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Boys & Girls Club of LB presents Mindfulness Yoga for kids during Ski Week

On Wednesday, Feb 20, the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach will be hosting a one-of-a-kind Mindfulness Yoga Day featuring UCLArts & Healing©, Beat the Odds Drumming®, and kids yoga classes.

This special day is happening during Ski Week at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach’s Canyon Branch; members and kids in the community are invited to attend. 

Activities are designed to “Help children experience and celebrate their true power [through yoga]; a gift that brings peace, kindness, ease and joy to our global family,” according to Don Wenig, Co-Founder of YogaKids®, a nationally recognized program in which the event is modeled after and embraced every day at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach.

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Kids are invited to Mindfulness Yoga to stay active during Ski Week in Laguna Beach

The activity schedule for the day is:

--1 p.m.: Guided mindfulness storytime – all kids join in!

--2 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Afternoon yoga classes for kids according to age

--3 p.m. & 4 p.m.: Drumming! Beat the Odds is a trauma-informed program that integrates activities from group drumming and counseling to build core strengths such as focusing and listening, team building, leadership, expressing feelings, managing anger/stress, empathy, and gratitude.

For added fun, each program area will be running mindfulness activities throughout the day to enhance the involvement for all members. Ed Tech will create healthy smoothies and perform a “watch the clouds outside and observe what you see” activity, group games will be held to support “Mind Body & Soul” enrichment on the playground and in the Games Room, while mindful art projects will take place in the Art Studio. 

This extraordinary day of activities is free for members. Non-members/drop-ins are welcomed and the rate is $40 per day. 

For more information about the Mindfulness Yoga Day, contact Jennifer McDonell, M.A., AMFT, Director of Social Emotional Development at the Club at (949) 715-7424. 

To become a member, or inquire about how the Boys & Girls Club can benefit your child, call (949) 494-2535 or go to www.bgclagunabeach.org.

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