Yoga Calm Friendship Group – Class Series
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Help Your Child Develop Healthy Habits for a Lifetime of Wellness & Happiness.
In this class series children will learn simple Yoga Calm activities to develop self-regulation/control and friendship skills such as how to ask other children to play, negotiate what to play, play cooperatively, and give and take positive feedback. Each session will close with relaxation and storytelling to reinforce learning and help students discover their gifts.
What More They Will Learn
Yoga Calm gives children a practice and routine that integrates physical, mental, and emotional development.
Skills and activities covered include:
- Simple breathing techniques to slow down the nervous system, develop self-control and connect children with their feelings
- Yoga poses to release energy, learn compassion, and develop strength, concentration, and self-conﬁdence
- Games and process that develop patience, mindfulness,compassion, leadership, and other social/emotional skills
- Relaxation techniques and storytelling to calm the body and mind, and integrate physical, emotional and cognitive experiences
This class is open to all, ages 6 through 12, and is beneficial for children with attention and social difficulties. Through Yoga Calm practice, your child will develop more personal awareness and learn speciﬁc strategies
to maintain focus and manage their emotions and impulses. Over time, Yoga Calm skills and practices develop greater health, self-mastery and well-being. Contact us about suitability for your child.
Dates & Location
Thursdays, January 24- March 14, 2019
2:45 - 4:00pm
Still Moving Yoga
10040 SW 25th Ave
Portland, OR 97219
$140 Fee for 8-class series
More information [email protected] or call 503/757-2281
Lynea Gillen, LPC, RYT, is an award-winning author, speaker and pioneer in the field of health and wellness education for youth. From its development in a behavior classroom in a rural Oregon elementary school, her accredited Yoga Calm program is used by tens of thousands of educators and therapists each day in diverse settings, such Head Start programs, urban classrooms, occupational therapy clinics, children and teen psychiatric units at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, and at the Mayo Clinic.
Developing emotional literacy, community and resilience are the hallmarks of Lynea’s approach and are exemplified in her award-winning books and media: Yoga Calm for Children, Mindful Moments Cards, Good People Everywhere, Little Banty Chicken and, her latest, Little Book of Healing: A Coloring Book for Grief and Loss.
In addition to her current practice as a child and family counselor in Portland, Oregon, Lynea is also an adjunct professor at Portland State University and Lewis & Clark College, where she has created a dozen courses in counseling and special education. Lynea is a licensed professional counselor, holds an MS in Counseling in Education from PSU, is a TRE Trauma Releasing Exercise practitioner, and is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.
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