Fairies are beings that protect the earth: its plants, its animals, and its people. Fairies are a symbol of joy. They are blissful, spontaneous beings who love to sing and dance and play. Through connecting with the fairy realm, we awaken and celebrate our own playful spirits. Magic and joy re-emerge in our lives.
In this spirit, Fairy After School was born. As healing arts practitioners, our intention is to hold a space for children to play and to explore their dreams, creativity, and connection to realms beyond the physical. Fairy School is open to boys and girls, fairies, elves and leprechauns on Tuesdays (ages 6-10) and Wednesdays (ages 4-8). Through a curriculum of healing arts, creative play, and studies in ecological awareness, we aim to fill in the gaps left by contemporary schooling and modern living with tools for the imagination.
Fairy School Tuesday Classes, ages 4-8yrs
Children are magical! We are here to nurture that magic and to give it an even bigger place in our children's lives. A typical day at Fairy School includes: fairy-inspired crafts + games, dress-up, storytelling, breathwork exercises + yoga, dancing, oracle readings, healing practice with crystals and singing bowls, guided meditation, and free play. Healthy, organic snacks are provided for nourishment.
Fairy School Teachers
** 2018 Teachers **
Jósa Goodlife is a native Icelandic fairy. As a Brooklyn based healer, artist and a Yoga teacher she deeply connects with children, animals and fairies in every age. Jósa has worked with children as long as she remembers through diverse childcare jobs and in schools, teaching design/sewing/creative work and Yoga. For over a decade she lived in Copenhagen, Denmark - which typically is known for being “the city of fairies”.
Deeply inspired by the magic of Nordic mythology and fairy tales, woven together with the wisdom of Yoga, Jósa’s work with children is all about limitless creativity and the curiousity for listening a bit more deeply to the calm whispers of the earth.
Jósa sees herself as a “forever young spirit” and adores the teachings and the soul lessons she receives from kids each time.
“Being around children is such a gift of relief from the serious mind-controlled world out there…”
Peyton Sandler (Fairy School Teacher, September 2016 - present)
Peyton became a Mama to Fairy School in September 2016. She is a Reiki Master and Akashic Records practitioner and has studied and trained in Breathwork, Astrology, Children's Yoga and Shamanic Journeying. She was born and raised in New Orleans and her roots and heritage greatly influence her work as an artist and practitioner.
She connects with the fairies through painting, movement, adornment and song and hopes to inspire those around her to connect with the fairy realm in their own unique way. Her teachers and guides are the sun, the water, the fairies, the swan, the turtle, the dandelions, the seashells and the trees. She is here to be of service to nature, the arts and children.
Her favorite activities in fairy school are potion making, storytelling, dancing and healing time.
Fairy School Founders: Elyssa Jakim, Lyndsey Harrington, and Lisa Levine