Peaceful Warriors: Yoga for Boys (ages 8-12)


This class is taught by:

Gerard Samson

Gerry Samson’s relationship with yoga has been an evolving and life-altering experience. Gerry rowed through college and devoted much of his body and time to the sport. Weight lifting and long training hours left his body broken down, and aches and pains developed, which followed him beyond college graduation. He began attending occasional community classes, but yoga felt contentious at first; the asana practice of yoga seemed out of reach for his body. However, as Gerry’s body began to accept his asana practice and he began to reap its benefits, yoga became a necessary part of his life. This love lead him to Ame Wren’s teacher training at Boston Yoga School, where he completed his 200-hour certification.
 
Gerry graduated with a B.A. in psychology and philosophy, and throughout college worked with children of various educational needs. When he graduated, he sought to keep working with children with special needs. During the day, he is a behavioral therapist for children with autism at a small special education school. He has found that yoga helps his students focus better throughout their day, and gives them an opportunity for body exploration that they don’t get in a regular school day. Just as yoga helped bring Gerry comfort in his own body, he hopes that by sharing yoga with kids and encouraging their own exploration of movement, they can become comfortable and confident in themselves.
 
Gerry aims to teach well-aligned postures throughout a thoughtful vinyasa sequence. He likes to take his time in his practice, exploring new movements and ways to experience a pose. His yoga is influenced by his teachers Ame Wren, Peter Crowley, and Nicole Clark, who are constantly changing his yoga experience.
Yoga can help boys find ease and balance in their busy schedules and complement their other athletic activities. Peaceful Warriors will promote both inner and outer strength through a mixture of playful yoga sequences, balance exercises (on hands and feet), martial arts, and restorative yoga postures with deep relaxation. All of this will be offered in a safe, be-yourself, no judgment environment.
 
Spring 2017 Session: February 10 - June 15 (16 session)

Pricing: $240 for 16 sessions; rolling enrollment (with pro-rated price); $20 for one-time trial class


Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Sep 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Oct 05 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Oct 12 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Oct 19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Oct 26 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Nov 02 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Nov 09 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Nov 16 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Nov 30 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Dec 07 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Dec 14 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Dec 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Jan 04 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Jan 11 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Jan 18 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Gerard Samson