Kids and Teen Yoga Classes
Yoga improves behavioral issues for children of all ages, including those with learning disorders and has also been shown to improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders. Yoga is a tool empowering kids to self-regulate emotions and achieve calm in an overstimulating world.
Kids Fun Yoga for Ages 4 to 11
Children of this age love to role-play and pretend, so this yoga class lets them be who they are.
This class is high energy and fast paced to keep them focused and moving. Even though their attention spans are short, they are always absorbing information on some level. To nurture this, each class is developed around a theme that aims to educate the whole child, so kids will often learn about the body, nature, math/ logic, language, music and intrapersonal skills during a class. Yoga at this age helps develop emerging language, math and memory skills, develops large and small motor skills, ability to engage in make-believe play, socialize, develop greater self-reliance and curiosity and develop empathy and altruism.
Mondays 5-6pm $15 / First Class is Free / Limited to 12 students
Teen Yoga for Ages 13 to 17 (Classes start January 20th)
Yoga can help teens by reducing stress and anxiety, improving focus, learning self-regulation and calming, as well as improving posture, body image and self-esteem. Teens have a lot of stressors academically, but also physically with heavy backpacks and the “text neck”. Learning specific yoga techniques like breath and physical postures help focus, relax and strengthen the places in the body that are commonly affected. These can be an invaluable tools as one grows through the special challenges of teenager hood. Yoga is also a fantastic way to keep the body ready for other sports and other extracurricular activities.
Mondays 3:45-4:45pm $15 / First Class is Free / Limited to 12 students
Juli Eckmeier, Yoga Instructor and Mother
She strongly believes that yoga is beneficial for every age, body and mind and loves the chance to spread her enthusiasm on the subject! She is an artist, musician, nature enthusiast and “mother of chaos”, having four children and lots of animals at home!