Tween Pop-Up Group Series

The Summer Tween Pop-Up Group series was created by Dr. Amanda Craig to offer a place in the community for children ages 9-12 to discuss difficult issues, learn about themselves and grow in their understanding of the world around them. These group meetings are scheduled throughout the summer at multiple Darien locations and will expose tweens to various organizations available to support and nurture their development. Each community site will have a different focus related to the theme of social and emotional development.Aromatherapy is a natural way to reduce stress, unwind, relax, energize, balance and revitalize your body, mind and spirit.  Aromatherapy can help reduce stress, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, reduce anxiety, induce sleep, strengthen immune system, reduce pain, improve digestions and increase circulation.

Group dates and times: 10:30am – 12noon
Tuesday, June 25th Session –Vinyasa Yoga for Mindful Movement. This yoga class uses a combination of mindful deep breathing, sun salutations, flowing yoga poses and stretches to build strength, improve balance and calm the mind. This class fosters an atmosphere of mind and body awareness that leaves students feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. Children will sharpen their ability to follow directions while building motor skills in a non-competitive environment. We will also incorporate a discussion of intrinsic principles of wellness, interdependence, respect for others and the world, kindness, and compassion.  All levels welcome.

Wednesday, June 26th Session – Learn to Make Your Own Essential Oil Roller Blend – Calming the Stress. For many students, school means stress. Whether the stress is brought about by tests, homework, trying to fit in extracurricular activities or jobs, or from trying to create and maintain good friendships with others. Essential oils can be a great aid to de-stressing after a stressful day.  In this workshop we will create essential oil rollers for stress relief and learn deep breathing techniques to calm the mind. We will also incorporate a fun self-love game.

Thursday June 27th Session – Bracelet Making for Friendship & Gratitude! Spend the afternoon crafting with friends.In this workshop you will create one-of-a-kind friendship bracelets with hand blown glass beads and semi-precious stones. These handcrafted wellness bracelets help promote well-being, balance, healing, positive energy, and thoughts. We will also incorporate a fun gratitude game.

Fee to Attend: 
$10/day (Select a session or all three)                                                        

Holistic & Integrative Wellness Center
300 Heights, Road, Darien CT
To register call Allison Stolar (203) 644-6688

Groups will be co-facilitated by Dr. Amanda Craig and Allison Milano- Stolar. Amanda is a licensed marriage and family therapist with office hours in Darien, Stamford, and New York. She works with tweens, teens, couples and families. Allison is a visionary health and wellness expert who has been working in the industry for more than 20 years with expertise in kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise rehabilitation and complementary and alternative medicine. She launched Inspire Train Fit LLC in 2015 in order to realize her dream of a multi-faceted company focused on empowering people to be their best selves, physically and emotionally.