Angel Bear Yoga™ is a children's yoga program that includes:

  • literacy development

  • self regulation skills

  • animal facts 

  • storytelling

  • self esteem building 

  • character development 

  • environmental studies

  • concentration building

  • stress management

I offer Angel Bear Yoga for children -Ages: 3-10 years.

I also offer Angel Bear Yogaas an intervention in therapy with children.  

"Scientifically, the mental benefits of children’s yoga result from calming heart rate, which signals the brain to activate the parasympathetic nervous system response. Body systems such as circulation, glandular balance, digestion, and immunity are also enhanced, Wood explains."

"Because children are subject to sensory overload, just like adults, the sympathetic nervous system (“fight or flight”) is often engaged and creates stress. By activating the parasympathetic nervous system, yoga can reduce stress and increase the ability to focus and learn."

"Research on yoga’s mental health benefits for children and teens is being vigorously pursued by collaborations among medical professionals, social workers, and yoga instructors. For example, Wood has begun working with Jane Tavyev, MD, a pediatric neurology/neurodevelopmental disability specialist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA, to research the benefits of yoga in children with autism."

Yoga and Children’s Mental Health
Jennifer Van Pelt, MA
Social Work Today
Vol. 11 No. 6 P. 8

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