A summer experience for cosmic kids
Children are more sensitive and psychically aware than ever before. And they need activities to bridge the gap between their traditional education and greatest self-expression.
RA MA INSTITUTE VENICE
JULY 23-27, 2018
Crystal Child Summer 2018
A Rich, Exciting and Enlightening Experience For Aquarian Kids
Inspired by the childhood education teachings of Yogi Bhajan and based on advanced creative learning, RA MA’s Crystal Child Summer is designed to foster self-discovery, artistry, personal confidence and global awareness.
We understand the unique energy of each child, and our mission is to help develop their greatest self-expression.
What we do
RA MA Crystal Child Summer mixes play, art and theoretical sciences with the technology of Kundalini yoga.
It’s a mash-up of traditional ways to bond — outdoor freetime, improv games and story telling — with an introductory education to astro-physics, engineering, art history and fashion, plus Kundalini yoga, meditation and advancement through yogic technology, and how we as global citizens can shape the future.
Some of the activities we’ve done before include particle wave education, spaceship building, solar art making, simple Kundalini yoga for self-healing, personal bandana design, and more.
Here’s what’s in store for this year…
We’re cooking up even more creative, nurturing and adventurous activities for your kids to discover and thrive in!
Our Summer 2018 programming will have a unique curriculum style with a special focus on the following:
– Sound + Mantra
– Personal Impact
– Community Stewardship
– Study of Tibetan Arts and Technology
ARTS + CRAFTS
– Introductory Gem & Metal Work (suitable for ages 5 and up)
– Sculpture inspired by Marcel Duchamp and John Outterbridge
– Crystal Child Abstract Expressionist Painting
MEET YOUR FACILITATORS
With 9 years as a trained Kundalini Teacher, a background in higher education (BFA NYU, MA candidate at European Graduate School), and a passion for garnering richness, nobility, intelligence, creativity and leadership in youth, Harmanjot co-founded Crystal Child Summer in 2014 as a collaborative project with her teacher, Guru Jagat, and her husband, Ram Dharam. Harmanjot brings her life-long academia, her warm heart and her conservatory training in theater, music, dance, art and science to this program.
RAM DHARAM 👨
Ram Dharam (MFA CalState Los Angeles, PhD candidate at European Graduate School) has been both a meditator and educator for 25 years. He has taught the children of Diane Keaton, Jimmy Kimmel and Randy Jackson. As a lifetime artist in photographic, sculptural and commercial medias, this California native brings a vast and inspiring energy to finding ways to guide children in their unique growth, development and independent expression, always seeking the ways in which children can grow, develop and find their own independent expression.
FUN FOR ALL AGES
FROM 5-17 YEARS OLD
Crystal Child Summer is for all ages from 5 to 17 years-old. We find that this cross pollination of intelligences provides a rich learning environment and fosters care and friendship.
Simultaneously, we understand the specific needs for kids at each age. For this reason, we’ve designed our programming to meet them at each level.
AGES 5-9: THE ARTISTS
Children ages 5 through 9 years of age will engage in the program with full abandon, curiosity and range.
AGES 10-13: THE EXPLORERS
Children ages 10 through 13 will participate fully in the programs with additional individualized creative encouragements, growth activities and leadership opportunities
AGES 14-17: THE ADVENTURERS & YOUNG LEADERS
Teens ages 14-17 will actively engage in the program through participation, advanced art assignments, reading and research opportunities and leadership roles. The Adventurers & Young Leaders role will also allow participants to include it as enrichment program on their college applications.
July 23-27, 2018 AT RA MA INSTITUTE VENICE
8:45am to 3:00pm Every Day
Theme: Creative Compassion Visions
Mantras, Sound Technologies, Introductory “Gem” and Metal Work, Tibetan Arts and Sciences and Creating a Better World
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Will our 5-year-old really be able to participate in all of the offerings?
A: Yes. Our programming is designed to be approachable at every stage of learning. When working with any sort of tools, we allow the younger children to design their art piece, and then have it crafted by a supervising adult. Our motto is safety first.
Q: The programming sounds interesting, but like nothing I’ve every heard of. Will it be understandable to my child?
A: Yes. We find that understanding is personal, unique and when allowed to be that way, simply exquisite. At Crystal Child Summer our goal is to make sure every child is nurtured, feels good and gets to show their personal way of perceiving the world — whatever that might look like. We love seeing something unexpected, earnest and true from the children. That’s magic to us.
Q: Will lunches be provided?
A: RA MA Kids Week provides healthy, fresh and organic snacks throughout the day. Please send your child(ren) with a packed lunch.
Q: What if my child has special learning or medical needs?
A: Crystal Child Summer invites children of all learning backgrounds and physical capacities to join the program. That said, we are not equipped to handle certain levels of special needs. If your child uses a special aid at his or her school or requires medical monitoring, we ask that you communicate this to us before hand so that we may best discern if and how we may include and serve your child.
Q: Is Crystal Child Summer a “summer camp”?
A: No. Crystal Child Summer is a educational program created and facilitated by RA MA Yoga Institute.
☀️ BRING YOUR KIDS TO CRYSTAL CHILD SUMMER ☀️
RA MA INSTITUTE VENICE
July 23-27, 2018
👉 $557 After June 1, 2018
🙋 INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
Crystal Child Summer is accepting applications for amazing volunteers interested in children’s creativity, safety and growth! To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
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