Students practice taking their yoga off the mat. They’ll put breathing exercises to the test with yoga games and role-playing exercises, develop their own meditation practice and advance their physical practice with more challenging poses such as arm balances and inversions.
Students delve into a practice that more closely resembles what you might find in an adult yoga class, yet they are given freedom to ask questions. Poses are geared toward their growing bodies and themes are geared toward experiences and level of development seen in this age group.
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.
Yoga Beats Stress: (11-14)
Yoga Playhouse has teamed up with child psychologist, Karen Mengden, to create a class that gives kids in middle school the tools needed to cope with stress and anxiety. Students will learn to change their habitual responses to stress and create healthier habits so they will be able to move through our anxiety-provoking world with more ease. They’ll learn to navigate the body-breath-mind connection through mindfulness activities such as yoga and meditation. They’ll also engage in discussions about sources of stress and learn psychological techniques to change thought processes and reactions to common stressors. Parents are invited to join the final 5 minutes of each class when students share with their parents the strategy for finding calm learned that week.
• Please join us for the last 5 minutes of every class so we can share a bit about what your child is learning.