Lindsey uses play, movement, music and stories to bring children into the world of yoga. Children will use their imaginations to roar like lions and hop like frogs. The young yogis will learn breath work and movements to help them connect to their own growing bodies and they will be encouraged to explore and try new things. We know that toddlers have a hard time sitting still. That's why this class is full of movement! We'll jump and dance and have a blast!
**All classes subject to change based on enrollment
Yoga Babies (6wks - crawling)
For babies 6 weeks - crawling
This class is all about baby and parental bonding. While there are gentle stretches for the parent, our focus is on developmentally supportive movements and stretching for baby. We combine infant massage, songs and movements that aide with digestion, and encourage healthy gross motor development. We end with a long savasana for parent and baby to snuggle, bond, meditate and relax. Parents are welcome to feed, change diapers and soothe baby on our yoga balls whenever needed. Teacher: Lindsey Olsen Length: 1 hour - we start with guided stretching, songs and yoga play followed by parent relaxation time with coffee and tea.
Let's move our bodies, older babies! From the teacher and creator of our popular Toddler & Preschool Yogini class, Lindsey Kravitz Olson, comes a new class designed for babies who are scooting on their tummies through early walking. Through music, movement and engagement, babies have fun while developing gross motor skills, balance and coordination. We will combine simple yoga poses, singing, dancing, and props appropriate for crawlers and earlier walkers. The class will end with 10-15 minutes of free play with various toys and tunnels to allow for socialization and play. Parents can get a good stretch in too!
For scooters, crawlers & early walkers
Class length is 45 minutes (30 minutes of yoga followed by 15 minutes of free play)
This unique program encompasses a Mindfulness Integration to support children in a safe and caring learning environment. Students learn through the integration of creative yoga flow, mindfulness and journaling to become more aware and pay attention in an open, balanced and curious way. Jen’s guidance and teaching equips students with skills to develop a deeper mind body awareness, self compassion for themselves and compassion for others, skills to further understand their emotions, to stimulate both sides of their brain and to recognize when their attention has wondered! Research has found with mindfulness practice, students show improved attention (focus and concentration), executive functions, greater social and emotional skills (improved self regulation as well as compassion), enhanced well-being, and decreased anxiety, stress and depression. Mindfulness takes practice and changes come gradually! “The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.” ~Rumi
Teacher: Jennifer Finnegan of Holistic Health Journey
Let’s build healthy bodies, grateful hearts and more calm and focused minds!
This is a yoga class designed for 4-8 year old yogis. This class will included breath work and meditation visualization, music, movement, art, games and literature in a safe and inclusive environment. Yoga postures will be designed to enhance concentration, refine motor coordination and teach cooperative play. Thematic ideas will include peace, respect, kindness, gratitude, nature and seasons all at developmentally appropriate levels.
The daily work of being a mom is hard on the body. We lift heavy weights (aka kids) all day without even a second to think about the proper muscular engagement while constantly put our self-care last. If you have tightness in your neck and shoulders, worry about core strength, or just want an evening where you can take off your “mom hat,” this is for you! Join your fellow moms for an evening of side bends, hip openers, and core work to stretch and strengthen the muscles that support us in our daily work. Followed by wine, treats, and toddler bashing (I mean commiserating). We’ll have wine available but feel free to bring a yummy bottle or treat to share!
Led by: Alexandra Arnow, RYT-200, a local mother and yogi. Alexandra spent her pre-baby days teaching yoga in San Francisco while earning her Masters in Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition at UC Berkeley.