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!