Katrina offers classes in test prep, mindfulness, meditation, and energy work for students of various ages. Classes happen at schools, yoga and martial arts studios, summer camps, or private homes.
Classes outside a school setting require a minimum of five students enrolled for the class to run. She has taught classes at The Berkeley School and the University of Berkeley's Academic Talent Development Program.
Mindfulness is shown to increase focus, reduce anxiety, and help us cultivate empathy. Students who practice mindfulness report less reactivty, distraction, and stress. Katrina was trained through Mindful Schools to provide group and one-on-one mindfulness instruction.
She can provide mindfulness lessons within classrooms, run ongoing mindfulness groups, and teach a mindfulness fundamentsl class. She can also provide mindfulness training for parents, teachers, and staff.
There is more to meditation than sitting cross-legged on a cushion! Katrina teaches long-term classes on meditation, providing students with an introduction to the various types of meditation practiced by different traditions around the world.
In past classes, students have visited a labyrinth; sat in a Tibetan meditation garden; practiced tai chi, qigong, and yoga; done walking meditation; and worked with mandalas. Classes are not just for students; Katrina is happy to teach classes of adults as well.
Along with teaching practical techniques for test taking and strategies for specific tests, Katrina incorporates mindfulness and meditation to help students reduce test anxiety and increase their focus.
Students report feeling calmer about the test, being able to concentrate better whan taking standardized tests, and feeling well prepared for test day.
These classes are specifically for students 11 and up and are excellent for those who are especially sensitive, gifted, and/or struggle with confidence and feeling different. Katrina teaches pre-teens and teens how to work with their energy system to help them feel more confident, comfortable with themselves, and empowered.
Learning how to ground, strengthen boundaries, release energy, and tap into intuition is a powerful way for pre-teens and teens to make sense of their changing bodies and world.