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BREATH IN MOTION
A class that encourages using the breath to calm and focus and movement to gain strength and resilience.
FOR KIDS 7-12
Tuesday's, 4:15 - 5:15 pm
CLASS PASS - 4 CLASSES $80
Our 7-12 age group continues on Tuesday after school! Never too late to register! www.indigonaturearts.com
"The Breath in Motion class has been a breath of fresh air. I have never attended a yoga class for kids that was so similar to an adult class. I am so pleased! Kim teaches the kids how to breathe deeply and uses mindfulness, movement and relaxation to teach them that they have the power to calm their own minds & bodies. She incorporates a variety of yoga and balancing poses, plus play that keeps the kids engaged. Kim is kind and supportive. She gently encourages participation, but does not force it. I highly recommend." ~Lisa C.
Kim’s work with children spans over twenty-two years. Starting out in Brooklyn, New York in 1999 she offered art programs for young children, implementing original art games, songs, and a variety of projects. Kim opened a healing arts studio in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, MAHAS, in 2003-2006. As the director she held monthly, community events for people to learn more about alternative healing modalities. A dozen of practitioners made MAHAS their home and provided therapeutic services to children and adults.
Kim's passion has been to share her life-long love and studies of nature with her diverse artistic knowledge as a photographer, designer, and graphic artist. Her exploration of the healing arts and intuitive abilities has led to creating programming where children feel at home within themselves. She encourages children to engage in the use of their divine senses. Kim’s work at The Wissahickon Environmental Center included administrative duties and as well as developed nature camp for 3 - 6 year-old children before launching art and nature programming of her own. Kim has offered programming at various educational centers over the past 15 years at Awbury Arboretum, The Francis Cope House, after school programs at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia, and after school photography classes at The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. Indigo Nature Arts summer day-camp program is in its twelfth year.
“The expansion and infiltration of technology, along with an erratic political climate and overuse of social media, I recognize and sense the tremendous need for children to engage in self-care." - Kim
Thank you Camp Families 2022!
Indigo Nature Arts has been a vital part of my daughter’s life for 7 years. Kim designs programs that encourage wonder, creativity and learning while meeting each child where they are. ~ Carrie M.
Summer Camp is always fun, full of different themes and the freedom to play and be creative. My kids love Indigo Camp and are happy to return every year. ~ Julianna A.
Kim Soles provides heart-centered programs. She merges interactive well-being practices with the arts and provides opportunities for young children and adolescents to embrace their unique spirit, as she recognizes and motivates the need for developing balance within our technology-based world. Kim believes practice at a young age helps the growing child empower as they navigate the changes and rocky issues they might face in the middle grades and high school years.
Kim established Indigo Nature Arts in 2011, a summer day camp program for children 5-12 years-old. Her focus was to create opportunities for children to spend more time in nature. Other programs followed and included weekend, after-school, and home-school classes in art and photography. With a background in the arts, Kim combines her self-taught studies of nature that shapes the programs she offers. Indigo Nature Arts incorporates child-led play, woodland hiking, fine arts, handwork and nature exploration. Programs support the idea of staying present as the children tap into their passions, along with gaining strength of body, mind, and spirit.
In 2017, Kim combined her nature arts programming with her studies of the Yoga Calm for Children Wellness Program (a certified program designed for children established by Lynea and Jim Gillen) by using the five principles of Yoga Calm. Her goal is to help guide children in physical and emotional well-being practices.
INDIGO NATURE ARTS SUPPORTS BLACK LIVES MATTER. OUR HEARTS, MINDS, EARS, EYES, AND ARMS ARE WIDE OPEN. WE WILL, AND WE DO, WELCOME YOU TO SPEAK, TEACH OR CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO LEARN ABOUT RACISM, TO GAIN A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING.
Indigo Nature Arts served children from 19 different schools in and around the Philadelphia area during our 2022 summer camp session.
John B Kelly School
Chatham Park Elementary
Greene Street Friends
Independence Charter School
Montessori Children's House
Plymouth Meeting Friends
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia
Indigo Nature Arts provides programming that takes place amongst some of Philadelphia's enchanting and exceptional natural landscapes. Children unplug from the technological and competitive world, and engage within natural environments.
Indigo Nature Arts encourages the freedom to discover through play and creativity. In turn, children naturally develop valuable skills at their own pace.
Art and photography classes, yearly summer camps, and winter programming offer opportunities for children to "be" in nature, and truly experience the transformation of the seasons.
Children are supported to visually and physically express themselves. Thoughtful guidance and love, nurtures growth and healthy development.
Documenting the rich experiences the children have over the years tells the story of Indigo Nature Arts. Please take a moment and browse the gallery by clicking the image above.
Listening to a child tell their story helps them to feel at ease. Children are eager to share their experiences, even the imaginary ones! Developing patience to listen to one another leads to tolerance. It helps children to discover more about their peers and friendships develop.
When the mind, body and spirit are fully engaged in physical activity and hands-on exploration, the magic of invention happens. Wonder and surprise helps the child to blossom.
Indigo Summer Camp is in its 9th year serving families with children between the ages of 5-12 years-old.
Camp is held primarily outdoors in a forest setting, and offers
remarkable and diverse landscapes for exploration. Professional, loving, intuitive teachers and counselors offer respectful care and knowledge.
Indigo Nature Arts camp runs on the belief that summertime is for play-time and down-time. We create a community environment where the children enjoy simple, yet memorable adventures, such as scouting for frogs, toads and snails, investigating insects in the meadow, exploring and playing at the creek, and hiking the trails in the Andorra Natural Area.
Child-led play, minute-morning-mediation, mini-healing herbs lessons, handwork, imaginative nature-based art projects, painting, drawing, and natural science, weave together practical programming.