Kids Yoga 9/14 and 9/28 1-1:45pm

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Kids Yoga 9/14 and 9/28 1-1:45pm

8.00

Instructor: Dana Penman
Cost: Free for Family Memberships
$8 per family for Regular Members and Non-Members
Time: 1-1:45pm 9/14 Tweens (8-12)
1-1:45pm 9/28 Youngers (4-7)

Using yoga and mindfulness as stress management for kids 4-12 through poses, games, songs, and even crafts. By making a yoga class age appropriate kids can learn that yoga is fun and experience the benefits of mindfulness.

  • Standing poses improve posture and strength. They also reduce symptoms of scoliosis.

  • Balancing poses improve focus, concentration, strength, coordination and poise.

  • Backbends stimulate the sympathetic nervous system and are invigorating. They also open and strengthen the heart and chest.

  • Forward bends stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and are relaxing. They also help to massage the digestive system.

  • Inversions and more difficult poses encourage practice and build strength and self-esteem.

  • Savasana and deep relaxation that allows the body to assimilate all of the benefits of the Yoga practice. In this still and quiet portion of class, kids are able to create a special place in their minds where they feel peaceful, happy, and safe.

  • Breathing practices are a great way to reduce stress and help with focus and concentration. They also help reduce allergy and asthmatic symptoms.

  • Meditation enhances calmness and clarity of the mind.

  • The cardiovascular activity included in classes allows kids to expend their energy in a healthy way and strengthens the cardiovascular system.

  • The sense of play incorporated into classes allows kids to let loose, be silly, and have fun.

  • Music and dancing has therapeutic properties and teaches rhythm, tempo, and coordination.

  • The principles of Yoga teach kids kindness, sharing, compassion, mindfulness, awareness, and much more. Tools that will serve them for the rest of their lives!


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