Yoga for Kids and Teens @ Yoga on York


We believe that yoga should not be restricted by age or gender, so we have designed a collection of classes to cater to the needs of everyone in your family, at any age! Check out descriptions of all classes offered for kids and teens below, as well as teacher bios and  monthly calendar.

 

 

 

 Kids 9 -12 years old will learn yoga poses to develop strength, flexibility, focus, concentration, self-esteem and how to breath and relax while respecting themselves and others. Students will also start to explore some basic yogic philosophies.  This workshop is appropriate for new and returning students. 

 

Summer Yoga Camp for Teens & Tweens

July 24-28, 2017

1:00-4:00pm 

 

 Yoga on York is welcoming back our half-day Yoga Camp for Teens and Tweens!

This camp will include basic and more challenging yoga poses, partner yoga, wall yoga, and even aerial yoga! Students will practice yoga, learn some basic yogic philosophy and terminology, do crafts, and play games. Whether you are brand new to yoga or continuing to build your practice, this is a great way to kick off your summer.

 

Taught by Lisa Warren with help from Christina Danaher (our fabulous aerial yoga instructor).

Save $50 per child if you register siblings! Please contact Lisa Warren (liseblanche@gmail.com) or Jayne Bernasconi (yogaonyork@gmail.com) for help registering multiple children at the discounted rate.

 

  Together with Toddler

Monday 9:30 - 10:15am
with Judy Powers

 Baby & Me Yoga

Monday 10:30 - 11:15am
with Judy Powers

Share yoga with your baby through soothing massage, breath work, yoga poses, and songs in a gentle class designed for babies ages 6-18 months. 

 


Teacher Bios

Lisa has been a teacher for over 12 years and a private tutor for over 15. She is a

certified ChildLight Yoga Level 1 & Level 2 instructor and a certified Yoga 4 Classrooms 

instructor. She has also completed YoKid’s Teen Yoga training. Lisa has completed her 

200hr Yoga Teacher Training under Jayne Bernasconi. 


Lisa has worked with children of all ages, and she has seen the stress under which students 

are placed every day. A committed yogini herself, Lisa recognizes the many benefits that a 

regular yoga practice can have for children. It is her goal to bring the joy of yoga to as many 

children as possible.


Jessica found yoga in 2002, and immediately appreciated it as a salve to her profession of social work. In 2009, Jessica was able to realize a dream of becoming a yoga teacher. She completed her 500-hour teacher training in New York City at YogaWorks, learning an alignment-based mix of several yoga styles, with many inspiring teachers, including Jennie Arthur, Jodie Rufty and Sarah Bell.

 

Pursuing a passion for yoga as a path to a quiet mind and a better world, Jessica completed Restorative Yoga training with Jillian Pransky and Prenatal, Postnatal and Baby and Me Yoga training with Mary Barnes. In addition to being a yoga teacher, she is a licensed clinical social worker and a mother of three children.


Class Descriptions

Yoga for Kids - Ages 5-8:

This is an opportunity for children to explore their own yoga practice through songs, games and creative movement. Students will begin to answer the question "What is Yoga?" as they learn the basics of postures and breath. This class is appropriate for children who are new to yoga, as well as to those who are continuing their practice.

 

Yoga for Kids - Ages 9-12:

Kids 9 -12 years old will learn yoga poses to develop strength, flexibility, focus, concentration, self-esteem and how to breath and relax while respecting themselves and others. Students will also start to explore some basic yogic philosophies.  This workshop is appropriate for new and returning students.

Yoga for Teens:

This class is designed to help teens grow physically and emotionally strong. Yogic philosophies are introduced in contexts that apply to their lives, and the poses and breathwork support their day-to-day lives. Students are introduced to some basic Sanskrit as they learn yoga terminology. 


Together with Toddler:

This class is designed for toddlers ages 1-4 along with a caregiver. We focus on gross motor skills, basic breathing, cognitive development, and, of course, fun! There is music and storytelling, and the toddlers learn basic yoga poses through games and activities.