Treetop Yoga (3A Pond Rd, Gloucester) welcomes our local teen girls this Sunday for a specialty workshop. Teenage yoga is an excellent way to help your child deal with the overwhelming emotional and physical changes that she goes through during adolescence. This workshop will introduce girls to basic yoga poses and connect the poses through a fun flow. We will also find support from each other with partner poses and games. Finally, there will be a short conversation period to learn how to use either breathing techniques or the yoga practice to help calm the mind when girls face stressful moments in the classroom, on the playing field, or during everyday social interactions. Pre-register HERE.
“I was feeling really stressed out in math class the other day, but I pretended I was in Savasana at my desk, and it helped me finish my work. It was crazy. No one knew I was sitting there doing yoga!” ~ Seventh Grader, Salem Public Schools
Erin McKay is a former public middle school educator and mom to four children. She is a certified yoga teacher for Treetop Yoga and has received specialty training for kids yoga through Pretzel Kids Yoga and the Baptiste Foundation Unstoppable Program. She teaches tween and teen yoga through the Salem YMCA for the Salem Public Schools and has taught yoga in local Gloucester schools, the Sawyer Free Library, and for local sports teams. Erin has seen the value of yoga for her own children as a supplement to their sports activities and academic demands, but her experience with at risk youth has been most impactful in proving that this practice can offer kids of any age the opportunity to find calm through breath, mindfulness or movement.