Mom/Dad + Me Yoga Playdates
with Andrew, Clara, Indigo & Jasmine
4 - 8 year olds
2017 - 10:45a.m. for 60 minutes
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.
Moms, Dads and children derive all the same benefits from yoga: strength, flexibility, discipline, relaxation and peace of mind.
We have created these classes so you can come to yoga, gain all the excellent benefits, but mainly enjoy being together in your parent/child relationship doing something physical and playful.
These classes may be the sweetest time you spend with your children: connecting, breathing and doing something that brings you closer together distinguishing this special hour from every other moment in the month.
This is an hour when as a Mom or Dad you can leave discipline at the door of the studio. In fact you must to not spoil the magic of this yoga hour. The yoga is not competitive and we do not correct children in yoga poses. This may be the one hour when it's absolutely perfect whatever your child is up to. If they wobble in tree pose, so what? If they fidget, let them. If they tickle you and don't take the yoga seriously, laugh with them.
Consider how many restrictions and instruction they are going to be inundated with over the next 10 years of their life...don't do it like that, do it like this, why are you doing that, I told you not to do that....the yoga is like a clear canvas where your child can be free, childlike and through that feel happier and more peaceful.
The playdates will consist of age-appropriate yoga warm ups, adventures with yoga poses, partner poses, breathing, stories and always end with relaxation so we teach our children the power of quiet time for the body and mind.
Feedback from our first playdate:
"That was the best play date for Neo and I. Loved it. We'll be seeing you at the next one." Miranda & Neo (3)
"Thank you so much for the wonderful playdate on Saturday, it was so much fun, and a great way for us to do something together as a family. Sign us up for the next one!" Kerry, Brett, Daniel (7) and Matthew (5)
Remembering if I had my child to raise all over again
If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less.
I’d do less correcting, and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less, and know to care more.
I would do more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I’d run through more fields, and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging, and less tugging.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I’d build self esteem first, and the house later
I’d teach less about the love of power, and more about the power of love