with Natalie Bowker
Saturday, August 11th (2:00 – 4:00pm)
at Align Fitness

$25 for the afternoon. Five student minimum required to run the course.

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Yoga and Mindfulness for Girls: An Afternoon Retreat
In this afternoon retreat for female-identified children, we will explore yoga and mindfulness as tools for greater self-acceptance, mind-body connection, and interpersonal skills. Yoga poses, breathing exercises, visualizations, and relaxation techniques will be introduced and practiced as a way to support your daughters in developing more awareness of themselves and the world around them. They will experience the benefits of these practices in a welcoming and safe environment.
This fun and informative afternoon will help to relieve the stress and anxiety that is becoming more common with children ages 10-14. The calming and self-soothing techniques that will be practiced will provide positive tools that can be applied at school, home and in a variety of social situations. Set your children up for success with positive tools they can use for the rest of their lives!
I wanted to let you know that [my daughter] LOVED the retreat she attended!! She has significant anxiety which sometimes causes her to take her frustrations out at home. After the retreat she was like a different girl for a good week or more. As an experienced yogi, I feel like she was grounded and that really made her more able to navigate her anxiety, and the affects were felt a lot around our house. I so appreciate what you’re doing!
– Parent of a past participant

Instructor — Natalie Bowker

Natalie began practicing Yoga in her 20s and has had the opportunity to practice Yoga in many unique communities around the world. Whether she was teaching poses as a wilderness guide for at-risk youth, in an OB/GYN clinic with pregnant mamas, or with her two daughters in her own living room, Yoga has played a significant role for over half her life. Natalie is passionate about building inner strength from the way we think about and move in our bodies. She believes Yoga offers the opportunity to reduce stress and create healthier connections with ourselves and our world around us.
You will find her Yoga classes weave in elements of humor, compassion, and stillness. Natalie enjoys encouraging yet challenging her students to grow both in mind and body. Now that she has completed her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training course at Sellwood Yoga, she plans to continue on to get certified in Pre/postnatal Yoga at Blooma Studio.
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