In this 45-min class, kids will explore real-life themes —such as fighting fears or learning to love yourself—on the mat through postures and breathing exercises and meditation practice. Yogis will begin to take ownership of their practicee, earning wrist bands when they accomplish new tasks and build on their knowledge of yoga.
Yoga Beats Anxiety
Yoga Playhouse has teamed up with child psychologist, Karen Mengden, to create a class that gives children ages 7-10 the tools needed to cope with anxiety now and throughout their lives. Students will learn to recognize what stress feels like in their body so they can address it head on using techniques from yoga, mindfulness and breathing exercises. They’ll also learn to identify their triggers for anxiety, so they can stop it before it sets in. Parents are invited to join the final 15 minutes of each class when students will be encouraged to teach their parent the strategy for finding calm learned that week.
Yoga Meets Science: (11-13)
This hour-long class marries hands-on science experiments with yoga practice, allowing children to learn about themselves and the world around them in a more meaningful way. Scientific concepts are better understood once students are able to experience them through movement and applied them to real-world experiences through mindfulness.