Classes

What do we do in a Kids Yoga Class?

Learn breathing techniques for energizing, calming, and improving emotional regulation.

  • Learn yoga principles for children as well as universal concepts for healthy and compassionate living.
  • Learn a variety of yoga poses to both strengthen and stretch the muscles.
  • Enjoy music, games, partner poses, and teamwork to build body awareness and social skills.
  • Practice relaxation and visualization techniques and other strategies for finding calm.
  • Make new friends
  • Gain confidence, and have fun!

Family Yoga (children ages 2 - 7 with their parent/caregiver)

Family Yoga is about having fun! In these classes, participants learn how to develop strength, flexibility, and coordination typically through music, games, laughter, animal poses, and stories. They will learn positive breathing and relaxation techniques to help develop important self-regulation tools. The classes will cultivate a sense of wellbeing and of positive group inclusion.

Kids Yoga (children ages 7 -12)

Class begins with gathering time and theme discussion followed by mindfulness practices, such as mindful listening and breath-work, such as diaphragmatic breathing and anchor breath. The classes continue with a thorough warm up and Sun Salutations before moving into more challenging asanas. Class includes a mixture of standing and seated poses, forward and backward bends, side bends, twists, and inversions.

Participants will have a chance to create their own sequence of poses and share it with the class, taking turns leading if they choose. Lastly, we’ll wind down with relaxation to gentle music and guided imagery, surrounding ourselves with positivity and kindness.

SUMMER SESSION:

Family Yoga (children 2 - 7 and their parents/caregivers)
Mondays: 4:45 - 5:30 pm
June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23

FALL SESSION I:

Kids Yoga (children 7-12)
Saturdays: 2:30 -3:30 pm
August 18, 25, September 8, 15, 22, 29
(please note: no class on Labor Day Weekend)

Family Yoga (children 2 - 7 and their parents/caregivers)
Mondays: 4:45 - 5:30 pm
August 13, 20, 27, September 10, 17, 24
(please note: no class on Labor Day)

FALL SESSION II:

Kids Yoga (children 7-12)
Saturdays: 2:30 -3:30 pm
October 20, 27, November 3, 10, December 1, 8
(please note: no class on the weekends before and after Thanksgiving)

WINTER SESSION:

Kids Yoga (children 7-12)
Saturdays: 2:30 -3:30 pm
January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16

SPRING SESSION:

Saturdays: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4
(please note: no class on the weekend of Easter/Passover)

SESSIONS ARE 6 WEEKS

Instructor: Heidi Brown
Cost: $75 Siblings: $37.50
Individual classes: $16
Students are welcome to drop-in to individual classes, but we encourage you to sign your child(ren) up for the full session* to get the most out of the program.

(*Attending the full set of classes provides children with the opportunity they need to become familiar with the instructor, the group, and the routine established in class. This fosters children's confidence, readiness to participate, and overall well-being. Attending the full session will also help them to gain a deeper understanding of the tools and concepts the teacher is sharing with them.)