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Friday, August 30, 2013

New! Light with Laura - Teen Yoga Series

Two 4-Week Sections Starting Sunday, October 6th 

We are pleased to announce the first two sessions of Light with Laura, a creative new program developed by NESCA Yoga Specialist Laura McEvoy, M.Ed., who doubles as a high school guidance counselor.

Each consisting of four hour-long classes, these programs are ideal for student-athletes who would like to learn how yoga can build endurance, strength, balance and flexibility through various postures. But, more importantly, each class will be an hour of self-care that will help participants navigate the ups and downs of life as a teenager, through mind-quieting techniques and meditation.

Some benefits could include increased strength, balance, focus, relaxation, injury-prevention and reduced athletic performance anxiety.

Where:  NESCA, 55 Chapel Street, 2nd Floor
                   Newton, MA 02458

When:   Section I - 12:00 Noon - 1:00pm,
                   October  6, 13, 20 and 27th (All Sundays)

               Section II - 12:00 Noon - 1:00pm,
                    November  3, 10, 17 and 24th (All Sundays)

Cost:      $100 per student per section (4 sessions), in
                   advance. Sessions not available individually.

A minimum of four students must register for a section to take place, and enrollment in each will be limited to six participants. Students who miss a session may take a make-up class in the next section, space permitting.

Other candidates include high-achieving female student-athletes (junior or senior), struggling with perfectionism, anxiety or OCD. As both a guidance counselor and coach, McEvoy has seen many high school girls who would benefit from this "relief" from their draining, competitive, and at times, anxiety-producing schedules. Many sports do not foster body-mind awareness as yoga does. These classes may counterbalance a teen girl's stressful schedule.

To enroll in either section or both, or for additional information, please call 617-658-9800, or email Laura McEvoy at lmcevoy@nesca-newton.com.

About Laura McEvoy, M.Ed., Yoga Specialist

Laura McEvoy earned her Masters of Education in School Counseling from Cambridge College and has been a guidance counselor in both a middle school and high school.

Additionally, she is recently most proud of planning and developing the beginnings of the fourth recovery high school in Massachusetts, where she has had the opportunity to share the gift of yoga.

Ms. McEvoy is hoping her philosophy of healing and strengthening through spirit, mind, and body will resonate with each student she works with. Laura's fitness teaching methodology involves creating space and compassion for each yoga student, and exploring the “whole person."

She started practicing yoga about ten years ago, focusing on Bikram and heated power yoga. A few years ago, Laura became more interested in gentle yoga and meditation, and began her 200-hour training with the Fitness Resource Association. Laura uses alignment principles, breathing techniques, and Vinyasa flow to guide students in a fun practice.

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