In our upcoming Kids Yoga Series, children ages 7 to 12 will explore yoga postures from the most basic to the most challenging in a joyful, fun, supportive environment.
IYENGAR INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK
MON, SEP 9 – DEC 2 | 4:00-5:00PM
(NO CLASS SEP 30, OCT 14, NOV 11)
IYENGAR INSTITUTE OF BROOKLYN
SAT, SEP 14 – NOV 16 | 12:00-1:00PM
KEVIN ALLEN, DAN SHUMAN & LIZA TOFT
EACH 10-WEEK SERIES: $200
Pre-register as space is limited.
Sign up today in person or by calling the front desk at 212-691-9642.
Why do Yoga and Kids Go Together?
(excerpt from PBS Article)
Yoga is about exploring and learning in a fun, safe and playful way. Yoga and kids are a perfect match. Here is what children (and adults!) can learn from yoga:
- Yoga teaches us about our bodies.
When we practice the physical postures or exercises (called asanas), we learn how to move more freely and with greater ease and awareness. These postures help our bodies become strong and flexible.
- Yoga teaches us how to breathe better.
When we breathe deeply and fully (called pranayama) and become more aware, we can bring peacefulness or energy to our bodies.
- Yoga teaches us how to use our energy more effectively.
When we practice yoga, we learn how to use the life force energy in our bodies (called prana) to feel more relaxed, focused, or motivated.
- Yoga teaches us how to quiet the mind.
When we practice yoga, we learn how to be still. This helps us to listen with attention and make good decisions.