Yoga Junction Louisville Hosts Area’s First Empathic Parenting Workshop with Local Specialist
04/23/2013

Louisville-based yoga studio,Yoga Junction, blossoms from Spring into Summer as a hub for community activity, offering programs that support family and individual growth from the cradle to active participation in our thriving community.

Online PR News – 23-April-2013 – April 22, 2013 (Louisville, CO) – Louisville-based yoga studio,Yoga Junction, blossoms from Spring into Summer as a hub for community activity, offering programs that support family and individual growth from the cradle to active participation in our thriving community. For the first time-ever, Yoga Junction is offering an Empathic Parenting workshop featuring Boulder-based psychotherapist Sanam Pejuhesh.

The first yoga studio in Louisville, Yoga Junction offers a comprehensive range of programs to engage Toddlers, Children ages 4-6 and 7-11, plus Teens, in addition to its regular classes that include All Levels, Advanced, Prenatal, Beginners, and now Parenting. Additionally, each summer, Yoga Junction invites the community to come together for its annual Wednesday evening Yoga in the Park events.

“We feel that introducing yoga to children is an essential piece for creating strong, open-minded and confident kids who grow into compassionate, flexible adults,” said Melissa Williams, Yoga Junction Co-Founder and Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and Children’s Registered Yoga Teacher. “Can you imagine how different your adolescent and teenage years might have been with a yoga practice? Helping give children a place to feel safe, respected and mindful seems to me like the best gift imaginable.”

To complement its family services, for the first time-ever ,Yoga Junction is offering an Empathic Parenting workshop starting in May and featuring Boulder-based psychotherapist Sanam Pejuhesh. In her practice, Pejuhesh specializes in children, ages 2-11, and offers families support and education on fostering children's optimal emotional growth.

“I believe that each human intrinsically possesses all that they need to heal and live a fulfilling life and that in a compassionate, supportive environment we can access these gifts,” said Pejuhesh.

During the four-week parenting series, entitled Strengthening Our Relationships with Children and Fostering Healthy Emotional Development, Pejuhesh will teach ways to support children's emotional development, understand their behavior in new ways and stay regulated during those difficult moments. Each 90-minute class will include teaching, experiential exercises and time for questions, sharing and support.

Details for Yoga Junction’s family, kids, teens, prenatal and community classes are below. Classes are hosted at Yoga Junction, 908 Main Street in Louisville, unless otherwise noted. Visit www.yogajunctionlouisville.com for more.

PARENTING

Empathic Parenting with Sanam Pejuhesh
Wednesdays, May 22, 2013 to Jun 12, 2013, 7-8:30 PM
Four week course: $100 per person; $180 per co-parenting couple (Preregistration required)
During the four-week parenting series, Strengthening Our Relationships with Children and Fostering Healthy Emotional Development, Pejuhesh will teach ways to support children's emotional development, understand their behavior in new ways and stay regulated during those difficult moments. Each 90-minute class will include teaching, experiential exercises and time for questions, sharing and support. Visit www.coloradoplaytherapy.com with any questions.

KIDS YOGA

Playtime Yoga Series with Laura Zeigler
Wednesdays, Apr 03, 2013 to May 22, 2013, 11:15-11:45 AM
Through story, song, postures, and play, this thirty-minute class provides a great way for toddlers and their parents to practice together. A great way to introduce yoga concepts to little ones, helping them navigate their emotions and gain confidence! Crawlers to preschool-age kids are welcome. The eight week series is $64; prorated and drop-in fees available.

Yoga Kids (ages 4-6) with Laura Zeigler
Wednesdays, Apr 03, 2013 to May 22, 2013, 3:30-4:15 PM
In a playful environment, join Laura for this class that will incorporate movement, games, breathing and more. A great way to introduce yoga concepts to pre-K and elementary school kids, helping them gain balance and strength and learn techniques for reducing stress. The eight week series is $64; prorated and drop-in fees available.

Yoga Kids (ages 7-11) with Laura Zeigler
Fridays, Apr 05, 2013 to May 24, 2013, 3:30-4:15 PM
This class with Laura is geared toward kids and tweens who are interested in learning more about yoga. Each class will incorporate yoga asana, breathing/pranayama, meditation, and techniques for helping navigate the elementary-school and tween-age years. The eight week series is $72; prorated and drop-in fees available.
Yoga for Teens (ages 12+) with Laura Zeigler
Fridays, Apr 05, 2013 to May 24, 2013,4:15-5:15 PM
This class with Laura is geared toward tweens and teens who are interested in learning more about yoga. Each class will incorporate yoga asana, breathing/pranayama, meditation, and techniques for helping navigate the middle school and high school years. The eight week series is $72; prorated and drop-in fees available.

SUMMER INTENSIVES

Summer Intensives with Laura Zeigler
Tuesday - Friday, 3:15-4:15pm; Yoga Kids (ages 7- 11): June 4-7 and July 9-12; Yoga Teens (ages 12+): June 18-21 and July 16-19
Through games, discussion, asana (postures), breath, and visualization, participants will explore foundational teachings and techniques of yoga. Every day students will practice sun salutations, learn fun new poses, play interactive games, breathe deeply, and relax with guided visualization. Key themes will guide practice and play, including foundational teachings and sun salutations, Vinyasa (linking breath with movement), feeling our crowns, hearts, tails, and roots, inner space and meeting the "Inner Adviser", and relational yoga (partner and group techniques). Fees are To Be Announced.

Beginner's Intensive with Melissa Williams
Wednesdays, May 1-15, 7-8:15 PM
Confused about yoga? Can’t reach your toes? Don’t worry. In this 3-session workshop, we will explore the basic postures, breathing and meditation techniques that make up the practice of Hatha yoga. Students will leave with a basic understanding of proper alignment and technique, and will be prepared for most all levels class at the Yoga Junction. Yoga is great for anyone, and this workshop will help you understand and feel the benefits yourself. $40
COMMUNITY

Yoga in the Park with various teachers
Wednesdays, June 19 to August 7, 7-8pm
The generations unite to enjoy yoga at dusk in Memory Square Park. All levels welcome. $5/class

PRENATAL

Prenatal Yoga with Melissa Willams
Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45pm and Saturdays, 11am-12:15pm
Drop in fees apply and memberships are available.

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About Yoga Junction
Co-founders Melissa Williams and Carey King opened Yoga Junction in February of 2011 as a gathering place for the community to practice yoga and learn how to live mindfully. Having met while teaching yoga in Louisville, the two decided to create their own yoga space with the mission of reaching out to families, athletes and yoga practitioners of all levels and ages. Louisville provides the perfect home for such a venture with its welcoming community and quaint locally owned shops, restaurants and historic downtown.