Pre-Teen and Teen Yoga & Mindfulness, Tools to Relax, Focus and Build Confidence – Age 9 – 12
Date(s) - Apr/17 - Jun/05
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
New Era Creative Space (NECS)
Tuesday 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
8 Weeks, April 17 – June 5
Drop in $15/session
Limited scholarship for Peekskill Residents. To take advantage please email email@example.com or call 914-325-1053.
According to research: As a means of providing a unified mind/body experience, yoga has few equals. The combination of deliberate movement and inner-directed attention can be quite powerful. – Journal of Behavioral Practice 2009
Mindfulness practice is associated with reduced distress, anxiety and behavioral reactivity, and improved self-awareness and sleep among youth. – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 2010
Students who practiced mindful breathing reported that they were better able to focus, relax, reduce anxiety before taking a test, and make better decisions when in conflict. – Journal of Applied School of psychology 2005
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.
Register now by filling and completing form below, CLICK HERE to download form, complete and mail with payment to New Era Creative Space (NECS), 1016 Brown Street, Peekskill NY 10566.
Class Taught by Marta Gil
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.