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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Therapeutic Yoga Opportunities at NESCA This Summer!


May 23, 2015

If you have been considering therapeutic yoga for your child but have had trouble fitting it into your busy school year, summer can be the ideal time to bring yoga into your child's life.

Our therapeutic yoga teachers can introduce your child to yoga, help them develop valuable self-awareness and self-regulation skills and lay the foundation for a lifelong healthy practice.

We offer flexible scheduling in the summer, and do our best to work around camp and vacation plans. Limited spaces are still available for individual therapeutic yoga sessions as well as the Yoga Connects parent-child program for children and young adults with ASD and other developmental challenges.

Special Summer Programs for Girls 9 - 12

In addition to these ongoing services, School Guidance Counselor and Certified Yoga Instructor Ann-Noelle McCowan is offering two special summer programs specifically designed to support girls ages 9-12 and their parents.

Ann-Noelle McCowan, M.S., RYT
NESCA receives many inquiries about our yoga program from families with daughters aged 9-12. This doesn't surprise therapeutic yoga teacher Ann-Noelle McCowan, M.S., RYT, a school counselor who has been working with pre-teens and teens since 2001.

Beginning during the later elementary years, girls experience increased academic expectations, growing awareness of how they compare to others, stronger and more complex social relationships, developing independence from family, and the onset of puberty with its accompanying mood fluctuations and sense of their body and body image. This is a challenging time for parents as well as they navigate how best to stay connected to their child while supporting their transition into the teenage years.

Self-awareness and empowerment group: For girls ages 9-12. This six-week summer class includes yoga practice, mindfulness exercises, yoga games, group discussion and guided relaxation. Participating girls will build a solid toolbox of self-awareness and self-regulation strategies. Be strong, be calm and have fun!

Parent group: For parents of girls ages 9-12. In this four-week evening series, Ann-Noelle will provide invaluable insight from her 14 years of working with pre-teens, teens and their parents into what is happening developmentally, emotionally and socially with your pre-teen girl.

Learn strategies to understand and communicate peacefully with your daughter, enjoy the support/validation from a confidential cohort of parents and then enjoy a chance to relax and take care of yourself. Sessions will include some lecture, group discussion and gentle yoga practice. No yoga experience is necessary.

Hannah Gould, M.Ed., RYT
Both groups will begin after July 4th, with specific times and days TBD based on interest and availability.

Please register early!

To register or for more information about these groups or our other therapeutic yoga services, contact Hannah Gould, at hgould@nesca-newton.com or 617-640-0450.

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