Yoga for the Young
Time & Location
About The Event
Beginning on Monday, April 9 from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
$50 for four weeks.
Yoga mats will be provided. Limited to 10 students.
At first glance, yoga might look like a physical experience, but what we can't see is that the poses and movements that enhance strength, also build confidence and courage. Those that foster flexibility, also invite open-mindedness and adaptability. The balance work is a practice of meeting challenge with stability and focus. And yoga's relaxation welcomes calm and an underlying sense of control and contentment.
What makes yoga so magical is the awareness one gains by mentally paying attention to the body he or she lives in – what it feels like to physically breathe, move, interact with the senses and experience emotions. What radiates out of this intimate attentiveness is self-respect and worthiness.
I wish this for all children, to believe in themselves – rooted in resilience and resourcefulness, uplifted by their own creativity and passions, and always growing, always opening to the value of themselves and others.
This is how yoga helps ripple wonderfulness into the world.
I am sharing a yoga class for children in 4th and 5th grade, regardless of physical abilities, in the safe and happy environment of the Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford.
Classes will include yoga poses with positive affirmations and individual expression fun movement sequences and yoga games to instill imaginations, cooperation and community, chats about healthy habits and beneficial behaviors, an art activity and a nourishing snack.
And I am Kathy Graham, a Bedford resident since 1995 and a yogi since 2000. Through the years, I've happily shared the benefits of yoga with children K-12 in most of the county schools, the YMCA and the public libraries.