On Sunday, April 7th, Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. (NOW) partnered with The Yoga Farm in Central Village to offer a free Yoga clinic. Over 20 children, beginning at age 3 and up to age 13 participated in the clinic, learning a variety of yoga skills . The clinic was the final of a series of free winter and spring events hosted by NOW designed to introduce sports and wellness activities to children in the 10-town area of Northeast Connecticut.
The concept behind the Yoga Clinic was to introduce proper form and technique to children interested in learning about Yoga. NOW is grateful to The Yoga Farm for their willingness to volunteer their time and effort in the spirit of inspiring children to learn about stretching, breathing, relaxation, and strengthening.
A signature element of all NOW clinics is additional skill stations run by NOW staff, focused on nutrition and fitness. NOW Program Coordinator Lindsay Lussier led participants through an agility obstacle course station, and NOW staff Tayler Shea and Alexandra Billings taught children the importance of a balanced diet with the NOW “My Plate” nutrition station. Children were also offered a healthy snack of clementines or raisins during the nutrition station.