YoKid teams up with the City of Alexandria

YoKid is working with the City of Alexandria
to bring the benefits of yoga and mindulness to ALL kids & teens 

 

“The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.” (Deepak Chopra from  The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life)

 

Perhaps you’ve joined YoKid for a studio class, or a teacher training, or at the annual YoKid Challenge, but did you know that YoKid works with several program partners to provide on-site affordable classes to bring the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to ALL children and teens?

 

Currently we’re working with the city to provide instruction in yoga and mindfulness. We’re providing instruction at locations such as T.C. Williams,ShelterCare, New Beginnings, and the Boys and Girls Club of Alexandria.

 

 

This past week, Michelle Kelsey-Mitchell, 500 RYT, YoKid Co-founder and Athena Allread, 200 RYT, YoKid Ambassador, joined a fantastic group of teenage boys and girls at the New Beginnings center in Alexandria. They practiced traditional asana, sun salutations, balance poses, breath-work, and in the end had a perfect 10 minute savasana. These teens proved to be true yogis!
Through a three-year Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) grant for $290,494 per year from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, the City will provide prevention programs that address teen pregnancy to approximately 800 at-risk youth. The partners and programs include:Capital Youth Empowerment, Becoming a Responsible Teen with male teen athletes from T.C. Williams High School; Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry, Be Proud! Be Responsible! with teens in the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Home and Sheltercare, a residential program for court-involved youth; Community Lodgings, Be Proud! Be Responsible! with teens in the Arlandria community; and T.C. Williams High School’s Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills (GRADS) class designed for pregnant and parenting teens, Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective!

*The project includes movement, meditation and nutrition components based on current research on adolescent brain development.

For more information about the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy, visit www.KeepIt360.org
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