Special Events

Raja Yoga Summer Camp, 2014

We're back!  Raja Yoga Summer Camp 2013 was such a success that this year we're getting even bigger, brighter and bolder than before!

Contact me at tarawoltjen@yahoo.ca to be on the evite list!

Developing Resilience Through Yoga 

I am currently working on a yoga program for children and adolescents in challenging life situations. 

Yoga is a tool for resilient living.  Through the practice of silence and conscious relaxation children recognize the connection between their bodies, minds and breath.  Simple breathing exercises and five basic postures (forward bends, backward bends, sideways bends, twists and balances) help students learn to accept and adapt with Grace.

The American Psychological Association suggests "10 Ways to Build Resilience", which are:

(1) maintaining good relationships with close family members, friends and others; (2) to avoid seeing crises or stressful events as unbearable problems; (3) to accept circumstances that cannot be changed; (4) to develop realistic goals and move towards them; (5) to take decisive actions in adverse situations; (6) to look for opportunities of self-discovery after a struggle with loss; (7) developing self-confidence; (8) to keep a long-term perspective and consider the stressful event in a broader context; (9) to maintain a hopeful outlook, expecting good things and visualizing what is wished; (10) to take care of one's mind and body, exercising regularly, paying attention to one's own needs and feelings and engaging in relaxing activities that one enjoys.  Learning from the past and maintaining flexibility and balance in life are also cited.

Sounds like Yoga to me!

If you have an interest in this program or others, contact me at tarawoltjen@yahoo.ca