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Thursday, January 27, 2011

February HLN: Yoga for LIFE - RSVP by Feb. 2

We’ve got a very special Home Learning Network event in February. HLN will be held at Palm Yoga in Carrollwood, at 13911 N Dale Mabry Highway North, on Friday, February 4, at 4:30pm (instead of our usual 1st Monday at the Jimmy Keel Library). Palm Yoga reached out to Learning is for Everyone to let us know about their new yoga program for youth ages 7-12 , explaining, “I know LIFE is a community that encourages lifelong learning along with compassion and kindness to everyone. These same principles are part of the foundation of yoga. I feel our program is a perfect fit for the members of LIFE.”

We agree, and thought home learners in the area might enjoy learning more about Yoga and how to incorporate it into their home education programs. Yoga is a non-competitive, physical activity that promotes self-esteem, compassion and relaxation. In addition to physical benefits that include increased body awareness, flexibility, strength and balance, Yoga also improves the ability to focus and can improve memory and concentration.

Our February HLN at Palm Yoga will last about an hour and will include yoga poses that are integrated into games and creative play. This might mean acting like a lion stalking its prey or pretending we're jellyfish floating through the ocean. All activities are stimulating and fun for the kids but they also allow them to develop skills like coordination and calmness. Some exercises may be individual but there will also be partner/group activities.

There is no cost to attend. Kim Jansen, who incorporates Yoga into her homeschool practices, will be contact for this event on Feb. 4, and can be reached at mujktj@msn.com if you have questions about Yoga. Please RSVP to willinghamster@gmail.com  by February 2, if you plan to attend this special HLN event, so that we can give Palm Yoga a headcount.