The goal of the Healing Arts Yoga group is for young women to befriend and reconnect with their bodies. Participants are invited to notice sensation, to experiment with movement and breathing and to practice making choices about what is right for them, all in a safe and predictable climate. Young women are asked to commit to engage in individual therapy in conjunction with yoga. No previous yoga experience is necessary.
The group will consist of completing a series of yoga poses, postures and learning the sequence. As the group progresses, the goal of group will be about becoming more confident in the poses. The final portion of the group focuses on recognizing body sensations and how to respond to them in a healthy manner in everyday life.
Over the course of the yoga series, participants will have the opportunity to take part in an art activity.
Young women ages 14-18
Time & day
Thursdays – after school (3:00) – 4:15 pm
The Young Women’s Resource Center holds weekly after school groups for young women in the Des Moines area in 5th through 12th grades. These groups explore a variety of topics such as body image, self-esteem, reproductive health and healthy relationships. They include hands-on activities, field trips, guest speakers and community service projects.
Connections is an all year long, continuous educational program focused on issues such as anger management and impulse control. Connections is an ongoing therapeutic group.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors provide one-on-one, couples and/or family therapy to young women in schools and at the Young Women’s Resource Center. Therapy services are offered for all young women within the ages of 10-21.