Listening to our bodies, letting go of competition and judgement
Children will learn to stretch, breathe, and relax in a playful way. Building strong, limber, and healthy bodies, improving social interaction, and developing focus, concentration, attention span, and mindfulness. Namaste and Play.
Why yoga for kids?
*Builds self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-awareness
*Supports character development
*Promotes thinking and memory
*Stimulates auditory processing and responsiveness
*Relieves tension and stress
*Reduces anxiety (high or low)
*Develops discipline and self-control
*Expands imagination and creativity
*Supports individuality and self-expression while enhancing team skills and social interaction
*Improves focus, concentration, breathing, listening, and relaxation skills
*Improves ability to be less reactive; more mindful of thoughts, words and actions
*Relaxes the body, promoting better sleep
*Inspires respect for self and others
*Teaches valuable life tools that help kids deal with challenges with an open mind
*Yoga is fun, engaging and playful!
General benefits of yoga:
*Improves balance and coordination, posture and alignment, digestion and circulation
*Develops core strength, strengthens the immune system, and encourages a fit and healthy lifestyle
*Promotes an overall sense of well-being and encourages social awareness and responsibility
What does a typical class look like?
*Yoga classes are inclusive and non-competitive. Kids are encouraged to move at their own unique level and ability, whatever that may be. No prior yoga experience is required. Everyone can do yoga!
*Classes are 45 minutes and include warm up activities, playful yoga poses (āsanas) and focused breathing techniques (prāṇāyāmas), games/pose breakdown, relaxation/story-time.
* After School Program (St. Edward's Elementary and Upper Gullies Elementary only)
Variety of yoga games and partner poses. Students learn over twenty individual yoga poses including four balance poses. This class focuses on following direction, breathing techniques, listening to our bodies, and thinking positively. No experience necessary. Mats provided.
* Yoga for Skaters: Ages 5 - 10, Ages 11 - 14 (CBS Skating Club only)
With a focus on strength, balance and flexibility, yoga is a great choice for skaters. Strength building and balance poses compliment skating programs, and deep stretching will not only allow for greater flexibility but will also help prevent injury. Students will focus on safe body alignment and body awareness through age appropriate poses and games. Students ages 9-14 will also learn about major muscle groups and how understanding and listening to our bodies can affect performance.
No experience necessary. Mats provided.
*Please register at www.cbsskatingclub.com and you will be contacted by email with payment details.
Yoga and Mindfulness: Girls Empowerment Circle
“To empower a little girl is to empower the woman she will become” ~ Diane Von Furstenberg
Who: Girls ages 9-12
Cost: $65 per 5 week session
Today’s children face tremendous pressure to achieve in a world that is often overwhelming. Starting yoga early can help not only build strength and flexibility, it can also promote a better self image, leading to stronger self-confidence. Yoga and mindfulness also offer proven methods of developing the inner resilience needed to navigate physical, mental and emotional stress.
This 5 week program will teach techniques for coping with the unique issues young girls face every day,
including insecurity about their changing bodies, the pressure to fit in, and stressful schedules. Together through yoga, art, and circle activities, we will create a safe space for girls to come together, uplift and empower each other.
Each class will be broken down into three sections:
1. Circle Activity
2. Art and Mindfulness Activity
3. Yoga Strength/Balance/Flexibility Poses
PDF Version of the Flyer can be found HERE