Publication Date

Spring 5-25-2012

Degree Name

MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

First Advisor

John Ungerleider

Abstract

Abigail Ann Long – PIM 70

Mountain Movement: The Design, Implementation, & Evaluation

of a Youth Yoga Program

May 2012

Mountain Movement is a youth yoga program designed to introduce children to the sustainable practice of yoga as well as convey the ability to recognize stress and utilize relaxation techniques. Children face a number of challenges throughout their daily lives. These challenges, ranging from academic pressures to bullying, can create stresses with negative impacts. Yoga is an activity that can provide children with tools and methods to better deal with and cope with these challenges. Mountain Movement has demonstrated that a youth yoga program can favorable impact children while remaining simple to implement and requiring minimal logistic support.

Disciplines

Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Kinesiotherapy | Liberal Studies | Movement and Mind-Body Therapies | Other Education | Other Mental and Social Health | Recreational Therapy