I collaborate with groups and individuals to create meaningful, creative programs such as:

learning environments, celebrations, yoga classes, writing classes, multi-arts classes, movement classes, creative play groups, etc.

Peaceful Yoga with children, youth and teens

Peaceful Yoga with children, youth and teens
"I am my friend!" Through breath and motion, we become deeply at home in the place we uniquely live: the body; and ever more at home in the place we live collectively: the world. Teaching yoga to young people is one of life's greatest joys for me. I have been a core teacher and curricular advisor on the staff of Bent on Learning for nearly a decade. Independently and through Bent on Learning, I teach yoga to many of NYC's young people .... from kindergarteners and grade school students, to tweens and teens. I work with children of many gifts, challenges and developmental stages: children of all class backgrounds and cultures, brilliant children trying to do their very best, children with special needs, including those on the autism spectrum, immigrants from far away countries learning English with every move. To link to Bent on Learning, a lovely organization, click the picture.

Baby Swimmers: click for link to Camp Olympia where I am teaching "Baby and Me" swimmers

Toddler Creative Play Groups

Toddler Creative Play Groups
I have been "a child's first teacher" for a number of diverse neighborhood clusters, parent coops and play groups. The children gain autonomy and social competence through shared and structured opportunities, both practical and creative.

"Peaceful Yoga" for Adults

"Peaceful Yoga" for Adults
I became a yoga teacher through Integral Yoga Institute in NYC after years of study in dance and other movement forms. My gift is to make yoga accessible and delicious to experience.

Creative Movement Classes

Creative Movement Classes
Every BODY moves through life. Creative Movement brings together imagination, dance, play, sport, music, individuality, cooperation and collaboration. This integrative experience addresses all levels of learning at once.

Writing Explorations for young folks

Writing Explorations for young folks
Stimulating self investigation among young people, through movement, action, writing, reflection. Memoir. Fantasy. Diving into the "ordinary world" to dig up its meaning and expression. Curriculums are developed through collaboration with fellow writer Annie Lanzillotto through years of teaching together.

Art projects with young children

Art projects with young children
I offer contextual creative templates and fun supportive social processes for children's holistic learning. Through these, children explore art materials and engage imagination freely while encountering real-life subject matter. Through art-making, they are learning about the world. There is no failure possible, yet diversity of success always. Click the pic above for some projects done with 2-3 year olds.

Art projects with k-3rd grade

Art projects with k-3rd grade
To bring children into embodied engagement, themes are explored through movement and theater warmups before children engage in art materials themselves. Many of the projects created are interaction-oriented to foster social skills and problem solving through imaginative play. Sometimes the children collaborate in the making; other times they use the art they've made to interact, i.e. creating puppet shows from their own dialogues. Click pic for photo album of art projects with k-3rd grade

Art with middle schoolers

Art with middle schoolers
Self-identity and values exploration through artistic expression are cultivated to integrate child and world, self and humanity. We learn to SEE. Processes include looking at the world to bring forth representation while also seeing past surfaces to explore structure, nuance, feeling, quality, energy. Click picture for photo album of art done with middle schoolers.

Meaningful Parties!

Meaningful Parties!
I create meaningful fun, personal ritual, interactive creativity for celebrations, be they birthday parties, baby namings, family gatherings, etc.

Professional Resume

I will be glad to email my resume to you upon request. Please simply email me at akindred@gmail.com.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Wonderful

Wonderful world.

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