Thursdays at Ananda

Open Play and Tie-Dye

June 7th, 6 - 8 pm

Ananda Montessori


For children and adults! Bring a t-shirt, or something white if you wish to tie-dye. There is no cost for this event.


Introduction to Young Living Essential Oils

June 14th, 6 - 7:30 pm

Ananda Montessori


Presented by Jenny Derugen, Young Living Consultant, this class will focus on the benefits of essential oils, as we explore and experience the essence of eleven oils. This class is for adults only and is FREE!

Sip & Paint at the Isle House

June 21st, 6 - 8 pm

at Presque Isle Wine Cellars Isle House

9440 West Main Road, North East


Join artist Heather Cash, as she guides us in this fun, adult only class, discovering and expressing the artist within.  Cost is $35 per person, which includes all materials and a complimentary glass of wine and light snacks. Additional wine and Wine Slushies can be purchased to enjoy while you paint.  No outside alcohol is permitted.

Along with being a wonderful evening of painting and sharing together, this event is a benefit for Ananda Montessori, and all proceeds go directly towards the purchase of materials and supplies for our children and families. I am very grateful for the donation of time, teaching, and the expertise of Heather Cash, as well as to the Isle House for generously hosting us.


Space is limited to 25 people and reservations are required. Call Pamela at 814.440.4237, or complete the Contact form to reserve your spot! You can pre-pay along with your reservation to confirm your space, or pay at the event.

Breath-Guided Movement

June 28th, 6 - 7:30 pm

Ananda Montessori


Join Deb Phillips, certified Yoga Instructor, as she leads us in a series of gentle stretches and movement. Enter a space of mindfulness and relaxation, releasing tension and stress.


You are welcome to bring your yoga mat if you wish. Light refreshments and conversation will follow class. Along with being an evening of wellness for everyone, this class is a benefit for Ananda Montessori, and all proceeds go directly towards the purchase of materials for the children attending our program.


Cost is $8, space is limited, and reservations are required by calling Pamela or going to the Contact form. You may pre-pay here, as well, to confirm your spot!

What is "wrong" with Misbehavior

I enjoyed this recent interview with Katie Switzer, from Guilt Free Families, as we considered and explored answers to this question....along with many opportunities found in the work of parenting.

Parent Discussion Group


Every fourth Monday evening, of every month, the parents of Ananda Montessori gather here to share observations, discuss topics relevant to their parenting, and to experience community.


I know of no other Montessori school or program in this area offering this essential resource. To support families on their unique journeys of Montessori, with an experienced mentor as their guide.


This is the Ananda Montessori difference.

Montessori from the Beginning



Come join me for this three-hour class, where you will learn more about the Montessori infant prepared environment after birth. Explore materials designed to support your child's exploration of the world through movement, communication, the senses, and discuss what is essential to the natural needs of your baby and your own self-care.