Your Teen's Brain on Yoga & Mindfulness
For Better Grades, Impulse Control, Learning, Athletic Performance And More
With Nichole Bukowski
September 8th, 1:30-3PM - $25
Your teen's brain is like a fertile garden teeming with seeds waiting to take root. There are seeds for learning new languages, impulse control, assertive communication, writing and math skills, study skills, focus and concentration, and grit and perseverance. However, there are also seeds for lack of impulse control, addictive behaviors, passive / aggressive communication, quitting when things are challenging. The seeds that get attention and care are the ones that grow into skills, habits, and ways of being in your teen's life today and into the future.
Learn how yoga and mindfulness help teens learn to grow the habits and skills that help them succeed in school, sports, music, positive and healthy friendships, addiction avoidance (including technology and substances), working through challenges, and cultivating a healthy self-esteem. The workshop will discuss how the use of breath work, body movement, poses, and mindfulness empowers teens to have the patience, will-power, and courage to develop healthy boundaries, navigate adversity, and avoid damaging temptations.
This workshop is recommended for coaches, parents, guardians, educators, and anyone who lives or works with teenagers.
SPA Yoga® Workshop
With Erin Devereaux
September 15th, 1:30-3PM - $25
SPA Yoga® is a slow-flow, floor-based, whole-body sensory experience based on Fluid Yoga® sequencing. By engaging all five of the senses with soft candlelight, soothing music, aromatherapy, lots of hands-on assists and a renewed awareness of taste (and sometimes chocolate!), SPA Yoga® aligns practitioners with the inner wisdom of deep relaxation. The physical practice takes time to open the body’s subtle energy and prepares students to experience new depths of awareness in an extended, guided shavasana. Be prepared to feel like you just walked out of a SPA.
Advance registration highly encouraged.
Game Changer Girls
Elevate Your Athletics, Academics, & More
With Nichole Bukowski
$99 for 8 Week Series
Sunday September 16th - Sunday November 11th, 3:30 - 4:30PM
*Skips Sunday October 7th, during Columbus Day Weekend
In Game Changer Girls, the teen athlete learns how to feel and direct the way they are breathing and pay attention to how this impacts their emotions and thoughts. They learn how to notice an emotion with awareness instead of letting an emotion overtake them. They learn how to be aware of thoughts in a way that gives them power of their choices, instead of acting from impulse. A Game Changer Girl learns that they are truly the game changer of their life as an athlete, student, friend, teammate, and most importantly captain and coach of their life.
Each week of the Game Changer Girl series focuses on cultivating a skill through breath work, yoga postures and stretches, and mindfulness practices. These skills include but are not limited to self-awareness, resilience, perseverance, focus, commitment, trust, and more. The Game Changer Girl will feel more confident, less overwhelmed by the pressures of school, sports, friends, family, and more in control of her daily life.
This series is open to all teenagers in grades 9-12 at the high school level. Teens who will be participating in fall athletics and enrolled or interested in participating in athletics in another season are encouraged to Become a Game Changer Girl. If there's doubt of the time commitment to this series during the school year, know that this program will give one back time, through teaching the skills of focus, distraction elimination, breathing into quality sleep, shifting thoughts of anxiety and worry, etc.
Parents & Coaches, you are encouraged to attend the Your Teen's Brain on Yoga & Mindfulness workshop to understand how important and valuable yoga & mindfulness is for teenagers.
Discover Yin Yoga: Antidote to a Yang World
With Amanda Baldi
October 13th, 1:30-3:00PM - $25
Yin Yoga is a complementary practice to dynamic, active vinyasa classes. Characterized by long, passive holds, Yin Yoga safely strengthens and lengthens connective tissue throughout the body, including ligaments, joints, and tendons. Physically, Yin Yoga restores and helps maintain natural mobility of the joints. Energetically, Yin opens the body's meridian system, improving the flow of chi throughout the body and supporting emotional equilibrium. Mentally, Yin emphasizes a state of stillness that helps us to access and cultivate greater patience, compassion, and self-awareness.
In this workshop, we will uncover the Daoist history of Yin yoga, explore major meridians from Traditional Chinese Medicine, discuss the physical and subtle benefits, and explore the physical practice. Recommended for those with a strong vinyasa practice, as well as those looking to gain greater mobility and ease particularly in the lower body.