Thanks for your interest in Avatar Kids Camp! This special summer event is a happy joint venture of the wonderful Alisa Reynolds, founder and CEO of the revolutionary Buddhi Boxx, and Human Being Training, which is always up for collaborating with people and organizations that are making the world better. Snacks and help by the wonderful April Dawn and Palaka of Bliss Cafe.
Questions? Call Amanda at 805-680-8541. Here's our flyer!
Avatar Camp is a fun, relaxing, different, and enriching experience for kids. Based on the main character, Aang, from the popular Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon series, this camp will explore the ideas of mindfulness, discipline, physical fitness, joy, focus, courage, freedom, determination, patience, and compassion--all in very kid-friendly, fun ways. (Come to think of it, that's the best way for grownups to learn these things, too!) Like Aang did, we will learn about the elements of Air, Water, Earth, and Fire as ways to be and take action in the world.
Our main activities will be a simple, no-contact introduction to the art of Muay Thai (Thai boxing); kid-oriented, animal-inspired yoga; beginning meditation techniques (brief sessions of quiet time with guided visualizations); some drawing and crafts; a short Avatar cartoon toward the end of each session, followed by a discussion; and enjoying snacks while making new friends.
When: Session 1: June 26, June 28, June 30 (MWF), 1-4pm; Session 2: July 17, 19, 21 (MWF), 1-4pm
Where: The Budo Ryu Martial Arts School in San Luis Obispo [map]
Cost: $99 per child. Sibling discounts available. Two scholarships available! Write to us here to apply. [PAY HERE]
Ages: 5-10. But we could really use some solid counselors-in-training who are 11-13! Cost for them is only $75. If you think your kid might be into it, let us know!
Limited to 20 kids to make sure we can give everyone enough attention and supervision. [PAY HERE]
Included: Healthy snacks (low/no sugar, organic), name tags, coloring supplies. Please tell us about any food allergies when you sign up!
NOTE: If you're interested in the counselor-in-training or scholarship options, please tell Amanda before signing up, with a few brief reasons.
so, Who's Running This Show?
Amanda Parker Lambert, Founder/CEO of Human Being Training, Inc.
A veteran yoga teacher and mom, Amanda has taught yoga to kids since 2004 in venues ranging from a juvenile hall for two years to Montessori schools to public elementary, middle, and high schools. Certified to teach in 2004, Amanda also completed Anne Van de Water's Yoganesha: Teaching Yoga for Children course at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center in 2005. She trains Muay Thai (Thai boxing) at The Budo Ryu Martial Arts School, our wonderful host for Avatar Camp. Amanda regularly shares her unique brand of yoga at a number of local venues, including CalPoly, along with public lectures and personal consulting. She believes that while it's never too late for anyone to find true happiness, it's best to start with the kids, because they haven't completely forgotten how. Now in its fifth year of operation, Human Being Training officially became a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2017 (EIN#81-3474560).
Alisa Reynolds, Founder/CEO of Buddhi Boxx
Alisa is a local small business owner who loves to help cultivate a peaceful, sustainable, and accountable entrepreneurial spirit. Her unique desk furniture business and community missions serve to empower people inventing, creating, and achieving great things. Alisa has two boys Bill (23) and Jeffery (7). Billy is a Goju Ru black belt and Jeffery is an artist who meditates regularly. Alisa believes teaching children movement and mindfulness practices early on will serve them in incalculable ways their whole lives. Alisa is also a 400-hr. certified yoga instructor who looks after local little ones at Gymnazo twice weekly.
Cisco de la Garza
Cisco de la Garza is an accomplished 17-year-old jazz musician (tenor sax: start at 1:45) and will be a senior at SLO High in the fall. He's at that interesting age where you're not a kid anymore, but you're not an adult either. Little kids absolutely adore him at parties, play dates, and at school, so he'll be a huge help during the camp! Calm, intelligent, compassionate, disciplined, loving, and funny, Cisco already embodies many of the attributes that we'll be working on in Avatar Camp. He chose Amanda Parker Lambert to be his mom in 2000.