Empowering Young People
To Follow Their Own Feelings & Moral Compass In Life To Be Their Best Selves
ROCK & WATER TRAINING OFFERS:
-Practical anti-bullying strategies
-Alternatives to aggressive verbal and physical responses
-Better ability to be in control through grounding, centeredness and mental focus
-Increased self respect, self control and self confidence
-Enhanced resilience skills and well-being
-Skills to identify and monitor reactive behaviour patterns
ROCK & WATER TRAINING PROMOTES:
-Development of compassion, understanding and sympathy
-Boundary setting, simple self-defense and communication skills
-Awareness of purpose and motivation in life
-Intuition, mental strength, empathic feeling, positive feeling, thinking and visualizing
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What Is Rock And Water?
Rock and Water is Physical-Social training for boys and girls ages 10-13 instilling safety, integrity, solidarity, self reflection, self control and self respect. The Rock and Water System, developed by Dutch educationalist Freerk Ykema, offers physical/social teaching with over 100 Physical exercises and games that are constantly linked with mental and social skills. The experience leads from simple self defence, boundary and communication exercises to a strong notion of self-confidence assisting boys and girls to become more aware of purpose and motivation in their life.
This revolutionary training program is currently offered in 18 countries, and now for the first time it has arrived in the US, available exclusively through Avenues Yoga.
WHAT WE TEACH
Grounding, Centering & Focusing
Learning how to stand firm and relaxed. How to concentrate your breath in your stomach and focus attention (first external, later transformed to an internal goal).
THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE
Body Awareness, Emotional Awareness and Self Awareness
Emotions are expressed in the body by way of muscular tension high breath/ low breath etc. Therefore, increasing body-awareness can lead to more insight and experience of one’s own patterns of reaction which, in turn, can offer a chance to deepen and further develop emotional and self-awareness.
The development of physical forms of communication as a foundation for the development of other, more verbally oriented, forms of communication.
The Concept Of Rock And Water
The tough, immovable rock attitude versus the mobile, communicative water attitude. This concept can be developed and applied at various levels: the physical, the mental and the social level.
At a physical level it means that an attack can be parried by firmly strained muscles (rock) but also — and often even more effectively — by moving along with the energy of the assailant (water).
At a social level — for instance in a conversation — it is also possible to choose between a rock or a water attitude and the same choice applies to the way in which one maintains relationships with others.
Finally, at a spiritual level, the apparent opposites between rock and water disappear. Insight and experience come about when a realization occurs that both ways are needed to reach self-fulfillment and that people, in their deepest essence, are connected to each other and travel along a path together.
AGES 12 - 13 (20 Max Participants)
TUESDAYS, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
January 7 - March 10
AGES 10 - 11 (20 Max Participants)
THURSDAYS, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
January 9 - March 12
10 Sessions - Tuition: $199
EARLY BIRD PRICING $179 until December 1