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sing & dance
FAMILYSONG MUSIC & FAMILY DANCE PLANET with Kristin McLean
FamilySong is an upbeat, world music class for families with young children, birth to 5. We are a multicultural celebration of song and dance, singing songs about the season we are in, that honor our earth and our relations with each other.
FamilyDance is a dance experience for families and their babies, toddlers and big kids! Dance to electro-world beats and live drumming, guitar and singing. Lightly facilitated by Kristin, families are invited to dance along or make up their own moves with scarves and ribbons provided. Come boogie down with your kids - all ages are welcome!
Cost for Classes:
Punchcard for Families with 1 child:
4 classes for $52 (save $8)
8 classes for $105 (save $15 = get one class free! 8 punchcard includes a free Magical Music with Kristin CD)
Punchcard for Families with 2 or more children:
4 classes for $64! (save $8)
8 classes for $126 (save $15 = get one class free! 8 punchcard includes a free Magical Music with Kristin CD)
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MOMMY & ME MOVE IT!
The new generation of postnatal fitness where moms get a full body workout while wearing their babies. This class uses interval fitness training set to enjoyable international music. During class we’ll focus on the bond between mommy and baby. Little ones will delight in music and movement while being carried along during toning and exhilarating exercises. Love your body in this supportive environment while getting postpartum fitness through gentle effective exercises. Increase your strength, flexibility and cardiovascular stamina. Bring your favorite baby carrier to class.
"It's only natural that dancing calms babies. Their whole uterine existence was a moving experience. Babies crave movement after birth because to them it is the norm. Being still disconcerts babies. They don't understand it and it frightens them. Movement relaxes them."
Dr. William Sears, MD
Drop-in is $14 or use your punch card
SING & SIGN with Deborah Vaughn
TUESDAYS October 17 - November 17, 4-5pm
SING AND SIGN Level 1 (AGES 4-12 MONTHS)
Children of all ages love music, movement and fun! This interactive curriculum teaches parents, caregivers and tots over 100 American Sign
Language signs using music, games, and stories. Introducing ASL to a pre-verbal child provides an excellent bridge to verbal communication and has been shown to reduce frustration and encourage fine motor skills. During this 4- weeks class series you will learn basic signs for foods, bath and body, and favorite animals. Sing and Sign is the FUN way to learn!
Class fee: $85
For children ages 4-10. Each class will include yoga postures (asanas), stories, songs, games, breathing exercises, and space to be quiet, calm, and peaceful. In addition to building strength, balance, and flexibility, kids will naturally develop more inner body awareness and will enjoy having a space to creatively express themselves through movement, breath, and intention. Kids will leave with tools to continue the yogic journey off of their mats including breathing exercises, affirmations in motion, new poses to practice at home, stress management skills, and resting/savasana exercises. Invest in your child’s health and well-being by introducing them to the practice of yoga. These classes are drop off but parents/caregivers need to stay on-site.
Being a parent is hard. Having somewhere to take your sweet, slightly crazy child to play that is developmentally engaging for them is fantastic.
Having somewhere to go where you can hang with other like-minded parents is invaluable.
We want to foster friendships between families, so we provide the awesome play, including the messy stuff you don't want to clean up at home, and you just might meet your new bestie or wingman for this whole parenting gig...
Our playgroups are age-specific so everyone is (mostly) on the same page.
Come play with us!
TODDLER & ME
Share the practice of yoga with your toddler(s)! Toddler and Me Yoga provides an excellent space for the entire family to bond and connect while simultaneously stretching, strengthening, and relaxing your body. Through the practice of yoga, toddlers will naturally develop more inner body awareness and will enjoy having a space to creatively express themselves through movement, breath, and intention. Families will leave with tools to continue the yogic journey off of their mats including songs, seasonal verses, games, affirmations in motion, nursery rhymes, partner poses to practice at home, resting/savasana exercises, and guidance on how to start a home practice that includes the entire family. Share the practice of yoga with your toddler(s) in a fun, playful space and observe how your entire family grows and evolves.
This class is tailored for crawlers to age five. Parents/caregivers practice together with their toddler(s).
BABY & ME YOGA
A yoga class designed for new moms. This class will help you regain strength and energy, assisting your body in the transition after birth. Focus is on yoga postures that encourage your body to come back together, rebuilding abdominal, back and pelvic floor strength, releasing tension in the shoulders and neck, and opening the chest. Enjoy interactive poses with your baby, engage with a community of moms and babies, share information, experience and birth stories in a supportive environment.
Ideal for mamas with babies age 6 weeks to 1 year. (Please check with your doctor or midwife before beginning physical activity after birth.)
Family yoga provides an excellent space for the entire family to bond and connect while simultaneously stretching, strengthening, and relaxing your body. Through the practice of yoga, children will naturally develop more inner body awareness and will enjoy having a space to creatively express themselves through movement, breath, and intention. Families will leave with tools to continue the yogic journey off of their mats including songs, stories, games, affirmations in motions (sun salutation chants), new poses to practice at home, and resting/savasana exercises. Share the practice of yoga with your child in a fun, playful space and observe how your entire family grows and evolves.
This class is appropriate for walkers and up and parents/caregivers will practice alongside their child(ren). Toddlers, kids, tweens, teens are all welcome to attend. Babies are welcome to attend with an older sibling. No yoga experience