Both Programs ARE POSTPONED Until Further Notice!

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Children’s Yoga Programming at the Yoga Loft-Two Streams to Choose From! IMG_4370

The Yoga Loft offers two different styles of children’s yoga programming. Our more traditional offering of yoga class is offered on Saturdays -Kids Yoga Movement and Mindfulness for ages 6-12  takes place from 12-1pm. These classes are taught by Mariko Shirato and include elements of movement, mindfulness, breath awareness, mini meditations and games to help children develop motor skills, attention, and emotional balance. No previous yoga experience necessary.

Our second program is Kids Yoga4Life.  It is a specialized “yoga school” program which includes practice of poses and mindfulness as well as a leveled program where kids learn how to plan classes and teach. Kids who attend this program must have a high degree of commitment to their practice- both the poses that form class AND the Yoga school offerings where we learn in depth about the practice and how it carries over into life. Kids Yoga4Life is offered on Wednesday, 3:15-4:45pm. Prior yoga experience helpful but not necessary.IMG_4213

To register for Yoga4Life with Cherisse CLICK HERE

To register for Saturday kids yoga programming with Mariko CLICK HERE

 

 


WHY KIDS YOGA?

Kids need balance too! Movement, mindfulness, self awareness.  It can be hard to find time to fit in all the activities that we know are important- swimming, music, dance, soccer, art- it’s an endless list.  The good news?  Our programs are short (6-10 weeks long) so they don’t require a year long commitment. And your kids are welcome to move in and out of our programming as the season dictates.  Soccer ends?  Come do a few weeks of yoga to learn how to handle anxiety from competition.  Struggling with gross motor movement in gym class?  See how yoga can help your child develop a different sense of body awareness.

PROGRAM DETAILS- KIDS YOGA4LIFE

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Kids Yoga4Life is a unique class which combines traditional kids class offerings of yoga poses, breathing and mindfulness with a multi-aged school like setting where children take their learning to a more in depth level. In the “school” portion of class kids learn more about the benefits of the poses, as well as how to use the practice of yoga to help oneself and others deal with day to day challenges such as focus, attention, anxiety, overwhelm, fatigue and confidence.

The kids mentor each other with the support of the lead teacher, and learn to design themed yoga sequences that they can use at home or offer out to classmates, community groups, family and friends. Learning to teach these sequences involves development of confidence and voice, and the ability to respond to others depending on their needs. The program is levelled with colored bandanas awarded to recognize learning achievements.

Students who attend this program must been keen and interested in all aspects of the program.

Guest instructors may be invited to offer specialty classes in partner/acro yoga, movement skills, yoga games and other related areas of practice.

Kids Yoga4Life is offered on Wednesday, 3:15-4:45pm.

Next sessions dates in 2020:

  • April 1 – June 3 – 10-week session

Cost $17 per class- register for a session at a time. No drop ins.

To see dates and to register for Yoga4Life with Cherisse CLICK HERE

ABOUT CHERISSE
Cherisse is a Tsilhqot’in holistic entrepreneur, yoga teacher, mother of two spirited young boys with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree who is committed to creating programs that offer Yoga for youth.  She loves hiking, rollerblading, swimming and connecting to mother nature.  Her outgoing personality and enthusiasm create an energy that will shine through during her teaching.  She has completed a 25 hour and a 75 hour training with Vinyasa Yoga for Youth and has over  200 hours of experience delivering yoga to youth.

 

PROGRAM DETAILS- TRADITIONAL KIDS PROGRAMMING

Hello Yoga! with Mariko  Ages 5-9

Yoga for younger ones ages 5 to 9. This 45 minute class includes movement, mindfulness, breath awareness, mini meditations and games designed to help young ones learn about themselves and how they fit into the world around them. Must register for whole session- no drop ins.  $13 per class.

  • Saturday 1:15-2 pm  ON HOLD winter-spring 2020

Kids Yoga Movement & Mindfulness with Mariko- Ages 6-12

Yoga for children ages 6-12. This 60 minute class includes movement, mindfulness, breath awareness, meditations and games to help your child develop motor skills, attention and emotional balance. Must register for whole session- no drop ins.  

Cost $13 per class- register for a session at a time. No drop ins.

Kids Yoga Movement & Mindfulness is offered on Saturday, 12:00-1:00pm 

Next sessions dates in 2020:

  • April 4 – June 13 ( * NO CLASS on Apr 11th & May 16th* ) – 9-week session

To register for Saturday kids yoga programming with Mariko CLICK HERE

ABOUT MARIKO
DSC_2820Mariko teaches yoga for older adults and has apprenticed with Marcia, assisting in the Yoga Loft’s children’s programs, since 2014. She studied with Todd Inouye in 2013 earning her RYT200 through the Yoga Loft, and has since completed the Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training. Mariko loves each child’s unique personality and physical ability.  Her belief that “all children are sparkling geniuses” guides her as she seeks to explore each support each child’sinner/outer beauty and speciality. Also she is a gentle naturalist and has a degree in  Natural Resource Science from Thompson Rivers University where she learned to love exploration of biology and ecology. This guides her desire to share the respect to the earth and its biodiversity with children. Mariko looks forward to meeting your children and sharing her energy and yoga with them.