For Children and Teens

Children’s Practice Group 

The Children’s Practice Group is for children in kindergarten – 3rd grade. If your child is preschool age, they are welcome to join the group but a caregiver will need to stay with them. Instruction revolves around mindful words, thoughts, and actions. Mindful movement, relaxation, songs, stories, and crafts are part of the experience. It is held in the community room during Sunday morning weekly practice group. Caregivers should plan on staying with their children until they feel comfortable. Caregivers are expected to join other community members for the adult practice group in the meditation hall when not helping in class. Children’s Program Lead Teacher is Madeline Gardner

Every other Sunday, 10:30-11:45 a.m. (meets onsite in the community room). Check online calendar for exact dates

Pre-Teen Practice Group

The preteen group is for youth in 4th – 7th grades who want to explore meditation and mindfulness in daily life. We emphasize a safe, respectful, and fun community where we can all learn from each other. The practice is held every other week during the Sunday morning weekly practice group; parents are expected to join other community members in the meditation hall when their kids are participating in the preteen practice group. The Pre-Teen Lead Teacher is Joe Fuemmeler.

Every other Sunday, 10:30-11:45 a.m. (meets onsite in the community room). Check online calendar for exact dates

Teen Practice Group 

The Teen Meditation Group at Common Ground Meditation Center is a space for teens to connect with others and explore meditation and mindfulness in daily life. In a typical Teen Group meeting, we do a guided meditation (no experience required!), learn strategies for becoming more mindful, and talk about how meditation and mindfulness can help reduce stress and bring compassion and wisdom into our lives. The Teen Group provides a safe enough environment where participants are invited to raise any topic or question that interests them.
Meets in-person at 10:30-11:30 am at Common Ground some Sundays; check online calendar for exact dates.)
To get on our email list you can email info@commongroundmeditation.org.

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Mindfulness Resources for Parents/Guardians