor, 2008).

Session Topics

Week 1:

Introduction to Mindfulness

Week 2:

Awareness of the Senses & Mindful Eating

Week 3:

Mindful Thoughts

Week 4:

Mindful Emotions

Week 5:


Week 6:

Review & Continuation of Mindfulness


North York

121 Willowdale Avenue


For questions regarding program registration, dates, times, payments or all other inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto