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Urban Youth Yoga & Mindfulness

Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to High-Risk Youth

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July 20, 2014 – July 25, 2014
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Course:
SM14-3205-741
Teacher:
Ali Smith, Atman Smith, Andres Gonzalez, Sharon Salzberg... See More
SM14-3205-741Ali Smith, Atman Smith, Andres Gonzalez, Sharon Salzberg, Maria T. Kluge,
Description

The Holistic Life Foundation has more than a decade of experience teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth classified as “high-risk” or “hard-to-reach” in urban environments, and has developed a unique blend of yoga, mindfulness, tai chi, and other self-healing arts.

Now the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation—Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez, along with guest teacher Sharon Salzberg—offer this workshop to show you how to teach yoga and mindfulness to high-risk and hard-to-reach urban youth. Gain a deeper understanding of the needs of high-risk and urban youth and learn new yoga and mindfulness skills to help fulfill these needs.

Through a combination of practice, lectures, panel discussions, and exercises, you learn asanas, pranayama, centering exercises, mindfulness practices, and meditations. You also learn youth engagement principles, teaching philosophies, and strategies for working with “problem” students, while exploring methods to make the whole approach practical and, most of all, fun.

This is an exceptional opportunity for anyone at any skill level in yoga and mindfulness interested in teaching these techniques to urban youth, including teachers, yoga instructors, and helping professionals who wish to use the techniques in their practices.

 

Continuing Education
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Schedule
SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.Welcome & Orientation
 
MONDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Teachers
Ali Smith

The Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez. The three met at college then moved back to the West Baltimore neighborhood where the Smith brothers grew up, and where they have since offered yoga and mindfulness programs to nearly 5,000 young people and 1,000 adults. hlfinc.org

Atman Smith

The Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez. The three met at college then moved back to the West Baltimore neighborhood where the Smith brothers grew up, and where they have since offered yoga and mindfulness programs to nearly 5,000 young people and 1,000 adults. hlfinc.org

Andres Gonzalez

Andres Gonzalez, MBA, is cofounder and chief financial officer for the Holistic Life Foundation, Inc. A yoga instructor and coauthor of a high school physical education curriculum based on yoga principles, he has been practicing and teaching yoga for the past 10 years to diverse populations at Baltimore public schools, drug treatment centers, wellness centers, and colleges. hlfinc.org

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. One of America’s leading meditation teachers and authors, she has been a student of Buddhism since 1971 and had guided meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Her latest book is the New York Times best seller Real Happiness. sharonsalzberg.com

Maria T. Kluge is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) trainer and a skilled group leader in affectionate awareness practices. She brings more than 30 years of experience to the field and was instrumental in establishing the University of Virginia's Mindful Center.

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