Mindfulness for Families
with Gala Narezo
Sunday, May 19, 2019
11:30 AM–1:00 PM
As children grow, they begin to absorb and experience the world differently. Mindfulness can help family members navigate this transition through cultivating an awareness of their environment as children begin to build their identity within it.
Join Gala Narezo, an artist, educator, and mindfulness meditator, to learn tools to cultivate a mindful family through the expression of art. This event will provide the opportunity to make a journal and fill it with contemplations about who you are and what is important to you!
This program is designed for children ages 8 to 12 with accompanying adult(s).
Family Programs are made possible by Con Edison, Agnes Gund, New York Life, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
About the Instructor
Gala Narezo is a mother, artist, educator, and consultant whose work focuses on weaving awareness and reflection into all aspects of life. As a meditator for over 20 years, she believes that time spent reflecting on and integrating our experience helps us understand our context, know who we are, and manifest our purpose. Her work celebrates mindful changemaking through the arts and has focused on youth advocacy, plastic bag legislation, immigration, and women’s rights. She has taught students of all ages in an array of venues including the Art Center College of Design, Pratt Institute, The Hotchkiss School, The Shambhala Center, and MDNFL, in addition to yoga studios and public and private schools. She has written and recorded meditations for the popular apps Buddhify and Happify. Her most recent endeavor, Aware & Awake, is a visual curriculum and educational platform to help engage K-12 students in becoming mindful leaders and changemakers. She has a degree from Yale University and the Art Center College of Design and is currently an MA candidate in Art Education at the City College of New York (CUNY), where her research is focused on ways to integrate mindfulness practices into arts education. She also completed a yearlong meditation teacher training at the Interdependence Project as well as trainings at Shambhala and Mindful Schools.
Adult Ticket: $48.00
Child Ticket: $2.00
Members receive discounts on all programs.