Yoga & Mindfulness – Learn Tools to Build Character and Handle Daily Challenges
10 Weeks, Oct 2 – Dec 4
Discounted Tuition $100 (Peekskill Residents with hardship)
Drop in $18/session
Age 12 – 18
Every week we will practice yoga postures, learn various breathing and relaxation techniques, as well as learn the principles of Yamas and Niyamas broken down into an easy way for kids to understand.
Learn effective yogic tools to handle life’s challenges facing teens such as stress, anger, anxiety, and depression. Practice breathing techniques to calm, energize, and balance the nervous system, practice flowing sequences, challenging poses, partner and group poses, restorative yoga, and deep relaxation. Enhances performance in and enjoyment of sports and other extracurricular activities. No Mats Required.
Marta is a certified family and children’s yoga teacher and a holistic health coach. As a yoga instructor, she has been certified by Tara Rachel Jones – Flower Yoga School. This particular approach to yoga consists of not only asanas (physical exercises/ postures), but also proper breathing, relaxation, positive thinking, and elements of healthy diet. Marta believes that an early start in practicing yoga gives children and youth an excellent tool for self-regulation, stress reduction, better concentration, as well as building body strength and flexibility. It also helps in building a positive self-image. It’s a noncompetitive activity that conditions children and youth to deal much more easily with stressful situations. It balances their bodies and minds, and helps in building a strong character, based on universal positive values. Classes for teens have elements of yoga philosophy, mental self-care, and age appropriate modified postures – more like an adult class.