this is not your mother's yoga
When most of us think of yoga, we conjure up images of people twisting themselves like pretzels, standing on their heads, or chanting funny sounding words. But yoga is so much more—and kids yoga is a lot different from the yoga that mom does.
Unlike adults, kids are natural born yogis. At any given moment, a child might crawl around like a snake, roar like a lion, stand tall like a tree, or walk on all fours like a dog. And this is a good thing, since most yoga poses come from ancient yogis’ observations of animals and nature. In kids’ yoga, the focus is less on the particulars of alignment and more on the experience of trying something different, stretching to new limits, and having fun in the process.
In a kids’ yoga class, children are invited into a world where breath work is taught using bubbles and pinwheels, and traveling into the jungle, surfing the waves, or flying through the sky like a superhero is as common as bending over and touching their toes.
But Yoga is not just about the poses - it's a way of life! There is much more to yoga than the physical postures. In fact, the poses, or asanas, are just one of eight limbs that make up the whole of yoga. This is a comprehensive yoga program dedicated to promoting the development of the whole child. Through the combination of mindfulness techniques, breathing exercises and yoga asanas, children will experience the physical, social, emotional and mental benefits of yoga.
Cultivating a child’s inner strength and emotional intelligence by relaxing the body and focusing the mind stimulates brain growth and helps them quiet their minds, calm their bodies, manage their emotions more effectively and maintain positive relationships--all of which will help them deal with life’s challenges, make better choices, and learn better.
Our goal is empower children by giving them strategies to calm and self-sooth themselves in all situations.
The Kaia Kids Training is an official Registered Children's Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.
Join me for this comprehensive training designed to enhance the overall wellbeing of the whole child. Through the combination of mindfulness techniques, breathing exercises and yoga asanas, children will experience the physical, social, emotional and mental benefits of yoga.
In this interactive training, you you will learn:
Laurie is available for workshops, trainings, private events, family yoga, birthday parties and more! Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling and pricing.
Kids classes at Kaia Yoga West: Tuesday 3:15-4:00pm 4-6yrs