This class is cancelled. Yoga for Girls Ages 9-14
In this class girls will explore a variety of yoga and mindfulness practices designed to promote strength, flexibility, concentration, and relaxation to both mind and body. Traditional yoga breathing exercises and poses will be combined with partner work, group challenges, and mindful games to create an engaging and supportive learning environment. Classes will end with restorative poses and guided relaxation/visualizations to promote a sense of calm. Girls will learn more about themselves, gain a better understanding of others, and learn to apply these skills in their everyday life.
No prior experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. $10 per class.
Leigh Sloss, M.Ed, RYT500, is a graduate of the YogaLife Institute's Comprehensive Yoga Therapy program and the 200 hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training program. Leigh is also a certified K-8 teacher and has a Masters in Education.
"I began practicing yoga in college and then as an elementary school teacher as a way of handling stress. As a new mom, I found that yoga helped me learn to balance caring for myself while also caring for others. The more I learned about yoga philosophy the more I wanted to deepen my understanding of it. The 200 hour program at YogaLife was so profound for me that I felt the need to learn more in order to share it with others. Yoga Therapy feels like what I've always wanted to do for my life's work. It combines my many interests - education, psychology, movement, and spirituality.
My hope is to make yoga accessible to all people and to make it applicable to the real world. I enjoy sharing the benefits of yoga with people of all ages, and am particularly passionate about working with children dealing with stress and anxiety.
Yoga for me is about connection. First, it's a connection with ourselves on all levels. From that connection, we can grow to realize that we are all connected.”
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