In this episode, Andrew Nance talks about his passion for bringing mindful creative play to kids in schools. With a previous long-term career in theater, Andrew has developed programs to bring into schools teaching mindfulness through various aspects of the creative arts. He explains ways that parents can incorporate some of these practices with their kids at home, and the benefits received through the creative process for tapping into their emotions, their breath and their body. Every kid (and parent!) could learn how to utilize these tools for not only emotional regulation, but to deepen one’s own self-awareness, presence and creativity. This is really a beautiful episode!


Andrew’s Bio: Andrew Nance is the Founder and Lead Trainer for Mindful Arts San Francisco (MASF). Additionally, he offers trainings and assemblies around the globe for libraries, schools, and school districts to provide the principles of mindfulness to students and staff. His mindfulness training comes from Mindful Schools, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Omega and Esalen. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, for almost two decades, he was the Conservatory Director of The New Conservatory Theatre Center, providing educational theater experiences for thousands of Bay Area youth and adults.


He is the author of four Mindfulness books, the popular PUPPY MIND, & MINDFUL ARTS in the CLASSROOM, THE LION IN ME, is published by Parallax Press. THE BAREFOOT KING is ready for pre-order (Shambhala /Bala Books. Release date, MAY 2020). Contact him at: [email protected]


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