What is Tween Yoga?
The tween yoga classes and workshops encourage self-empowerment and self-acceptance in young teen girls and boys. Yoga, pranayama (breathing practices) and meditation are introduced in a safe and non-competitive environment. Classes are structured to provide strengthening poses to support posture, restorative yoga and meditation to support mental health and clarity.
The Summer Yoga Empowerment Series and tween Hour of Power circles for girls ages 8-12 serve as an introduction to yoga philosophy through a variety of song, craft and movement to assist the typical young teen girl in managing her increasingly socially complex and achievement-oriented world.
Jedi Yoga for young boys ages 8-12 is a physically and energetic class that explores the mind-body connection through yoga philosophy, postures, breath work and mindfulness meditation. Jedi warriors are noble defenders of peace and justice, they value wisdom, knowledge, inquiry, and patience. Each class explores the two sides of the ‘Force’: the Light side and the Dark side, through stories, discussion and imaginative mindful activities. Lessons emphasize respect, kindness, and peaceful Jedi warrior traits (courage, compassion, honor) to bring balance to the ‘Force.’
Summer 2017 Yoga Empowerment Series for Girls Mon 7/16 – Thurs 7/20, 2017 – 1:00-2:30p ~ $100
Tween Yoga Series ~ FALL 2017 (10 weeks) ~ $180 or $20 drop-in (by permission of instructor)
Tween Hour of Power ~ FALL 2017 (10 weeks) ~ $180 or $25 drop-in (by permission of instructor)
Weekly Topics include:
1 Self reflective journaling prompts
2 Positive vs negative words and phrases
3 I am…affirmation
4 Goals and dreams: Reach for the stars
6 Mindful mandala coloring
7 Make a difference-discover a cause (purpose)
8 Sharing kindness.
9 Aromatherapy and Self care
10 Foodie: Healthy eating.
The ‘Force’ is an invisible energy that surrounds all living things. Class will begin with centering on the breath, and a sharing circle based on self-awareness concepts using the energy centers that lie along our spine (chakras), and the eight limbs of yoga philosophy. Combing mindful activities, breath awareness, and creative Jedi warrior yoga poses, we will awaken the Force within.
MONTHLY TWEEN WORKSHOPS for Girls ~ $25 Please register directly for the workshop of your choice through our online calendar
Fall/Winter 2017-18 Schedule of events ~ Saturdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm
- November 18, 2017 ~ Tween Jewelry Making workshop
- December 9, 2017 ~ Tween Gift Making workshop
- January 20, 2018 ~ Essential Oils workshop
- February 10, 2018 ~ Tween Zen Doodling
- March 10, 2018 ~ Tween Spa Yoga