YOGA AT THE MANSION WITH NATASHA
According to Timothy McCall, M.D., “yoga is a series of practices that allow you to steadily gain discipline, strength and self-control while cultivating relaxation, awareness and equanimity. Yoga is a way to find happiness and meaning in a chaotic and out-of-control world… Yoga is about balance.”
Mansion yoga teacher, Natasha, is Yoga Alliance-registered and a graduate of The American Yoga Academy in New Jersey, where she trained with Claire Diab, Master Yoga Educator of the Chopra Center. She is also a certified personal trainer and has been teaching yoga and other functional fitness programs for many years. Natasha’s yoga is considered a therapeutic and restorative workout designed to improve overall well-being physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.
The Mansion offers two types of yoga classes:
SENIOR YOGA for those 60 or over. The classes are free, but you must register prior to attending class at the Miami Springs Senior Center located at 343 Payne Drive. Classes are held at the Mansion on Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:00 -11:00. For more information, please call the Senior Center at 305-805-5160.
YOGA for everyone. Each session is six weeks long, or 18 classes, and held at the Mansion on Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:30. Registration is on the first day of each session. The cost is $99 per person per session or $10 for a single class. For more information, please contact the Curtiss Mansion at 305-869-5180.
Both types of yoga require a yoga mat and yoga block. Please wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing. Namaste!
THE CURTISS EXPLORERS
The Curtiss Explorers is an innovation Curtiss Mansion project that kicked off during the 2014-15 school year. The first year was deemed a great success by Mansion education partner, All Angels Academy, a private, independent school located in Miami Springs. This year, Blessed Trinity School will be joining the Explorers family.
The program teaches 6th – 8th grade students through a customized curriculum to effectively explore the past to benefit the future as they search for America’s unsung heroes and (s)heroes. The students learn effective and efficient research methods, how to present findings to an audience, how to write a thesis statement, and how to defend their findings to a panel of judges. The research papers will become reference sources on the Curtiss Mansion’s website at the end of the 2015-16 school year. For more information, please contact the Curtiss Mansion at 305-869-5180.
The Curtiss Mansion was recently accepted by NOAA (National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration) as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. This is a national initiative to improve the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climatic events. The Mansion will be working in partnership with NOAA to inform the public through lectures and presentations. More information will be posted as the program develops at the Mansion.
The Curtiss Mansion, in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame (of which Glenn H. Curtiss is an inductee), offers the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades 1 – 6. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that’s all about big ideas – kids working together to find innovative solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical learning skills through four modules that reinvent summer fun.
The Mansion hosted the Camp for a second year of fun and learning. Next summer’s date will not be known until this December. Registration is open to all children entering grades 1 – 6, and every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. For more information , please visit www.campinvention.org.