Breathing Techniques for Self-Regulation
A Spirit Camp Sampler
This program will take place January 7th during the regular Religious Education class time for 2nd through 4th grades.
Services start at 9:15 and 11:15. Children begin in the sanctuary with parents who are encouraged to accompany their children to this RE special program after the Story for All Ages portion of the service. RE classes conclude at 10:30 and 12:30 after a short snack time. Parents whose children have food sensitivities may wish to bring their own snack. Eva will be available to answer questions and share some of her resources during snack time and after the conclusion of the program.
This class is designed to help children build a “toolbox” of useful breathing techniques they can utilize when they are dealing with challenging situations. Each child will create their own breathing book of 10 techniques which they will take home with them. Some breathing styles have a calming effect while others help increase energy for when they are tired or feeling sad. Children will identify the breathing methods they will use in various situations, empowering them with the knowledge they need to help them self-regulate in the future.
Eva Goulette, a former Director of Religious Education from the Unitarian Universalist Church in Waterville, Maine will be the guest instructor and will share this excerpt from Spirit Camp, a summer program she founded 5 years ago that introduces children to the teachings from ancient wisdom practices. Hundreds of children have participated in Spirit Camp and have integrated the teachings into their lives nurturing their mind, body, and spirit. Parents are encouraged to attend this class with their child!
Spirit Camp will be presented at the UUCA July 2-6 (no camp 7/4) and July 9-13, 2018. For more information about this unique program for children, please visit www.dancingjaguarinspirations.com/spirit-camp. Registration is open!