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Kids and Teen Classes

Support kids and teens while helping them find balance, become self-aware, focus, and relax. 


 

Why Yoga for Kids and Teens? 

Children deal with many distractions, temptations, overstimulation, and peer pressure. Schools are challenged to do more with less and be creative in how they reach even the most isolated child. Yoga is a low-cost, helpful tool that can have a positive impact on children.

 

What are the Benefits of Yoga for Kids and Teens? 

  • Teaches children how to take a moment to themselves and breathe
  • Promotes mental clarity
  • Helps shy children who may withdraw from group activity
  • Enhances flexibility, challenging muscles that may not be used routinely
  • Refines gross and fine motor skills
  • Encourages mindfulness and a mind-body connection
  • Fosters patience
  • Decrease aggressive behavior, hyperactivity, and social withdrawal in children with ASD and ADHD

 

What will Kids and Teens Learn? 

  1. Breath Awareness: Breathing exercises can energize kids or encourage relaxation, depending on what you teach. Different games and techniques help kids connect to how their bodies feel as a result of deep breathing. Focus increases, as does their breathing and lung capacity. Stress is naturally reduced and healthy hormones are released.
  2. Balance: 
  3. Stretching:
  4. Self-Awareness & Focus:
  5. Meditation & Relaxation:

 

Kids FUN Yoga w/ Gail Rowan

Saturdays at 12:30p – 1:30p

Gail Rowan

Gail has been happily practicing for about 20 years. She is a special education teacher in the Northern Burlington School District in New Jersey. She is currently teaching sixth grade. However, she has taught preschool up until the eighth grade. She has coached for Girls on the Run and coordinated and instructed her school’s Arts and Crafts club for two years.

 

“Is this yoga or exercise? I thought yoga was boring. This is so fun! How did I get tired and awake at the same time?”

“Oh no! I don’t want it to be over yet! I could do this forever!”

Private Lessons

New to yoga? Do you want one-on-one attention to improve your practice? Or do you have special needs that won’t be addressed in a group setting? Try private lessons with one of our experienced instructors.

For more info contact Jen Leary, Wellness Director, at jen.leary.airmid@gmail.com