KIDS + FAMILY 

Yoga and Mindfulness for the whole

family, facilitated by experienced childhood educators and certified Kids Yoga Instructors. 

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Mother - Daughter Yoga

Parent - Teen Yoga

Kids Yoga 

 
Dates for 2019/2020 school year:
Friday evenings 7:00pm - 8:00pm, on:
  • Sept 13
  • Oct 25
  • Nov 15
  • Nov 29
  • Jan 17
  • Feb 28
  • Apr 17
  • May 22
 
$40 + HST   each session  (register parent only, teen included.)
Visit our workshop page to register for the dates  you would like to attend.

Join us for a unique class created for you to share with your teenaged son or daughter.

 

In order to offer some respite from the busy-ness and anxiety that many teens and adults experience, the hour will focus on gentle yoga sequences, breathing practices, restorative poses, and will finish with deep relaxation.

 

This class is designed for one parent (or relative / caregiver) and their 12-16 year old son or daughter. 

Please note: If your 11 year old is mature and more likely to enjoy a calm, restorative class you are welcome to register.

 

Class is taught by Dana Chapman.No experience with yoga is necessary.

 

About the Teacher- Dana Chapman  was a classroom teacher with the Toronto District School Board for more than twelve years, a seconded teacher at the Jackman Institute of Child Study, and has completed her Masters of Education. A disciplined daily yoga practice has inspired and supported her work with children and adults and has lead naturally into the study of Holistic Nutrition, Reiki, Yoga, and Yoga Therapy. Dana completed her Children’s Yoga Teacher training through The Yoga Tree and her Yoga Teacher training and Yoga Therapist designation through Yoga Therapy Toronto. Combining the worlds of education and Yoga has become a passion. She has created a comprehensive Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training for yoga teachers and classroom teachers and runs an annual programme called Classroom Heartbeat: A Year of Mindfulness for teachers and parents who are looking to explore how their exploration of mindfulness, wellness, and balance has ripple effects into their relationships with children. It is her honour to work with people of all ages as they seek to improve their experience of life, to shift patterns, and to heal.

 
Dates for 2019/2020 School Year:
Each class will have a different theme!
Sunday classes: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Saturday classes:  6pm to 7:30pm
Dates:
  • Sunday, Sept 22 - Friendship Yoga

  • Sunday, October 20 - Halloween Yoga

  • Sunday, November 24 - Gratitude Yoga

  • Sunday, December 1 - Holidays Yoga

  • Saturday, January 18  *Yoga PJ Party  

  • Sunday, February 2 - Chakra Yoga

  • Saturday, Feb 22  *Glow in the Dark Yoga*  

  • Sunday, April 19 - I Love Me Yoga

  • Sunday, May 24 - Root to Rise Yoga

  • Sunday, June 14 - Courage Yoga

 
Sunday Sessions:  $25 + HST  each 
Saturday Evening Sessions: $30 + HST each
Visit our workshop page to register for the dates you would like to attend.

This class will be FUN!

 

Get ready to breathe, stretch and practice yoga in a creative and exciting way. This class will bring balance, peace and confidence to your child’s mind and heart. After all, kids feel stress too!

 

There will be activities to enhance self-esteem as well as foster a sense of connection to one another. This class will focus on honouring your child just the way s/he is!

 

Benefits of Yoga for kids:


-Boosts confidence
-Improves mental health
-Increases concentration
-Creates positive self-image
-Develops body awareness
-Enhances flexibility, balance and muscle tone

Recommended for girls and boys ages 8-12.  

No yoga experience necessary.

Facilitated by Michele Breslin, TDSB classroom teacher and certified Kids Yoga Instructor.

 

Meet Michele - is a classroom teacher with the Toronto District School Board and has worked with children for over 20 years in Europe, Asia and North America. She discovered the benefits of yoga through her own personal practice and felt compelled to share her passion for yoga and mindfulness with the children in her life. Michele completed her Kids Yoga Teacher Training and a “Year of Mindfulness” training with Dana Chapman. Her love for yoga and mindfulness has inspired the children in her classroom to share what they have learned with other students and to even lead a yoga and mindfulness workshop for all the teachers of their school. Michele loves sharing yoga with children and watching them thrive and bloom!

 
Dates for 2019/2020 School Year:
Sundays 1:30pm - 2:30pm, on:
  • Sept 15
  • Oct 27
  • Nov 17
  • Dec 8
  • Jan 12
  • Feb 9
  • Mar 8
  • Apr 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
$40 + HST each session
(register mother, daughter included) 
 
Visit our workshop page to register for the dates you would like to attend.
 
 
 
 
A fundamental belief in Yoga is that connection opens the heart and promotes calm and wellbeing, while disconnection causes suffering. At a time when childhood anxiety is all too common and adults are juggling more balls than ever, consciously fostering connection is crucial if we are to raise a generation of children who feel safe, who are resilient, and who move through our world with an open heart.

 

The importance of the foundational relationship between parent and child, and the role it plays in a child’s emotional development, are the grounding principles in the development of this class. While on the surface the acts of moving, breathing, and creating with your child appear quite simple, the conscious act of setting aside time to connect and build relationship is healing and powerful.

 

About the Teacher- Dana Chapman  was a classroom teacher with the Toronto District School Board for more than twelve years, a seconded teacher at the Jackman Institute of Child Study, and has completed her Masters of Education. A disciplined daily yoga practice has inspired and supported her work with children and adults and has lead naturally into the study of Holistic Nutrition, Reiki, Yoga, and Yoga Therapy. Dana completed her Children’s Yoga Teacher training through The Yoga Tree and her Yoga Teacher training and Yoga Therapist designation through Yoga Therapy Toronto. Combining the worlds of education and Yoga has become a passion. She has created a comprehensive Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training for yoga teachers and classroom teachers and runs an annual programme called Classroom Heartbeat: A Year of Mindfulness for teachers and parents who are looking to explore how their exploration of mindfulness, wellness, and balance has ripple effects into their relationships with children. It is her honour to work with people of all ages as they seek to improve their experience of life, to shift patterns, and to heal.

This class is designed for mothers and their daugthers 7-12 years old and are scheduled monthly throughout the school year.  
 

 

Visit our workshop page to register.
If a class is full, please add yourself to the waitlist.  These popular workshop usually fill up far in advance, but space often opens up!