Prenatal Yoga with Kara
Coming Fall 2018!
Resumes in 2019
For ages ~10-14. During puberty and teen years, immense changes are taking place in the body’s chemistry and physiology. This class creates a special place for tweens to develop comfort with their bodies, better understand the physical and emotional shifts common at this age, and have a space to relax from increasing academic and social pressures that they may be experiencing. (Looking for a different day and time? You gather your friends, we’ll create a special private class).
(If the above sessions with Kara do not align with your schedule…..)
This class is for you to surround and bond with your expecting child……The fetus can experience our own joy and peace. We will guide expecting Moms in a quiet place to turn their focus inward and bond with their child, while strengthening their bodies and utilizing the breath. These classes also offer women a time to be comfortable with the changes in their bodies, throughout pregnancy and bond with other women who are pregnant. All yoga classes guided by Vicki, Julie or Sandy are prenatal Friendly. Sandy and Vicki are professionally trained prenatal/postnatal teachers.
Baby & Me (Postnatal)
Baby and Me Yoga helps moms to reclaim their body as we stretch, strengthen and breathe life into post-partum (and sleep deprived) bodies. You’ll enjoy the company of mothers with newborns while taking time to bond with your baby. Babies enjoy watching other babies and having Mom’s undivided attention for playtime! Our classes offer a mix of toning movement for moms, yoga poses done with your baby and infant massage. Babies will laugh and cry, fuss and fidget, and it’s all ok . . . feel free to stop and attend to their needs at any point. Yoga will help you feel centered, strong, energized and at ease with your new baby. We specifically focus on reclaiming core strength, stretching tight muscles, releasing back pain and improving pelvic floor strength. Moms, Dads & Caretakers – Baby and you can attend classes as soon as they are medically cleared for exercise (usually 6 weeks post-partum). Please check with your midwife or doctor before attending class. You are welcome to attend until your baby begins to WALK and “graduates” from class. Bring a blanket for your baby, mats are provided. Baby and Me focuses on strengthening the spiritual, emotional and physical bond between parent and child. Our program will help carry you smoothly through the busy early months of caring for a new baby. 60 Minutes, 4 Part Series. (Currently offered as Private Session and with our Home Care Comfort) .
Grounded Kids Yoga Ages 4ish-9ish!
Teaching children peacefulness can be the greatest gift you give them. Let us help foster that learning with our yoga class. Yoga has been proven to help enhance concentration, develop coping strategies, increase healthy responses to stress, and enhance children’s well-being.Today’s kids are bearing a huge burden of parent’s expectation, school pressure and the competitive world. Moreover, video games, electronics and junk food are interfering with the value of connection. Such things may hide our children’s innocence and joyful life. Children often do not know what to do when inner stress arrives. Too often caretakers turn to medical intervention – drugs. Our children are in great need of mental fitness. Yoga is safe and effective for our loved ones when practiced under the guidance of a trained instructor. Feel free just to drop in anytime! $8 Drop in or buy 4 classes for $25 (6 week expiry) Sandy’s offering: Children’s Joyful Movement, Mindfulness & Focus – Mindfulness is a technique that fosters inner calm, increased awareness, and a sense of well-being. Over the past three decades, the practice of mindfulness has been taught to adults in hospitals and clinics to assist in pain management, stress reduction, and healing. Now mindfulness is being introduced in schools, to incarcerated youth, and in youth-based programs around the world. This class is designed through Goldie Hawn’s wonderful foundation for children and mindfulness. The new field of teaching mindfulness to youth is a profoundly beneficial development for the education of children from grades K through 12. Research shows that mindfulness decreases stress, attention deficit issues, depression, anxiety, and hostility in children, while benefiting their health, well-being, social relations, and academic performance. Children can easily learn these techniques, and when learned young, they become lifelong tools. Instructed by Sandy Hicks certified Children’s Yoga RCYT. (Note as of 2017, Sandy has placed this class on hold while she focuses on trainings. We’ll advise when its back.)