I value play, both for kids and for adults. I value responsibility in balance with play and, if done correctly, the two are one in the same. This approach frames everything we do at The Golden Harmonic, keeping life in balance for us all.
I believe that to be a teacher is to be a learner. We teach each other our unique insights and wisdom. Everyone is honored for what they bring to the group, both in personality and in perspective. We continuously learn from each other.
I trust that we all naturally love to learn. I trust that each student will grow and learn at their own appropriate pace. Instead of covering specific topics or skills, I coach students in how to be cognitively sharp so that they are capable of learning new skills easily and at the right time according to their unique needs. Life continues teaching us whether we are teenagers or about to celebrate our 97th birthday, so having a mind open to and capable of learning serves us well on our journey through this lifetime.
My goal for each student is for them to navigate life from a place of competence and strength and to continously grow into their best, most authentic selves. As such, my focus is on the fitness and empowerment of each students' physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual being. This holistic, big-picture approach is what sets students up for adaptibility, and thus thrivability, in a world that is rapidly changing and evolving. And if we have anything to do about it (which we do), it is changing and evolving into the loving and peaceful world that we hold in our hearts and envision in our minds.