My First Yoga
Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers —every Monday starting at 9:00am
My First Yoga is dedicated to challenging children physically and creatively to inspire character growth. Our programs provide the appropriate structure, guidance and support necessary to engage students through activities that stretch mind and body while improving focus. Classes take place every Monday morning at Yal-Day-New.
- Infant Classes use age-appropriate techniques to stimulate and soothe. Instructors massage and help children gently stretch while singing favorite nursery rhymes. Infants build the strength and flexibility needed to reach age-appropriate physical milestones.
- Toddler Classes combine inviting movements, songs and relaxation techniques. Poses and activities that quickly become familiar favorites are repeated to encourage mastery while new poses and activities are introduced to stimulate and challenge. Toddlers build developmental skills such as: turn taking, counting and picture recognition and gross motor skills such as: jumping, balancing, and body awareness.
- Preschool Classes engage students’ natural curiosity through the use of movement-based stories and exciting themes. Threaded through tales of pirates, space exploration and nature are teachable moments during which children are able to voice their own thoughts and questions. Our stories introduce children to traditional yoga poses while reinforcing themes such as respect, peace and kindness.
Visit My First Yoga’s Website: http://www.myfirstyoga.com
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Imagination Runs Wild
Young Toddlers, Older Toddlers & Preschoolers — every Wednesday starting at 9:00am
Imagination Runs Wild is a creative movement program for our Preschool and Toddler students. The class is designed for children to channel their energy in a safe and captivating way, while developing physical skills in an atmosphere of cooperation and trust rather than competition. When participating in this class every week, our students will build confidence, strength, and hand-eye coordination, while being encouraged to let their IMAGINATION RUN WILD.
Jenn Harrington, who teaches the enrichment program at Yal-Day-New, is a movement specialist with a background in gymnastics and dance. Her class is based on the principle that self-confidence is built on feelings of competence and respect for others.
Jenn encourages children to do things that they never thought they could do with support from the children’s peers and praise for overcoming an obstacle.