Tune In Vs. Tune Out: Ivy Child International’s Multicultural Yoga and Mindfulness Spring Camp 2014

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Spring Break is here and children are on a respite from school. While vacations are a time to tune out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Ivy Child International invites families to “tune in” and make a conscious choice to journey within by attending Yoga and Mindfulness Camp on April 21-25 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

This experience allows children to tune in with fruitful benefits. Recent research shows that individuals who take regular time-ins are better able to navigate challenges when they arise and experience greater joy. Rose Pavlov, Founder of Ivy Child

Ivy Child International and Central Rock Gym are hosting a 5-day inaugural camp for children, ages 6-12, who want to celebrate and practice yoga, combat stress, enhance awareness and empathy while improving engagement and focus. The Yoga and Miindfulness Camp has a unique blend of offerings ranging from themed yoga, meditation, music, art, and mindful eating and nutrition.

“This is an alternative experience for children which allows them to tune into their feelings and just be. There are fruitful benefits to this,” said Ivy Child CEO Rose Pavlov. “In fact, recent studies from the Ivy Child International Research Institute shows that individuals who take regular time-ins daily are better able to navigate challenges when they arise and experience greater joy.”

Healthy snacks are included in the cost of spring camp program fees. Global music and other classes like Dance yoga , Laughter Yoga, and Meditation sessions will be offered, along with interactive classes on topics such as mindful eating and nutrition, and multicultural yoga and dance offering a spectrum of yoga teachers and mindfulness practitioners from all over New England leading and sharing their passion for mindfulness and yoga.

A limited number of drop-in slots for the Yoga and Mindfulness Camp are available by emailing Shan Koay at skoay(at)ivychild(dot)org. A current schedule of activities and other events are also available online at http://www.ivychild.org/camp. Sponsorship opportunities for businesses and individuals who want to support health and wellness are also available.

For more information including logistics, registration fees, event schedule, and please visit http://www.ivychild.org/camp or email Sarah Gross at info(at)ivychild(dot)org.

About Ivy Child International: (Ivy Child) is a non-profit organization working to enhance the social and emotional well-being of children worldwide by recognizing their multicultural needs, and using education rooted in positive psychology as a uniting force to inspire resilience and leadership. Ivy Child develops innovative programming for hospitals, healthcare centers and schools, which feature yoga, mindfulness, meditation, music and art. Learn more about SUPPORTING Ivy Child’s work. Make a difference today!

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