Inamojo™ offers well-being programs for children of primary school age and address all aspects of children’s healthy developmental growth: physical, cognitive, emotional and social. Primary schools are increasingly keen to offer programs such as this, but most lack the resources to develop their own. So a proven, ‘off-the-shelf’ inamojo program, offered by a fully-trained facilitator, can be a wonderful solution.
Weaving together original music and stories with mindful practices such as meditation, breath awareness, expressive movement and art…. inamojo programs nurture children on inner journeys of self-enquiry, self-discovery, and self-awareness.
Inamojo was created by the team behind the world-renowned Chakradance™ for adults, with help from many experts in childhood development and primary education.
It is based on the integrative ‘map’ of the chakra system, together with Jungian psychology and a variety of contemporary Early Childhood Development theories. These foundations underpin and drive the key developmental themes in each class: trusting instincts; emotional expression; self-esteem; compassion; communication; intuition and imagination; and self-awareness.
Inamojo follows the same format each week (story > dance > art > discussion), and each class covers a different theme and learning experience. By using the same format, children become familiar with the class structure and can move further into their own experiences.
The first 9-week program, a series of classes called “Naga’s Curse”, has been created for children between the ages of 5 and 8.
The structure of our 9-week inamojo programs
- Introductory Class: introducing the characters and storyline.
- Red class: safety, security, learning to trust instincts.
- Orange class: feeling, and appropriately expressing, emotions.
- Yellow class: explores self-esteem, confidence, courage.
- Green class: addresses empathy, compassion, love.
- Blue class: effective communication, assertiveness.
- Indigo class: imagination, dreams, and goals.
- Violet class: self-awareness, thinking, meta-cognition.
- Integration class: revisits key elements of the program.
We aim to assist the children to integrate their inamojo experience into daily life, so they have tools and knowledge to help them grow.
Inamojo Benefits: Imagination, Creativity, Expression, Validation
Benefits of being read a Story
- Develops communication skills
- Develops listening skills – attention spans increase
- Develops language and literacy skills
- More confident self-expression, both verbally and in writing
- Exploring emotions by connecting with characters
Benefits of Dance
- Balance, spatial awareness, and coordination
- Builds self-confidence and self-esteem
- Builds muscle tone and strength
- Improves mental functioning
- Stimulates internal body systems, e.g. respiratory, digestive, endocrine
- Learn valuable tools for social interaction
- Embraces and nurtures self-expression and creativity
Benefits of Mandala Art
- Mandalas and Creative Art assist children to represent experiences they cannot verbalize
- Supports small and large muscle development
- Hand – eye coordination
- Fine motor control (also assists with writing)
- Social interaction with others
- Responsibility and care for materials – social learning
- Observational skills
- Self-reflection skills
- Active Imaginations
“We have been very impressed by the opportunity inamojo has provided to our students. The wonderful blend of story, dance and art has enabled them to explore and express their feelings as they respond to ‘the journey of Naga’. We see this program as an integral part of our Early Years experience for our students”.
~John Chiswell, Principal, Macclesfield Primary School (Victoria, Australia)
“inamojo is an amazing program, much loved by our students.”
~Matthew Coyle, Principal, Ferny Creek Primary School (Victoria, Australia)