Bootcamp for Babes
Even though this workshop at Devotion Yoga isn’t until January 26th & 27th, I figured I’d put this up now, since there’s a good chance it’ll book pretty quick. Call or email today to reserve. The rush to get into shape after the new year will be fierce!
Other info, including “yoga for tots”, after the break.
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Welcome new Hoboken411 contributor “Hoboken Clarissa”! Today, she’s submitted a write-up about the Yoga for Tots program over at Devotion Yoga.
Yoga for Kids
At 4 pm every Wednesday afternoon, kids gather at Devotion Yoga for their weekly class. These young children hardly resemble the images of austere, meditating monks that the practice of yoga typically conjures. Barely three feet tall, energetic and light-hearted, they are quick to giggle when their teacher Erica asks them to “lift your doggy leg and shake your doggy tail.”
Devotion Yoga started offering classes for kids when the Hoboken studio opened in January 2004. “It was a slower developing program” says Devotion Yoga founder and studio director Liza Bertini. “Parents just don’t realize how much fun kids have doing yoga.”
The classes aren’t traditional yoga classes but still use the same poses. For example, to honor the sun, the kids do the “Sundance” instead of the Sun Salutation. Then, they reach up to the sky and shout “we love you sun!”
Is yoga for kids a new trend? “During the past 3 to 4 years, yoga programs for kids have increased because of a program called ‘Yoga Ed’ training for teachers to bring yoga into schools,” says Bertini. There is also no doubt that yoga has similar benefits in children as adults, such as helping with relaxation and increasing focus.
“But in my opinion, the most important benefit of yoga is that it provides a healthy alternative to competition,” says Bertini. “Anything you do in a yoga class, no matter how young you are, will make you strong and confident.”
Description – “Yoga studio dedicated to providing a non-competitive environment to the yoga community where students at all experience levels can learn and practice yoga through a variety of classes, workshops, and related special events. Over 20 Classes offered seven days a week. Offers the latest programs and methods taught by nationally recognized instructors. For more information and a detailed schedule, see website.”
Services – Yoga lessons, Apparel & accessories, jewelry & stationery. Classes for beginners, experts, Moms to be, parents and kids.
Website – www.devotionyoga.com
Address – 79 Hudson Street, 103LL, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030
Telephone – (201) 610-YOGA