Little Eco Warrior Camp - A Planting Seeds Initiative

 15 May
 Mango Beach House - Awas Village Zirad, Opp. Zirad/Awas Nageshwar Mandir Road, Taluka Alibaug, District Raigad, PIN 402201, Awas, India Telephone : +919820008899
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 Veda Dhaul
After an enriching workshop at Waterwoods, Kabini, we are back with an amazing weekend workshop for parents and children at the beautiful Mango House , Alibag. As summer approaches every child waits in anticipation for the holidays. A time for them to run free, spend quality time with friends and family, discovering new places and learning new things. We want to get these kids out in nature, away from their i-pads and televisions, into the outdoors. Enjoy time with their parents, connecting through group activities, in turn giving you and your child a memorable experience, while learning something new to take home with you. We will be using art therapy tools, dance, music and yoga, to reach out to the children, teaching them to express themselves fully through such mediums. EXPRESSIVE ART THERAPY by BHAKTIVEDA Expressive Arts Therapy uses different artistic modalities like dance, drama, music and art that can be used in a therapeutic manner and a way to express yourself. From the moment a baby enters the world, the body is the first and primary means of human expression, through sound and movement. Unlike other art forms Dance/Movement is unique as the tool of expression is the human body itself. Bhaktiveda uses devised techniques using art and craft materials, music, movement, creative visualizations, meditations and other activities wherein it is possible for children to tap into information stored in the body. Children are already so receptive and creative, these activities allow them to unleash their creative potential and self expression. Since this could be a process, the activities are designed to create ‘self time’ a space where you can connect and listen to the messages from within. The concepts and activities involved are associated with self therapy using art, dance, drama and other objects such as figurines, puppets, musical instruments, therabands, cloth and sand trays to name a few. YOGA FOR KIDS by NATASHA When yogis developed the asanas many thousands of years ago, they still lived close to the natural world and used animals and plants for inspiration—the sting of a scorpion, the grace of a swan, the grounded stature of a tree. When children imitate the movements and sounds of nature, they have a chance to get inside another being and imagine taking on its qualities. When they assume the pose of the lion (Simhasana) for example, they experience not only the power and behavior of the lion, but also their own sense of power: when to be aggressive, when to retreat. The physical movements introduce kids to yoga’s true meaning: union, expression, and honor for oneself and one’s part in the delicate web of life. When they stretch like a dog, balance like a flamingo, breathe like a bunny, or stand strong and tall like a tree, they are making a connection between the macrocosm of their environment and the microcosm of their bodies. The importance of reverence for all life and the principle of interdependence becomes apparent. Children begin to understand that we are all made of the same “stuff.” We’re just in different forms. "Yoga Journal" AFRICAN DRUMMING Every evening under stars by the bonfire we will learn African Drumming . “ Let’s journey together in rhythm. Using the first means of communication, we will create a percussive piece that can be taken home and enjoyed by all the family. Drumming for children (and adults for that matter) helps centre the mind, release tension and stimulate creativity” ACTIVITIES INCLUDE Gardening Expressive Art Therapy Yoga for kids yoga for parents clay making nature walks cooking classes for kids Pool games The workshop starts by Friday evening the 15th of May and participants are free to leave by Sunday evening the 17th! Come connect with your children in a deeper way - and benefit some time off ..connecting to yourself ! Watch this space for more details and updates. Please get in touch with Natasha Mahindra or Veda Dhaul for further details. Hosted

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