Thanks to a generous support of The Highland Foundation for Educational Excellence, the Yoga & Mindfulness Training has returned to Highland Middle School. Yoga techniques are taught regularly in physical education classes at HMS, and this time around, a “relaxation” component has been added to supplement the program. The goal of this initiative is to increase the physical and emotional health and wellness of students at the middle school level.
As part of the newly introduced relaxation component, Eden Koz, mindfulness consultant and founder of “Just Be,” will offer a free parent workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30 in the Highland Middle School gym. Topics will include knowing the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression, basic ways to reduce and manage anxiety, healthy coping skills for teens and adults, as well as an overview of mindfulness and meditation practices. Please mark your calendars!