Switched On Kids- Wisdom & Embodiment Classes

Mentored by

Alison McAulay

Location address: Lewes, BN72DS
Chosen age group:

For ages: 7 - 10 years years

Available tickets:
Standard £10
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Alison will be facilitating wisdom & embodiment classes. The children (7-10 yrs) will be held and guided in a safe, creative and inspiring space so they can fully express who they are through; visualization, meditation, yoga, breath work, many different styles of dance, music, story telling, drawing, gymnastics and circle sharing. Children will: Increase overall self-awareness through body/mind practices Feel more connected, empowered and creative Cultivate a growth mind-set Increase their emotional, social and kinesthetic intelligence The format of the class will vary week to week depending on who is in the class and how they are feeling that day. They will work individually, in pairs and as a group depending on the practice. What a class may look like: Example 1- Begin in a circle for check-ins to share their ideas, stories or how they are feeling. Sometimes there is a theme or questions to provoke their beliefs. Followed by visualizing the body, exploring different breathing techniques into yoga. We may do some connection games and then let loose during freestyle movement (5 rhythms ish) with music. We'll end by coming back to circle to share our experiences, feelings and ask questions. Example 2- Begin in circle for check-ins. Followed by stretching with music and learning to isolate the body parts as well as identifying them. We'll move into fine and gross motor movements across the room. Learning some basic gymnastics skills followed by learning contemporary choreography and how to count music. We'll close with a stillness meditation or drawing a mandala of their experience and sharing with the group. Optional: I love building community, so after our class we'll eat lunch and play at Pells park for social time in nature. 12:30-1:30. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat, water bottle and a lunch if you'd like to stay after class.
About your mentor
Alison McAulay
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Practitioner of the Healing Arts, Embodiment Teacher, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Education Entrepreneur Alison is a master practitioner of the healing arts, blending together Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Embodied Leadership, Kundalini Yoga and Movement Medicine amongst many techniques. Alison harnesses the latest insights from the biology and psychology of trauma as she channels exercises, movements and insights that enable people to self-heal - and self-coach themselves towards fully-embodied thriving lives. Alison was an elite gymnast in the US National Team until her career was ended by multiple injuries. She transitioned into the arts as a contemporary dance teacher and choreographer in California studios and Universities and achieving success in the commercial industry. Still struggling with chronic pain and searching for more meaning, she engaged in various healing modalities and was utterly enchanted by the power of transformation and spiritual wisdom and she is pain-free today. She trained in trauma-based therapy and has since worked within the CA state prison system, Millennials at transformational festivals, top leaders at major tech companies and Chinese coaches in Shanghai. She has taught children, teens and adults for 25 years. She is adamant that every human being has the ability to heal themselves from mental and physical suffering as long as they have the tools and practices needed. This mission is at the heart of her work as co-founder of Switch On.
Learning aims
Aim 1
To develop coordination, balance, strength, flexibility and rhythm
Aim 3
To learn contemporary dance technique and choreography
Aim 5
To "settle" their own sympathetic nervous system
Aim 7
To experiment with different breathing techniques
Aim 9
To develop the ability to sense feelings and sensations in the body
Aim 11
To develop deeper listening skills
Aim 2
To learn gross and fine motor movements
Aim 4
To explore their own creative dance
Aim 6
To identify major muscles
Aim 8
To learn some basic gymnastics skills
Aim 10
To identify own emotions and share them in the group
Aim 12
Inspire curiosity and gratitude for the innate wisdom in the body-mind
Pricing information
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Where we'll be
Main Hall at the old Lewes New School, Talbot Terrace, Lewes, East Sussex, BN72DS
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