A 21st Century Village For Wholeness, Social Change, & Sustainability

Healing From the Past, Knowing Your Place in the Present 

Brings A Mindful & Conscious Future.


Mindfulness Workshops for Parents & Professionals

      Our pace of life has changed dramatically moving into the 21st century. This pace has led to dysregulation and fragmentation within our children, showing up as ADD, ADHA, behavioral issues, depression, and anxiety. We as parents and professionals can feel depleted in resources as we facilitate children during overwhelming moments. Through our workshop series, we bring clarity to understanding how our pace of life effects the growing child and give practical resources in holding mindful space for the child to be in the moment with their experience. This mindful integrative approach not only empowers you as the parent and professional but the child.

    The opening day lays the foundation for understanding 21st-century findings through epigenetics, neurosciences, pre & perinatal birth psychology, attachment theory, along with cultural myths through viewing the movie In Utero and ending with an expert panel discussion. The following mindful workshops bring education in understanding the child’s social nervous system. What it means for the system to be dysregulated or fragmented and how to assist the system to move into a functional range through mindfulness practices. Also, we have added a day just for the fathers and partners, to give support understanding what it means to be a dad in the 21st-century with an expert panel discussion.

Dates & Times:

Opening Night: February 2, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-8:00 pm

Workshop 1: February 3, 2018 Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Workshop 2: March 10, 2018 Time: 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Workshop 3: April 21, 2018 Time: 10:00 am-12:00 am

Workshop 4: May 19, 2018 Time: 10:00 am-12:00 am

Fee: $35.00 per workshop & opening night

Sign up for all 5: $150.00

The Awakened Teen Circle​

The Awakened Teen Circle is a place that holds safe space for teens to explore and identify with what it means to be a whole teen in the 21st century.  With the pace of life, social media and the pressure to succeed many teens can feel lost and in a place of fear. Many teens today struggle with depression, anxiety, and poor concentration due to these stressors.  

A weekly mindfulness teen group that holds a safe space to work through the challenges of today's teen. With the pace of life, social media and the pressure to succeed many teens can feel lost and in a place of fear. Many teens today struggle with depression, anxiety, and poor concentration due to these stressors.

The Awakened Teen Circle gives teens not only the ability to identify with the stressor but gives mindful resources to assist with the daily stressor. These circles are lead by a collaborative team that has specialties as mindfulness, Holistic Health, Mindful Yoga, Sound healing, and Somatic Therapy.

The Awakened Teen Method works with 7 mindful principles:

Grounding for Teen Life

Flowing through Teen Life

Empowerment for Teen Life

Loving through Teen Life

Communication in Teen Life

Vision for a Joyful Teen Life

Family & Community Dynamics for a Health Teen Life

The 7 weeks series  will includes sound healing recording, guided meditation recordings, and workbook. Every teen will work through the principles and is encourage to continue coming, even if they have done one 7 week series. They become a great support for those teens who are just starting on the journey of self-exploration and gives them the ability to identify with other teens.

Day: Sunday

Time: 5:00-7:00

Fee:$165.00 all 7

Class Limit: 16 Teens and the class closes after the 1st week and do not accept new teens until the next session . It's import for the teens 

Men's Integration Circle

A monthly men's therapy group to connect, share and process issues related to sexuality, relationships, intimacy, 

self-esteem, belonging, family, and masculinity.

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Men in our society often do not feel supported and do not have a safe outlet to process and share their personal issues. In a time of societal transformation, there is a very strong need for men to re-group and find integrity and self-actualization.

Each month will have a specific focus:

January 19th: Boundaries and Ownership

February 16th: Mindfulness and Sensitivity

March 16th: Emotional Intelligence and Feeling Dynamically

April 20th: Visionary Society: All my relations

Fee: $35 per session

Third Friday of every month


 $140 for all 4 sessions

Men's Groups Facilitator 

Dmitry Vulfouich

Self Healing Work Shop Series 

Lisa K.Y. Wong, L.Ac

Lisa is the founder of Center for Healing By Design, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing self-care education, experience, and tools to people of all ages and cultures through private treatments/consultations/coaching or group workshops. All treatments/consultations/coaching and workshops are conducted by licensed professionals.

Inner Doctor Discovery Workshop

Introduction to Healing By Design™ Self-Care Technology and basic self-healing and self-care skills for parents and teens. Through this fun-filled and whole-body engaging workshop, you will:

  • Discover 3 of the most powerful control panels in your body
  • Take a new perspective on pain and your body
  • Practice finding and pushing your healing buttons in a fun and effective way
  • Learn the 3-step Healing By Design™ Self-Care method to relieve any pain or discomfort anywhere in your body in minutes
  • Learn simple and quick self-massage to relieve stress, boost energy, improve sleep, and more...

4-hour session  4:30-8:30

$75 members/$100 non-members

Inner doctor Workshop non-member
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Mindful Awakened Teacher Certification Program™

Importance of Mindfulness for Teacher

Mindfulness, which features focused awareness training ,is increasing in popularity

among mental health professionals.  Mindfulness training emphasizes focused attention to internal and

external experiences in the present moment of time, without judgment. While mindfulness interventions

have been used in treatments for stress, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, borderline personality

disorder, eating disorders, and addiction, researchers suggest that this type of training also can be

beneficial in everyday life, for children.

In order for a bright future to be possible we must provide young people with an ethical foundation,

promote an atmosphere of concentration and social-emotional learning in schools, and support

teachers’ wellbeing. Nowadays this task is especially challenging because the conditions of social

and cognitive development for children and teenagers are changing radically. Aggression and bullying

are an increasing problem while students’ attention spans are decreasing. Growing numbers of

teachers find that their jobs are becoming more difficult.

Many schools have begun initiatives and programs to counteract this trend. Although administrators,

teachers and students want to improve the situation in our schools, it is often difficult to put

these ideas into practice so that they lead to lasting change in behavior and true happiness at schools,

The practice of mindfulness has been proven to make a very valuable and efficient contribution to

the problems so many of us face in our schools. Mindfulness means to be truly there, body and mind

together in the present moment. When we are able to come back to ourselves, to our emotions, and

to those around us we can recognize our habitual behavior, discover new options and make better

choices. We can truly get in touch with ourselves, other people and with life, thus greatly benefitting

our relationships. Compassion arises quite naturally, as does a sense of inner peace, joy and vitality.

It is our experience that especially children and young people appreciate this opportunity to increase

their personal freedom and to choose an ethical direction for their lives. 

The Benefits of Mindfulness

How does mindfulness have a beneficial effect? By engaging in a process of enhancing awareness, the individual is undergoing a self-management, self-acceptance, exposure, and cognitive understanding

of, in the moment experience. 

 Mindfulness actually may lead to changes in thought patterns and the attitude of one’s thoughts: cognitive change. Kabat-Zinn suggests that this occurs through the practice of nonjudgmental thinking as well as the understanding that thoughts are not necessarily the reality or the truth. For example, “feeling afraid does not necessarily mean that danger is imminent and thinking ‘I am a failure’ does not make it true”. When this is realized and accepted, thinking changes.  

Self-Management Mindfulness practice, sitting and attending to one’s thought, is in itself a self-management

intervention. Again, the first stage in change is self-awareness of a problem or pattern. For example, the anxious person can sit and become aware of what they are worried about, without the pressure to change. The angry kid becomes aware of their urges, as well as the desire to hit, bully or isolate. By sitting and using focused awareness on what’s happening at the moment the urges emerge; the triggers and stressors may also come into awareness and facilitate more active problem-solving.

Relaxation As stated earlier, mindfulness is not the equivalent of relaxation, nor is relaxation the goal. however, by meditating, a person may become more relaxed. Through mindfulness practice, there is a slowing of the racing thoughts simply by practicing to take time and note and observe each thought. There is often a decrease in muscle tension, a slowing of the breathing, and a slowing of heart rate.

Acceptance, a component of mindfulness training is acceptance of where one is. Gestalt therapy, which has many features in common with mindfulness training, posits a paradoxical theory of change. By fully owning and accepting where one is, change does occur. In work with medical and clinical populations, mindfulness training includes an acceptance of pain, worries, thoughts, and emotions without trying to escape, avoid, or change them. By being willing to stay with the pain and negative emotions, researchers suggest, individuals may benefit from a greater sense of self.

Course Overview Module 1 

Taking Care of the Teacher: Cultivating awareness of breathing to help unite body and mind, and develop concentration

• Caring for our body to reduce stress and pain

• Learning to cultivate feelings of joy and happiness, and appreciate what we already have

• Learning to simplify our lives so that we have more time to relax and enjoy life

• Learning to listen to and embrace our strong emotions, such as fear, anger, anxiety, and despair

• Learning to use loving speech and compassionate listening to care for our relationships

• Exploring non-sectarian, ethical guidelines for our own health and happiness, and that of our families, schools, communities, societies, and the world

• Looking deeply into our consumption and production, as individuals and as a society 

Dates: March 24-25, 2018

Times: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Course Overview Module 2

Teaching Mindfulness and Applied Ethics to Students

• Learning to guide sessions of relaxation for students

• Learning to help students recognize and handle strong emotions

• Learning the art of building community so that our classroom

and our school can become a loving family environment

• Learning to creatively resolve conflicts in the classroom

• Helping students develop compassion by understanding their own suffering and that of their peers

• Introduction to an age-appropriate mindfulness curriculum, with multi-media teaching materials, that can be applied in the classroom 

Dates: 9-10

Times: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Mindful & Ecoliteracy 

Preschool Teacher Certification

Coming Fall 2018!

Mindfulness Principles 

7 Layers of Support for individual, Family, & Community

Mindful Ecology for Regenerative connection to the Land.

Mindful Emotion for Freedom of Choice.

Mindful Embodiment for Experiencing Life.

Mindful Heart for Empathy & Compassion.

Mindful Communication for Social Change.

Mindful Knowledge for Sustainability.

Mindful Vision through Interconnects to all.

Our Story

The health of the land is a reflects of our children on the land

An Idea Is Born

Mindful Ways is a partner of the Urban Eco-Village of San Jose. Our village is based on the “Sustainable Urban Village Model: A Biomimic Design”. Our Mindful and Ecological Parent co-op is grounded in creating systems that reflect the patterns and principals in our local ecology. This approach is the most resilient and stable system known to us. Ecosystems are self-replicating, self-propagating, and self-maintaining. Learning and facilitating natural systems increase in complexity and resiliency over time and uses resources effectively by cycling them through tens of thousands of interactions, which will be reflected in the community. When this space is held in a Mindful and Conscious way the community grows roots in empathy, compassion, and altruism through seeing the interconnectedness.  

    Our model of ecological systems facilitates the end of every process is the beginning of another. Every organism depends on countless others and, in turn, relies upon the whole. This process emphasizes the importance of mindfulness, the goal of education is not the acquisition of knowledge but the intertwining of it. The purpose of a mindful and ecological approach is to create communities capable of applying knowledge from multiple domains in new and novel situations. Creative problem solving is the ability to see or combine previously disconnected concepts in new circumstances. Through our Mindful and Ecological Parent co-op we can bring not only a community back into a sustainable place but bring caring and courageous kids

Mindfulness Lesson Plan & Badge Program

Lesson Plan; Module 1-12 Weeks

Mindful Ecology for Regenerative connection to the Land.

Mindful Emotion for Freedom of Choice.

Mindful Embodiment for Experiencing life.

Lesson Plan; Module 2-12 Weeks

Mindful Heart for Empathy & Compassion.

Mindful Communication for Social Change.

Lesson Plan; Module 3-12 Weeks

Mindful Knowledge for Sustainability.

Mindful Vison through Interconnects to all.

Ecoliteracy Lesson Plans & Badge Program

Lesson Plan; Module 1-12 Weeks (in relation to Human Health & Wellbeing)


Regenerative Gardening/Farming


Lesson Plan; Module 2-12 Weeks (in relation to Human Health & Wellbeing)




Lesson Plan; Module 3-12 Weeks (in relation to Human Health & Wellbeing)

Sustainable Transportation

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