Teen Yoga for Stress Relief Series
September 29th– October 13th
Teens face many of the same stressors as adults do, as well as others unique to adolescence. Yoga was been proven to be a helpful and healthful way for teens to release stress and learn to find balance
- Students will learn breathing techniques, mindfulness, Yoga postures and relaxation methods
- All Yoga experience levels are welcome to attend
- Students ages 12 years and up
- Ask us about using your health plan or wellness debit card for this class
By now the physical benefits resulting from a regular yoga practice are well established and accepted. The mental and psychological effects, however, can be somewhat harder to prove. Helping to do just that, Harvard Medical School has released a study, co-led by Jessica Noggle, Ph.D., on the psychological benefits of yoga on teenagers in 11th and 12th grade. Published in the April issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the study concluded that yoga may “serve a preventative role in adolescent mental health” by providing teens with beneficial ways to deal with stress and trauma, instead of falling into the dangerous and destructive behavioral patterns so prevalent in high schools across the country.