Teenage Girls Yoga
Being a teenager is hard work. Navigating school, exams, extra curricular activities or just day to day life can be overwhelming and exhausting. Yoga is an excellent way to help you (or your child) deal with the intense emotional and physical changes that happen during adolescence.
Teenagers who practice yoga learn ways to actively relax, are less stressed and discover useful skills and habits that they can take with them when they leave school.
Our 8 week teenage courses are a great opportunity to have fun while learning helpful yoga, meditation and breathing techniques that will assist you in times of stress and anxiety.
What can you expect?
WEEKS 1 & 2:
Getting to know each other and what we hope to gain from the 8-week workshop. Based on everyone's needs, we make an overall plan for the 8 weeks that ensures everyone is getting what they want from the workshop. We start with a short meditation or a breathing practice and then we get to know some of the more common yoga poses and their benefits, such as: Cat/Cow, Downward Facing Dog, Cobra, Child's Pose, Twists, and some standing poses such as Forward Bends, Warrior I, Warrior II, Crescent Pose and Tree Pose. We finish with a guided relaxation.
WEEKS 3 & 4:
We start with a short meditation or a breathing practice. Then, depending on what the group has decided they need from the workshop, we generally get a bit more creative in weeks 3 & 4 - adding some more challenging poses as well as partnering up to help build a sense of connection and support in reaching our goals. We finish as always with a guided relaxation.
WEEKS 5 & 6:
We start with a short meditation or breathing practice. If the group has decided they want a more energised practice, we might introduce some vinyasa (flowing movement and connection with the breath) during weeks 5 & 6. On the other hand, if relaxation is what they're craving, we may focus on a more restorative practice, using props like pillows and bolsters to support our bodies into restful and restorative positions. We finish with a guided meditation.
WEEKS 7 & 8:
We again begin with a meditation or breathing practice. The group generally chooses what they would like to focus on for the last two weeks based on what they have learned in the previous six classes. This may include yoga poses for specific physical and/or mental and emotional conditions, yoga to music, restorative yoga or yoga nidra (deep relaxation), partner yoga, and group poses. We end with a guided relaxation.