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As of January 2021 all sessions are virtual until further notice.

We know that stress gets in the way of families being able to connect, have healthy relationships, and build life skills.  That’s why we offer yoga workshops for children, teens, parents, and grandparents that are different. Our workshops are focused on reducing stress and calming the nervous system, building mind body awareness, and strengthening emotional regulation skills.  Our body positive smaller classes are led by teachers who not only gently guide you through the moves, but they also ensure you are supported throughout the entire class so that you leave feeling renewed and rejuvenated.

Classes for Parents, Grandparents, & Caregivers

Led by Missi Chenier of Santosha Yoga Therapy

Movement and Mobility

Muscle pains, aching joints, weight gain, and unhealed injuries can prevent us from getting through our day to day routines or engaging with our families in the ways we want to.  As we age we tend to experience more of these movement and mobility issues too.

Movement actually allows us to improve our mobility and decrease our aches and pains! When we move, we improve balance, build our core, strengthen the back, and reconnect with the breath. 

This small group practice based on principles of yoga therapy use different methods to restore your movement and mobility, at your own pace, in a positive environment that allows you to start where you are.  All body shapes and sizes are welcome.

Cost: $20 per class (5 class and 10 class passes available).

Class Time: 10:00am to 11:15am 

Class Dates:  October 5, 7, 26 28, November 2, 4, 23, 25, 30, December 2, 21, 23, 2021

Achieve Better Sleep

Sleep issues are among the greatest health and wellness concerns around the world.  Most of us at one time or another have suffered the consequences of poor-quality sleep or lack of sleep. Sleep deprivation causes and aggravates ailments like stress, heart conditions, high blood pressure, obesity, anxiety, and depression. This class will provide practices that lead to preparing the body for sleep, establishing a healthy nighttime routine, and offer meditation and breath practices to support sleep (you can even transfer what you learn to your kids, so they get better sleep too!).

This class will introduce methods to help you sleep, therefore improving your ability to think clearly with focused attention, integrate and utilize new information, manage your emotions and feel more balanced and flexible, improve gross and fine motor skills so your body moves the way you want it to, and mindfully engage in your relationships with family and friends. All body shapes and sizes are welcome.

Cost: $20 per class (5 class and 10 class passes available)

Class Time: 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Class Dates: October 12, 14, 19, November 9, 11, 16, 18, December 7, 9, 14, 16, 2021

Restorative Workshop for Menopause

Technically menopause refers to a single event, the last menstrual period. The approximately two to five year period in which we notice changes in menstruation and other symptoms is called perimenopause. Some women transition easily; many have a rocky road; most have a little of both. This class is specifically for women currently experiencing perimenopause, or menopausal symptoms.

A mix of Yoga Therapy techniques, and Restorative Yoga; this class should help you feel calmer, less fatigued, and less battered by your perimenopausal symptoms. No prior yoga knowledge or experience is needed. All body shapes and sizes are welcome. All props are supplied.

Workshops must be purchased separately, and preregistration reserves your space. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy for all workshops.

Cost: $60.00

Class Date: October 24, 2021 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Restorative Workshop for Insomnia

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. You may still feel tired when you wake up. Stress is a leading factor contributing to insomnia.

This workshop will teach you simple practices to prepare your body for a restful sleep and help you restore balance to your circadian rhythm. No prior yoga experience or knowledge is necessary. All body shapes and sizes are welcome. All props will be supplied.

Cost: $60.00

Class Date: TBA

Registration is required for all classes due to limited class sizes.  For registration or questions, please contact Missi Chenier at:

Email: missi@santoshayogatherapy.ca

Telephone: 519-995-1875

Website: https://www.santoshayogatherapy.ca/

Yoga for Children, Adolescents, & Families

Led by Natalie Mayer Litt of Little Tree Yoga Studio

Children and youth today are experiencing more stress, anxiety, and depression than ever before.  As a result, they experience challenges regulating their emotions, developing self-care routines, and maintaining healthy friendships.  Our yoga classes are designed to help children and youth connect with their bodies, thoughts, emotions, and actions so that they can develop insight and awareness, build emotion regulation skills, and increase self-esteem and confidence.  We aim to build life-long skills for social, emotional, and mental well-being.

Parent and Toddler: 3 to 5 years

During the duration of these classes, we will explore the writings of Eric Carle as we transform our bodies and minds. This class is designed to provide space for parents to connect with their children in a playful way, while supporting them in exploring the wonders of their world and learning about their bodies and breath.

Cost: $20 per class or $75 for a 4 week series

Children: Ages 6 to 9 years

During the duration of these classes, children will have the opportunity to explore their internal worlds and build an understanding of how their thoughts, breath, and body are connected.  Children will begin to learn how to use their breath to change body sensations and calm their minds.

Cost: $20 per class or $75 for a 4 week series

Class Options: Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm or Saturdays from 9:30am to 10:30am. 

Preteen/Teen: 10 to 16 years

During the duration of these classes, preteens and teens will strengthen their understanding of the connection of thoughts, body sensations, emotions, and actions.  Yoga movements will be used to build awareness of the connection as well as to teach strategies to challenge and shift thoughts, emotions, and sensations.  These strategies are created to transition out of the yoga room and into real life experiences so preteens and teens have more tools in their toolbox to handle peer conflict, stress, and challenging experiences.

Cost: $20 per class or $75 for a 4 week series

Class Options: Mondays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm or 7:30pm to 8:30pm; Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm; Saturdays 11:00am to 12:00pm

 

Registration is required for all classes due to limited class sizes. For registration or questions, please reach out to Natalie Mayor Litt at:

Email: littletreeyogastudio@gmail.com

Telephone: 519-991-0320

Website: www.littletreeyogastudio.com