Mindful Yoga & Crafts (for children)

June 25, 2018-June 29, 2018                                                            Location: Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road, Newton Center, MA 02459

or 

August 20, 2018-August 24, 2018                                                    Location: Newton North High School, 457 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02460

Relax, rejuvenate, and create! If you haven't heard: mindfulness is great for your physical and mental health. Join me for an intro to mindfulness, and enjoy a week of exercise and crafts. We'll begin each class with breathing/mindfulness exercises designed to help you focus on the present moment. Following our warm-up, we'll have a fun-filled, active yoga class culminating with a guided relaxation. After our yoga session, you'll make a different art project each day—from mandalas out of rocks, shells, and feathers; to gratitude rocks; to worry dolls—projects will be linked to the theme of the day that's introduced through our mindfulness exercises. Bring a snack. Grades 2-5.

Note: Bring a yoga mat or a beach towel.

Click here to sign up for the June or August session through Newton Community Education.

Mindfulness in the Classroom

July 24, 2018-July 26, 2018 9:00AM-1:00PM

Location: EDCO Collaborative, 36 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA 01730

We are in the midst of a mindfulness revolution. Businesses are offering classes for their workers, health care providers are recommending its practice to their patients, and now educators are discovering the benefits of integrating
mindfulness in their classrooms.

The school day is filled with numerous internal and external distractions for both students, teachers, and other school-based professionals. Noticing when these interruptions in the day arise and being able to redirect one’s attention to the task at hand is an important skill for students and teachers alike. Research has proven that when young people learn to be more present and less anxious, they often find they can pay attention better and improve the quality of their performance. Teachers, too, can improve their practice when they are more focused and able to put aside distractions.

Topics to be Covered: 

  • The differences between mindfulness and meditation.

  • The research-backed benefits of mindfulness and meditation.

  • The science behind meditation

  • How to create new, sustainable habits, including setting up a personal mindfulness or meditation practice.

  • The five literacies of mindful learning and how they apply to teaching.

  • How to conduct simple breathing exercises with students.

  • The research behind gratitude and its potential benefits.
  • Why today’s students are more anxious than ever and how mindfulness might help.
  • Mindfulness applications for daily activities.

Target Audience: K – 12 educators

Graduate Credit: At the first class, participants can choose to apply for one graduate through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125. To receive one college credit for this workshop, participants will be required to do an additional lesson/project.

Click here to sign up today!

Self-Care for Educators

August 14, 2018-August 16, 2018 from 9:00AM-1:00PM.

Location: EDCO Collaborative, 36 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA 01730

Happy teachers teach better. It’s that simple. If you want to teach better, you must practice self-care. As a teacher, you have what is arguably one of the most stressful professions. Left alone, a classroom of students is inherently unstable. As the teacher, you are expected to be a constant source of stability. This is virtually impossible if you don’t take care of yourself. Participants in this course will learn about the four primary domains of personal development that require self-care. Participants will learn how applying principles of mindfulness to their teaching can create a happier classroom. Participants will learn about the science of habit creation and how to create healthy lifelong habits.

Topics to be Covered:

  • How taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually can benefit your teaching

  • How to create habits that last

  • How to apply basic mindful awareness skills to your whole day

  • Understanding your negative emotions & the power of positivity

  • The power of affirmations, intention setting, and gratitude

Target Audience: K – 12 educators

Graduate Credit: At the first class, participants can choose to apply for one graduate through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125. At the first class, participants can choose to apply for one graduate through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125. To receive one college credit for this workshop, participants will be required to do an additional lesson/project.

Click here to sign up today!

Artemis Girls

Dates: Fall 2018 TBA     

Time: Fridays 4:00PM-5:30PM

Location: Artemis Yoga, 639 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Artemis Girls Stand Strong, Stand Tall is a Girls Empowerment Program that guides girls ages 10-13 to seek their own true voice with yoga, mindfulness, breath work, creative expression and self-reflection. The program meets weekly in a 90 minute session for six weeks. 

When girls feel confident about their bodies, their self-worth and their intelligence and they have practiced how to handle self-doubt and adolescent stresses, they have an opportunity to go into the world and fully express themselves — as girls, as women, as humans.

Artemis Girls Stand Strong, Stand Tall creates a safe space for girls to build strength of body, mind and spirit while developing the skills of communication and self-respect to empower and inspire girls.

Classes will include weekly yoga and mindfulness class, group collaboration and games and independent thinking coupled with an art, journal or other creative activity centered on themes such as:

  • Body Confidence and Self-Respect
  • Stress & Self-Care
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Identity & Labels
  • Honest, Healthy Friendships & Social Stamina

Artemis Girls - Stand Strong, Stand Tall is an opportunity for girls to build physical and emotional strength, make new friendships and connection, learn more about themselves and practice proven ways to relax and breath when stress or challenges arise. By exploring important life lessons, girls will build both physical and emotional strength and self-esteem while growing compassion and respect for themselves and for others.

Family Yoga

Dates: Fall 2018 TBA

Time: 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Location: Artemis Yoga, 639 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Come explore yoga with your family together!

This family yoga class will teach you and your children flexibility, stability, and calming through breath. Join me for this fun, energetic yet calming opportunity to promote family wellness and to deepen the bond between you and your family members. 

This class is open to all levels and families with kids ages 4 and up (ideally Pre-K to grade 4 or 5. )

Registration fee:

$25.00 for 2 family members

$10 per additional person

Please register the parent and email liz@artemisyoga.com with names/ages of second participant. If you have more than two participants, please register and pay for any additional persons.

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I have already implemented so much of what Tracy has taught us and the kids’ responses have been wonderful! They are asking for more routines and activities!
— Winter 2018 Participant