Embrace ~ Empower ~ Elevate
These three “Es” are the Core Focus and underpinnings of Storyoga and give meaning to why it exists. They guide our interactions with one another and provide a strong basis from which we move from.
Embrace: To hug in. To meet each child where they are, as they are. Connect. To recognize their true nature as being divinely happy, playful, and free. I see you as you are. “Namaste” (the light in me sees the light in you). I want you to grow and flourish, and be the best you can be. This is an all-encompassing embrace of body, mind, and spirit and a commitment to nurturing the whole child. I welcome your ideas. I welcome the magic and the spark that you bring. This is a reminder to us too. To embrace ourselves, to welcome ourselves, and to meet ourselves where we are at.
Empower: To give children the tools to remember their true nature and the tools to navigate their way through emotions, challenges, and life. eg. Breathing exercises, opportunities to remind them of their strength, their courage, and their brilliance. Books and activities that nurture self-confidence and self-esteem. Empower them to be the change they wish to see in the world. Be kind to one another. Tread softly on the earth. Love yourself and your neighbour.
Elevate: In this embracing and empowering, we elevate children to be the best they can be and to remain as true as they can to their most authentic selves.