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 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.
Yoga for Parents, Grandparents, & Caregivers
Led by Missi Chenier & Stacey Eason-Bondy
Strategies for Stress Management through Yoga
Chronic stress has many ill effects on the mind, body, and spirit. Those effects can impact our physical and emotional healthy, relationships, family, and jobs. Here is a great workshop to help you lower and manage the stress in your life.
This 2-hour workshop is for people of all ages, at all levels of yoga experience, and in all states of health. You will walk away from this workshop with effective stress management strategies you can easily use at home!
Through the use of Restorative and Nidra yoga practice, this workshop will allow you to calm the stressed nervous system by achieving physical, muscular, emotional, and mental relaxation.
Strategies learned in this workshop will support you in experiencing a calm and present mind, lowered blood pressed, elevated and stabilized moods, deep efficient rest, and resiliency.
Beginners Yoga for Parents and Caregivers
Being a parent and caregiver is hard work! The to-do list is never ending with cooking, cleaning, laundry, and getting everyone where they need to be on time. Meeting your own needs seems impossible. Some days the stress just builds too high. Stress has a huge impact on our ability to be the parents and caregivers we want to be. It reduces our ability to be patient, to truly listen with understanding, and to respond in helpful ways. We’re here to help.
We know the positive benefits yoga has on reducing stress and building the mind, body, connection. This class will strengthen your self-awareness so that you can recognize the first signs of stress and use strategies to slow it down, helping you to be the parent and caregiver you want to be.
Your body will improve its flexibility and move more freely, you’ll be able to slow the mental chatter, and you will feel more in control of your emotions and actions. With this newfound awareness, you will be able to take care of your stress and experience healthier connected relationships with your family.
It’s okay if you can’t touch your toes as no experience is needed. No fancy outfits required either.
Yoga for Children, Adolescents, & Families
Led by Natalie Mayor Litt
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.
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.
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.