Introduction to Yoga and Mindfulness course
In this class Students will learn to connect with their breath to help them stay in the present moment.
This class goes over safety measures for yoga classes.
Sun Salutations are a series of poses performed in a sequence to create a flow of movement. Each pose coordinates with breathe. They warm, strengthen and lengthen the entire body.
This class will give students more tools to be able to focus on their breathe and stay in the present moment.
This class teaches students many foundation yoga poses in a fun sequence.
Mindful listening students are guided to pay attention to different sounds.It helps students stay connected to the present moment.
Students will flow through Warrior 1, 2, and 3 among other poses. Warrior poses help give them a sense of empowerment while strengthening the body, improving balance and building stamina.
This class will help your student become familiar with the feeling of focusing positive energy and on someone they care about. They will learn the power of sending kind thoughts through visualization.
Learning Geometric shapes is one of the first ways kids start to organize their world. Students will test their balance, get stronger and more flexible while having fun making triangles, circles and arcs with their bodies.
Students will take a trip around their bodies as they learn to tune in and connect to their physical sensations that can only be found in the present moment. It can help them relax reduce stress and notice things they may not have before.
Students will learn yoga poses and then think about how they can find the opposite of that pose with their bodies in this challenging class. Its fun to give them the opportunity to experience things from a new angle.
This class will explore what generosity is and different ways they can be generous. Students will also explore how it feels when they are generous and when others are generous with them.
When you think of kicking many different sports probably come to mind but not yoga. In this yoga class students will learn poses that they need to kick into. Theses poses stretch the leg and shoulder muscles while building balance and focus.
Stepping out of our thoughts and being in the present moments the practice of mindfulness. This class teaches students how to become more aware of their thoughts so they can name them not follow them and come back to their breath.
Students will learn a short sequence leading to crow pose. This pose builds core muscles and arm strength. It is fun and develops balance focus and self confidence.
Students are taught what mantras and affirmations are and how they can change how we feel. This class will help students understand that the thoughts they think also shape how they feel about themselves and how they behave.
One of the many benefits of yoga is that it can build inner strength of purpose while it develops muscles. In this class students will learn a short sequence that will make them feel strong and powerful both outside and inside.
Students will learn square breathing and star hand breathing techniques. They are a great way to switch off the stress response and brings the body back into balance by slowing and deepening the breath while kids focus and provide sensory feedback to their brains.
This short sequence leads students to half moon pose. A challenging pose that tests their balance, builds concentration and focus while stretching the whole body.
This class teaches students how to pay attention or be mindful of what they are seeing. It shows them how to take their minds from a place of thinking and doing to a place of noticing what they are seeing in the present moment.
In this class students will continue to explore yoga poses that test their balance.
In this class students will learn to put a space between big emotions so they can choose to have a response to an emotion not a reaction.
This sequence will help kids twist away stress. Students will learn twisting poses that can help aid digestion and help with posture while having fun.
This class will teach students what gratitude is and to pay attention to the big and small things that they are grateful for. The practice of gratitude sharpens our attention for the good and positive in our lives, which helps us notice even more positive things and in turn we have more gratitude.
This is a short sequence that focuses on opening the hips and strengthening the hamstrings. These poses are important because tight muscles can hurt and leave them more prone to injury.
In this class students will learn to be mindful of and grateful for how their food was grown and how it got to their house. Students will be encouraged to eat slowly and focus on the present while eating, noticing thoughts, feelings and physical sensations.
In this class students will learn more poses that open up their hips and strengthen their hamstrings.
Students will make calming glitter jars. The glitter colors represent thoughts, emotions and impulses. The jar is a powerful visual metaphor for their mind. They can watch the glitter settle as they wait patiently breathing as they cultivate stillness.
This is another short sequence that focuses on opening hips and strengthening hamstrings through standing and reclining pigeon pose.
In this mindful class students will learn what it means to unplug. They will switch from the doing/thinking brain to just being so they can completely relax. They will be guided through a mindful meditation.
Students will be taught a short sequence to traditional pigeon pose.
In this class students will learn to connect colors to feelings and emotions.
In this class students will learn a short sequence leading to another great hip opener called Lizard pose.
In this class Students will be taught a visualization technique of a river of thoughts. This is a way to teach them that they are not their thoughts and they can look at them non- judgmentally.
Turning things upside down actually has great benefit to the body. Inversions help strengthen the core, arms, and shoulders, and serve as good practice for balance. There is increased blood flow and oxygen to the brain, providing more clarity and an increased ability to focus, and improved circulation. This also helps to invigorate and energize the body.
Students will learn a few different mindful exercise that helps them become more aware of their thoughts. The thoughts we are not aware of are the ones that make us feel what we feel and want what we want and push us into actions we might not have done with more conscious thought.
Students will learn a yoga sequence while seated in a chair. This class is great if you have been having trouble balancing in your yoga poses or feel you just need a little more support. Chair yoga is also just a great way to sneak in some yoga poses in between school work as well!
In this class students will learn alternate-nostril breathing which helps to neutralize your child's energy and emotions. The goal of this practice is not necessarily to calm down but to bring balance and a sense of stability to the moment.
In this class students will learn a simple but challenging sequence that will sync their breath with their movement. They will flow from pose to pose.
Grab a partner and have fun in this challenging class that doubles your yoga poses. Working with a partner on poses brings all the benefits of a regular yoga class but you need use team work, eye contact and coordinate with your partner ass well.