INTRODUCING MINDFULNESS AND YOGA PRACTICES TO HELP PEOPLE ACCESS THEIR INNER RADIANCE, SENSE OF PEACE, AND COMPASSION.
Soothing the Mind, Body, and Spirit
Peaceful Pause introduces a range of products and services designed to introduce children and adults to mindfulness-based practices. We are dedicated to the process of creating kinder communities by helping individuals learn to root themselves in the present moment in order to build emotional intelligence, mind-body awareness, impulse control, and compassionate connection.
WHAT WE OFFER
Peaceful Pause Classes and Practice Props
Peaceful Pause classes create an opportunity for children, teens, caregivers, and adults to embrace the joy and wonder of mindfulness-based practices. We will help you develop the skills you need to nestle into the present moment. We offer services within the New London County, with lesson plans tailored to meet the unique needs of your group. Our classes are thoughtfully and creatively developed to target your holistic wellness objectives. Yoga and mindfulness-based practices have the potential to improve emotion regulation and impulse control skills, promote relaxation, as well as build empathy, and positive interpersonal connections. Our practice props are designed to engage young audiences and reinforce mindfulness concepts, helping children find peace as they develop a stronger connection between their mind, body, and breath.
PEACEFUL PAUSE: CHILDREN'S YOGA & MINDFULNESS GROUP SESSIONS
Our children's classes incorporate elements of yoga, music, art, sensory play, books, and nature-based learning to support children as they learn to cultivate awareness of the present moment. Children ranging in age from toddler to teen can benefit from yoga and mindfulness-based practice programs. Our Peaceful Pause series classes can be tailored to meet the unique needs of your family, playgroup, daycare center, school, hospital, camp, home-school group, mental health agency, or sports team. Give us a call to discuss your needs.
PEACEFUL PAUSE PRIVATE YOGA & MINDFULNESS CLASSES
If you know a child, teen, or adult who would prefer a personalized skills training experience, you might consider a private session. Individualized mindfulness and yoga classes can help both adults and children develop the mindfulness skills necessary to better regulate their emotions, reduce impulsivity, build empathy, and find a more peaceful existence. Although these private sessions are not designed to replace psychotherapeutic interventions for individuals struggling with clinically significant emotion or behavioral problems, they may serve as an important adjunct to clinical care, by helping people develop relaxation skills through yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and deep breathing practices. Classes offered in-home, at agency-based sites, or in a variety of outdoor locations for nature enthusiasts.
Private Individual Yoga & Mindfulness Class
$60 Per Hour
$250 for 5-Class Bundle
PEACEFUL PAUSE PRACTICE PROPS
The Down Dog Deck has finally arrived! The result of a collaborative international effort with Dutch artist, Michelle Dujardin. Gorgeous watercolor animal paintings, movement and mantras to connect mind, body, and breath.
PEACEFUL PAUSE: NATURE-BASED YOGA AND MINDFULNESS CLASSES
Allow the grounding forces of nature to gently guide your journey back to the present moment. Immerse yourself in a healing natural landscape and allow the imagery and rich sensory experiences inherent in a natural setting to enhance and enrich your yoga and mindfulness practices. We can practice tree pose beneath a majestic tree, let the magic of birdsong serve as a anchor of awareness, create a nature mandala, or let your body flow with your breath as you listen to waves crash beside the sea. Let's embark on a nature walk and look for beauty, capturing images on film and using them to create your own individualized set of relaxing nature cards. Together we might gather beach or river pebbles and practice Thich Nhat Hanh's Pebble Mediation. Take a mindful walk in the forest and discover all the colors of the rainbow, or practice a sun salutation as the sun's rays kiss your cheeks. Even if you're not able to join me in an inspiring green space, we can weave nature-based facts into a customized kid's yoga class, or bring natural materials into your class or home, inviting powerful nature-based metaphors or learning opportunities. There are an infinite number of ways that we can intentionally incorporate nature to support children, adolescents, and adults in their quest to develop mindfulness-based practices.
THE PEACEFUL PAUSE STORY
Peaceful Pause is a family business venture that is owned and operated by Kate and Jack Cygler. Kate is a licensed clinical social worker, RYT-200, Certified 95 Hr Children's Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance Approved program), and ChildLight Yoga and Mindfulness for Children instructor. Kate was trained in Vinyasa yoga at a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School. Kate also holds additional certifications in mindfulness based interventions for children and teens, guided imagery for children, and she holds a Usui Reiki Level 2 certification. She benefits from fifteen years of professional experience in the field of children's mental health. Kate began introducing mindfulness practices to adolescent girls in 2007 when she participated in the development of a dialectical behavior therapy program at a children's residential treatment center. Since that time, she has consistently incorporated mindfulness-based practices into her work with children and families in outpatient therapy. Both as a parent and as a children's health professional, Kate has witnessed the power of mindfulness to help children and families build more peaceful lives. At Peaceful Pause, we are hoping to provide the inspiration and guidance that will motivate you to embark on a life-long journey towards compassionate, present moment awareness.
"Breathe, smile, go slowly"