This summer, for five days, three hours a day, ten excited young yogis and yoginis from across the Twin Cities attended the first TMC yoga camp in the Center’s stately brick building in Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota (https://www.themeditationcenter.org/jnana/index.php?). Camp staffers Lela Pierce, Kate Kinnich, Mary Bowman-Cline, Shushmi Aggarwal, and a passel of dedicated and talented volunteers led the kids in making art, playing warrior tag, practicing asanas, and learning the nuances of the neti pot, mantra and meditation. The children also had the chance to lead one another in hatha classes.
On the camp’s closing Friday, Swami Ritavan Bharati gave each participant a graduation certificate as well as a copy of Swami Veda’s Art of Beautification Journal. Staff and kids alike loved the experience, calling it “an AUMing success.” In fact, it was such a success that The Meditation Center will offer a children’s Yoga meditation class in October.