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Meditation and Breathwork for Stress Relief (Teen)

This is an ongoing class of meditations, relaxation, and breathwork to help your teen to relax and calm their mind and body.
Nicole Dooley (she/her)
117 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 1 learner
Class
40 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
13-17
year olds
2-9
learners per class
per learner

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Next on Thu, Oct 6

Meets Once per week
Thursday
5:00 – 5:40 PM
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Description

Class Experience

* To develop a positive body relationship.
* Develop healthy techniques to calm and clear the mind
* To build a strong mind-body connection to help relieve stress, anxiety, 
* Build resiliency to mood fluctuations and help ward off depression.
I am a certified Yoga Alliance yoga teacher and Kids Yoga teacher.  I am also a certified mindfulness coach and meditation guide. I love mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. I love sharing it along with all of its benefits with my students. 

Please make sure to have water available and comfortable clothing that will allow movement.

Please also note: there are components of physical movement and injuries can occur if children aren't supervised. Thank you. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
Apart from a quiet and distraction free space to meditate your learner will also need for our gratitude Jar activity each week: * a pen/pencil * small note papers or a large sheet that you can cut up. * jar, tin or box (something to store your gratitude notes).
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
There are many studies to support the use of intentions for a positive life such as  "Author Lynne McTaggart uses cutting-edge research conducted at Princeton, MIT, Stanford, and other universities and laboratories to reveal that intent is capable of profoundly affecting all aspects of our lives."https://hbr.org/2013/02/the-power-of-intent

In regards to breathing and pranayama "Medical practitioners sometimes prescribe breathing-control exercises for people with stress disorders. Similarly, the practice of pranayama — controlling breath in order to shift one’s consciousness from an aroused or even frantic state to a more meditative one — is a core component of virtually all varieties of yoga."
https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2017/03/study-discovers-how-slow-breathing-induces-tranquility.html

Gratitude can have a profound effect and "Moskowitz has been studying the impact of keeping a daily gratitude journal on stress relief and health. Practicing gratitude is part of a set of skills that her research team encourages people to practice. These skills have been shown to help some people increase their positive emotions."
https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2019/03/practicing-gratitude

There are countless studies about the effect of meditation and mindfulness and "Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD sifted through nearly 19,000 meditation studies, they found 47 trials that addressed those issues and met their criteria for well-designed studies. Their findings, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that mindful meditation can help ease psychological stresses like anxiety, depression, and pain.
Dr. Elizabeth Hoge, a psychiatrist at the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, says that mindfulness meditation makes perfect sense for treating anxiety. “People with anxiety have a problem dealing with distracting thoughts that have too much power,” she explains. “They can’t distinguish between a problem-solving thought and a nagging worry that has no benefit.”
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/mindfulness-meditation-may-ease-anxiety-mental-stress-201401086967

Teacher

Nicole Dooley (she/her)
🇦🇺
Lives in Australia
Mindfulness Life Coach, Yoga Teacher, Meditation Guide
117 total reviews
108 completed classes

About Me

My classes are a safe place to learn about yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. My classes help your tween/teen to reduce stress and anxiety, develop a healthy self image and overall well being. 

There are no judgments and no experience is needed.... 
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