Mindfulness at Denali

The primary mission of Denali PTSA is to support our students. We also support the Montessori curriculum, and especially embrace the promotion of peace in that curriculum. One way we are supporting our students is by extending some opportunities to support our families, and our community as we navigate this stressful year, 2020. 

Denali Montessori is sponsoring Mindfulness classes, available to the entire community (not just Denali students and family) at discounted “pandemic pricing.’ To encourage Denali families to join Denali PTSA, we are offering an even lower PTSA member price for the adult class.

Course Descriptions

Adult Class: Mindful Based Stress Reduction
This class will follow the model set down by John KabatZinn. It will be eight weeks of classes accompanied by at home practice to help lay the foundation for mindful living and moving. Once this work is completed we will have the tools to go forward into our lives with less stress, greater satisfaction and more awareness.
Classes will be offered on the Zoom platform and will be recorded to help accommodate all schedules by facilitating an opportunity to listen to the replay at your convenience. This class will pair nicely with the children’s class: Mindfulness.
This course tuition is typically ~$400. But we would like to offer it to both our school community and broader community. We are all in this together and we are stronger together.  We would like to offer an incentive for families to join Denali PTSA and have a reduced price.

–$25+ donation with a Denali PTSA Family Membership ($40)

–$80+ for the general public.  (Donations of a larger amount are welcome, of course)

In appreciation of the amazing work of our teachers and all the school staff, this class is free to Denali Teachers and Staff!


Adult Classes will be on Mondays 7:00-9:00, beginning, September 21 (classes will typically run 1.5-2 hours).

For current users of our Community School registration Program, you can register here https://popsicle.app/parents/DenaliCommunitySchool

You can also sign-up via our Denali PTSA Memberhub https://denalimontessori.new.memberhub.store/store under “Classes.”

Children class: Mindfulness 
In this class we will spend our hour together working on mindfulness skills pioneered by John KabatZinn. The children will also be taught meditation and yoga techniques to use to help them lower stress, develop coping skills and most importantly move their bodies to counteract the effects of sitting at a computer for school. Classes will yoga oriented three days a week and meditation oriented two days a week. This will change given the needs of the children that day – some days will be more movement oriented, others more meditation oriented. 

Child Classes will be on Monday-Friday 4:30-5:30, beginning, September 21 through October 16  (classes will typically run 1.5-2 hours). (We do not expect children to attend all classes, but want the extend the opportunity for families wanting a mindfulness routine.)

You can register here https://popsicle.app/parents/DenaliCommunitySchool

Instructor Bio: Meg Walsted currently holds a 200 hour certification for teaching yoga and a 100 hour meditation teacher certificate. She will be finished with her 500 hour certification by December 2020. She works with the Southern Utah Yoga Festival as the Teacher Coordinator as well as serving the Denali Montessori Community as a teacher at Community Schools. She has eight children – seven boys, one girl. Six are Denali students or Alumni and two are waiting in the wings to join the big kids. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, fiber arts and taking care of her mini urban farm.