Shanti Generation Teen Yoga for Students And Mindfulness Educators
Designed for Teen Yoga Students, Mindfulness Educators, and Teachers

Shanti Generation Teen Yoga for Students And Mindfulness Educators - Designed for Teen Yoga Students, Mindfulness Educators, and Teachers
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Program Introduction
Shanti Generation Program Introduction
Path One: Creating Happiness
Looking for happiness? Get flexible! Breathe and move your way into happiness with forward bends for flexibility. True happiness comes through shining health.
Path Two: Energy Amplified
Balancing and core strengthening postures give you what no energy drink ever can: sustainable body energy to power your life. Get strong, be healthy.
Path Three: Choosing Peace
Peace is a behavior you can choose at any moment, no matter what. Get your mind on board your breath for a peaceful journey through standing poses, backbends and forward…
Path Four: Being Sound
Twist, bend and relax your way to deep peace. To be sound is to be free and secure at the same time. Be vibrant and radiate peace.
Path Five: Voice Choice Possibility
Take a moment to remember what you really want and fuel up on positive energy to make your dreams come true. Breathe, visualize and move the way you want to…
Breathing Room: Five Stress-Relieving Breath Technqiues
Visit this room to recharge your energy and find your center. Anytime you feel anxious, tense, or just need a little space for yourself, breathing exercises can help you find…
Self Connection Room: Two Mindful Practice Meditations
Breathe, relax your body and find peace of mind. Connect with the most powerful part of yourself through mindful meditation.
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