Types of Class

Reading Comes Alive With Yoga: Ages 3-6, $40/month, 45 minute class

Interactive reading is the basis for this class. We will be reading a book and experiencing the story through yoga poses. Our goal is to have fun, moving our bodies safely, while learning how to breath and relax. (Children need to be potty trained or have a parent present)

Portion of a class may include the following: Book: “Hello World! Birds” by Jill McDonald

Each child will become an egg in an eagle's nest by wrapping themselves in their mat to form the protective covering of their shell. A short meditation guides them to scan their bodies, head to toe, before they hatch and become eaglets. We will practice how to “spread our wings”and “eagle walk”. We can explore how eaglets might communicate in the nest with a cooperative game and sing a song to encourage each new eaglet to be brave as they take their first flight.

Poses as Pathways: Ages 7-11, $48/month, 60 minute class

Yoga is a way to improve a child’s capacity to perceive and interact within the world by first learning about themselves. Yoga teaches them how their bodies work, to trust their instincts and focus their minds in this fast-paced world. Adding introspection with positive affirmations and breathing, can build healthy self-esteem and enhance coping skills.

Portion of a class may include the following: example of Eagle Pose

As we calm our minds and focus in this challenging balance pose, we will travel through history as we learn how the eagle became a symbol of the US. As we transition to a group Tree pose, an eagles' natural habitat is discussed. The “forest” we created, demonstrates the strength needed to support the eagle's aerie and how we, as humans, need to work together to sustain other animal life on our planet. To finish the pose, we state out loud: “I am brave.”

Mindful Movement for Teens: Ages 12 -16, $48/month, 60 minute class

Mindfulness practices can help us to increase our ability to regulate emotions as well as decrease stress, anxiety and depression. Our mindful movement entails poses to promote muscular balance throughout the body as well as stretching to release stress and tension. Breathing exercises and meditation will be practiced to help us calm and focus the mind.

For more information on classes, contact me: Heather@diamondlightyoga.com