THE SUMMER SERIES
workshops for parents
All workshops will be limited in size and capacity for everyone's comfort and safety. Fully vaccinated presenters and iWave-R air purification system throughout.
YOGA FOR CHILDREN & THE IMPORTANCE OF CORE STRENGTH
AUGUST 14TH * 2-4
LUCY DIAMOND-MOORE, PEDIATRIC YOGA AND MEDITATION INSTRUCTOR (CMT 100) & JENNIFER BAKER POWERS, M.ED.
(please consider an optional small donation to sponsor registration for a parent in need)
Discover the benefits of yoga and meditation for children and hear about recent research examining the connection between pediatric core strength, functional learning posture and classroom outcomes. Discover the relationship between diminished core strength and other diagnoses such as ADD, ADHD and sustained focus. Learn how to spot signs of a weakened core in your child and talk about yoga as an intervention. We will also discuss fundamental features and advantages of kid's yoga classes and how the practice is tailored for the age, needs and imagination of children. Children's yoga can also address social and emotional development through meditation, movement and mindfulness. Enjoy a children's meditation experience and breathing exercise that you can keep up your sleeve for when you and your child need a reset at home. Wear your comfy clothes and bring your inner child. We'll giggle, breathe and be mindful.
(Yoga mats will be provided if you do not have one of your own.)
UNPACKING EXECUTIVE FUNCTION
AUGUST 7 * 2-4
JENNIFER BAKER POWERS, M.ED.
(please consider an optional small donation to support registration for a parent or student in need)
We all hear a lot about how important Executive Function skills are to academic success, but sometimes it’s confusing as to what this actually means. Broadly, executive functioning is a person’s working memory, cognitive flexibility and inhibitory control. Specifically, this applies to skills such as planning, prioritizing, time management, paying attention, sustained focus, self-awareness, self-monitoring and self-control. Applied, these are the things that help a person get stuff done! Let's unpack these skills and talk about strategies that will help at home and at school.
This workshop is suitable for adults and teenagers.