Sun, Jan 17 | 2332 California Ave SW

Young Adult Yoga Workshop

YAY’s mission is to teach the everyday practice of the Eight Limbs of Yoga to inspire healthy habits, resiliency, and kindness in young adults.
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Young Adult Yoga Workshop

Time & Location

Jan 17, 1:00 PM – Feb 14, 3:00 PM
2332 California Ave SW, 2332 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA

About the Event

Age: 10 to 14 years old (age may vary depending on interest)

Cost: $500 ($325 for Spira annual members)

($325 for Spira annual members use promo code YAYoga2021 to activate discount - only for 12 month autopay contract or annual members)

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***This workshop will be in person and limited to 5 students during the pandemic. Strict COVID protocols will be enforced (including wearing masks at all times—see Spira’s COVID protocol LINKED HERE). Schedule subject to change depending on COVID Positivity Rate in Seattle.

About this Workshop Series

Spira and Young Adult Yoga (YAY) will offer a 5 week series of workshops. YAY’s mission is to teach the everyday practice of the Eight Limbs of Yoga to inspire healthy habits, resiliency, and kindness in young adults. Each workshop will include physical practice, a fun 8 Limbs focused activity, as well as, time for reflection, breath work, andmeditation. All abilities are welcome!

Week 1: Intro to Yoga

Week 2: The Yamas (Social Responsibilities)

Week 3: The Niyamas (Self-compassion and care)

Week 4: Breath/Meditation/Focus

Week 5: Oneness/Trusting your inner-self/Last Day Ceremony and Reflection

Why yoga for young adults?

· Great physical workout based in building core strength and mobility

· Promotes healthy eating and lifestyle habits

· Nurtures self -acceptance and ability to develop meaningful relationships

· Increases self-awareness

· Practices regulating thoughts and feelings in a productive way

· Teaches how to calm the mind, ease anxiety, and improve focus

Neuropsychiatrists know that resiliency and kindness is developed and strengthened in the ability of the child’s brain to practice reflection of thoughts and feelings and engage in compassionate relationships.

Do you have questions? Write us at YAYworkshops@gmail.com

If this sounds like it would be beneficial for the young adult in your family, but you are working with a restricted budget, please let us know. Our goal is to make yoga accessible to everyone while also ensuring businesses like Spira survive these challenging financial times.

About the Teachers

Kristen Tollini, Founder of Young Adult Yoga, LLC and Registered Yoga Teacher at Spira, is excited to merge her more recent love of Yoga with her 25 years of experience as a licensed mental health therapist and health advocate. Kristen has served as a child behavioral consultant, a community outreach child and family therapist, clinical supervisor of a therapeutic afterschool program at Johns Hopkins Hospital and is currently active in the field of health advocacy. Her passion is teaching younger members of our community the skills to care for their physical and mental health.

Cait Herman, Lead Teacher at Young Adult Yoga and Registered Yoga Teacher at Spira, is looking forward to sharing her 20 years of Yoga practice with the children and young adults of this community. Cait has experience teaching in the preschool setting, as well as, coaching youth gymnastics. Cait dedicated a good part of her life training as a gymnast and knows the importance of nutrition and psychology in sports and in life. Since the start of her yoga teacher journey, she knew her passion resonated with bringing Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation to young yogis.

The Research

“Suppose you read about a pill that you could take once a day to reduce anxiety and increase your contentment. Would you take it? Suppose further that the pill has a great variety of side effects, all of them good: increased self-esteem, empathy, and trust; it even improves memory. Suppose, finally, that the pill is all natural and costs nothing. Now would you take it? The pill exists. It is meditation.” – Jonathan Haidt

 Impact of a Yoga and Meditation Intervention on Students' Stress and Anxiety Levels 

 Yoga- and meditation-based lifestyle intervention increases neuroplasticity and reduces severity of major depressive disorder: A randomized controlled trial 

 Why Kindness Matters 

Harvard Health

Yoga for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Well-Being: Research Review and Reflections on the Mental Health Potentials of Yoga

Mindfulness and Neural Integration; Daniel Siegel, MD 

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