Mindful Learning and Team-Building
Discover how mindfulness can be applied to learning while playing taiko drums.
Being aware of one’s experience as a student, musician, and team player enhances the learning, the fun, and the rewards.
school, office, or team!
Mindfulness, Taiko, Japanese culture
is an arts education program that highlights "mindful learning" as students learn the foundations of playing taiko, and experience several facets of Japanese culture.
Activities, games, and self-reflection support the learning process in playful, interactive, and meaningful ways.
Playing drums in a team requires focused attention, cooperation and self-discipline - key elements of the art form.
Customize a program for your group
Individual lessons or multi-week Arts programs that combine mindfulness themes with taiko, performance art, and Japanese arts are available.
Japanese Folk Tales
People meditate for many reasons!
Mindfulness and Meditation are popular these days because they help people manage stress, pain, difficult emotions, and life's challenges - big and small.
The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are supported by neuroscience. Meditation can physically change the brain and help people develop the ability to be less reactive, more present, and able to appreciate each moment.
Mindfulness has been shown to improve overall well-being and to address a variety of health issues including and related to depression, anxiety, addiction, and poor sleep.
KORU is a 4 week class that introduces mindfulness and meditation to adults. It has been shown to reduce stress, improve sleep, and increase self-compassion.
During each class, students learn new strategies for meditation and being mindful. Between classes, students practice each day, check in with the course teacher via an app, and begin to experience the benefits of building one's mindfulness muscles.
There is a supplementary text, and an app that supports keeping track of progress. It also provides videos and tips for motivation!
The Yoga Calm curriculum is delivered in 8 week segments and can be adapted for learning, attention, and physical needs.
Movement and yoga are used to promote
~ mindfulness ~
~ leadership ~
~ social skill development ~
Holly has used Yoga Calm in classrooms to increase the following skills: