Kid Yoga Classes
Class is held at Macalester-Plymouth United Church.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on the third and fourth Mondays of June, July, and August
Yoga is a wonderful skill for young children. It teaches self-calming skills, body and breath awareness, flexibility, strength and balance, and it builds children’s self-esteem.
Chrissy uses the Yoga Calm curriculum in her children’s yoga classes. Yoga Calm is an award-winning, research-based curriculum that engages a child’s heart, mind and body. Yoga Calm uses physical yoga, social skills games, mindfulness activities and counseling techniques to address the needs of the whole child.
Chrissy’s classroom preschool yoga lessons are 30 minutes long and incorporate stories, music, movement and pictures to teach the foundations of yoga. The children and their teachers enjoy these classes immensely. A take-home sheet is provided after each lesson so parents and caregivers have prompts to encourage children to share what they have learned and demonstrate new poses.
Chrissy teaches yoga to preschoolers and toddlers at several schools in St. Paul (Macalester-Plymouth Preschool, Whole Child Preschool/Daycare and Close to Home Child Development Center), and she has even taught schoolchildren in Guatemala. Chrissy also uses the Yoga Calm curriculum with adolescents in the Dual Diagnosis Unit and Intensive Treatment Center at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital. If you would like Winged Heart Yoga classes at your school, please let us know. To learn more about the Yoga Calm curriculum, visit YogaCalm.org.
Chrissy offers an open preschool/kids Yoga Calm class at Macalester-Plymouth United Church from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on the third and fourth Mondays of June, July, and August. The pricing structure for Winged Heart Yoga classes is designed to make yoga classes accessible. If you want your child to attend Chrissy’s preschool/kids Yoga Calm class but cannot afford the fee, funds are available through The Tracy Lane Memorial Scholarship.