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National Kids Yoga Conference at Catholic University

Aug 30, 2016 09:23PM
Amazing work is being done to bring the health benefits of yoga, mindfulness and meditation to children and teens. They are learning how to de-stress, focus their minds and develop greater self-awareness as educators, mental health professionals, parents and yoga teachers are seeing the benefits of social emotional learning, physical movement and wellness programs taught at all ages. The National Kids Yoga Conference unifies this work through an inspiring, collaborative, professional conference, which will propel the movement forward and deepen the impact. This third annual conference will take place from September 30 to October at Catholic University.

The event was founded by Michelle Kelsey Mitchell, of YoKid and Pleasance Silicki, of lil omm yoga. They note, “We have watched the practice of yoga transform our own lives, our families and the students we serve. Inspired by transformation and the need to bring together like-minded teachers, leaders and visionaries in the kids yoga world for collaboration and connection, the National Kids Yoga Conference was born.”

Many well-known yoga teachers as well as nationally recognized children’s experts will provide classes and workshops, including Molly Barker, founder of Girls on the Run International and John Ratey, M.D., of Harvard Medical School, author of the ground-breaking book, Driven To Distraction. There will opportunities for yoga practice, networking and breakout sessions in different tracks for teens and adults.

Location: Pryzbyla Center, 620 Michigan Ave., NE. For more information and tickets, visit Conference.YoKid.org. Natural Awakenings readers receive a 10 percent discount by using the code NA-NKYC.

 

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