Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Free Programs for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Southlake Parks and Recreation is offering complimentary programs to get your family moving.

All programs are free and take place at the Southlake Activity Center (307 Parkwood Drive). Pre-registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

Family Yoga

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Ages: All ages welcome!
Instructor: Jaime Goldstein

This family yoga class is open to children and parents/caregivers of all ages! With yoga poses, relaxation exercises, games and more, this class is the perfect way to bond as a family while having fun and getting active.

Past Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Activities:

Children’s Yoga
Date: Thursday, September 6
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Ages: 5–10
Instructor: Jaime Goldstein

This yoga class designed especially for kids combines physical fitness, yoga postures, stress reduction techniques and fun! Research shows that yoga offers a number of physical, mental and emotional benefits for people of all ages. The goal of this class is to increase your child’s strength, balance, flexibility, focus and self-confidence.

Children’s Mindfulness
Date: Monday, September 10
Time: 6:45–7:30 p.m.
Ages: 5–10
Instructor: Jaime Goldstein

Mindfulness—the ability to focus one’s mind on the present moment—is an attentional skill that can be strengthened with practice. Mindfulness is especially beneficial for children because it teaches them practical ways to calm their bodies, focus their minds and “respond vs. react” to difficult emotions. This class teaches mindfulness using fun and engaging exercises, relaxation strategies and yoga.

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