Yoga Girls is designed to promote healthy adjustment and psychological wellness among 7-10 year-old girls. Topics addressed will include:
- Changing negative thinking to positive thinking
- Building social interaction skills
- Beginner yoga movements
Carol Capehart, MA, LPA and Gretchen Hunter, Ph.D., co-lead the group. Both psychologists have years of experience in individual and group therapy. Carol Capehart has worked with school-aged kids for more than 30 years. She is actively pursuing yoga instructor certification. Dr. Gretchen Hunter has a special interest in evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders.
The group is a fun and interactive way for girls to build skills in a safe and supportive setting. As part of a group, each participant will have the opportunity to make new friends while learning strategies to minimize worry and be present in the moment (child-friendly mindfulness), as well as learning how yoga can help our bodies feel better.
A free 10-15 minute phone consultation with the parent is recommended to determine fit for the group. If parents want to talk longer, a 1-hour Intake can be scheduled. At the end of each session, parents are updated about the general topics and discussions of the group.
A family may pay privately or use insurance . Regular deductibles and co-pays apply. Prior Authorization and medical necessity approval are required, as applicable by funding source. All payments are due at the time of service.
Each child should wear clothing that allows for easy movement. Yoga mats are provided.
Groups occur on Thursdays from 4:00 to 4:45 on an every other week basis at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development. Each group will meet for about 6-8 sessions.
Contact the therapists to learn more:
Carol Capehart, MA, LPA
704-332-4834 ext. 126
Gretchen Hunter, Ph.D.
704-332-4834 ext. 125
It is important to note that the group is not based on or related to any religion or religious belief.