Moon and Thunder works with kids on connections to movement, nature, and breathing techniques that support everyday life and challenges. The Yoga Calm for Children program is incorporated in classes for kids that offer integrated movement games, yoga postures, and breath awareness for calming and energizing. The program supports the body, mind, heart and spirit.
The number of children on drugs for anxiety, depression, ADD, and ADHD is beyond comprehension. Giving kids an opportunity to learn basic skills in breathing, expressing themselves through language and art, spending "real" time in nature and using all of their senses gives them a foundation for growing into a world that primarily and progressively is keeping us in chairs and in front of screens.
Our program offers opportunities to ground oneself and learn balance through yoga postures. It encourages staying connected to the natural world. It's a crucial component to maintain imagination, curiosity and love for the planet. It celebrates the beauty of the child's spirit and strength in community.
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After-School Kids Breath in Motion
Moon and Thunder's Breath in Motion after school program offers kids 6-12 years-old a time to experience the power of breath, along with fun movement games. Kids gain skills such as listening to their bodies and strengthening awareness. They will also learn postures to support strength, focus and balance.
The weekly practice inspires self confidence and academic concentration. Some of the activities are based on the Yoga Calm principals — stillness, listening, grounding, strength and community.
Sharing self-care skills with children benefits them physically, emotionally and mentally. It helps strengthen spirit and their ability to express themselves in healthy ways. As children grow and experience more challenging social interactions, learning the power of their breath and how to use it enables self confidence and helps the child to feel more grounded.
Breath in Motion offers children and adolescents a time to gather, pause, breathe, and interact with one another in a calming environment. They are included in the process and become leaders. Owning these skills pre-high school are invaluable in the time we are living in. Kids are overwhelmed, over stressed and some find it difficult to concentrate or rest. Allowing time and space for kids to find peace within and move freely builds patience, imagination and self-love.
November 27th - December 18th
January 8th - January 29th
February 5th - February 26th
March 12th - April 2nd
April 9th - April 30th
Registration is open. Classes run 4 week intervals. $12 per/class - $48 for 4 week series.
Drop-ins welcome, but must register online so we have the proper contact info. Sliding Scale available.
Saturday Schedule (class is 1 hours and is $14 per class)
December 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd,
January 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
February 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd
March 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd
March 30th, April 6th, 13th and 27th
Space is lovingly limited. Registration required at www.moonandthunder.com Open House November 20th. Classes begin November 27th at Blue Banyan Yoga - Sedgwick Street location. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Sliding scale available for families in need.
Some of The Yoga Poses and Activities at
Breath in Motion
Activate/Relax, Walk Alternate, Block Creek, Boat, Bow, Bridge, Cat/Cow, Chair, Cobra, Dancer, Dolphin, Downward Dog, Eagle, Forward Bend, Ground Rules, Leg Extensions, Mat Tag, Plank/Side, Plank Progressive Relaxation, Side Angle, Superbeing, Table Top, Triangle, Warrior I, Warrior II, and Arm/Leg Kicks, Happy Baby
Class is held at Blue Banyan Yoga, the Sedgwick Street location.
Please try your best to arrive on time. Children will need to take their shoes off in the hallway before entering the yoga space. Class will begin at 4:00pm and dismiss at 4:55. The children will put their shoes on and wait inside the hall/stairway (with staff) until the parent/guardian/care-taker picks up. Parents must connect with the teacher before leaving with the child.