Girl Scouts - yoga & meditation
 

Interested in bringing your Girl Scout troop to South River Yoga to learn about the benefits of yoga and meditation? According to Harvard Health Publishing, research shows that yoga can “improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behavior, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in children.” Yoga also helps kids with balance, strength, endurance and body awareness.

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In our classes, which are specifically designed for your Girl Scout troop, your girls will learn about healthy living, techniques for building confidence and self-esteem, and learn about boundaries and respect for others and themselves. The classes are child centered and are led in a nurturing, non-competitive environment by a teacher who is trained to work with children of all ages.

CONTACT JEN @ southriveryoga@gmail.com
or 314-327-6020 to set up an event for your
Girl Scout troop.


Here are the requirements for the Yoga Patch:

All Girl Scouts levels should complete requirements 1, 4, 5, and 9. Requirements are listed below.
• Daisy Girl Scouts: Complete one additional requirement of their choice.
• Brownie Girl Scouts: Complete two additional requirements of their choice.
 Junior Girl Scouts: Complete three additional requirements of their choice.
• Girl Scouts 11-17: Complete four additional requirements of their choice.

1. Attend a Yoga Class - Girl Scouts can attend either one or two yoga classes. If the troop chooses to attend one yoga class, the troop leader can cover #4, #5 and #9 prior to attending the yoga class at the studio. If the troop chooses to attend two yoga classes, the kids yoga teacher will discuss the requirements with the troop the first week as part of the yoga practice. When the troop returns for their second practice, the kids yoga teacher will discuss how it went the previous week in regard to fulfilling the requirements.

One Yoga Class - $10/Girl Scout (a minimum of 10 Girl Scouts)
Two Yoga Classes - $15/Girl Scout (a minimum of 10 Girl Scouts)

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2. Practice Yoga - Practice three yoga poses every day to receive the most benefit from your practice!

3. Share What You’ve Learned - After learning the poses yourself, teach one yoga pose to a friend or family member.

4. Truthfulness - One of the ethical concepts that the yoga tradition emphasizes is being truthful. Practice telling the truth every day for one week and journal about your experience.

5. Non-harming - Another one of the ethical concepts that the yoga tradition emphasizes is non-harming. Practice using kind and thoughtful words every day for one week and journal about your experience.

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6. Stillness Exercise - It is more important than ever to learn to be still. Each day this week, find a quiet spot, close your eyes and focus on your breath. Feel your breath. Feel your heartbeat. Stay still and quiet for at least one minute.

7. Drink Water - Our bodies are made up of mostly water, so drinking enough water is important in order to keep the body healthy. For one week try drinking mostly water. Try drinking water instead of any drink that are filled with sugar.

8. Learn to Laugh - It is important to do something each day that brings you joy and makes you laugh. For this week focus on doing at least one thing each day that makes you laugh and makes you happy!

9. Do a Good Deed - Do something kind for a family member, a friend or someone that you don’t know.

10. Do Something for the Environment - In addition to learning to take better care of ourselves, it is also important to take care of the Earth. Focus on doing something kind for the Earth. Examples include cleaning up litter in your neighborhood or using your reusable bags at the grocery store. Together, let’s focus on keeping our planet beautiful.