Our yoga for kids summer camp provides children with a fun, creative, educational and enriching experience through yoga movement classes, mindfulness activities, relaxation, games, and crafts.We offer a non-competitive and supportive environment where kids can learn to work cooperatively as well as learn to care for and nurture themselves. Each session is sure to create lasting memories, new friendships, and a foundation for health and well-being.
When: First session: June 8, 15, 22, and 29 (Thursdays)
Second session: July 6, 13, 20 and 27 (Thursdays)
Age groups and class times: 5-7 year olds 10:30- 11:30 am
8-10 year olds 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Price: One child: $90/ month or $150/both months
Two children $150/month or $250/both months
Materials provided: notebook, crayons, and t-shirt
45 minutes of yoga poses based around the theme of the class
10 minutes of warm-up
25 minutes of the poses based around the theme
5 minutes of cool down
5 minutes of meditation/relaxation/imagery
15 minutes of coloring and creating
This is the time where they take what they imagined throughout the class and express it on to paper.
First, we will start with an introduction to yoga. Our first theme will be centered on the home where imagination and creativity starts. We will then venture out of the home where their imagination can continue to grow. We will end in outer space where they can push the limits of their imaginations and reach for the stars going out of this world. At the end of each yoga session, the kids will be asked to complete a freestyle group activity where they are allowed to artistically express the things they thought about during class.
· At Home
· Into the Woods
· Under the Sea
· Outer Space
For the older group, we will travel around the world, experiencing different cultures through yoga. We will start in India, where yoga began. The first class will be more traditional, learning the traditional names of each selected pose. From there we will go around to each country and learn poses that are culturally relative to the destination. For example, we could do a pyramid pose for Egypt and an Eiffel Tower pose for France. After we learn the poses, the students will have a passport that we can stamp to say that they have learned something about each destination. The creative portion will be related to the country in focus and they will learn something new about yoga and geography.
Around the World
About the teacher:
Mika Groscost was originally born in Seoul, South Korea and adopted by her parents in Columbia, South Carolina. After graduating from Auburn University, she moved to Taipei, Taiwan with her husband to teach English as a second language to children between the ages of 3-13. Here she was able to immerse herself in a foreign culture and strengthen her practice with yoga and working with children. She is currently teaching yoga to children at the local YMCA during the after school program.