Yoga

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Yoga classes at Cheaha Creative Arts, Anniston, ALCCA Yoga Program provides fundamental concepts, knowledge, techniques and skills of basic yoga. Yoga can culturally enrich the lives of the students from the Calhoun County area through better physical fitness and endurance.








Weekdays Time Cost Per Month
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Free (No Cost)

Student Capacity: 9

Disclaimer: If at the time of your inquiry, no seats are available, CCA will place you on the waiting list for the next available class seat in the order you are placed on the list, per your request.


Yoga program is taught in an open group format by one instructor for 45-minutes and 15-minutes story book reading during the class period twice per month.


Instructor

Sharon Wilkins, Instructor

Sharon Wilkins, yoga teacher at Cheaha Creative Arts, Anniston, ALMy career in education began in 1971. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in English, I began my career in education, teaching English first on the high school level. After earning a Master of Science degree, I moved to the college level, teaching English composition and speech classes. My last degree was in Library and Information Management, and I ended my career in education as an elementary library media specialist and computer lab supervisor. During my years in the classroom and in a library media center, I worked with students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to college level.

After retirement, I completed a CPR course and certifications necessary to teach adult fitness and yoga classes. I currently teach classes at the Oxford YMCA and Children’s Yoga classes at the Kilby house for Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc. After-School Fine Arts Program.


Parental Involvement

Parent’s involvement is required. At least one parent is encouraged to sit in on a student’s private lessons. The parent is required to encourage the child to practice and to help with daily lessons. Parent must understand what is expected and how to instruct the child at home.

It is the individual responsibility for all parent(s), guardian(s) and adult student(s) to review all policies and procedures. All parent(s), guardian(s) and adult student(s) will received a copy and advised to carefully read the CCA After-School Fine Arts Program Class Policy Requirement/Class Payment Procedures. All parent(s), guardian(s) and adult student(s) will review the in-house CCA Policy Handbook and will sign on the designated sheet that states, “I hereby affirm that I understand and agree to comply with the CCA Policy Handbook.”

The focus of the violin class will be to train students to:

Method

Yoga classes are based on Kripalu tradition, although it has influence from other traditions such as Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga.

Yoga is a science that has been practised for thousands of years. It consists of ancient theories, observations and principles about the mind and body connection which is now being proven by modern medicine. It helps you become more aware of your body’s posture, alignment, patterns of movement, flexibility and stress relief.


The focus of this class will be to train students to:


Goals


Positive Effects of Yoga in Children

Yoga is being found to have a very positive influence on children. A number of studies regarding yoga for children have proven beyond any doubt that the techniques and values introduced to children through yoga lead to better grades in school and a reduction in behavioral problems. Yoga not only directly benefits the physical body, but it also helps to balance children on a mental and an emotional level. One reason for the recent surge in popularity for children’s yoga is the increasing number of children being diagnosed with ADHD and other types of anxiety or behavioral disorders. For many children, yoga provides a way to expel excess energy in a safe and nurturing environment. Children who practice yoga are gradually equipped with the tools and coping mechanisms which can help them to improve their own mental health by reducing stress and anxiety and controlling their own emotions.

The main issue for many children who have emotional or behavioral problems such as ADHD is that they feel disconnected from the rest of the world. Regular participation in group yoga sessions can help children to feel less cut off and lonely by offering a chance to bond with their peers and foster a sense of community.

Like any form of regular exercise, yoga can also help to get rid of some of that extra energy which can stop the child from being able to focus on school or other tasks. Yoga will not only expel this energy, but will teach the child to focus on learning and achieving the various poses. This in turn provides a sense of accomplishment and boosts self esteem. Any child can benefit from yoga techniques, especially those who are very active or naturally creative. Yoga can help these children to relax, improve mental focus and strengthen the body.

 

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