Michele’s Happiness and Joy Lessons for Parents and Teachers

I first met Michele Lilyanna in 1996 at Roberts Creek Community Elementary School.  

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PHOTO COURTESY: MICHELE LILYANNA

Through luck and serendipity, Michele taught both my kids.  

She and I quickly bonded over a mutual and voracious love of the creative process.  

We eventually taught art classes together to all ages.  I learned so much from co-facilitating with Michele- how to hold a vibrant empowering space, how to allow us all to get messy and how to lift everyone’s spirits.  

I cherish our sessions creating together.  We worked big, large, wild.  So much fun!  I also loved spending time in Michele’s garden…

PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHELE LILYANNA
PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHELE LILYANNA

Life events and relocation have separated us physically since 2003, but our hearts stay intertwined.  I love watching Michele continue to blossom and continue to share her incredible gifts with her community and the world.  

PHOTO COURTESY: MICHELE LILYANNA
PHOTO COURTESY: MICHELE LILYANNA

Michele loves life and all of its complexities. She is a zealous creator of living lessons for children, parents and teachers, translating leading edge research and practices in neuroscience and compassionate communication.  It is her intention to teach children these practices so that can become more resilient, self-regulating, self aware and joyful. Her own personal growth has led to travel all over the world and to practices that led her deep inside herself. It is through these practices that much of her teaching stems… 

READ MORE AT: HAPPINESS AND JOY LESSONS

I am delighted to share with you her website and latest curriculum:

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Make sure to check out her amazing curriculum!

PHOTO COURTESY: MICHELE LILYANNA
PHOTO COURTESY: MICHELE LILYANNA

Many times students and adults cannot begin to tell you how they feel and when they can it can be very difficult to express verbally.  Allowing students to access their feelings from a different angle can be very enlightening.  No words- just paint. – Michele

 

PHOTO COURTESY MICHELE LILYANNA
PHOTO COURTESY MICHELE LILYANNA

NEWS: Michele just got back from an exciting week participating in Rick Hanson’s The Foundations of Well-Being.  

I just returned from a week of learning in Colorado with Dr. Rick Hanson. I am continually amazed by the way he gets his work on mindfulness and neuroplasticity across with such ease. Truly, I have never been so inspired to create lessons for my students and change my own hardwiring. He has so many practical applications and ideas and you should see the line up of guests he has this year!!!!

READ MORE AT: HAPPINESS AND JOY LESSONS

She encourages you to take a look at the offering!

I love Michele’s delicious, unabashed creativity and how she shares it:

PHOTO COURTESY: MICHELE LILYANNA
PHOTO COURTESY: MICHELE LILYANNA

I love to let the students to go wild and jump outside of the “lines.” – Michele

By Michele Lilyanna, 2010
By Michele Lilyanna, 2010

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