A unique sort of camp for teenagers this March Break in Truro

A different kind of camp for teens this March Break in Truro



TRURO, N.S. — Together with the same old March Break occasions there are for teenagers in Truro and space comes a first-time one overlaying subjects and actions not usually related to the age group.

Lynn Marie Mattie and Leana Todd are each licensed yoga academics and so they have developed a four-day camp known as the Holistic March Break Camp for Teenagers. Mattie’s different titles embody group herbalist and astrologer whereas Todd is a registered therapeutic massage therapist and drama coach, which incorporates having labored with Hubtown Theatre Youth Gamers.

The morning-time camp, for ages 13 to 18, will go from Monday, March 13, to Thursday, March 16 on the Meditation Centre on the Nova Scotia Group Faculty (NSCC) in Truro. Individuals might be dropped off at 8:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. begin – the camp day ending at midday.

A poster outlines the three hours, noting it begins with respiration and meditation after which strikes into an astrology class. After snacks, there will probably be drama video games and a session on holistic well being and herbalism. Every morning finishes with a yoga class.

“By means of experiencing rest strategies and motion train, your teen will study to have self-awareness and hearken to their physique,” the poster reads. “They’ll get to study enjoyable astrology subjects together with signal, components, season, crops and our bodies, and lunar cycles and eclipses.”

Mattie stated that features breaking down the misconceptions and stereotypes round astrology such because it being about predicting the longer term or classifying folks as being this fashion or that approach.

“It is about understanding power and serving to us perceive (others),” she stated. “For me, it helps me to have compassion for different folks by recognizing all of us have completely different power. So, for instance, if somebody connects extra on an emotional stage to issues, then I will attempt to be compassionate for them in that approach. Whereas different folks, extra action-based folks, do not actually need to speak about their issues, they simply need to work them out.

“So it is recognizing once more, identical to I talked about in our our bodies, we hearken to the ‘hot-cold’, the ‘wet-dry’, ‘is it tight or is it unfastened’ … what is going on on with us. There is a parallel of what is going on on with us and what is going on on with the earth, with the seasons.”

Mattie stated astrology is usually a enjoyable matter that piques the curiosity of a number of teenagers, and he or she talked about interactive astrology actions she has completed whereas guiding retreats.

Todd stated it’s lead into the drama video games.

“So I can construct on that and it is all interactive,” she stated. “They are not sitting at a desk, taking notes and memorizing data, not that it would not have its place, however right here they will be up on their toes, doing actions, exploring, and socializing whereas working with one another.

“The subjects are what has drawn the individuals who have registered thus far as a result of they’re into it … they’re .”

Of us can register, or ask questions, by emailing Mattie at [email protected] or calling 902-441-8479, or by calling Todd at 902-986-6105.

Benefit from the age group

Each ladies talked about having fun with working with teenagers which Todd has completed loads with theatre, and Mattie has completed as a math and science tutor, particularly as COVID interrupted research and created challenges for some college students the previous couple of years.

“I simply love their power and hanging out with them. And my children are youngsters now too, so this simply looks as if a extremely good match,” Todd stated, including teenagers are extra “savvy” than they’re typically given credit score for.

“I have been working with a bunch of teenagers for simply over 4 months now and I’ve realized a lot from them as a result of they’re on high of these things when it comes to connections, how the world works and placing issues collectively … that form of factor,” she stated.

“I at all times say we regularly underestimate teenagers and children typically.”

Mattie agreed, whereas including, “Leana and I each have a number of love for this age group … we’re each mothers of youngsters. So that is extra about creating a spot the place they will come and ask questions, can work issues out.”

And in a really “secure area,” Todd stated.

“As a result of whoever goes to have an interest on this camp, they’re all going to be of comparable pursuits,” she stated. “So that they know they may come and discover these items that are not sometimes explored for his or her age group in class and achieve this in a secure setting with two loving mothers who’re going simply love them to bits throughout that entire time that we’re collectively.”

The ladies stated the reception to March Break camp may cause them to attempt a summer-time model. Additionally they famous a beneficiant donor has provided a few admission charges to the camp so when calling to ask about getting their teen concerned, a dad or mum can discreetly inquire in regards to the “scholarships,” as Mattie described them, out there. 

Lynn Marie Mattie (left) and Leana Todd are both certified yoga teachers so it’s natural for the activity, which continues to grow in popularity, to be part of their new March Break camp. Richard MacKenzie
Lynn Marie Mattie (left) and Leana Todd are each licensed yoga academics so it’s pure for the exercise, which continues to develop in reputation, to be a part of their new March Break camp. Richard MacKenzie

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