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Yoga-Art-Teens

Yoga-Art-Teens is a nonprofit organization that offers the opportunity for teens to learn and practice yoga. It is a ten week program offered in the fall and spring that targets teenagers in middle and high school. But it’s not just about moving through postures on a mat.  Students will engage in character building activities to promote positive thinking, and learn respect, kindness, and compassion for self and others through improving their self confidence and self esteem.  Daily journaling will be recommended to help students reflect and retain lessons, as well as improve their creative expression.  Lessons support co-curricular objectives such as physical education, art, basic anatomy, history, and self reflection.

 

Karma yoga (Sanskrit: कर्म योग), (also known as Buddhi Yoga) or the “discipline of action” is based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Sanskrit scripture of Hinduism. Of the four paths to realization, Karma Yoga is the science of achieving perfection in action. Selfless action and service to others are emphasized in this type of yoga. Karma Yoga is selfless service unto humanity. If you have a favorite charity, that you would like to see Be Yoga feature, please email Michelle Seymour, michelle@beyogaclt.com.

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Want to know how you can help? Here’s how:

Volunteer or Donate

http://www.yogarteens.org/#!become-a-volunteer/c1dwa

Donation Class

Annual Wellness & Craft Open House with Karma Yoga Class
Saturday 12/3
2-4:30pm @ Carmel
Beautiful handmade crafts made by Be Yoga Staff
3pm Karma Yoga Class benefiting Yogarteens
with Grace Millsap & Allie Rogers leading 75 minutes of light-hearted and playful flow
FREE Mini Healing & Yoga Sessions
Karma classes are a suggested donation of $5 or any amount you would like to contribute.

Yoga-Art-Teens

Yoga-Art-Teens is a nonprofit organization that offers the opportunity for teens to learn and practice yoga. It is a ten week program offered in the fall and spring that targets teenagers in middle and high school. But it’s not just about moving through postures on a mat.  Students will engage in character building activities to promote positive thinking, and learn respect, kindness, and compassion for self and others through improving their self confidence and self esteem.  Daily journaling will be recommended to help students reflect and retain lessons, as well as improve their creative expression.  Lessons support co-curricular objectives such as physical education, art, basic anatomy, history, and self reflection.

 

Happy November and December!  There’s only two more months to spend time on your mat in 2016, so hope to see you in the studio for some extra grounding during one of the busiest times of the year.  It may seem counterintuitive, but somehow making space for a few extra deep breaths coupled with an awareness of feeling the spirit of grace can bring such a sense of peace.  At the end of the year we try and partner with an organization focused on helping kids, and this year is no exception.  We’re partnering again for the 4th year in a row with Yoga-Art-Teens, an organization founded here in Charlotte by local yoga teacher Kelsey Cash.  Kelsey combined her love of yoga with her commitment to inspire her students as a middle school art teacher, and Yoga-Art-Teens was the result.  Yoga-Art-Teens is focused on empowering teens through the art of yoga and promoting a strong foundation for everyday life.

The first Yoga-Art-Teens program was offered in 2013 at Quail Hollow Middle School, with 32 students enrolled in the program.  The teens practice yoga before school to get their day started with a strong body, open heart, and clear mind.  By combining the physical postures of yoga as well as the life lessons of yoga philosophy, students are able to get stronger in their bodies, and feel more confident in themselves.  This year the program (called Yogartkids) has expanded into elementary schools targeting grades 3-5. 

For more information, here is the local website where you can learn more about Yoga-Art-Teens and how yoga is making a difference for kids – www.yogarteens.org