Do you work with children whose anxiety is overwhelming them, who shy away from participating in new activities or taking on challenges because they are afraid to fail….or you worry they’ll choose harmful coping mechanisms as they struggle with the stress of their lives?
When children can’t cope, challenges become stressors, and anxiety replaces anticipation. Our kids can’t enjoy childhood to the fullest, their learning suffers, and their long-term resilience is compromised.
Kids often get a message that their anxiety is something to get rid of or push away, but like all emotions our anxiety has a job to do.
In this recording, Mayuri Gonzalez, kids’ yoga and mindfulness expert, shows you how to teach our kids to better understand their own experience, and find effective ways to meet their needs and engage in their lives from a place of personal power and agency.
Your immediate takeaways will help your clients and students (Kids):
You’ll walk away with a new framework for relating to anxiety, along with concrete practices to help your clients and students learn to access their inner resources, calm their anxiety, transform their relationship to stress, and thrive even when life is challenging.
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|Manual - Anxiety in Children & Adolescents (5.15 MB)||36 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Mayuri Breen-Gonzalez, E-RYT, RCYT, is a nationally recognized presenter, trainer and instructor in mindfulness and children’s yoga, leading teacher trainings and continuing education seminars at renowned retreat centers such as The Omega Institute and IONS Earthrise Center. She has more than 25 years of experience practicing yoga and mindfulness, and provides therapeutic yoga classes to children and families as well as teaching yoga and mindfulness classes in schools and community centers.
In her role as director of the School Yoga Project, (a Little Flower Yoga program that brings yoga and mindfulness classes to over 1800 children a week in New York City schools), Mayuri trains and mentors teachers, counselors and school support staff. She is a contributing author to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools (YSC-Omega, 2015), published by the Yoga Service Council. Mayuri is also the co-author of the Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Teens Card Deck (PESI, 2017) and Mindful Chair Yoga Card Deck (PESI, 2018). As an active member of the Yoga Service Council and the International Association for Yoga Therapists, Mayuri maintains a strong community of support and a commitment to continuous learning.
Financial: Mayuri Gonzalez is the founder and co-owner of Prasanthi Studio Family Yoga and Wellness. She is the director of The School Yoga Project a program of Little Flower Yoga. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Mayuri Gonzalez has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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