My name is Ilana Ingber. I am an art, meditation, yoga teacher working across age ranges and environments to advance a mindful approach to personal and professional well-being. I draw on my extensive background as an artist, educator, and administrator to empower individual growth through engagement with the arts, yoga, and a broad suite of inclusive mindfulness practices.
My passion in life is to empower children and adults to explore their potential for authentic and positive emotional growth. All my offerings are centered around practicing compassion, embracing growth mindset, and demonstrating courage, creativity, gratitude, and collaboration. I believe kindness, generosity, love, and determination, can be both practiced, and taught. I measure my own success one happy heart at a time.
My current work finds expression in three core projects:
Happy Heart Teacher Mentorship
I train and mentor school teachers and consult with school administrators on how to increase teacher and student wellbeing by implementing mindfulness and social-emotional learning goals into their curriculum
Happy Heart for Kids
I run a combined summer camp and after school program for youth in Santa Cruz, CA, and offer private lessons as well. These programs empower children and young adults to be peace advocates through mindfulness, yoga, and art making.
Happy Heart for Adults
I teach creativity workshops, host parent education events, speak at national conferences, offer team building and creativity masterclasses for corporations, and teach yoga and art classes.