Baby Yoga: Pre-Crawlers (Drop-In)
Babies are born yogis! This unique class is yoga for your baby, helping them to preserve their innate bodily awareness, strengthening the bond between parent and child, and inspiring a deep trust between parent and child which will set the stage for their future relationships. We will learn poses, sing songs, and have fun! Class will also involve some gentle core-rebuilding exercises for parents, including pelvic floor activation and balance restoration.
Learn how to courageously handle your baby in ways that they enjoy and help them towards their next stage of development. Baby yoga promotes more and better sleep for your infant, and creates "an expanding spiral of joy as baby expresses delight and parents' warm responses generate even greater delight." - Françoise Barbira Freedman
Baby yoga stimulates all of babies' bodily systems and can help them experience decreased frustration and less extreme highs and lows. Yoga can help infants by relieving digestive upset, constipation, gas and colic. Shared relaxation is mutually beneficial for parents and babies and enhances non-verbal communication. Class is 45 minutes.
Toddler Yoga: 18mos - 3 years (Drop-In)
Join your toddler as we take a yoga journey they will never forget! Using visual aids, we will stand rooted like trees, bark in downward dog, flutter our wings in butterfly, trumpet water like an elephant, and hop high like a frog! We will play games, listen to music, and practice breathing exercises which they can bring into everyday life. Class creates a space for bonding between parent or caregiver and child while strengthening growing muscles, and ends with relaxation. Class is 45 minutes.
Kids Yoga: 4-8 years (Drop-In)
This yoga class for kids encourages imagination, self-expression, and building positive peer interactions. Children will learn breathing and relaxation techniques as well as how to play creatively while building balance, concentration, strength, flexibility, and coordination. These physical skills and anatomical self-awareness compliment other extracurricular activities such as soccer, hockey, dance and gymnastics. While learning respect for self and others, kids will have fun doing partner and group poses, and lots of yoga games. Singing, drawing and yoga comprise this energy-releasing, 45 minute class.
Family Yoga (Pre-Registered)
In this fun and interactive yoga class, families will strengthen their bond and create meaningful memories together. In a world where parents and children are so busy, family yoga provides a wonderful place to spend healthy and happy, quality time together. Classes are often themed, and we will explore individual and partner postures as well as games and stories. The family interactions help to build team spirit, confidence and self-esteem, as well as strong, flexible, whole and healthy bodies. Class is 45 minutes.
Private Individual or Group Yoga Sessions:
Kids can practice yoga one-on-one or in a small group. Private individual or group classes for families, groups of friends, moms and babies or any other group can be accommodated. Sessions can be held in your home, or Appleseed Yoga can suggest a venue, and book it for an extra fee.