Zen Family Yoga
21 Arch Street
Teen program at Zen is year-round because teens who do yoga and have more Zen in their lives. I dedicate my life to helping teens build inner strength and coping skills. I have 25 years of communications experience, so I also help the teens identify what it is they are feeling and how to communicate those feelings to others. Good communication skills are more important now than ever because of social media.
To me, the teen program is the perfect mix between learning about your body through yoga, breathing and alignment, life skills, communication skills, learning how to not project your feelings onto others, learning coping skills for anxiety and depression, making new friends who are all learning how to become vulnerable and "real" together without judgements, and having fun just like at a summer camp.
A Zen Teen Community is being developed, as it's part of my vision with Zen. A teen/mom weekend retreat is launching this Fall with the launch of my book/workbook. I am super excited how my book is coming along, and feeling so happy to offer this. I read excerpts from my book to my teen camp this summer, and they have some wonderful feedback.
I am eternally grateful to watch amazing teens grow each moment while they are at Zen. As each teen is different, each teen will benefit in a different way from the Zen programs.
Zen has a revolving program where the teens signs on for 150 hours at Zen, and spends every other Sunday at Zen.
Teens who are in the program have opportunities to work Zen birthday parties and get tips, and also help me teach weekly kids classes at Zen.
At Zen, teens learn proper alignment and posture, yoga poses, yoga philosophy, law of attraction, the power of positive thinking, the power of listening to how the body feels in situations, what it means to be emotionally mature, and how to be true to yourself. We learn how to breathe properly and slowly.
I, along with other experts I may bring in, will teach mat and aerial yoga disciplines, proper alignment/flow, breathing techniques, and how to become yoga instructors. This is a specially designed yoga program created just for the teen. The teens will learn powerful life lessons and coping skills that will take them through their lives.
-Yoga class with emphasis on alignment, breath and benefits of each pose
-Aerial silks play
-Balance boards play
-Openness; no judgments ever at Zen
-Women building up other women (a true queen helps fix the crowns of other women)
-Making ourselves the best version of ourselves every day