Children encounter emotional, social, and physical challenges or conflicts just as we adults do, a dedicated and intentional yoga practice that includes breathing techniques, behavioral guidelines, and physical postures can be incredibly valuable for them and will undoubtedly help them sail through the inevitable storms of life with more ease. Establishing a mind-body connection as they assume the poses, becoming aware of the breath, learning to concentrate, learning to act or react to situations at an early age are among the best gifts you can offer a child as it will yield to constant self-discovery and inquisitiveness later in life, not to mention self-esteem and self-respect.
Need I specify you would also be doing the world a favor by shaping your offspring into a vehicle for kindness and compassion.
In all the times, I have taught kids and teens, I have had the confirmation that yoga is a state that exists and emerges from within, not without. Couldn’t help notice how open and receptive they are, a hundredfold more than adults, as boundaries are less defined in their minds I guess. They ask pertinent questions and seem to be intrigued by the philosophy, they chant their hearts out without reservation and never stop laughing and giggling throughout class.
In an ideal world, yoga should be a mandatory part of the curriculum in every school in the world. Until that day sees the light, what I can do is create a platform for them to come and play with us at Union Square Yoga. The way we see things is that kids have a shorter span of attention, and tend to get disinterested very easily, teens too busy with more extreme activities and school schedules. So we decided to create 3 to 4 cycles of 6 weeks per year. Our goal is to plant a solid and healthy seed that will grow over time and keep them coming back for more.
We are thrilled to introduce yoga for the little rascals, targeting different age groups, make sure to mark down days and times to avoid confusion.
– MINI YOGA (Kids Ages 6 to 9) Fridays November 1to December 6 / 4:30 PM / Monique Rizkallah Chebli
– MIDI YOGA (Pre-teen Ages 10 to 13) Wednesdays November 6 to December 11 / 4:00 PM / Sahar Khatib
– MAXI YOGA (Teen Ages 14 to 18) Fridays November 1 to December 6/ 6:00 PM / Monique Rizkallah Chebli
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