Yoga session to help youth mental health
A PARTNERSHIP between two Coast groups is helping young people deal with the pressures of like.
After struggling with his own demons in relation to mental health, Nathan L’Estrange decided he wanted to spread positivity and goodwill to other residents living on the Sunshine Coast.
From this he created The Kindness Collective.
The organisation is a group of individuals who share their skills and passions to try and improve the health and well-being of others, while bringing people together through free events, classes, and workshops.
“The beautiful thing is the name, it draws a really beautiful group of people who are very accepting,” he said.
“It has become a community built on kindness.”
With the support of Headspace Maroochydore, the group runs free weekly yoga sessions at Nelson Park, Alexandra Headland.
Headspace is a national youth mental health foundation that provides early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing through initiatives like the free yoga sessions.
As a qualified yoga instructor, Mr L’Estrange said he loved to spread the therapeutic benefits of the practice.
“I give what I can and what I know is yoga, so I share it with others,” he said.
“We all have a desire to contribute in some way.
“It’s a mindful exercise where people can get out of their head and connect with themselves and with other people in the group.”
As part of the collective, Mr L’Estrange runs a series of other events at different destinations throughout the Sunshine Coast.
For more information about the yoga sessions, search The Kindness Collective on Facebook.
For more information about Headspace, visit headspace.org.au.
If you, or someone you know, needs help call LifeLine 13 11 14.
FREE YOGA: The Kindness Collective is running free yoga sessions.