Kula Kids Summer Workshops come to a close | Kula Yoga

Kula Kids Summer Workshops come to a close

kula kids - intentionWhat a wonderful start to the Kula Kids yoga program!

Our young yogis took time out of their busy fun-in-the-sun summer schedules for an hour long vinyasa practice with us each week for six weeks. We focused on learning the meaning of yoga, drishti, asana, pranayama, intention, and namaste. It was a joy to watch each student grow and refine their yoga postures each week. These young yogis were able to not only physically move through the practice and build strength, flexibility and stability, but learned the importance of intention and focus of connecting the body to the mind.

The students told me they most enjoyed practicing their inversions (crow and handstand) as well as the lavender mist we sprayed in Savasana.

As their instructor, these young yogis inspired me with their ability to come to their mats each week with open hearts and wide-eyed determination and dedication. There was no judgement of themselves or each other, just joy in practice. These young yogis reminded me that yoga is about practice, not perfection, and to experience the excitement of facing and overcoming the challenges along the way. I look forward to fostering this sense of confidence in each student’s practice in the Kula Kids workshops in the weeks, months, and years ahead. (Fall/Winter schedule to be announced early September).

Many thanks to my dedicated and lovely assistant, Caroline, who took time out of her busy teenager schedule to help keep the studio in order and the kids safe and engaged. Thanks also to our guest teachers, Ms. Laura and Ms. Ashleigh who shared their teaching talents with us along the way.

It is our goal to provide a safe, nurturing, supportive environment for children to learn about and practice yoga. It was a privilege to have every single student in class this summer and on behalf of Kula Yoga and myself, we look forward to continuing to grow this program.

Namaste little yogis! Keep up the good work!

Alison Moehnke is an actor turned entrepreneur turned “artist-preneur” turned yogi. She began acting on the professional stage as a child at The Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis. After receiving her B.F.A in Theatre from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Alison spent the next 8 years in NYC as a performing and teaching artist touring nationally and internationally in dozens of productions with a focus on interactive children’s theatre.

Alison’s teaching experience includes: instructing theater and dance yearly workshops to children ages 5-16 at Northern Stage in Vermont, developing a unique Shakespeare Residency program at Lebanon High School in New Hampshire for 9th graders, collaborating with CUNY’s Creative Arts Team developing curriculum through the arts to increase literacy in NYC schools, and instructing kids gymnastics at MyGym NYC where she was a lead instructor for newborns to 6 year olds.

In 2008, she co-founded a small website graphic design boutique, ArtistUpgrade LLC providing creative marketing solutions for artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. In 2014, Alison created All Access Performing Arts, her life-long passion project devoted to providing theatre performance and workshop opportunities to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Alison is completing her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification through Core Power Yoga with an additional 90-hour specialization in kids yoga through Cosmic Kids Campus.

With a passion for children and yoga, she looks forward to connecting to each other and our community through creative storytelling, movement, music and the practice of yoga.

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