The Center Studio, a leading wellness center dedicated to promoting holistic health and well-being, donated monthly proceeds from their community education classes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast. The donation aims to support the implementation and expansion of the Youthful Mindfulness Movement Program for Club kids, empowering children with essential tools for self-care and emotional well-being.
Encouraging mindfulness in children can help them develop lifelong skills for managing their emotions and navigating the world around them. Mindful practice improves focus and attention and reduces stress and anxiety while enhancing emotional regulation and self-control by creating a safe space with other students.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast is a renowned organization committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for children in our community. Through various programs and activities, the club strives to foster the academic, social, and emotional development of young minds, equipping them with the skills necessary for a bright and successful future. Understanding that the need for mental health awareness is great among children, BGCMCC has focused its programming to include many opportunities for Club Members to connect with their emotional needs and learn skills and practices to help them better assess their own needs as well as the social/emotional needs of their peers and family members.
Recognizing the importance of mindfulness and physical activity in promoting holistic wellness, The Center Studio has made a heartfelt donation to support the implementation of the Youthful Mindfulness Movement Program This program introduces children to the practice of yoga and provides them with a space to cultivate mindfulness, build strength, enhance flexibility, and develop emotional resilience. In addition to the financial donation provided by The Center, Manduka Mats–a leading supplier of high quality yoga mats–donated 20 mats for the children to use.
At this time, the Youthful Mindfulness Movement Program is being offered at the Tom Maas Clubhouse in Paso Robles and the Railroad Clubhouse in Santa Maria but it has been so effective in helping children, and so popular with Club Members, that plans for expansion into more of the organization’s Clubs is planned. Certified yoga instructors lead engaging and age-appropriate sessions, introducing children to the foundations of yoga practice, breathing techniques, and relaxation exercises. By participating in these sessions, Club Kids learn skills that can be applied in their daily lives, promoting a sense of calmness, self-awareness, and improved focus.
“We are deeply grateful for the generous donation from The Center Studio,” said Anna Libbon, Vice President of Club Success with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast. “The introduction of the Yoga and Mindful Movement Program enables us to provide our Club Kids with a unique opportunity to engage in activities that promote their physical and emotional well-being. This program aligns perfectly with our mission to support and empower our young members, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on their lives.”