Centre a space for life skills
A group of young Exmouth girls have been introduced to the world of yoga through free classes over the past few months.
Hatha Yoga Flow owner Naomi Mallin has been conducting the classes for the Exmouth PCYC Girls Safe Space group with the help of Ningaloo IGA.
Mrs Mallin said the group had begun the activities in February for girls from Year 7 and up.
“As part of a wellbeing program for the girls Lauren (Rampling) got in touch with me to run a yoga class,” she said.
“It was a great hit with the girls and it is now planned to organise a yoga class at the Hatha Yoga Flow studio once a month as part of the group’s ongoing activities.”
Mrs Mallin said yoga’s benefits included improved strength and flexibility, concentration, self-confidence and posture.
Exmouth PCYC centre manager Lauren Rampling said the girls and their parents had provided positive feedback about the yoga classes.
“The girls got so much out of it so we have decided to do it every month,” she said.
“I think the relaxation was big thing for them to be honest.”
The safe space has been involved in several other activities including self defence at the Ningaloo Reef Gym, cooking and nutrition classes, arts and craft, and some harder tasks such as age-appropriate talks about drugs and alcohol.
Mrs Rampling said any girls of of high school age were welcome to attend the Wednesday afternoon sessions.
The Exmouth PCYC Girls Safe Space group has learned about yoga and its benefits through classes conducted by Hatha Yoga Flow.