We would like to welcome the fabulous Becky Czornobil to the team! She will be teaching a fabulous prenatal class on Saturday mornings 10-11:30am at Liberation Yoga studio. All expectant mommies get in shape mentally and physically, ready for the arrival of the newest member of your family!
Little Yogis, you have been missed! I know that you have all been well looked after in my absence, but I am very very excited to announce that I will be back in Los Angeles and teaching at the end of June. Watch this space for exciting holiday camps, get togethers and fun and games! Let's make summer fabulous! I can't wait to see you all soon! xoxox
An exciting new class will be starting on December 6th at Liberation Yoga studio for students aged 5-10.
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 with an optional supervised session from 5:50-6 should you wish to take a class whilst your child does their yoga.
Price is $8 a class, or $12 for the class + supervised session. Discounted series options are available.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Come and join us for a fun Halloween party in costume at Liberation Yoga studio, Sunday October 30th 3-5pm. Free session, everyone welcome. We'll be participating in fun activities whilst learning some yoga. Hope to see you there! email@example.com if you have any questions.
Free yoga sessions next Saturday, September 24th in Pan Pacific park.
11-11:30 for toddlers with parents (18 months - 3 years)
12-12:30 - Ages 4-9 without parents.
If there is interest, there will also be classes for 10-13 years and 13-17, however, these are dependent upon the interest expressed.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or call 818-357-4752.
Hope to see you there for some fun yoga games!
'I respect myself because...' is an exercise I do with children to encourage emotional well-being during yoga classes. I have recently had the opportunity to go into a school in the UK, where the catchment area brings in a very diverse mix of children, to put it mildly :) After an action packed class, we go into a meditation, or in other words, a calming exercise in order to wind the session down.
We all hold hands in a large circle, and then each person steps into the circle to create a heart shape, and they repeat the words "I respect myself because...." and finish off the sentence with something that makes them proud of themselves.
We are not talking about children full of self-confidence, who are being praised by parents for the things they do, but rather those who need all the encouragement they can get to feel self-worth. Of course, this is not all children, but it certainly encompasses a large percentage of them here at this school.
This particular day, I was dealing with 60 ten-year-old children, with a "boogie pump" class blasting next door. Not the easiest of situations to deal with... however, it produced some great results.
I wanted to share a number of the comments that came up, because I think that they are a wonderful reminder for us all, that although we can forget sometimes, we have so so many things to be thankful for, so many reasons to respect ourselves each and every day.
Here are just a few of the wonderful insights that these children had to offer... :)
*I respect myself because I am always smiling.
*I respect myself because even though I find it hard, I like math.
*I respect myself because I am happy and I have friends.
*I respect myself because I am special.
*I respect myself because people want to be my friend.
*I respect myself because I am my own person.
*I respect myself because I am good at art.
*I respect myself because I play American Football, even though no one else plays.
*I respect myself because I am a good listener.
*I respect myself because I am kind to people.
*I respect myself because I always try my hardest.
*I respect myself because I look after my Mom.
*I respect myself because I help people when they are upset.
*I respect myself because I am me :)
Out of all the hundreds of reasons, why today, in this moment, do you respect yourself? It's good to remind ourselves sometimes, and to be proud of who we are. A bit of emotional well-being for us all!