Yoga Calm® Groups for Children & Teens

Yoga and counseling can be an effective combination when working with children and teens who may be struggling with anxiety, stress at home or at school, anger, ADHD, as well as other behavioral and emotional challenges.  

A sense of community is created within the group by engaging in yoga poses, fun group games, processes and activities. 

Each yoga group combines the following to help children & teens develop and grow emotionally, mentally and physically:

  • breathing techniques

  • physical yoga poses

  • social/emotional games and         counseling tools

  • relaxation techniques

  • coping skills

  • wellness lessons

Based on the Yoga Calm® curriculum developed by Lynea and Jim Gillenchildren and teens will develop: 

  • social/emotional awareness and skills

  • communication skills

  • self-confidence

  • trust

  • empathy

  • leadership

  • teamwork

  • physical fitness 

  • character development

Yoga Calm focuses on the five principles of 
community, stillness, listening, strength, and grounding.

  • Community :: Activities focused on community provide opportunities to practice social and emotional skills. Learning these skills helps to nurture the ability to give and receive support, develop communication skills and compassion, as well as other skills necessary to live cooperatively with others.

  • Stillness :: Finding stillness within the mind and body allows the mind and body to become more self-aware. This helps develop self-control and self-regulation. Practicing stillness, and connecting to nature, allows one to create an inner peace to draw upon that can help during difficult or stressful situations. Stillness also helps develop the ability to focus and learn. 

  • Listening :: By listening to messages the heart, mind, and body have to say, students learn how to identify and discriminate between different feelings. They develop self-understanding, self-regulation, and reduce self-destructive behavior. By slowing down and connecting to the voice within helps guide oneself toward making healthier decisions.  

  • Strength :: Physical strength helps prevent injury and disease and develops capability, confidence, and self-esteem. Mental strength is the use of positive self-talk, respecting boundaries, and monitoring the things taken into the mind and body. Emotional strength is the ability to feel, identify, and express feelings without harming oneself or others. With improved mental and physical control, courage is developed to express emotions and discipline is developed to process the feelings that arise. 

  • Grounding :: Being aware in the present moment, connecting to the earth, and becoming physically present in the body develops a sense of safety, security, and control over one's environment. Becoming strong and grounded in the body and mind helps students learn they can call on their bodies, the earth, and people they trust to support them in times of need. 

How Do Programs Like Yoga Calm Help? 
Research has shown that:

• Simple breathing and biofeedback techniques calm the nervous system 
• Yoga poses and sequences release physical and emotional energy 
• Social/emotional games and counseling tools develop trust, compassion, 
communication, teamwork and leadership skills. 
• Relaxation techniques like storytelling, mental imagery and music calm the 
nervous system, and develop imagination 
• Lessons develop healthy life habits around food, exercise, electronic 
media and other life choices.

≈ Current Yoga Calm Groups ≈

Yoga Calm for Pre-Teen / Teen Girls

Strong Heart, Mind & Body

Imagine a world where our young girls are taught to celebrate and deeply cherish who they are. A world that protects them from messages from the media, and teaches them that self worth is not dependent on external standards.

This six to eight week program teaches girls to approach health in body, mind and heart from a place of self-respect. Yoga Calm teaches deep self esteem, develops skills to navigate social and emotional pressures, and celebrates diversity and the inner spirit.

This is an ongoing program

that rotates based on age group.

* No current groups going at this time

Yoga Calm groups will return in the fall. Enjoy your summer! 

New Yoga Calm Groups!
This is an ongoing program for girls
ages: 9 to 17 
that rotates based on age group.
Contact me for more info and dates! 

Contact Caroline for more info

and to reserve your spot!

Location ::

Living Groove Counseling

15110 SW Boones Ferry Rd

Suite 150

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Living Groove Counseling

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