Bodi Leaf

Fun with the Mind: Mindfulness for Kids and Their Grown Ups

Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

An On-Site Program with Sylwia Willcox

Can you remember the last time you asked your child to pay attention? 

This 90-minute program, which is suitable for children aged 4-9 and their families, explores the power of paying attention. We address the question of how paying attention without judgment changes our experience. Together we discover why and how children and their grown ups can learn to pay attention while connecting to the present moment for a more centered and grounded experience. The program includes hands-on activities, guided conversations, and experiments with the senses, hearts and minds.

Sylwia Willcox has been practicing in the Zen, Dzogchen, and Theravada traditions since 1994. Since moving to the United States in 2017 she has been practicing and volunteering at the Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport. She has a certificate of Mindful Educator and Mindfulness Fundamentals from the Mindful Schools. For the past few years, she has been incorporating the mindfulness program into her kindergarten class curriculum. She has taught Aikido - a martial art emphasizing nonviolent conflict resolution - to children and adults in both Poland and the United States. She has a Master's Degree in philosophy with an emphasis on Buddhist studies. 

Ongoing Covid precautions: In order to attend this offering, parents/adults must be fully vaccinated.  You will have to show proof of vaccination at the door, or you may also email the Director with a copy of your proof of vaccination before the class.  Masks are optional. As an added precaution, if you have a cold or flu-like symptoms, we ask that you do not attend the program. 

Pre-registration is required due to space limitations in our building. There is no fee for this program, so to register please send an email to: with the names and ages of the children who will attend, as well as names of adults who will attend.

If you would like to make a donation to for this class, you may do so using the form below.