Meditation for Kids

Meditation for Kids

Helping Acorns Become Mighty Oaks!

Young people today live with ever-greater intensity in a world of high expectations, competition, social pressure, and media bombardment. With balance and inner strength, they can navigate all of these!

Our unique program engages kids aged 8-15 in mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, visualizations, relaxation methods, simple yoga, and developing the good heart to help young people flourish. Participants learn to:

  • Calm their mind and reduce stress
  • Discover interconnectedness with others and the world
  • Assemble an individualized toolbox for successful living
  • Cultivate a sense of well-being, confidence, and resilience
  • Nurture positive mind states, such as kindness, empathy, and compassion

We look forward to welcoming new friends!


Session Fee

$20/session to help support direct costs, including space rental, Dharma materials, and administration.

Shantideva member discounts and benefits apply.

(Member discounts will be applied automatically if you have transferred your membership to MindBody. If you need assistance doing this, please contact [email protected].)  

About the Facilitator

Kat Janicka has been studying and practicing meditation and hatha yoga for almost 15 years, finding them to be powerful tools for self-exploration and examining how we relate to others. She has practiced meditation with the Forest Monks in Thailand, and since 2013 has been deeply connected with Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji, a Rinzai monastery and retreat center located in upstate New York, where she took her lay precepts and received the name Reigetsu. Kat is a passionate Ayurveda lover and Reiki practitioner (second level). Kat did her teacher training in the Sivananda Ashram and was given the name Ishvari.