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Young Yokes Kids Yoga Club

Enatai Elementary

Kids Yoga CLUB - ALL Grades

 

 

Let's get our YOGA on!

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Kids Yoga CLUB - ALL Grades

Happy New YEAR! In each yoga club series, our yogis will be exploring poses, breath-work, and mindfulness through a variety of fun and engaging stories! We will also explore yoga flows (breath-linked yoga poses) and end each series by challenging students to teach their own yoga stories!

Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30pm

6 Sessions: 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, and 4/2

 

6 Sessions:

$132 for 6 Sessions

Yoga Club is slated to run 5 separate sessions for the 2023-2024 school year. They will run on Tuesdays and are approximately:

1. October

2. November - December

3. January - Mid-Winter Break (1/9-2/13)

4. March - Spring Break (2/27-4/2)

5. April-May (4/16-5/21)

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Mission

Jessica Kos Birney & Young Yokes is pleased to host an after school kids yoga program at Enatai Elementary!

We will take great care in the introduction of yoga to your child, sharing age-appropriate and applicable poses, breathing, and mindfulness work.  Kids yoga classes are not the same as adult classes, that's for sure.  We encourage communication, laughter, curiousity, and community. We will move, sing, dance, play; and then we will learn to harness our work to practice things like stillness, listening, and body awareness. At this age, yoga is not about doing poses "right" but about the experience of the pose in connection with every day values and goals.  Tree pose for example can feel wobbly but what can you do to keep from being blown over!  

As a teacher I focus heavily on what kids CAN do and empower them to celebrate that space.  Class size will be limited to around 20 students, so please register soon to save your space. We have a lot of fun and I look forward to working with your children.

What are the Benefits of a Kids Yoga Practice?

Think full-body; muscles, bones, heart, lungs, mind, & energy; yoga has shown through research that it can have a tremendous impact on kids and support their performance at school or on the sports field. If you have interest in learning more, I highly recommend the website Yoga4 Classrooms as they have compiled and maintain the largest catalog of kids yoga research to date.   ​

In our classes we will also discuss and apply important life lessons like what it means to be strong in all aspects of life; body, mind, heart, and community. We will tackle a different topic each week while applying this work to the physical poses and experiences at school.  

Vision

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What to Expect & How to Prepare

Yoga Club will begin promptly after school at 2:30pm.

Be prepared for yoga by wearing comfortable clothes you can move in and if you have one, bring your yoga mat.  

Class will look like this:

  • Connection (how is everyone, what are we working on)

  • Move (Sun Salutations, poses, games)

  • Breathe (breathing exercises)

  • Focus (mindfulness work)

  • Rest (poses that encourage relaxation)

  • Reflect (writing or drawing time, closing)

The class will close at 3:30pm and we will travel as a class to the front doors for pick-up.  Thank you for being on time to gather your little ones.

Refund Policy

No refunds/credits will be given after a program begins. Refunds will only be given if: 1. I cancel the class, however, I will work hard to reschedule first to the best of my ability. 2. A written request via email is received at least 5 days prior to the start of the program, minus a $5 processing fee. 3. A medical issue arises which will require submitting a doctor’s note for consideration.

In this video Halsten is in Kindergarten and Selma is only 4 years old.
  • Kids Yoga Club - February 2024
    Kids Yoga Club - February 2024
    Tue, Feb 27
    Enatai Elementary
    Feb 27, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Enatai Elementary, 10700 SE 25th St, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
    Feb 27, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Enatai Elementary, 10700 SE 25th St, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
    Tuesdays 2:30-3:30pm 6 Sessions: 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, and 4/2 To learn more about this after-school program, please visit www.jkbwellness.com/yogaclub

About Jessica

Hello everyone!  Thank you so much for your interest in the Enatai Yoga Club.  Here's a bit about me... I am first a mom of two at Enatai Elementary; Halsten is in 4th grade and Selma in 2nd. I love being a mom and I absolutely adore having fun with kids through yoga.

 

I have been a certified adult yoga teacher for over 20 years, eek! I am also a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) with Yoga Alliance, meaning the I've completed over 95 training hours and have taught well more than 30 hours of kids yoga. After the birth of Selma, I worked to co-create a company called Young Yokes Kids Yoga, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado that works to teach and train other adults to be kids yoga teachers. Of course, we also taught lots of kids in the process and it was a dream come true to have my kids in class with me (although tough) and apply the principles of yoga; present moment awareness, contentment, and gratitude.

 

This yoga club has been on my mind since moving here in 2019 but with COVID and such the timing has been less than ideal. I did have the pleasure of working in Ms. Henry's class when Halsten was a kindergartner for a hot second before we scrambled into quarantine.  I included on this page the Enatai Yoga Quarantine video that we recoded for this occasion. This will give you a feel of how fun yoga for the young ones can be.  You can also see additional videos from my family and other Young Yokes instructors, just click here.

I hope that this is the first of many sessions. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any support. 

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