DATES: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
TIME: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
LOCATION: Aluma Yoga
COST: $45/session or $105 for the entire series
Ignite Your Dreams: A Workshop Series for Kids 8 and Above is an innovative and unique three-part workshop for kids and young adults, led by Aluma Yoga instructor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Robin Contino. Our goal is to provide a comfortable space for our young participants to make connections with themselves and others and learn valuable techniques that will inspire them to dream big, focus, and take action. Each session begins with a yoga practice and a period of "active visioning" of the life and goals they'd like to achieve, followed by learning a specific technique they'll be able to utilize for the rest of their lives. Kids can participate in one, two, or all three sessions.
Session One - February 17
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), also known as "tapping."
This is an evidenced-based therapeutic approach, where kids will learn to use their own hands to tap on the same acupressure points used in traditional acupuncture to promote emotional balance. Tapping releases stress and negative emotions, replacing them with calmness and positive beliefs.
Session Two - February 24
As adults, we've all heard about the many benefits of meditation, but possibly struggle with the practice. Kids, on the other hand, are naturally more open to it, because they have fewer mental barriers, biases, and pre-determined beliefs. Robin will introduce this technique to them in an approachable manner, allowing them to experience increased focus, self-esteem, and love for self and others.
Session Three - March 3
Alternate Nostril Breathing
Conscious breathing techniques are simple, yet powerful. The specific technique Robin will teach participants of this session, called alternate nostril breathing, has a long history in yoga, and works by balancing the two hemispheres of the brain. It clears the mind, calms the nervous system, and focuses attention.
Robin M. Contino is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C,) yoga enthusiast and instructor (200-RYT,) wife, and mom of two children, with a passion and expertise in self-care and action. She integrates mind/body approaches with evidenced based theories and techniques to achieve wellbeing. Over the last 20 years, her career has taken her all over the world promoting dignity and wellbeing to individuals, families, and communities. Robin has worked in leadership at the US Peace Corps and Catholic Relief Services, as well as had private practices in counseling and lifestyle coaching for over 20 years, both in the US and overseas.