This past week we hosted the 2nd week of classes in our Kids Yoga Colors and Sounds Series. We went over the Sacral or Swadisthana Chakra. The element is water, the color is orange and the sense is taste. We practiced mantras of “I am creative, I am flexible, I am joyful”. This is the energy center that houses our flow and creativity so we practiced flowing postures for asana practice. The kids were given cards with the mantras and postures on them so they can practice at home as well. At the CCE class we were surrounded by water with the rain coming down and through the gym pavilion where we practiced, and the kids kept flowing with it all and it was precious. At Chisholm we were blessed with better weather and the kids yoga flowed beautifully, breathing and smiling with every posture. Check out our couple of short videos showing how re roll! If your child digs the music playlist and wants to practice with it at home, you can follow “Kula Yoga Kids” on Spotify and get the music we use there! Looking forward to our next installment where we study the Solar Plexus or Manipura Chakra!
We began our kids yoga Color and Sounds Series this week and the kids all did fantastic! We are organizing the lessons over this 7 week series to learn about 1 aspect of our subtle energy body each week as organized by the Chakra System. This past week, we studied the root chakra, or Muladhara. This is located at the base of the spine and is associated with the earth element, the color red, and the number 4. It concerns our home, our roots, our foundations. We learned some mantras or affirmations to help us feel grounded. “I am balanced, I am healthy, I am safe”.
We learned healthy foods to eat to support this “rooted energy” such as root vegetables, nuts, seeds, and beans. And, of course, we learned many grounding yoga poses (asanas). Each child received a bag of chakra colored stones. This week the stone is Red Jasper which is also called the “gentle nurturer” stone and can be helpful to meditate with it in your hand while bringing the above mantras to mind. There are instructions on the index card they received.
Each week we will add on, as we go through all the elements, colors and sounds. We had a low 396 hZ background track going for part of the class to support this energy center. We will be referring to the Hawkins Scale of Conscienceness for your info if you wanna check it out. Each color, sound, and even emotion has a certain frequency associated with it, so we will be learning how choosing to operate our minds with gratitude (which is a frequency of 432 hZ, for example), can literally raise our vibration and guide us into always feeling our best, down to a subtle energy level. They will continue to come home with new index cards each week, and I invite you to practice any of it with them and/or start a conversation with them about it.
Again, thank you for your support of this wellness program of yoga, mindfulness and meditation practice for the kids. It is my honor, joy and privilege to teach your kids these fun and creative ways to take care of ourselves. If you have any interest in coming to assist/volunteer for a class, reach out and let me know so we can coordinate. The beautiful energy they create with practice is contagious and it may very likely be the best part of your day. I hope you enjoy the videos I made. Being around all the little yogis inspires me to give them my very best every time, and I am extremely grateful for all of it.
Kula Yoga Kids is back at Cypress Creek Elementary! And the kids showed up more than ever before! I’m so grateful to be hosting these kids yoga classes at VCS campuses, and this one is special for many reasons. It’s where Luke, my son, goes to school. It’s where we started our after school program years ago. It’s where we had our “yoga club” portable on campus, and most recently it’s where we host kids yoga classes after school on early release Wednesdays. Sarah and I are co-hosting this one, she is an amazing Kula Yoga Kids teacher. I’ve known her for a long time, as she was also Luke’s VPK teacher years ago. (He’s 10 now). I thought she was amazing then and that has never changed. I’m grateful to host this with her and rest assured your child will learn much and are in very capable hands with us. We had so many kids sign up last minute that we had Kerry, one of our beloved Kula Kid moms I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for years now, come to help us this day and I was very happy she could attend. We had lots to do with new mats to hand out to signing everyone in and setting up in a circle so we all could see each other. For this size class we will have 3 adults there each week. If, as a parent, you would ever like to come help us for a day, message me and I’m glad and grateful to coordinate that with you. It’s a fun time and you’ll get to see what we do. It was great to see older friends from before and new friends as well! We are looking forward to next weeks class and many more to follow.
We learned a lot of yoga poses during our first class and will continue to expand that. We also learned breathing techniques to release energy (lion’s breath) and (even breathing) to cultivate peace. We also used the mantra “Peace Begins With Me” to bring the mind’s focus inward as we practiced breathing while touching our thumb to each finger bringing attention to fine motor skills. In classes we use stories, music, and games to learn yogic principles so every class is different while informative and fun.
We sent mats home with the kids this past week because I didn’t have anything large enough to haul them in. I now do have a rolling cart to put them in so if your child would like to store their mat with me instead of carrying it to school, they will be able to starting next class. (They will need their name written on their mat with Sharpie if it’s staying with me). I also have some mat carrying straps if you’d rather them carry them. They’re $10 and I will bring them next week if you want to see them or purchase one at parent pick up. Rubber bands around a rolled up mat help keep them in place too.
For yogis ages 7-11, I offer kids aerial yoga classes at Kula Yoga in NSB Wednesdays at 4pm… I know it’s the same day. I will be offering extra classes over Thanksgiving break while they’re out of school so if you’re child would like to attend, check the http://www.mykulayoga.com website or MindBody to sign up.
For the parents, I’d like to invite you to our studios to have a yoga class. We have a studio in the PO Pavilion since 2011, and another one off Canal St in NSB since 2015. I personally teach:
Yin Yoga Sunday’s 4pm (every other week) @ Kula PO
We had a great first class back yesterday at Chisholm Elementary! It was great to see both familiar and new faces! Ms. Ashley shared the yoga story of Parker Pig as we learned yoga asanas (postures) and centering techniques. All the little yogis were fantastic, and we are both grateful and excited to be back on campus this year! Thank you so much for supporting this Kula Yoga Kids program of bringing the yoga classes to the school. We are grateful to be of service to your little yogis and we look forward to yoga class with them on Mondays! With much gratitude,Michele Fedora
Join Ms. Ashley as she returns to Chisholm Elementary this Fall 2021! Kids Yoga classes are fun classes that seem more like playtime to the kids than yoga. Our qualified Kula Yoga Kids instructors will take the kids through a series of yoga poses all the while teaching them to connect with their inner peace. This is done through yoga postures, breathing techniques, and mindfulness practices. This is a 45 minute class once weekly held on school premises. It is open ONLY to the kids of the school where it is located. Kids should come in comfortable clothes with a water bottle and yoga mat. (Mats for sale online or on site with instructor for $20 each). No rental mats will be provided.
Kids should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move around in. School uniforms are fine. Please send a yoga mat and water bottle if attending a live class. (Yoga mats available for purchase as an add-on item for $20. Instructors will bring mats to school for kids to pick out and will store them at the school if you wish). We look forward to the opportunity to share yoga with your family.