Inspiration, thoughts & insight on "playing" yoga and creating a truly unique and enriching yoga experience for children of all ages.
|Posted on October 7, 2011 at 8:30 AM||comments (0)|
GLOW in the Dark YOGA!
Peaceful Planet Yoga
Friday, October 21st 4:30-6:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of glowing yoga fun! Each yogi will get to use a special “glowing” yoga mat. We will focus on “night” poses such as Star, Crescent Moon, Possum, Bat, Rocket Ship, Owl Pose and more! We will play yoga style games in Hampton Kid’s special black light room so wear something white for extra glow-ability!
Glowing Yoga is open to children ages 4-9
$25 for one child $10 for each additional sibling
Yoga mats are not necessary – but if you have one – please bring one. Child sized yoga mats are available for purchase. $20 each Choose from orange with yellow sunshines, blue with green turtles, pink with blue butterflies, lavender with yoga bugs, pale green printed with yoga bugs, solid blue or solid pink.
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|Posted on January 11, 2011 at 1:42 PM||comments (0)|
American Girl Doll Yoga Event
Saturday February 5th 9:30 – 11:00 am
at Hampton Kids
Get your downward doll on! Come practice yoga with your favorite American Girl Doll(or any favorite doll). We will play yoga style games and practice yoga poses with our dolls. Some yoga doll play will include Rock-a-bye-Baby Pose, London Bridge is Falling Down and Om-a-little Teapot yoga style! Then design & decorate a doll sized yoga mat, so you & your doll can play yoga at home!
This event provides a wonderful opportunity for girls to engage in a healthy activity with their favorite doll. Many young girls love to play with dolls and providing them with an alternative way to engage with their dolls can open their mind, body & spirit to making healthy choices.
Choose from a pink or turquoise yoga mat for your doll
Materials and supplies are limited
You must register in advance at www.peacefulplanetyoga.com
|Posted on January 5, 2011 at 4:41 PM||comments (0)|
My Daddy is a Pretzel: Yoga for Parents and Kids by Baron Baptiste is not only a wonderful resource for parents and children – but for yoga teachers and classroom teachers as well. As a parent, certified kids yoga teacher, and pre-school educator, I recommend this book as an invaluable resource for introducing children to yoga and reinforcing yogic concepts. This book provides parents and educators with a simple story along with detailed illustrations and directions to get kids moving. My Daddy is a Pretzel encourages children to believe in and accept themselves, find contentment and look forward to their life’s journey. This book is a wonderful addition to a family library for parents and children to share, bond and explore the many benefits of yoga. My Daddy is a Pretzel has become a recent addition to my children’s’ yoga classes and will remain a constant resource. It provides my students with an opportunity to develop listening skills, helps encourage a love of literature, provides positive reinforcement of yogic principles and gets my yoga students exploring yoga in a new way.
Click on the Barefoot Books link to purchase your copy!
|Posted on December 27, 2010 at 2:03 PM||comments (0)|
How do you teach children to be thankful?
By helping them to recognize and identify all that they have to be thankful for. Helping children shift their focus away from material objects and instead find gifts in the people that love them, people in their communities, and people around the world, can go a long way to raising children who grow up to be caring, compassionate, members of our society. Practicing gratitude helps us become more appreciative, empathetic and sensitive individuals. One way to help children practice being thankful is to create a "Thankful Thoughts Box". Recycling an old shoe box is a great way to demonstrate recycling while creating your "thankful thoughts box". Decorate your box with paint, or coat your box with a solution of glue mixed with water, then cover with pictures cut from magazines, and strips of old tissue paper. After your box is completely decorated, reapply a final coat of glue solution to cover the entire box. This helps protect your decorations. Once your box is complete, put it in a special place, like next to your bed or on the dinner table. Each night ask your child to reflect on their day and think of at least one thing that they are thankful for. Help them write down their "thankful thought" on a strip of paper and place in the box. Once a month, remove the "thankful thoughts" from the box and read them aloud to reinforce the feelings of gratitude.
Wonderful books to share with children that promote concepts of thanks and giving are It's Not What You've Got by Dr. Wayne Dyer and The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.
|Posted on December 7, 2010 at 2:36 PM||comments (0)|
Peaceful Planet Yoga
Discovery Yoga Mini Camp
Monday December 27th
Wednesday December 29th and
Friday December 31st
Boys & Girls Ages 4-8 9:00-11:30 am
$115 $75 for an additional sibling
This delightful camp will provide a discovery of yoga, self & our global community. Thematic ideas such as peace, respect, gratitude & acceptance will be presented at an age appropriate level. We will play Yoga Planet & Yoga Pretzel games, the Yoga Garden board game, share musical books, and complete global puzzles. Little yogis learn best through social interaction, repetition and play. Discovery yoga camp will incorporate guided movement with music, simple child friendly yoga chants, thematic literature, lots of yoga poses and thematic art projects.
You do NOT need to be a member of Hampton Kids to register for these programs
Pre-Registration with Peaceful Planet Yoga Required
Please register at www.peacefulplanetyoga.com