Zen Den: Play and Mindfulness

The Zen Den is a fun, playful Experience that incorporates mindfulness, meditation, and gratitude into guided exercises and games for kids. Not necessarily a quiet or stoic Experience but one that will introduce children to ways they can quiet their minds — and at times get a little silly! — kids will connect with language, their inner animals, self-expression, and creativity throughout. A light, warmup kicks things off with dancing, stories, and ice breaker games to bring children fully into the present moment. Kids will giggle and delight in exploring their breath, ballooning up their bellies, and mimicking all kinds of animals to fully exhale. More dancing, mindful walking, exploring the natural surroundings, and finally ending with a gratitude circle is the full circle moment of this practice with Quiggy.

About Quiggy

Youth Coach

Quiggy has worked closely with children for over 8+ years, and is a meditation teacher and certified life coach for young adults. His experiences running summer camp programs and mentoring young people in developing social, emotional, and physical wellness, have led him to incorporate meditation into his Experiences as a particularly great tool for young kids going through life. He's run courses designed to build self-esteem and introduction to meditation series for students of all ages. A kid at heart, Quiggy's experiences are always fun and curiosity-driven!

Quiggy is vaccinated against COVID-19.

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What Parents Are Saying

We LOVED everything about Grasshopper! The customer service experience was exceptional! I felt like so much intentionality was taken to ensure that the activity would be both age appropriate and fun for my kids. Our experience leader was so easy going and chatted with the kids during the experience, and really took the time to engage and get to know them. We are definitely going to be using Grasshopper again! Thank you!

Grasshopper offered my daughter an opportunity to learn in a vibrant, fun setting that was continuously customized for her attention span and interests. Her Grasshopper teacher was fun, engaging and supremely personable. She took the time to get to know my daughter before diving into anything. I felt more than comfortable leaving my daughter in such capable hands…and love that she truly learned some new things from the experience. We will be using Grasshopper regularly to broaden her horizons and expose her to new concepts in a safe and compelling way. The icing on the cake is that the experience took place in our home, at a time that was convenient for us!

Our Grasshopper experience was amazing! I have four very curious kids at different ages with different interests, and the experience had all four of them engaged the whole time. Also, as an educator, I was very impressed with how the teacher led the program. She obviously knew what she was doing, and the minute she left, my kids were asking for another experience.

We had a great time with Quiggy in the “Zen Den” - Quiggy was great at adapting to my scatter brained 4 year old and was able to get her on track through play. She learned about mindfulness and gathered some new awareness and tools that she was excited to show me after. It was a fantastic introduction into being more present and working on those things that, at 4, feel much more difficult. Who am I kidding, it’s hard for us adults too! Overall, it was a fantastic experience that I would definitely recommend!
Megan B
From my son: We started with a game called “story conductor” which was really fun. We took turns telling a story. Then we did meditation laying on the floor. Then we got some stuffies and did another meditation exercise. Then we went outside and we practiced using our senses. Then we came back inside and did some focused coloring. Overall I liked it a lot.
Katie M
My daughter truly enjoyed her time spent with Teacher Quiggy. She described games and meditation, mindfulness and a lot of giggles. She is ready to have another session right away!
Julie J