CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

The YAMA KIDS YOGA curriculum is designed for children ages 0 to 18. As children grow, our programs adapt to their changing bodies and minds.

 

 

 

 

 

PRENATAL YOGA 

 

Pregnancy can be challenging, but does not mean you cannot enjoy this transformative time and cultivate joy and bliss while you wait for your bundle to arrive. Join Elika Aird, owner of Blissful Bodies Yoga + Birth Services, to honor all stages of the pregnant body through yoga, dance, meditation and nada yoga ( yoga of sound ),  in a supportive class environment designed to educate moms about pregnancy, while reducing bodily discomforts and inspiring confidence

 

Poses are taught with an emphasis on mindfulness to harmonize body, mind, and emotions, to deepen body wisdom. Learn pain management,  labor tools and birth resources from Elika’s years as a Birth Doula and Educator. Each week you will strengthen and lengthen your body, and end with deep relaxation, bringing more grace and ease to the body.  Low back and sciatic pain, insomnia, swelling and other general discomforts have responded well to regular practice. 

 

 

CURRENTLY, WE ARE NOT OFFERING PRENATAL CLASSES, BUT WE HOPE TO BRING THEM BACK SOON. 



 

MOM AND BABY YOGA (6 WEEKS TO PRE-CRAWLERS)

Mom and Baby Yoga is a warm and supportive class for new moms and their babies (6 weeks to pre-crawlers).  Come get centered and nourish yourself with yoga that is tailored for the postpartum time: ease tight shoulders and tender backs that come from caring for little one, stabilize the core and pelvis and most importantly take time for deep rest to restore and heal. All babies needs are welcomed! Sometimes they sleep, but other times they need to be fed or changed and that’s all part of Mom and Baby Yoga. Bring a blanket for them so they can enjoy floor time and their own yoga. 

 

 

CURRENTLY, WE ARE NOT OFFERING MOM AND BABY CLASSES, BUT WE HOPE TO BRING THEM BACK SOON. 

 

 

 

TODDLER YOGA (AGES 2-3)

This toddler yoga class, intended for 2-3 yo kids, is a mixture of yoga games, stories, beginning postures and movement. The class encourages physical and mental development while introducing kids to the language and movement of yoga, with some laughter along the way. Parents will need to be nearby for wrangling and although you needn't participate, kids really love to crawl through parent down-dog tunnels and do more when their parents start bending too.

 

All classes are drop-ins, though you can pre-register online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESCHOOL (AGES 3-5)

This preschool yoga class, intended for 3-5 yo, is a mixture of yoga games, stories, beginning postures and movement. The class encourages physical and mental development while introducing kids to the language and movement of yoga with a little laughter along the way. Parents can drop-off if child is at least 3, but not until your child is comfortable with the instructor and the class environment. If child is younger or uncomfortable, we ask that parents to stay in the room. The curriculum for the preschool level is a bit more advanced. A longer attention span and more fine motor skills are tested.  But, if you and your 2 yo can only make it to this class, don’t worry, just come on over.

 

All classes are drop-ins, though you can pre-register online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (AGES 5-10)

No experience necessary

Elementary school classes combine yoga games, postures, and meditation. We incorporate more advanced yoga language and posture instruction at this level. After a few classes, your kids will know the names of many postures and will be able to show you the Warrior Series without blinking.

 

All classes are drop-ins, though you can pre-register online.

 

 

 

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL (AGES 11-14)

No experience necessary

Middle school yoga is more advanced than the elementary school level. We will take the kids through beginning postures, but will also do inversions - headstands and handstands, advanced balancing poses, partner yoga, including acro-yoga, and advanced instruction and break down of postures.  Meditation, or simply sitting still, will also be part of this class level. Don’t worry, they’ll laugh and dance too.  

 

All classes are drop-ins, though you can pre-register online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL (AGES 14-18)

No experience necessary

High school yoga is more advanced than the middle school level. We will take the kids through beginning postures, but will also do inversions - headstands and handstands, advanced balancing poses, partner yoga, including acro-yoga, and advanced instruction and break down of postures.  Meditation, or simply sitting still, will also be part of this class level. Don’t worry, they’ll laugh and dance too.  

 

All classes are drop-ins, though you can pre-register online.

 

 

 

 

 

FAMILY YOGA (ALL AGES)

Family yoga is an introduction to yoga class, with a mixture of yoga games, postures, music, meditation and fun. Our hope is that this yoga class will give families an opportunity to learn about yoga, to move, and to reconnect with their families amidst the hustle and bustle of our lives. The class will be very child-centered, but we hope to give the adults a good stretch as well. All family members are welcome to participate; we've got something for everyone and we really try to teach to the middle.


All classes are drop-ins, though you can pre-register online.

 

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2631 Ashby Avenue, Suite A 

Berkeley, CA 94705

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