The Collective STL
Gateway to Wellness: Yoga and Mindfulness for Youth
Gateway to Wellness is a comprehensive program in yoga/mindfulness and self-care practices for youth focusing on self identity, cultural awareness, community development, and physical, mental, emotional and social well-being of students. The Collective STL will offer a mix of in-person, virtual and blended yoga and mindfulness programming. We will train teens to lead their peers in yoga/mindfulness. Students will be empowered to identify, understand and respond to signs of peer stress. Our program engages youth in fun activities that include simple body movement, breathing exercises, and guided visualizations. Introspective practices are gradually increased as the program progresses. Students gain a deeper awareness of the body/mind connection, sensory perception and their interconnection with all beings.