Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows, California
January 10, 2020
February 23, 2020
4 hrs | $0 | Deposit Required
Learn to ski in a supportive, encouraging, and fun environment with a Courage Coach by your side!
This adventure is designed for children ages 8- to 13-years-old and is a technology-free event. All equipment is provided.
We are delighted to partner with Achieve Tahoe, SkiDucks and Squaw Valley USA / Alpine Meadows to provide this one-of-a-kind event! Professional ski instructors provide beginner skiing skills, while one-on-one Courage Coaching supports children in learning and applying principles of mindfulness to respond to the challenges of the day. Children learn to respond intentionally and with self-compassion to fears of failure, feelings of embarrassment, social fears, fears of the unknown, and emotional or physical discomfort - enhancing emotional intelligence, self-regulation and resilience.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT OPENS SOON!
Skiing encourages focus, openness, and self-reliance.
Skiing provides opportunities for joy, moving meditation, connection with nature and serenity. Skiing promotes openness to new perspectives, adjustment to dynamic circumstances, self-reliance, opportunities to overcome challenges and a demand for present moment focus - building confidence in your ability to adapt to changing stressors and building resilience.
Children who struggle with tension, worry, stress
Children who struggle with adjustment, adaptability, flexibility, transitions
Children who struggle with fear of failure, low confidence, or perfectionism
The mindful focus of each event will center upon the natural elements available. Consistent with mindfulness-based therapies, each element embodies a quality which can promote emotional stability and well-being. Skiing offers:
Water: Qualities of reflecting, tranquil, & seeing things clearly as they are.
Promotes feeling calm, still and quiet.
Mountain: Qualities of a solid, calm, & unwavering nature.
Promotes feeling strong, confident, and determined.
Open Space: Qualities of freedom, openness, & welcoming of all.
Promotes feeling free, light, relaxed and peaceful.
At The Courage Project, we believe those connected with nature are most motivated to protect it. We seek to promote environmental stewardship and self-efficacy through Leave No Trace policies. Consistent with this vision, we ask that no single use plastic bottles be brought to the event. Each participant will be provided with a water bottle and snack. Please pack out all items you packed in and strive to leave the natural environment untouched.