Breakout Facilitator at the 2017 Teen Wellness Conference
Yoga, Mindfulness, & Creative Expression
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Get Your Calm On: Move, Breathe, & Express Your Stress
In this hour-long workshop, we will spend most of the time learning practical yoga and breathing exercises to do while studying, before an interview or presentation, or before bed to help calm your nerves and relieve stress. We will spend the last part of the workshop doing some expressive arts as another way to access the parts of your brain that help you to move out of your stress response and into your relaxation response. Together, we will explore how to move your body and nervous system from stress and tension toward calm, through every day, accessible tools that you can do at home. No prior experience with yoga is required.
Pam Lozoff holds her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University, with an emphasis in non-profit management. Her background combines social work, youth development, and yoga teaching with a mission to promote overall health and well-being with youth in a range of communities. She is the founder and director of Spirit of Youth Yoga, empowering youth to connect to their inner strengths and transform them into community strengths through yoga and mindfulness. She has developed curriculum, youth programs, and facilitated groups in schools, juvenile halls, and therapeutic settings for the past 9 years.