Youth Yoga & Mindfulness  
June 2017
Ali SmithAndres Gonzalez

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Youth Yoga & Mindfulness  

Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Today’s Youth

June 25, 2017 – June 30, 2017
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Course:
SM17-2405-117
Teacher:
Holistic Life Foundation, Ali Smith, Atman Smith, Andres Gonzalez... See More
Tiered Pricing - Friend:
$560
 Tier 1:
$485
 Tier 2:
$410
 Tier 3:
$335
Plus accommodations
SM17-2405-117Holistic Life Foundation, Ali Smith, Atman Smith, Andres Gonzalez, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa,
Description

The Holistic Life Foundation (HLF) has 15 years of experience teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth classified as “high-risk” or “hard-to-reach” in urban environments. But they also have years of experience teaching youth in private schools, as well as rural and international settings. Over time, HLF has developed a unique blend of yoga, mindfulness, tai chi, and other self-healing arts.

In this week-long program, the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation—Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez—show you how to teach yoga and mindfulness to today’s youth. Gain a deeper understanding of the needs of today’s youth in diverse environments, and learn new yoga and mindfulness skills to help fulfill those 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 today’s youth, including teachers, yoga instructors, and helping professionals who wish to use the techniques in their practices.

Continuing Education
  • WESPSB - Educators (Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board) +$50
  • YA - Yoga Teachers +$50
More Information

Teachers are subject to change.

Holistic Life Foundation is also teaching Bring Your Meditation Into Your Life.

Schedule

Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
 
MONDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

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

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Teachers

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 almost 10,000 young people and 4,500 adults. hlfinc.org

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 almost 6,500 young people and 1,500 adults. hlfinc.org

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 almost 6,500 young people and 1,500 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

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, conducts basic and clinical research on the effectiveness of yoga and meditation practices. A certified Kundalini Yoga instructor and director of research for the Kundalini Research Institute, he is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. yoga-research.info/SatBirKhalsa