Teen Yoga: New Friday afternoon Truckee class teaches calm, compassion and focus | SierraSun.com

Teen Yoga: New Friday afternoon Truckee class teaches calm, compassion and focus

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; and#8220;Ahimsaand#8221; is a Sanskrit word meaning non-violence or non-aggression.

Ahimsa Yoga for Teens includes learning the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga in a fun, creative and safe environment. Learning Ashtanga Yoga will make a huge difference for you in many ways for the rest of your life. With a just a little time each day devoted to your practice you will:

and#8226; Learn to be peaceful and calm even in the most challenging times

and#8226; Learn to focus your energy and attention where it is most important

and#8226; Learn to be more compassionate with yourself and others

and#8226; Learn how not to worry about things you have no control over and#8211; let go of outcomes

and#8226; Become stronger and more flexible which will greatly enhance athletic performance

Kimball C. Pier is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Truckee. She offers couples, family and individual therapy incorporating Ashtanga Yoga and principles of Ayurveda into her practice. She is currently working toward her Ph.D. in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate institute in Carpinteria, Calif. She received yoga teacher training at Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts in San Diego and is continuing to train specifically in Ashtanga Yoga.

For more information about Kimball, please visit her website at http://www.sierraagape.org or call 530-550-8333 for more information. Parent consent is required for teens under the age of 18.

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