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It Takes a Village School

The world we live in is forever changing, yet a parent’s concern for their child always remains constant. Recognizing the children’s needs and the need for real-time remedies, workshops in our It Takes a Village School focus on the whole child and understand that the catalyst for change begins with consciously educating our kids. We also understand that the values of kindness, community, emotional intelligence, respect and self-empowerment are just the beginning of teaching our children well in order to let them lead the way. Join us for support, collaboration, unique strategies and creative approaches to educating magical parents and children of all ages to grow through life feeling loved and whole.

  • Balance
  • Behavior
  • Eldercare
  • Adolescents
  • Accountability
  • Parenting
  • Homeschool
  • Empowerment
  • Team-Building
  • Future Leaders

Ignite Your Spark

Since most of your ‘yes’ answers reside in this school of thought, scroll through some of our upcoming workshop titles and click through to anything that might help you find that joy in your life that you so deserve.  Not only will you learn about yourself, realize your potential and shift your trajectory, but you will also connect and collaborate with U-Instructors who are ready to help you soar!

 

Please contact team@finduniquelyu.com for any questions or assistance.

Veda Finds Her Crown (Adults)

U-Instructor: Dana Sardano

8 hours over 4 weeks

The Veda Finds Her Crown workshop is based on the insightful children’s book, written and illustrated by Dana Sardano. Veda Finds Her Crown is an extremely powerful teaching tool for parents, caretakers, and educators alike. This charming little children’s story attached to and used in conjunction with the workbook, creates a foundation of self-awareness and an opportunity for self-reflection that sets up children for success and happiness in ALL aspects of their lives.

Dana Sardano, a 25-year veteran educator, learned early in her career that children's development and achievement are directly impacted by their wellness in the 7 energy centers located in the body, and when children understand how to recognize their own imbalances, address them, and realign themselves, they are then primed to flourish in all aspects of their lives. Dana’s entire educational career is rooted in knowing and understanding that these internal energy centers are the best way for children to keep themselves and their lives in alignment so that their outer world can reflect the health and wellness of their inner world. She delights in sharing this little rainbow-colored road map for personal wellness!

  • You are a parent/caretaker, mentor, coach, or educator of preadolescent/adolescent children.
  • You are open to nontraditional methods to better educate the whole child.
  • You are seeking practical ways to incorporate the 7 energy centers/chakra system into your approach to educating children.
  • You would like to better assist the children with ways to process their emotions.
  • You would like to better understand your own energy centers.

You’ll be prompted to login or to create a free account prior to being able to register for a particular workshop that suits your schedule.

Embracing You & Me

U-Instructor: Neha Mital

3 hours over 1 session

In this workshop, parents/caregivers are imparted an understanding of their emotions, a recognition of their triggers, helping them make a shift from reaction to response, and empowered with an action plan with techniques to enable healthy joyous expression with their children.

  • You desire to have a healthier happier relationship with your child.
  • You work with and care for children all day and would like to serve them in your greatest capacity.
  • You are a parent, teacher, or caregiver that is always looking for best practices to create healthy relationships with the children.

You’ll be prompted to login or to create a free account prior to being able to register for a particular workshop that suits your schedule.

Conscious Kids

U-Instructor: Vanita Pierre

12 hours over 6 weeks

Conscious Kids is a 6-week workshop that is geared towards parents and adults who care for/work with children in some capacity.

The objective of this workshop is to teach the adults the tools and techniques that they can pass onto the children to use in their daily lives to re-center themselves, feel calmer, and generally happier. By bringing the adults into awareness of the importance of empowering the children, helping them believe in themselves and maintaining a positive outlook in life and by teaching the adults to be aware of the language they use and the example they are setting, the kids will ultimately become more empowered, calm, peaceful and resilient.

The beautiful byproduct of attending this workshop is you, the adult, will also feel calmer and more at peace as a result of practising the techniques yourself; you will not only be able to assist the children but also carry these techniques into your own lives as well!

The workshop will include 6 classes, each covering one of the following aspects pertaining to well-being. These include:

1. Introduction + Meditation
2. Heart Math
3. Breathwork
4. Present moment awareness, also examining aspects of the human psyche, healthy vs. unhealthy ego, examining limiting beliefs etc.
5. Energy Work (Tapping, Yin Yoga)6. Goal-setting, Visualisation and Affirmations

  • You are a parent, caregiver, educator, guardian, sports coach, counselor, teacher, or someone who works with children in any capacity of any age.
  • You want to learn tools and techniques for emotional and mental wellbeing.
  • You want them to cultivate resilience, inner peace, self-regulation, calmness and a joy that will be with them all throughout adulthood.
  • You want them to grow up with an awareness of their true selves, true nature and infinite potential.
  • You want them to know that they CAN be/do/have whatever they want with the right mindset and tools.
  • You want them to live in the present moment, decrease anxiety, improve relationships and build self-esteem whilst aligning the mental, spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of their being.

You’ll be prompted to login or to create a free account prior to being able to register for a particular workshop that suits your schedule.

Teen Leader­ship: Step­ping into Your Power

U-Instructor: Cristen R. Grajeda

1.5 hours over 1 session

This interactive workshop addresses the important life skill of emotional intelligence by promoting self-awareness and reflection. Young leaders will spend time investing in themselves, understanding their personal motivators, values, and potential triggers. They will develop an understanding of how these personal aspects influence their behavior. They will also explore different leadership and communication styles and discover what their own tendencies are. This session also promotes an understanding of personal roles in a team setting. Finally, they will learn the skills of effective communication and become empowered to apply these tools toward resolving conflict.

  • You are a young person, seeking to enhance your leadership and communication skills.
  • You enjoy self-reflection and opportunities to grow.
  • You are curious about your own behavior and the reason why you make the choices you do.
  • You would like to connect with like-minded individuals.

You’ll be prompted to login or to create a free account prior to being able to register for a particular workshop that suits your schedule.

Conscious Kids: The Art of Meditation

U-Instructor: Vanita Pierre

3 hours over 1 session

The goal of this workshop is for you, the parents and caregivers of the children, to leave feeling empowered, excited, and enthused about sharing the meditation tools and techniques that you’ve learned with the children. It has been designed for you to truly value what you are learning and to understand the importance of these tools for the greater good, and for YOU to feel calmer and more peaceful from doing the techniques YOURSELVES.

This 3-hour workshop explains what meditation is, whilst uncovering some of the myths and common misconceptions of the practise of meditating. It discusses the benefits of meditation and the reasons we should be encouraging children to cultivate the habit of sitting and going within.

Conscious Kids: The Art of Meditation also includes 3 meditation techniques which you will learn and practice yourselves and with your classmates. This interactive workshop will allow plenty of opportunity to share learning and feedback on individual experiences. You will also glean a few ideas on mindfulness games and activities that can be played with the children to make learning these practices more fun. Together, we will also discuss barriers to meditation and how WE can overcome them so the kids can gain the maximum benefit of this practice.

This workshop is geared towards adults who care for/work with children anywhere between age 4 and 18, in some capacity. Kids will not attend this version of the workshop.

  • You are a parent, caregiver, educator, guardian, sports coach, counselor, teacher, someone who works with children in any capacity of any age and:
  • You want them to learn tools and techniques for emotional and mental wellbeing.
  • You want them to cultivate resilience, inner peace, self-regulation, calmness and a joy that will be with them all throughout adulthood.
  • You want them to grow up with an awareness of their true selves, true nature and infinite potential.
  • You want them to live in the present moment, decrease anxiety, improve relationships and build self-esteem.

You’ll be prompted to login or to create a free account prior to being able to register for a particular workshop that suits your schedule.

Understanding Our Emotions (For Adolescents Ages 10-15)

U-Instructor: Neha Mital

5 hours over 2 sessions

This is a workshop for adolescent children of our members around ages 10-15 years old and works in conjunction with Embracing You & Me — a course for parents/caretakers who are looking for best practices to create healthy relationships with the children. Because the information from Embracing You & Me comes from you and through you, this workshop will allow the children to receive this curriculum first hand, on their terms, in order to help them better receive and understand the tips and tools provided to them during their own experience.

In this workshop, the children are imparted an understanding of their emotions, a recognition of their triggers, and are empowered with an action plan and techniques to enable healthy expression.

Upon completion of this course, students will understand different ways of releasing anger, sharing sadness, expressing love and gratitude, and practising courage, empathy & kindness.

The sessions include storytelling, presentations and collective sharing/discussion to ensure their understanding of the emotion. Worksheets, demonstrations, and exercises will be utilized for release and practice. Occasionally videos and creation/art may be utilized for efficacy.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop must be purchased on behalf of a minor child by an adult Uniquely U. member who is over the age of 18 years old. The member agrees to assume all responsibility for the child's interactions on the Uniquely U. platform. We encourage the adult to monitor the minor’s usage, and the adult and minor agrees to release Uniquely U., and hold Uniquely U. harmless from any and all content viewed, or interactions with any party. At any and all times, because access to the workshop will be through the member's account, the member may also attend the child's workshop, communicate with their U-Instructor and view replays. We highly value everyone's privacy, but equally important, we wish for everyone to have a safe and trusting experience. After all, it does take a village, doesn't it?!

  • You want your children to manage their emotions better.
  • You feel your children are often angry and want them to be easy.
  • You want your children to express themselves freely and with ease.

You’ll be prompted to login or to create a free account prior to being able to register for a particular workshop that suits your schedule.

Veda Finds Her Crown (For Adolescents Ages 10-15)

U-Instructor: Dana Sardano

8 hours over 4 weeks

Dana Sardano now brings her insightful wisdom from the pages of her book Veda Finds Her Crown to live workshops, offering the Veda Finds Her Crown workshop on FindUniquelyU.com.

A 25-year veteran educator, Dana learned early in her career that children's development and achievement are directly impacted by their wellness in the 7 energy centers located in the body, and when children understand how to recognize their own imbalances, address them, and realign themselves, they are then primed to flourish in all aspects of their lives. Dana’s entire educational career is rooted in knowing and understanding that these internal energy centers are the best way for children to keep themselves and their lives in alignment so that their outer world can reflect the health and wellness of their inner world. She delights in sharing with the children this little rainbow-colored road map for personal wellness!

Dana facilitates this workshop by introducing the concepts through classroom instruction, utilizing the story for a deeper understanding of these concepts, integrating the concepts through activities and exercises in the workbook, and concluding through class discussion and Q&A.

The beauty of Dana’s approach to children’s educational needs is that she focuses on the psychology of the children and emphasizes the practicality of the chakra system. Her compassion, warmth, and sense of humor create a learning environment that is engaging and interesting for all ages and levels of learning.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop must be purchased on behalf of a minor child by an adult Uniquely U. member who is over the age of 18 years old. The member agrees to assume all responsibility for the child's interactions on the Uniquely U. platform. We encourage the adult to monitor the minor’s usage, and the adult and minor agrees to release Uniquely U., and hold Uniquely U. harmless from any and all content viewed, or interactions with any party. At any and all times, because access to the workshop will be through the member's account, the member may also attend the child's workshop, communicate with their U-Instructor and view replays. We highly value everyone's privacy, but equally important, we wish for everyone to have a safe and trusting experience. After all, it does take a village, doesn't it?!

  • You or a child in your care is 10-15 years old.
  • You are interested in metaphysical, psychological, yet practical ways to better understand yourself and the world around you.
  • You want to learn about yourself in a fun and interactive way.
  • You would like to learn more effective ways to process your emotions.
  • You would like to better understand your chakras/energy centers.
  • You have had some trauma or unpleasant experiences in your life and would like to learn fun and engaging ways to put them to rest for good.

This workshop has been completed. If you are interested in taking this course, please contact Team@FindUniquelyU.com and put the workshop title in the subject. We’ll respond within 48 hours with the status of future workshops.

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Uniquely U. It Takes a Village School

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Workshops are led by U-Instructors who are more akin to coaches, mentors, big brothers/sisters and friends. Their #1 priority is to create a safe space where you can collaborate with peers, rediscover your spark and  become Uniquely U.