This welcoming practice introduces children to yoga teaching flexibility and strength as well as self-soothing breathing techniques. Practicing yoga poses encourages children to clear their mind and focus, building self-confidence and coordination while teaching respect for self and others. This focus translates to the ability to act and behave mindfully and with compassion, to be brave, to know happiness and to find an inner peace. While building strength, lengthening muscles, increasing balance and learning to listen to the breath, students will also develop techniques to handle stress.
Please bring a yoga mat, optional blocks and yoga strap as well as an optional journal and writing utensil.
About Our Instructor: Courtney Fine
Courtney, is a mom of three girls, a six time Boston Marathoner, running coach, RYT 200 yoga instructor, certified Chopra Meditation Instructor, and Reiki trained. She is passionate about sharing her love of fitness and mindfulness with others. With an in-depth knowledge of running, yoga, and meditation, she also has Master’s in Special Education, allowing her to connect with a wide audience of runners, yogis and children. Courtney finds time daily to spend on her mat in order to create space in her head and focus on her mind/body connection. Today’s world is a very busy one, often leaving us feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and not focusing on our own needs. Courtney’s classes will teach you the importance of self-care, while leaving you feeling deeply stretched and with increased strength both mentally and physically. She fosters a community feeling to her classes where everyone has a place and will feel safe and supported. Whether you are new to yoga/meditation or a seasoned practitioner, you will leave Courtney’s classes feeling supported and with something new to practice or think about both on and off the mat.