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Date: Fri 25 Feb 2022

Time: 1000-1200 GMT

Venue: Zoom

Cost:  £40

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This training will take place live and will also be recorded and there will be support material.

"Elena is a wonderful creative teacher so passionate about empowering tween girls to learn about and be in their body and be assertive. Accepting all emotions and to be creative such valuable knowledge to pass onto tween girls."

Lucy Lock, Attendee, Creating Yoga, Mindfulness & Coming of Age Circles for Tween Girls

"Highly recommend to any women to better understand herself as daughter as mother as woman."

Katri Ristal, Attendee, Creating Yoga, Mindfulness & Coming of Age Circles for Tween Girls

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Course Outline:

Would you love to support tween girls through yoga & mindfulness?

Would you like to understand how yoga can help girls navigate early puberty?

Yoga & mindfulness address the developmental changes and needs of this delicate transitional stage in a girl's lives.  This course will give you the skills you need to hold space for girls as they explore authentic expression, learn to manage ‘big emotions’, have fun with partner yoga & mindful games. Learn how to create physical practices, visualization & crafts help the growing girls adjust and find their new place in the world.

This course has been designed by Elena Rui following many years of working with tween girls and their parents running regular workshops.

By the end of this course you will have learned:

* How to hold space for girls as the embark upon the puberty journey including menarche (first bleed)

* Practices involving  props, materials and creativity in your classes

* How to use mindfulness games to help manage big emotions

* Create mandalas and connect to eco-feminism through practice

* Deep relaxation and visualisation techniques that are suitable for young girls

* Techniques to help girls adjust to the transitions that will occur eg to secondary school

* How to create your first class and attract clients

"I learned that all emotions are valuable allies and find ways to care for and release my feelings. I develop friendship skills, accept & celebrate the changes taking place in my body & learn to develop my physical strength & flexibility through yoga”. Attendee Tween Yoga with Elena


About the facilitator: Elena Riu

Elena Riu is the founder of Yoga, Buds, Yoga Blossoms & Yoga Flowers Coming of Age Circles for Girls.  She also facilitates Mothers for Daughters Circles for the mothers of tween girls.  She is a certified facilitator for Celebration Days for Girls, a comprehensive training in all things Periods specifically for girsl aged 10-12 years and their mothers devised by Jane Bennett.  She is has certification in Mentoring Girls Circles with JOYW.  She is a certified Childrens and Teens Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher and Mindfulness Trainer through Titch Nath Hahn.  She originally trained with British Wheel of Yoga and has also undertaken comprehensive training in Yoga for Women's Health with Uma Dinsmore Tuli.  Elena runs trainings for yoga teachers and therapists in teaching yoga, mindfulness & holding circles for tween girls and their mothers.