Coming to SHAKTI Yoga Redmond Spring of 2014
Created by Puget Sound native Jill Rose, a mother of three (including a middle school-aged daughter who served as inspiration)
Being held this Spring at SHAKTI Redmond from March 3 to May 15, the two-hour sessions are guided by a weekly theme and will be on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost for the 8-week course is $210 which includes tuition and supplies. (No class April 10)
"Spark has been swimming in my head for years," Rose said.
Part of the requirements for Rose's yoga instructor training was to come up with an original curriculum, and as a result Spark! was born - inspired by her own recollection of that tough age and her daughter's experience as a middle school teen.
The fusion of yoga and art
"I think they are both really powerful avenues for self-expression and on a personal level they are both very big components of me," Rose said. "I am definitely more right-brained and think creatively and then as I got more into yoga that definitely brings out a certain level of expression as well, so for me it was a natural fit. When you tie them with an age group, with a population that is striving to find a voice, to find self expression and is still trying to fit in and look like everybody else it is just a natural pairing."
Each session has a theme that the girls explore through yoga, art and conversation. Rose provides examples of "Balance," where the girls will discuss "what balance means in their life, what it feels like to be balanced."
Rose guides the sessions, "but (she) really leaves the conversation to the girls because, ultimately, what they come up with is far more intelligent than what I can come up with. They really are amazing young woman."
She said the positive feedback from participants and parents in the Mercer Island sessions inspired her to expand the program.
"It was empowering to know that I was doing what I was supposed to be doing and (realizing) it was making a difference in others lives too," she said.
"It's a very unique program; there is nothing else out there like it in the Seattle area," Rose said. "It speaks to this tender age and it is not only a solution, it is an opportunity and it is also a lot of fun."
"We tackle difficult things and we open the space for girls to be heard and celebrated and yet there is so much laughter that goes on and so much joy that is surrounding it that it really helps (the girls)."
Date: 3/20/2014 - 5/15/2014 (No class 4/10)Time: 3:30pm - 5:15pm for 8 Thursdays
Pricing: $210 (includes classes and supplies)
Who: Girls, 5th - 8th grades, 10 -14 years approx.
Location: SHAKTI Redmond, 16651 Redmond Way, Suite #170 Redmond, WA 98052 425-867-9642
Register Direct Link: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/