Teen Yoga & Mindfulness
Teen Yoga and Mindfulness Classes are inclusive, empowering and calming classes. Their aim is to help each teen feel good about themselves, others and the world around them.
The teenage years are a time when the brain, mind and body undergo huge changes and developments. Teen Yoga gives teens a space and the tools to release energy and emotions. This means they can find a place of inner calm and relax so that they feel positive about who they are and what they can do.
I can be myself – there are no judgemental 16 year olds here.
The games are fun and it is a great way to let go of stress at the end of the school week.
I love that there are no phones and we can totally relax.
My current teen yoga course is for students aged 11 – 16.
It is on Fridays term time from 4.45 – 5.45pm at the Scout Hut, Flamsteed Road, Cambridge, CB1 3QU.
It costs £4 a session, payable for the term. You are welcome to come and try a session any time for £4.
Yoga mats, snacks and drinks are provided.
Ultimately, yoga is about being kind to yourself. Teen yoga gives you the opportunity to learn techniques that will help you to do this. This means tools to relax, to release tension from your body and mind and to feel good about yourself. In my teen yoga sessions, you have a space away from the stresses of school, home, work, friends and social media to be yourself. Most of all, each class is fun, relaxed and calming.
Above all, yoga is not a sport. Luckily, you do not have to be sporty or fit or flexible to join in! This is because yoga in non-competitive. It’s main focus is to bring calm to the body and mind.
After a busy week, how everyone is feeling when they arrive dictates the theme of the teen yoga and mindfulness class. That is, if everyone is tired, the class focus is more on relaxing or energising. However, when most people are feeling energetic, we work with that energy to enjoy moving through games and yoga.
Essentially, yoga teaches that no emotion or state of mind is fixed. In yoga, everything can be released or channelled to help you feel good. Through yoga games, poses and sequences, each student can explore how they are feeling and how this affects their bodies and minds. Over the course, you learn how to to strengthen or stretch, to be still or flow, to balance and focus or to release and free up. We focus on breathing properly and how this calms the emotions and mind. At the end, we finish each class with guided relaxation.
There is opportunity to reflect on what is going well at that moment and what is not be going well. We share ways that may help each teen to overcome any issues, including yoga practices. Students can share any thoughts, feelings and ideas that they want to in a safe, non-judgemental and supportive environment. Most importantly, there is time to talk together, to make new friends, to share ideas and experiences … or to just listen.
Wear comfortable clothes you can stretch in. For greater comfort, bring a jumper or a blanket for the relaxation part. Enjoy snacks and drinks at the end. Yoga mats are provided.
Sometimes being in a class setting is not be the best place for you / your teen to discover the many benefits of yoga. If you / your teen has a particular physical, emotional or mental health issue that practicing yoga may help to address, then I am very happy to teach you / your teen on a 121 basis (with an adult / carer present). There are many ways that yoga can soothe anxiousness, calm worries and fears, nurture self-esteem and self-confidence, or help a depressed person feel more positive. Please contact me below if you would like to find out more.
Anna Youngs is a fully trained and experienced Teen Yoga teacher, Primary School Teacher, kids yoga and family yoga teacher with DBS check, first aid certificate and full insurance.
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