Changing Tides

Changing Tides – a Mindfulness-based Empowerment and Sexual Health Program for Middle School Aged Girls.

WHEN: (8 week program) Thursdays, September 28th – Nov. 16th, 3-5pm.

WHERE: NY Rock Yoga in New Paltz, NY (across from the New Paltz Middle School).

INSTRUCTOR: Diana Brenes Seiler (read bio below).

MATERIALS INCLUDED: parent guide, workbook for girls, healthy snacks and supplies. 

TUITION: Early Bird: register by September 21st: $225 (Registration: www.paypal.me/hvtm/225).

Regular price after 9/21/17: $250 (Registration: www.paypal.me/hvtm/250). 

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE through the generous support of The Maya Gold Foundation.  To inquire, contact Diana: 845-641-5311.

*Please include your name, your daughter’s name and age, your and her phone numbers and your email when paying, so that Diana can complete your registration. CANCELATION POLICY: 90% refund by 9/22/17, 50% by 9/27/17. No refund after 9/27/17. 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION – Changing Tides is a mindfulness-based empowerment and sexual health program for adolescent girls.  It is modeled after Go Grrrls!, a research-based pregnancy prevention program for 11-15 year old girls, effectively created to educate and empower them in a safe and fun setting. Through the Changing Tides program the girls who attend will walk away equipped with skills for building self-esteem, a positive body image, decision making, building healthy relationships, clear communication, and making their best choices for their reproductive health.  In the safe container that we create together, the girls will develop skills for addressing issues of sexual health in ways that are non-judgmental, age-appropriate and mentally accurate.

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Changing Tides is an 8-week long mindfulness-based empowerment and sexual health program for middle school aged girls.  This program empowers girls to form healthy relationships with themselves and others while providing valuable information to continually support them through the transitions from adolescent to adult.  This program is based off of Go Grrrls!, a research-based pregnancy prevention program for 11-15 year old girls, effectively created to educate and empower them in a safe and fun setting.  Similarly, Changing Tides was designed to support young women during these critical years of self-development and change, meanwhile bringing additional tools of mindfulness, yoga, and self-care practices as enhanced offerings.  It aims to help them develop a positive self-image, self-expression, and confidence in making choices that feel good to them.  This program offers valuable information and skill-building through open discussions, group exercises, a take home workbook and other resources.  Through the 8 week (16 hour) program, a foundation for lifelong success is built.  

Through this program the girls who attend will walk away equipped with skills for building self-esteem, a positive body image, decision making, building healthy relationships, clear communication, and making their best choices for their reproductive health.  In the safe container that we create together, the girls will develop skills for addressing issues of sexual health in ways that are non-judgmental, age-appropriate and mentally accurate.

Changing Tides is designed so that girls to leave the program feeling strong, confident, and believing that they are phenomenal exactly the way they are!

Changing Tides can be descried to middle school aged girls as:  A fun girls club, where all kinds of girls can express themselves, learn new skills, and have fun!  Did we mention fun! 😉  We will explore many topics such as being a girl in today’s society, positive body image, positive thinking, making and keeping friends, solving problems, being assertive, romantic relationships, sex, and planning for the future.  Changing Tides is a place to celebrate your fabulous self!

 

Instructor:

Diana Brenes Seiler –  Diana is a licensed massage therapist and certified yoga instructor, with a BS degree in Fine/Visual Arts.  She became a healing artist in 2003 when she turned her yoga practice into a Thai Yoga Massage practice.  Since then her life has been focused on self-empowerment and healthy living.  In 2003 and 2004 she was a camp counselor, art teacher and photographer at Omega Teen Camp for 12-17 year olds.  In this fun and educational setting she realized how much she enjoyed working with teens.  In 2006 Diana became a licensed massage therapist and her focus then was put into her massage practice.  In 2008 she began teaching massage at the Finger Lakes School of Massage where along with massage instruction, she teaches communication skills, self-care, and mindfulness practices.  In the Fall of 2010 she returned shortly to work with teens, teaching yoga to 15 year old boys at the Highland Residential Center, a juvenile prison. In the Fall of 2016 she took the Go Grrrls! facilitator training for empowering adolescent girls and educating them on reproductive health and choices.  Since then, along with a team of women, she has developed the Changing Tides program which incorporates mindfulness, journaling, and yoga into the Go Grrrls! curriculum.  She looks forward to supporting and uplifting those who take the program!  http://www.HudsonValleyThaiMassage.com

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