Teen Yoga For Scoliosis
w/ Kim Blanc @ RCY Westford
Wednesdays @ 4:15pm beginning July 11th
Kim is an experienced yoga teacher who has been working one-on-one with pediatric physical therapist Mary Evans DPT, Schroth Certified Therapist. Kim and Mary have designed a yoga class, mindful of the Schroth principles and yoga’s Eight Limb Path. This class will be a safe way for teens with scoliosis to learn and experience yoga.
The benefits of yoga are many and this approach will take into consideration the teen’s curves while they learn which yoga postures are appropriate for them. The goal of this class is for teens to gain confidence in their ability to move freely and enhance their mind-body connection while strengthening their core and increasing their flexibility in a fun group setting.
As with any new exercise regiment, please consult with your doctor before you begin Yoga for Scoliosis.
Kim began practicing yoga in 2009. In 2011, she earned her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from master teacher and author Rolf Gates. She has a strong personal practice which includes both the physical and spiritual components of yoga. Kim believes that anyone can do yoga and that everyone benefits, both physically and mentally, from a consistent practice. She appreciates all styles of yoga, but is mostly drawn to the Ashtanga method, which creates strength and flexibility while cultivating a quiet and peaceful mind. With a strong focus on alignment, Kim’s Vinyasa classes are firmly rooted in the Ashtanga tradition. Kim’s workshops and trainings include time spent with: David Swenson, Rolf Gates, Richard Faulds, Jonathan Faust, Carolyn Sundeen, Jacqui Bonwell, Sharon Saltsberg, Krishna Das and Stephen Cope. Kim is also a Level I & Level II Certified Usui Reiki Practitioner and loves the opportunity she has to help others heal their bodies and minds through the practice of yoga and meditation.