The comprehensive discipline of yoga provides two essentials for children and teens: Emotional nourishment and physical fitness. Creating calm and balanced minds while building strong and flexible bodies.
Aside from the physical benefits, yoga teaches children and teens techniques for coping with the unique issues they're faced with everyday—insecurity about their changing bodies, the enormous pressure to fit in, stressful schedules, and uncertainty about their beliefs and their futures.
Yoga is rooted in mindfulness – becoming aware of our physical self through movement, while merging mind and body to the present moment. The practice enhances self-awareness, compassion, attention, creativity and empathy. It provides the skills to be calm, resilient, and grounded – forming the foundation to better connect with our inner-world and our surroundings.
Numerous studies have demonstrated the efficiency and benefits of yoga for children and teens - including special needs kids. Proving yoga’s positive impact on education, public behavior, psychosocial well being, and violence prevention. For a few research studies visit: Huffington Post or Bent on Learning Research.
“While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.” ~Angela Schwindt
School Programs: By collaborating with school administrators, physical education teachers, and/or school counselors Inner Light of Mine offers yoga and mindfulness classes to general ed, along with the special needs population. Serving grades K-12th as a phys. ed. elective, special event or after-school activity.
Workshops: Mindfulness and yoga workshops are available for parents and educators who want to incorporate stress-reducing, health-promoting techniques in their classrooms or at home.
Parties: Yoga parties are a unique, age appropriate, fun way to celebrate a birthday, or any occasion. All celebrations include basic or challenging yoga poses to upbeat music, creative breathing techniques, fun yoga games, relaxing time, henna, and so much more! Click here for more details on Inner Light of Mine special party events.
Private group classes or one-on-one: Gather a group of kids or teens for a weekly yoga class, or have solo private classes. The instructor will come to your home or venue and develop classes based on your specific needs, and goals.