The 'Whole-Hearted Girls & Teens' is a monthly two-hour program created for pre-teens (grade 5-6) and teens (grade 7-9) to simply be, to connect with themselves and with each other.
They will learn simple tools and practices that will support them to:
Modulate their emotions while feeling and honouring them
Trust in their incredible capacity to bounce back from any challenges and stressors
Be self-aware and skilled at listening to their bodies and needs
Be open and curious so every life experience becomes a gift
Experience the power of connectedness and sisterhood
Speak their truth with confidence and courage
In every session, they will be introduced to simple yoga practices, EFT (emotional freedom technique), breathing and visualisation, aromatherapy, mindfulness and meditation. There will also be opportunities for them to be seen, heard and held by each other while working on different themes. They will have moments to listen, learn and know the other girls in the group very deeply. Everyone is free to share at their own pace.
We will have special guests to present different ways to express ourselves and live more consciously (music, art therapy, hoola-hooping, mandalas, dream catchers to mention some).
The main intention is to give our girls tools and strategies to enjoy this beautiful time in their life and plant the seeds to create a life they own, love and are excited about!
Hear from the girls...
When I started the Wholehearted Teens program, I was struggling a lot with my mental health, and I felt very, very alone.
This program taught me strategies on how to keep a steady and healthy mindset, and how to love myself again. I was introduced to coping mechanisms like yoga and meditation.
In addition to this, I was invited into a family of girls who cared, who listened to me and helped me, where I felt safe and ready to face life again.
If you are considering being a part of the Wholehearted Teens, I am telling you now that you will NOT regret it.
It is truly life-changing.
I am someone who gets very anxious and overwhelmed easily. The Whole-Hearted Teen program has taught me so many amazing yoga poses, how to meditate and to be more alive and centered within myself.
I have learnt so much from Mariana. I have also learnt so much from the amazing guests she introduced to us all but, most of all, I have learnt something from all the amazing girls that were part of the program.
I think every young teen girl would get a lot out of this program.
Last year I participated The Whole Hearted Girl Program. I really enjoyed every one of our monthly lessons and Mariana has really helped me grow as a person and I am really grateful that I get to be a part of it. I learnt so much from all the sessions and I can't wait for this year`s with new topics and new opportunities to make awesome new friends.
I hope that there are plenty of new girls willing to join in and learn new topics and to grow and learn new things to help them get through life and school with a positive attitude, confidence and a smile.
Thanks so much Mariana
Whole-Hearted Girls (Year 5-6)
You are entering a time of magical blossoming! As you start growing up into a teenager, you will start to notice your body changing, strong emotions and mood changes coming and going. The program will support you ending primary school with a smile and get you ready for your high school adventure.
Whole-Hearted Teens (Year 7-9)
The first years of high-school are crucial for your physical, mental and emotional development. Mixed feelings arise as you get more independence and at the samtime it feels scary to own that responsibility. Through the program you learn that you are not alone in the process and connecting with other whole-hearted girls will be a wonderful support through your teenage journey.
Hear from the mums...
In a very difficult year ‘The Whole-Hearted Teen’ program gave my daughter a chance to learn, reflect and grow in a safe environment and ultimately build skills to cope with uncertainty. Thank you Mariana for your expert guidance, care and love.
Mariana has the ability to make you feel that you are important and valued and that’s an important message for young woman to hear. Thank you!"
To grant my daughters the ability to learn self love, self worth and self respect, is the greatest, most empowering gift I could ever have given them.
Thank you Mariana!
Mariana's course is something amazing that all girls should experience. Opening the girls up to new ways of navigating the world and making new friends has become special part of my daughters life. My younger daughter will be joining now that she's old enough.
Can't thank Mariana enough
As a mother of 2 and a school nurse I know that young girls have many worries about life that they often don’t share. To be in a nurturing and safe space where you can learn that these worries are common and have guidance through your fears is a blessing. Mariana is a wonderful coach and an amazing role model.
We highly recommend Whole Hearted Girl"
I can not put into words how much I have seen my daughter blossom over the past year under Marianas guidance. The tools she has given her to guide her have been nothing short of amazing - my daughter went into the year shy, introvert and unable to manage her feelings appropriately. She leaves the year a strong, confident and open girl who often uses the tools she’s been gifted to calm & guide her family!
Awesome for tweens and teens. Helps girls navigate through the awkwardness of friendships, emotional regulation and self worth. It's important to know you are not alone and other feel the same.