Born out of the innate groundings that our mind, body and spirit are holistically intertwined, our mission is to inspire, strengthen, and foster happier, healthier more resilient young minds through mindfulness, with the bigger vision to change the staggering and alarming mental health statistics for young people.
It’s a way of being that empowers and encourages young minds instead of hindering them, or barricading them, or telling them to “be realistic” or “toughen up”. It is distinct. A new perspective, and a better way of life.
As parents, we want to give our children the cosmos, yet at the same time, protect them from everything it harbours. So, isn’t the greatest gift we can give our little humans the knowledge and strength to move through it, gently and consciously?
Our children are taught Maths, English, Geography and Science at school - but no classes teach them how to be comfortable in silence, how to love themselves fully, and how to unashamedly trust their inner voice.
Through yoga and mindfulness exercises, we invite our children to connect deeper with themselves, and the world around them. We give them the tools to take into scary situations, difficult relationships, big life decisions, and feel assured and safe in their choices.
The world of psychology has always been a fascinating one for our founder, Jacqueline Yeats. Throughout her years of study, she found herself spending countless hours researching the art of mindfulness, and the indisputable benefits it has over the mind, body and spirit.
By instilling the practices of gratitude, self-affirmation and kindness, and inspiring a future where every child has access to an education in self-awareness, she believes together, we can influence and empower the next generation to live the fulfilled life they deserve.
And so, Mindful & Co - Kids was born.
Charlie is Mindful and Co - Kids’ resident Therapy and Story Dog.
Learning to read has been found to be less about intellectual limitations but more about overcoming fears. Bringing smiles, affection and cuddles to anyone he meets, Charlie has a loving nature. Making him the ideal reading companion for this helps children relax, open up, and find the joy in reading.
Charlie is also a trained Therapy Pooch. This means you will usually see him attending majority of the Mindful and Co - Kids’ classes.
Chloe Jasmine Harris is an Illustrator based in Sydney Australia and is a represented artist of the Illustration Room. Her illustrations are painted traditionally with watercolour and gouache.
Her debut picture book, Maple the Brave was published in 2019. It has been included in the 2019 + 2020 NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge and has been translated into Korean, with Dalhi Books. Her second book, Henry Turnip was recently published in June of this year, and has also been included in the NSW Premier’s reading challenge for 2020.
When Chloe isn’t working on picture books she also works as a commercial Illustrator. She has Illustrated for Purebaby, Monsterthreads, Les Others Magazine, David Jones, Mindful and Co Kids, Legacy Australia and Pantera Press.