Children's Yoga 

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In a fast pace, highly competitive, and rigorous environment, children encounter a variety of experiences and are vulnerable to life's challenges. Unfortunately, children are often unequipped with the skills and tools to effectively navigate through life's challenges. As a result, children experience anxiety, increased stress, questionable diagnoses and academic difficulties (just to name a few). However, yoga is an activity that enhances emotion, mental, and physical healthy, which harmoniously creates a healthy overall well-being. Yoga is a tool that teaches children how to use movement and breath to cope with conflict, cultivate positive self-esteem, and find contentment within their own body. 

Yoga caters to the three common types of learners: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Visually, children see the yoga teacher demonstrating the poses. Auditory music is either played in the background, children sing sounds aloud, or a combination of both is used. And, yoga itself is a form of kinesthetic movement. For more information of the three types of learners, check out my blog post

Essentailly yoga serves as a safe place for children to let loose, have fun, and develop a greater understanding of who they are in the world in which they live in. 

I teach INCLUSIVE and TRAUMA-INFORMED children's yoga classes that accomodate all abilities and levels. I steer away from the typical sports-based arena and focus on providing a non-competitive, positive, and safe space. Each yoga class follows a traditional format with room for necessary changes. I integrate the values of community, peace, and positive energy throughout the yoga class and emphase the saying, "Be Kind, Be True, Be You."
Benefits of Yoga for Children 

  • Fosters creativity and imagination 
  • Encourages personal awareness 
  • Improves focus and concentration 
  • Cultivates positive body image and self-esteem
  • Encourages team-building skills and healthy peer relationships 
  • Increases flexibility, strength, and coordination 
  • Improves immune system through stress reduction
  • Improves sleep patterns 
  • Improves respiratory system through breathing exercises
  • Teaches healthy coping strategies 
  • Teaches relaxation techniques 
  • Provides healthy coping mechanisms 
  • Promotes a positive sense of well being 
  • Encourages community 
  • Eases anxiety and stress
  • Enhances memory
  • Supports social and emotional learning 
  • Improves listening skills
  • Enhances communication skills
  • Improves fine and gross motor skills 
Yoga is INCLUSIVE

***Sara Gottfried of Stretch Yourself Yoga teaches inclusive and trauma-informed children's yoga classes that accomodate all abilities and needs. 

  • Tailored for schools
  • Inside and/or Outside
  • Chair/Desk and/or Mat Based
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Secular
  • Anxiety, Depression, and Stress
  • Movement Break
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Special Education 
  • Boys and Girls
  • Anyone and Everyone! ​
​​Class Types ​

Yoga Studios
Children's Sports Center
Daisy Troops
Girl Scout Troops
Private and/or Group Classes
Before and/or After School Programs
Summer Camps
Libraries
Bookstores 

*Note: This is just a sampling. 

Check out my schdeule the schedule to see which classes are currently being taught! 
Buddha Baby

Perfect during the 'tummy-time" and "rolling over" period. Buddha Baby is the opportuntiy to engage babies in a unique and playful environment

Basic yoga principles are incorporated along with music, song, and movemen  to facilitate sensory and auditory stimulation. This class is the perfect compliment to building upon the parent-child bond. 

Ages: 6 weeks - Pre-Crawlers 

*Please inquire for details and pricing

Mamaste
 
"Mamaste" is mommy-and-me yoga. Moms, dads, and caregivers are able to practice yoga with their little one(s) in a safe, nurturing, and playful environment. This class continues to build upon the parent-child bond.


This class aims to increase flexibility and mobility through  yoga with the use of music, games, and stories. 

Think Yogi Goes on a Safari, Yogi Swims in the Deep, Blue Sea, SuperYogi, and much more! 

Ages: 2 - 4 yrs. 

*Please inquire for details and pricing 

Yoginis in Training 

A class designed to immerse children in a playful, non-competitive, and optimistic environment. Children will 'soar' through airplane, 'roar' in lion pose, and 'sizzle' like a snake. 

Games, songs, music, and stories are incorporated to target every stage of development within children. Specific breathing exercises visual imagery, and relaxation activities are used to teach children appropriate coping skills to navigate everyday life. 

Ages: 5 - 11 yrs. 

*Please inquire for details and pricing 

"Yogi-ing" Around

A yoga class that the whole family can enjoy! Family yoga is similar toa tpyical class, but with many more partner poses, group activities, and unique relaxations. Music, games, and songs are used to enhance the class. 

This class is great for improving social skills, resolving sibling and/or parent conflict, and bonding in a unique and playful way. 

*Please inquire for details and pricing 

Workshops
Be a Warrior Not a Worrier

In this day and age children are in a constant stress obstacle. Navigating friendships, school work, on top of activities, sports, and family life, children are often put in predicaments, unequipped with the tools to juggle it all.

This particular workshop or series provides effective approaches to help children navigate challenges that they are going through. Children who struggle with anxiety, separation anxiety, ADHD/ADD, and social-emotional difficulties will highly benefit from this workshop or series. 

In general, breathing exercises, team-building games, yoga poses, and hands-on craft activities ("worry stone," journaling, mindful coloring, etc.) are included. 

​*Please inquire for details and pricing. 

Children's Yoga Birthday Party

Interested in a children's yoga birthdy party? Read through this brochure to learn more!
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Want to practice a fun mindful breathing exercise at home? Give pompom breathing a try!

Read through a list of affirmations for a positive start and end to any day! 

Want to practice yoga at home? Check out this poster

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