Yoga’s Path to Peaceful Parenting

Saturday, January 27, 2-4 pm

No matter what your child’s age or stage, parenting can be one of the most challenging, yet deeply rewarding experiences in our lifetime.  In this workshop you will discover how the teachings and practice of yoga can apply to your daily life as a parent. 

Join Amber and other parents to:
~ Discover how Patanjali ‘s Eight Limbs of Yoga can help you become a more peaceful parent
~ Learn pranayama breathing practices to increase your energy, access calm during stressful moments, and cultivate a sense of being grounded and balanced in your life with children
~ Develop specific mantras to help you face parenting challenges with confidence
~ Uncover ways to deepen your connection with your child and yourself

$28

Amber Sparks, RYT 200, RCYT

Amber believes yoga provides us with the method and tools to arrive in the present moment with grace, acceptance, and truth. She has been practicing yoga for over twenty years. Her classes nurture and invite students to come home into their bodies to cultivate radiant well being and listen to the wisdom within. Amber has been working with young children and families for the past 20 years in various settings; including preschools, Head Start programs, and mothering her own two children. She currently teaches yoga to parents, babies and toddlers and families.

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