Dear Wildwood Academy Families,
We would like to introduce ourselves, Marge Gale and Marianne Brevard, as the Wildwood Academy Yoga Instructors. We will be teaching on Friday mornings for an hour, two times a month throughout the academic year. In practicing yoga with the students, we hope to help open the doorway for self-empowerment, self-love, compassion and peace. We will be exploring joyful movement and mindfulness practices in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
Please note that on yoga Fridays, students will need to be dressed comfortably- the Wildwood t-shirts, along with loose comfortable pants work great. We provide yoga mats and will also be providing journals. We look forward to getting to know your children and working with them to deepen their connection to themselves and their connection to all beings. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, concerns or feedback at any time. I have included an article HERE from Psychology Today that speaks to yoga’s positive effects for teens.
Learn how yoga can improve body image, self-discipline, and even test scores.
About the Artists...
Marge Gale has been practicing yoga and joyful body movement for most of her adult life. She is a certified teacher having taught grades k-8 and currently substitute teaches in the district along with teaching yoga and mindfulness in the schools. Marianne Brevard has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Both instructors have completed the intensive 20 hour Yoga for Teens training and are excited to offer yoga at Wildwood Academy. Marianne & Marge also are certified Imagination Yoga instructors and have been teaching throughout the Hood River County elementary schools the past year.
We understand how hard it is to be a teen today. Through yoga, we hope to share effective tools to navigate the challenging years. Our classes will focus on giving teens a safe environment to explore the potential of their minds and bodies, and to over come self-defeating behaviors and beliefs. The practice of yoga is ultimately the doorway for self-empowerment, self-love, compassion and peace. Through calming breath work, relaxation, meditation, games and activities including journaling, we invite students to develop a healthy relationship with themselves.