HILLS teens have been exploring what it means to live mindfully in an exciting new after school program for the Shire of Mundaring.
Held over six weeks in the co-working space at Mundaring’s quaint Cafe Mojo, the teens art and meditation group bonded quickly, and together have been exploring some creative and mindful practices designed to help them find a little more calm in everyday life.
The initiative aims to empower young people by equipping them with the tools of meditation, breathing practices and mindful art that will see them benefit well into their adult years.
Local artist Cale Hosking of Seven Sphere Creations and yoga and meditation teacher Claire South of Conscious Movement were awarded the Shire of Mundaring’s InspireArts community creativity and cultural fund to launch this program.
“We feel passionately about helping the younger generation by planting seeds that can potentially help them live a deeper and more meaningful life, and have a deeper connection with themselves and the world around them,” Mr Hosking said.
“It’s also about creating a space that feels safe, and fun for everyone to hang out in and, of course, dive in to fun art projects.
This term, our focus has been creating beautiful and unique mandala art.”
Program participant Ziva Taylor said the mandala art class was a safe, calm and happy environment and it had been wonderful meeting new people.
She thought the mindfulness practices were definitely the start of a big journey.
Teacher Claire South said it was something they both wish they had learnt at a younger age, so they were really enjoying having the opportunity to share the wisdom and practices that they have learnt and continue to practice in their our own lives.
The program is being expanded to term 4 to provide further opportunities for local youth aged 12 to 17 years.
For further information or to register contact Claire South on 0430 442 666.