GROUNDED YOGA FOR KIDS, TWEENS, TEENS AND FAMILIES
“Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, video games, malls, and competitive sports. We usually don’t think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are.”
– Marsha Wenig, Yoga Journal
You will marvel at the benefits your child, and ultimately you, will receive from participating in this series. Traditional yoga poses, breathing techniques and deep relaxation are explored. Students will experience the physical and emotional benefits of a vinyasa yoga flow and create their own personal flows. The theme each week will resonate with the students as they relate personally to topics such as: Renewal, Mindfulness, Compassion, Inner Hero, Awareness, and more. Children are natural yogis and they love it! One of the great perks of this program, is that we offer a hot and non hot yoga class for parents that coincide with our the Kids classes. You can get your “zen on” while your child is learning the great lessons of yoga in the room next door. Yoga is a wonderful activity to share with your child, and it is fun to compare what each of you learned in your respective classes.
Our youngest yogis are impressionable, energetic, and often very easily distracted. They need a balance of structure and freedom in order to do their personal best. Our 4 – 6 year old students need to move, they need to learn, Classes for kids will be playful and calm. Building strength, balance, and concentration, classes will utilize expressive yoga techniques to help foster an environment of cooperation and inner well being.
The objective of this practice for Tweens is to cultivate the self-awareness needed to be happy, healthy, and whole. We begin each class with meditation tuning into the physical, mental and emotional self, and then encourage students to set an intention of caring for themselves throughout the practice. We start with stretches to warm up followed by a flow sequence and we often build up to a pinnacle challenge pose and/or a group game that fosters interconnection and communication. The chakra system and elements of Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Space are included in the curriculum with guidance on how to apply them to daily life. We close every class with savasana and guided meditation, bringing awareness to the importance of finding a balance of effort and ease on and off the mat. We have so much fun laughing and learning together on our journey to discovering our most authentic selves!
Today’s middle school students often face a long sedentary day sitting at a desk. Classes for Preteens will integrate a deeper understanding of the physical and philosophical aspects of yoga as well as help these students to discover self confidence, positive body health and awareness, emotional balance and tools for stress management. The class begins with a few minutes of quiet tuning in, followed by a practice of grounded yoga! Poses are traditional yoga poses enhanced by tapping into what all tweens relate to in their lives. While building strength, balance and concentration, classes will also utilize expressive yoga techniques to help foster an environment of cooperation and inner wellbeing.
Young Vinyasa 13-16
Has your teen grown beyond Kids Yoga? Help them move confidently towards their own practice in this ongoing series. Rooted in basic Vinyasa instruction — including sun salutations and how to “flow” in class — students will explore fundamentals such as energy points, mind, deep stretching, working with anatomy, focus, and more, through empowering themed classes relative to the issues — change, self esteem, temptation — that characterize their lives.
This class will help them find balance, physical and inner strength, and peace at the end of a busy school day. Students will further enjoy the opportunity to let go and relax with a guided Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep-like meditation with guided visualization) that emphasize focus, clear thinking, and the relaxation of mind, body and spirit that helps us all recharge. All levels.
6 Week Series
This is an ongoing series and the kids progress as a group. Registration is required. Drop-ins are available, but only to the first class of each series, space permitting.
Maximum of 15 students per class.
Kids Series Pricing
$84 / 6 week series
$74 / 6 weeks series for siblings
$19 Dropin (space permitting).
$17 Dropin for siblings (space permitting).
Family Yoga Series
Join us for a dynamic yoga class for the family, offering kids a chance to practice yoga with their loved ones. Classes are structured with an emphasis on interactive and partner poses for kids and adults to do together. This hatha yoga class will explore age- appropriate poses, breathing and relaxation exercises, partner poses between parent and child, and cooperative games. Increased body awareness, strength and flexibility, stress relief and relaxation are all wonderful benefits for kids and adults alike. Our yoga classes encourage self- acceptance, compassion, creative expression and discipline, while giving families an opportunity to connect to their loved ones and share the well- being that comes with doing yoga. Ages 6 to infinity, all levels welcome.
$20/drop in, 1 parent/1 child
$28/drop in, 1 parent/2 children