Taking Root Nature Based Education and SEL

Taking Root offers a Nature Based and Social Emotional Learning enrichment. In these sessions students will gain tools to build resilience in the areas of self-confidence, body awareness, self-regulation, self-control, regulate nervous system & reduce stress and anxiety. Sessions will include discussions on how to apply what they learn to help students at home, school, and with friends.

Nature and Mindfulness activities include:

  • Breathing Exercises
  • Guided Meditations
  • Journaling
  • Yoga
  • Nature Activities
  • Nature Walks
  • Community connection



  • School and Home School Pod Sessions
  • After School Sessions

About the Instructor: Kaitlin Muller-Cusack, M.Ed., B.S Environmental Science, science educator in the Portsmouth School system, Trauma-Informed Registered Yoga Teacher, and founder of Taking Root. Kaitlin holds a New Hampshire Experienced Educator License and has experience working with students with varying challenges including learning differences, mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, and executive functioning challenges. Kaitlin is CPR, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and Wilderness First Aid trained.

Kaitlin Ann Muller-Cusack
Taking Root