The Mindful Warrior Program
Let me know how I can bring my programming to your students.
What is the Mindful Warrior Program?
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness can be defined as the state of being aware...of having clarity. When we are mindful, we are focused on the present. We have a clear understanding of our present state of mind, our present emotional state and our present physical state. With this understanding, we are able to better interact with ourselves and others.
In my Mindful Warrior Program, students will work on becoming fully aware of their mental, emotional, and physical states of being; students will become more mindful. While developing skills and strategies for mindfulness, they will see success in their navigation through life.
What is a Warrior?
A warrior is someone who fights for a just cause; they approach life with a code of conduct that dictates their actions. They are disciplined, strong, and compassionate leaders who rise in the face of adversity. They inspire others through their actions. The warrior way is a concept found in many martial arts disciplines which can teach children self-respect, self-confidence, peace of mind, and community service.
A Little About Me
My name is Da’Mon Stith; I have been training in martial arts for over 35 years, as well as teaching youth for the past 20 years. Martial arts quite literally saved my life as a youth and instilled fervent love for learning. It is my deepest desire to share this love with others. I have created a program that combines movement therapy, mindfulness exercises, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in a way that is dynamic and enriching to both the student and teacher.
In my Mindful Warriors Program, students will learn how to identify their emotions and implement techniques to help them communicate effectively with others, take informed actions, and make healthy lifestyle choices such as positive interactions with their communities, exercise, good eating habits, and adequate rest. Each session will consist of an SEL lesson, mindfulness activities (meditation, visualization, and de-escalation techniques), and movement therapy (martial arts and yoga). Though I do take time to focus on SEL, much of my class consists of movement.
It is my sincere hope that this program sounds like a good fit for your students.
Who is Mr. Da'Mon Stith?
The Work I Do with Kids...
- Half-Blood Camp: Chief Sword Instructor, elementary - high school-age students
- AISD - Reflection Specialist: SEL and movement teacher, elementary-age students
- AISD Enrichment Programming: capoeira and sword training, elementary-age students
- Griffin School Martial Arts Instructor: weapons training, high school - age students
- Tinker Teachers Maker: training weapons making, elementary-age students
- All Day Workshops/Teaching: $250
- Half-Day Workshops/Teaching: $150
- Hourly Rate: $10/kid/hour/day
- Discounted rates for underserved populations
Look out for The Mindful Warrior Workshops Throughout the Year!
- student holidays
- weekend workshops
- summer camps