My Heart Academy
This community is for tweens & teens who are so ready – kinda ready – thinking about being ready – to feel good, to embrace adolescence with confidence, to treat themselves (and others!) with a little more kindness.
By incorporating meditation and movement (in a way that feels fun and easy) into our daily rhythm, we learn how to co-regulate and then regulate our emotions so our beliefs and actions move us towards our (collective) greatness.
My Heart Academy offers the safe, trauma-informed space for our tweens & teens to listen to their hearts, connect to the hearts of others and lean towards a more fulfilling, this-is-what-life-is-about, kind of love.
In-Person communities for ages 9-14
Virtual communities for ages 15-21
Group Circle/Thread & Ceremony/Group Coaching plus a Crystal gift (of their choosing).
Youth Community + Guest teachers and speakers for parent self-care. All done virtually.
Youth Community + Parent Participation + two individual coaching calls every month.
Meet Our Team
Our Parent Participation package offers the space for the adults to delve into their own daily practices. With monthly group classes, you can take those minutes to breathe, rest and reflect so you can reengage with the family from a recharged and grounded space.
Dev has been working therapeutically and facilitating rites of passages for people of all ages for two decades. She received an ordination from the IM School of Healing Arts in 2004 and received her masters degree in Somatic Psychology in 2007. She is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and has extensive training in a variety of body-oriented healing modalities, including Somatic Experiencing, a trauma resolution therapy.
At essence, Dev is a dancer and a mother. She is a certified Soul Motion™ teacher and offers movement based personal growth classes throughout the county.
Dev is the founder and executive director of HoneyRoot, an organization devoted to Somatic Education in service of Embodiment, Relationships, Social Justice and Intergenerational Community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Every time we gather together, we introduce movement and meditation, in ways that feel fun. Through journalling, nature, breathing, yoga, pilates and strength training we begin to feel good in our minds and our bodies. Below is a nutshell of our seasonal rhythm, for in-person and virtual groups. We flow with the energy and interest of the group.
Month 1 – AWARENESS Intention & Vision + Trauma Informed
Month 2 – DESIRE Q&A + Routines & Rewards
Month 3 – EMBODIMENT Q&A + Celebration (Crystal)
Each month there will be scheduled movement and mediation classes. These will be livestream opportunities and they will be sprinkled throughout. There will also be a scheduled group coaching call.
Regardless of which package you choose, every month parents will receive a newsletter outlining activities and prompts from your child’s circle.
Our Parent Participation package and One-on-One Support package includes opportunities each month to experience live virtual classes to deepen your own self-care practices. With guest teachers, parents will enjoy somatic therapy and yoga nidra classes. These will be recorded for anytime use. Some seasons include guest speakers on topics specific to what the current Academy members are focused on.
Mighty Networks is a safe container for our members to come together in community. Each member will create a profile and have opportunities to engage with each other and our My Heart Academy curriculum. This app is only for the virtual teen (15+) groups.
Multiple times each month, your teen will have the opportunity to join a livestream meditation or movement class. Also included in our daily engagement are journal prompts, breathing and nervous system relaxation techniques, silly movement challenges, playlists and more. This chat will allow for members to engage with each other, offering encouragement and connection as they tap into how to be kind, to themselves and to others. Our daily scrolling turns into daily practice of self-care.
Each month we sit down together in Zoom and start to unpack the themes that keep coming up in the group chat. For example; pressure to be thin, words we use to describe ourselves, and resistance to change. Simply put, we nurture relationships that feel good because we want to feel good. Our Zoom meetings take place on the New and Full Moon, so we can line up with the energy of the moon phases.
Our in-person groups for ages 9-14 are limited to nine members per group.
Our virtual groups for ages 15-22 have no limits at this time.
No. If you have hand weights, that’s great, but it’s not necessary to participate. We use our own resistance and find the nooks within the house for effective and fun movements, such as the wall, stairs and chairs.
My Heart Academy is a seasonal (3 month) commitment.