Oct. 5: Danny’s Place Youth Services Teen Yoga

dpys-featured-images_logo1Danny’s Place Youth Services Teen Yoga
w/ Jen Mast & Christine Fox
at Revolution Community Yoga
537 Mass. Ave., W. Acton
Wednesdays @ 3 – 4pm
October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14
Registration: $25 per teen for the full 10 Week series { REGISTER }

This class is open to ALL teens in grades 9-12

This Teen Yoga Series is presented in partnership with Danny’s Place Youth Services and subsidized by a grant. Our intent is to make yoga accessible to all teens. This class is open to ALL teens in grades 9-12. The registration fee is heavily subsidized – the cost is only $25 for the ten-week series. Given this, registrants are expected to attend all sessions (exceptions made for illness and/or extenuating circumstances) to gain the maximum benefit from the program. Spots are limited – register soon. RCY is so honored to be a part of this program that will bring Yoga to Teens in our communities!

The series is designed to improve physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being and stability. The tools learned in this program have been proven to help manage stress, regulate emotions, improve self-appreciation and confidence, and strengthen peer relationships. Other benefits include improved sleep, improved athletic performance, increased body awareness, flexibility, alignment and core strength. These are achieved through mind-body practices such as breathing exercises, experiential activities, yoga postures, deep relaxation and meditation techniques. No prior experience is necessary.

Jen MastJen Mast
Like many yogis, the first moment Jen Mast stepped onto a mat, in 2005, changed her life. Very quickly, Jen fully immersed herself in her yoga practice, finding amazing benefits physically and mentally. In 2008, she brought yoga into the public school setting where she worked as a high school counselor. Here she advised a yoga club, worked with coaches and athletes, offered a weekly class for teachers and students and integrated mindfulness practices into her one on one counseling sessions. Jen left the public school setting in 2013 to pursue yoga and the yoga therapy path fully. She continues to bring yoga into the schools providing yoga/mindfulness programs and she works with a spectrum of athletic teams from lacrosse to Cheerleading. She runs the Teen Yoga Program, Yoga for High School Athletes series and Girls Stand Tall Program at Revolution Community Yoga and she works with teens privately providing Therapeutic Yoga for anxiety, depression, injury, chronic illness and more. Jen is an L.I.C.S.W., an RYT 500 hr., Lifeforce Yoga® certified with Amy Weintraub, Yoga For Depression, she received her 300 hour this past summer with IYT (Integrative Yoga Therapy) and has participated in numerous workshops and trainings ranging from anatomy to Yoga Nidra. Jen has a fun and uplifting teaching style that will leave you refreshed and enlightened.

Christine Fox July 2016Christine Fox
Christine teaches Vinyasa Flow, Gentle, and Restorative Yoga classes. She is known for her ability to craft intelligent and creative sequences inspired by her own practice and study of Yoga. In Christine’s classes, you can expect specific instructions to create postures to not only bring more strength and flexibility to the body, but also to bring the body, mind, and spirit into the present moment. Each student is offered a profound opportunity to practice skillfulness in action. This mindfulness is the essence of the practice of Yoga. Mindfulness cultivates the ability to listen to the reactivity in the body, notice habits and patterns, and make decisions in the present moment from a compassionate point of view. Christine graduated from Regis College with a BA in Mathematics and from Lesley University with an MS in Business. She completed her 500-hour training with Barbara Benagh at Down Under School of Yoga and her 200-hour training with Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She is also a certified Kripalu Yoga in the Schools teacher and delivers a research-based curriculum to foster self-regulation skills to adolescents. In addition, she has a teaching certification from Creative Kids Yoga to help children trust their intuition and move with intention through a variety of activities that are woven into the learning of Yoga postures, breathing techniques, and creative movement. Christine has been practicing Yoga since 2000. Her practice has evolved over the years and it was when she started a family that she embraced her Yoga practice more than ever. It was her way to stay present, have compassion for herself, and better understand the connection with body, mind, breath, and spirit. This enriched her connection to her loved ones. Practicing Yoga gives her strength to explore the edges of her comfort zone–to be curious about possibilities. Her respect and joy for Yoga have her wanting to share this ancient practice with others to explore, together, possibilities in living with mindfulness and heartfelt intention.

Revolution Community Yoga
537 Massachusetts Avenue
Acton, MA 01720