It’s an understatement to say that 2020 has been an unusually stressful year so far. This is the perfect time to draw on Mindfulness Practices, a teen program we’ve previously done both on Zoom and in the library. But with school back in session, we thought another scheduled Zoom meeting might not be the best way to help teens relax. Instead, we’re offering a series of three recorded Mindfulness sessions with yoga and Mindfulness educator Cristina Ortiz.
You might know Cristina from her previous work as a teacher in White Plains schools. In addition to her certifications as a yoga teacher and an artist, she holds a Master’s degree in Teaching from Manhattanville College. Her approach to Mindfulness is approachable, empowering, and reassuring; it's wonderful for people of all ages, and perfect for teens.
The videos will be accessible here on our website so teens can watch at a time that’s most helpful to them, whether as a way to unwind in the evening, or a much-needed break during a stressful day. Cristina has thoughtfully paired each video with a printable page to help teens continue using what they’ve learned and reinforce their own Mindfulness practices.
This program is supported by the White Plains Library Foundation.