In addition to interscholastic competitive teams, Siena offers a variety of afternoon enrichment activities for younger students and for non-traditional athletics.
Girls on the Run for elementary and middle school girls
Girls on the Run
is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. They teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
Jiu Jitsu is an excellent way to improve physical fitness and self-confidence, while learning a practical method of defense. Unlike many martial arts Jiu Jitsu can be practiced at full speed with low risk of injury.
The class offered will focus on competition style Jiu Jitsu. Participants are not required to compete this year but it will be encouraged going forward.
An ancient yogic text tells us that there are as many types of yoga as there are people. This means that we all decide what yoga means for us individually. Through the practice of breath (pranayama), postures (asanas), and directed looking (drishti), students will learn to increase self- awareness, maintain a calm and peaceful mind, decrease reactivity, and to integrate this heightened awareness into their daily lives. There is no such thing as being "good" at yoga; performing advanced postures is not the same as being an advanced yogi. Yoga means "to yoke," body and mind. Students will learn to use the practice of yoga (breath, posture, and gaze) to cultivate a calm and clear mind. Each day, the yoga practice provides a mirror of the inner-self.