I've been asked several times lately when 'Tween Yoga would be returning to the schedule. I wanted to be able to offer it to more age groups as lots of "stuff" happens between the ages of 10 and 14. Obviously, what a 10 year old is experiencing is very different than what a 14 year old is experiencing. I think it's important to offer a safe space for each age group to truly be able to understand the benefits of practicing yoga.
On January 23rd, 2016 AM Yoga has been invited to attend and be a presenter at the Washington Woods Junior High Health Fair. I am very excited about this opportunity to share the knowledge I have gained pertaining to the benefits yoga offers this age group. Yoga has much to offer in helping 'Tweens navigate through the many life changes experienced during this time in their young lives.
Space will be limited in each of the four week modules to 14 participants. I want to make sure I am able to give each student the time and attention needed.
Modules will cover basic postures (asanas) for a specific area of the body each week. We will learn ways to warm up , postures to strengthen and/or stretch, and how to focus on listening to the body. We will touch on putting the postures learned into a flow and the importance of cooling down. Lessons will be geared towards teaching students how to turn off outside distractions and truly hear what their bodies are telling them. Learning how to listen to what your body needs is an invaluable tool and life lesson. We will touch on meditation, breathing techniques, and the importance of self-acceptance.
Four week sessions will be $25 per student. You can sign your child up on-line, by phone or at the Health Fair on January 23rd, 2016. I will need you to fill out a health liability form before he/she will be able to participate. If you choose the on-line option go to the class schedule page and click on the workshops tab on the Mind/Body Site. You will be required to create an account to use this option.
Sessions have been broken down into two age groups. Middle school 5th,6th graders and Junior High 7th, 8th graders. Classes will be from 4:45-5:30 pm on Mondays or Wednesdays. In February the Middle School group will meet on Mondays ( FEB 1st, 8th,22nd, and 29th) Junior High Group will meet on Wednesdays (FEB. 3rd, 10th, 17th,and 24th) The age groups will flip flop days in MARCH.
Junior High group will meet Mondays (MAR.7th,14th,21st,and 28th. Middle School group will meet Wednesdays (MAR. 9th,16th,23rd,and 30th).
I'm looking forward to teaching "Tweens again!