Jaedra DiGiammarino on the Community Benefits of Bringing Yoga to Teens

Jaedra Supports RISE Yoga for Youth

Meet Jaedra DiGiammarino, one of our amazing RISE for Youth Outreach Team members! We are in the middle of our campaign to bring yoga to 1,000 more students in the Bay Area! Please join us and help us reach our goal by September 25th! http://igg.me/at/riseforyouth

1. Why do you do yoga?

I teach and practice Yoga because it is my honor to have been called upon to do so. Yoga study has improved my physical wellbeing as well as my mental state of mind. As a teacher my hope is to share these benefits with others.

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RISE Yoga Classes Helped Me Make Big Decisions ~ Student Testimonial

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1. When did you start doing yoga at George Washington High School? How long have you been doing yoga?

I started practicing yoga last year at George Washington High School, and I now practice yoga once or twice a week at home. I usually watch youtube yoga videos when I practice by myself. However, I am more motivated when I’m doing yoga in class than by myself.

2. What are some of the challenges of being a teen today? Do you feel that yoga helps with any of these challenges?

Academics and life in general are challenging as a teen. The world is competitive and the pressure of it all is present everyday. The quiet practice of yoga really helps me release tension created by these challenges.

Consider bringing yoga to more students in the Bay Area: http://igg.me/at/riseforyouth

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Life Changing Yoga ~ A Student Testimonial

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George Washington High School Student Testimonial:

Dear RISE,

I just wanted to introduce myself and thank you for sharing yoga with us! My name is Amy L. and I was recently a student and athlete of Ms. Corbett’s. I always knew she was incredibly active and an incredible runner but the best parts of practices were the closing stretches and core work! Little did I know, she was actually teaching us yoga. I remember looking forward to child’s pose everyday. As soon as I learned that Yoga had made it’s way as a class offered at Washington, I was more than excited to sign up.

At first, I thought it’d be easy coming in as a runner and basketball player. Little did I know how challenging but rewarding the rest of the year would be.

Consider bringing yoga to more students in the Bay Area: http://igg.me/at/riseforyouth

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Elizabeth Corbett on Why She Has Joined the RISE for Youth Campaign

Elizabeth Corbett on RISE Yoga for Youth

Meet Elizabeth Corbett, one of our amazing RISE for Youth Outreach Team members! We are in the middle of our campaign to bring yoga to 1,000 more students in the Bay Area! Please join us and help us reach our goal by September 25th! http://igg.me/at/riseforyouth

1. Why do you do yoga?

I do yoga because it has the power to bring me more fully into myself. It deepens my sense of peace and calm, while increasing my power and strength through mind, body and spirit. When I do yoga, I honor the best of who I am.

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Sophia Corbett: RISE Offers Skills Not Taught Anywhere Else in Schools

Sophia Corbett RISE Yoga for Youth Teacher

Meet Sophia Corbett, a RISE Yoga for Youth Teacher at George Washington High School in San Francisco. Here she describes her observations of what yoga has done for her students and why she thinks it’s so important to bring yoga to more youth.

Please join us in bringing yoga to more youth by joining our #RISEforYouth campaign: http://igg.me/at/riseforyouth

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