Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

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Yoga practice for a people of creation on 4/3/16

Author Sarah Ahrens, Written Apr 4, 2016

The Workshop Rotation experiment began for UUCSH children on 4/3/16.
To begin our time together, Lori Arrechea led us in learning some yoga postures we could incorporate into our daily lives as a means of re-centering ourselves, calming ourselves, and starting and ending the day more intentionally.

With the monthly theme of creation- and exploring what it means to be a people of creation- each workshop rotation Sunday (4/3, 4/10, 4/17) will begin with a centering activity to introduce the children to an example of a spiritual/physical practice other people have “created”.  It is an opportunity to learn things that they might like to make a regular habit of.

Lori also taught the children that the greeting “namaste” roughly means “the light in me greets/sees the light in you”.
Following the centering activity, the children watched a story, which you can read more about in a subsequent blog post.
Here are some photos of children, youth, and adults practicing some yoga poses:
If you and/or your children would like to learn more about yoga, Lori Arrechea is a professional yoga instructor and would be happy to speak with you further about classes and programs her studio offers!