KIDS/TEEN YOGA SERIES:
Adults who do yoga intuitively know the mental changes it can bring about – and of course, the science shows this more and more every day. Yoga for children is an obvious extension: We want our kids to grow up more balanced and more calm than we did! Studies have found additional benefits of yoga with children– like improved self-regulation, attention and working memory, and benefits in academic performance. The physical benefits of yoga are one thing, but the mental and emotional benefits are another. For kids, who come from all different backgrounds and levels of family support, teaching these skills can make a huge difference in their lives, as well as their behaviour.
New to yoga? Yoga is an amazing practice of connection through your mind, body and soul. The benefits of practicing yoga are endless and the best part is that you’re never too young or too old to begin a yoga practice.We understand that beginning a yoga practice can be intimidating, so this fall we are featuring a beginner yoga series. You will learn the learn the fundamentals of yoga – from what yoga is to how to choose the right mat, from basic form to breath work and more.
Wednesday Mornings Mindfulness Classes:
Starting Wednesday October 7th as an opportunity to gather either in-person (space limited) or tune in online to share in the practice of mindfulness.
Each class will include a 25-minute guided meditation practice, along with a short introduction to the practice and instruction on posture. We may also include simple breathwork and the use of sound (mantra repetition or toning) in some classes.
The idea behind this class is that we explore various ways in which we can access the practice of meditation, with the understanding that there is no such thing as one right way. Each class will be 60 minutes long and will end with a short guided relaxation practice as well as a few minutes of open space for conversation or questions.
Do I need to have meditation experience to take part?
No, you do not. I will provide instruction and we will have room for questions at the end of every class. It is my aim to offer a class that will be equally beneficial for those with experience as well as for those who are new to the practices of mindfulness.