Yoga - program helpers
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GiGi’s yoga program is designed to help individuals with Down syndrome develop healthy habits for a lifetime of wellness and happiness. Yoga teaches practice and routine that integrates physical, mental and emotional development. The yoga program will help individuals with Down syndrome develop more personal awareness and learn specific strategies to maintain focus and manage their emotions and impulses.
In yoga, we will work on the following:
*Develop body awareness
* Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way
* Manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement
* Build concentration
* Increase their confidence and positive self-image
* Feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group
* Following directions for movements
We are seeking program helpers in the following:
Yoga Ages 3-6 Saturday's 12:30-1:15 (March 2-April 6), (May 25-June 29), (August 31-September 28), & (November 16, 30 and December 7, 14, & 28)
Yoga Ages 7-12 Saturday's 1:30-2:15 (March 2-April 6), (May 25-June 29), (August 31-September 28), & (November 16, 30 and December 7, 14, & 28)
Yoga Ages 13+ Saturday's 2:30-3:30 (March 2-April 6), (May 25-June 29)
About GiGi's Playhouse Down syndrome Achievement Center Fort Myers
1901 Brantley Road, Unit 11, Fort Myers, FL 33907, US
To change the way the world sees Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community
The journey of GiGi’s Playhouse Fort Myers began with the dedication of area families in 2014, and our doors officially opened on July 29, 2017-making it the 33 rd GiGi’s Playhouse Down syndrome achievement center across North America and the 2 nd in Florida. Centrally located in Fort Myers, we serve families across all Southwest Florida communities.
All of our therapeutic and educational programs and tutoring are free and support all ages, from families with a prenatal diagnosis through adult individuals with Down syndrome. Our programs focus on a variety of skills, including gross and fine motor skills, literacy and math skills, social skills, and confidence-all with the goal of helping individuals with Down syndrome become their best selves.
We'll work with your schedule.
1901 Brantley Road, Unit 11Fort MyersFort Myers, FL 33907
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Each session will last 5 weeks. We need volunteers to work one or all age groups for 1-3 hours per week (depending on your availability).