with Jen Leary
Yoga improves behavioral issues for all children 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 the child to self-regulate emotions and achieve calm in an overstimulating world. Airmid Wellness offers weekly fun yoga classes every Monday for kids ages 4 to 11.
Yoga for Ages 4-11
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
All Classes taught by Jen Leary, Yoga Instructor and Mother
Jen has been practicing yoga as a student for 15 years, and brings this long love affair with yoga into her teaching style. Her children have also been a great influence on her style of teaching children. Her athletic teenage daughter has stress the importance of balancing stretch and breath with a vigorous sport schedule. Her autistic son has taught her unlimited patience and the benefits of a grounding practice for an energetic youth as well as the importance of the breath in the ability to gain focus in challenging situations.