01. August 2019 - 16:00
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Yoga for Teens, 8 week course | Sprout and Bean Yoga Studio | Thursday, 01. August 2019

With the unique stresses and pressure that this phase of life brings, Yoga can offer tools to help. We start class with relaxation and even a short guided imagery; teens undergo a lot of stress in their day to day lives, so we always kick off with a moment to quiet down and be present.
We now accept Active Kids Vouchers. $100 towards the cost of Yoga! Supplied by the NSW Government.
We are running an eight week program for teens ages 13-18 which is specifically tailored for them. Empowering and accessible for all levels of experience. This class is offered by Kate, Yoga teacher, Ayurveda student and CEP with Yoga Alliance (Continuing Education Provider). Kate has a passion for empowering teens with Yoga, through body and breath awareness, self care and developing strength.
Classes run on the following dates
August 1,8,15, 22 and 29. 
September  3, 10 and 17.
Each participant is given a ten class pass, if they miss any week they will be free to attend any other class on the timetable. The ten class pass will have two additional classes on it that can be used at the studio or the participant can attend a class with a friend.
Kate has training in Purna Yoga (level 1, level 2 and Cert IV) as well as specialised Teen Yoga training with Rainbow kids Yoga. Kates approach centers around six points, as suggested by her teacher Gopala Amir:
1. Mutual Respect
I strive to treat young people with respect, as equals. 
2. Open Communication
Listen a lot, talk a little, and give advice only when asked. 
Teen Yoga classes are not about what I planned to teach them, but about them and what they need from me. This is a hard time for them where self-esteem is concerned, so I teach and model, how to love, respect, and appreciate their bodies.
3.Going within
Teenage life is full of challenges. Finding who you are and going against the current is hard work and can create conflict with parents and with peers. Life is very busy and very noisy for most teens, so they really appreciate being quiet for a bit and going within.
4. Challenge them
In this class Teens are invited to challenge themselves with progressively more difficult poses or practices that require concentration and teamwork. I guide their work and exploration with encouragement lots of positive feedback.
5. Giving them more than poses
Teenagers are often curious about meditation, Sanskrit, the history and philosophy of yoga, healthy eating, and even Ayurveda. Along side our poses, conversations naturally pop up and we will explore other elements of Yoga according to interest.
6. Making it beautiful
Creating beautiful group sequences will engage your students in the poses for an extended period of time and give them a sense of achievement. I will always allow time for them to be creative and add their own elements; this is what makes it their Yoga and not mine!