Mindfulness for Teens - CALM

We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.
Jan 23 (Thu) - Mar 13 (Thu)
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Santa Monica
CALM: Connecting Adolescents to
Learning Mindfulness

For 9th-12th graders(14-18 years old).

CALM is a transformative 8-week program created by psychologists and mindfulness teachers, Stefanie and Elisha Goldstein. The program is inspired by Jon Kabat-Zinn's extensively researched Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program. With more than 30 years of research MBSR has proven to be an effective model in developing coping strategies in managing stress and restoring health and balance to one's life.

In today's world, teens are under more pressure and experiencing more stress than ever before. Between the increasing demands of academic life, extracurricular activities, peer relationships, family relationships, and the constant growing demands of technology, teens are often left feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, and irritable.

Mindfulness for Teens can teach teens how to more effectively deal with change, stress, disappointments, and strong emotions. This program can give teens the ability to learn how to slow down, make more thoughtful decisions, and live in the present without their lens of judgment.

In this class teens will learn to:

-Handle life situations with less emotional reactivity
-Strengthen their ability to pay attention and focus
-Learn effective strategies for making wiser decisions
-Increase compassion for themselves and others

This eight-week class is highly interactive and meets weekly for 1.5 hours and includes a half-day long retreat. It includes training in mindfulness through the practices of sitting and walking meditation and gentle yoga and movement. Teens will learn skills for emotion regulation and stress reduction.

The class will also include discussion and reflection to help integrate their experiences. The participants are asked to practice mindful meditation or mindful movement for 15 to 30 minutes a day with instructional audios. An intensive teacher-participant relationship helps the participant integrate the teaching into her or his specific life situations and can really make the practice his or her own.

Financial assistance is available for this class as well as installment payment arrangements. Please contact programs@insightla.org for more information.

For young people 6th-8th graders, ages 11-14, please check out Mindfulness for Tweens - CALM by CLICKING HERE.

Location Details:
InsightLA Olympic
1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please note: Parking is metered every day from 9AM - 6PM, except on Sunday.
*This site is equipped with a chair lift for persons with limited mobility.
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)

This class uses a sliding scale as follows:

Household incomePrice
$60.000 or greater$600
$59.000 - $45.000$525
$44.000 or below$450
Enrollment Limit:
20 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
A yoga mat if you have one. Also, wear comfortable clothes, and bring a blanket and socks if you are sensitive to the cold.
Contact Information:
Email us at programs@insightla.org or call us at 310-774-3325. or 310-450-1821
We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.