Kids need yoga too! Yoga decreases stress, increases cognitive functioning and, most of all, it’s fun! This non-traditional yoga class will take your little one on invigorating, imaginative adventures to places like the African savannas, Arabian desserts, and the deep blue sea. Classes begin with breathing exercises to relax and focus attention inward. Incorporation of asana (yoga poses), coordination exercises, and music into highly imaginative play allows kids to build strength, increase flexibility, and improve concentration . . . all while having fun!
Frankye Riley is a Boston based acupuncturist and yoga instructor. Her in-depth academic training, innovative research, and broad clinical experience allows her to utilize a diverse set of tools to enhance physical, cognitive, behavioral, and social-emotional intelligence. As a 500-hr Registered Yoga Teacher, 1000-hr Professional Yoga Therapist in training, forthcoming Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher, and a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine’s Master of Science in Pain, Research, Education & Policy (PREP) Program, Frankye has cultivated an expertise in the application of yoga as a therapeutic and educational instrument. Currently, Frankye also teaches yoga in the Brookline Public Schools and at Coolidge Corner Yoga.
6 Wednesdays (from 3 – 4 p.m.): January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19
Grades: PK and K