Youth Big Yogis! - Fall 2022/Spring 2023
Yoga strengthens your child's strategies for coping with the anxiety at school! Yoga is an effective stress buster!!
This class gives big yogis an opportunity to develop concentration and focus through self-awareness. Using games, music, and breathing techniques the students will learn how to center themselves. The students will learn basic yoga poses and also be introduced to yoga flow (synchronising movement & breath). Each session will also incorporate a story. Literacy skills will be strengthened through the movement of yoga. This class will frequently include a small craft. The craft will be a small, gentle reminder to yogis on coping with stress off the mat. At this level the students will be doing more "grown-up" yoga- but the secret ingredient to each class is "FUN"!!
Ms. Clare (Clare Elizabeth Rainwater) is a certified yoga instructor who is excited to be teaming up with Queensbury Parks & Recreation. Recently retired after thirty four years in elementary education , she is delighted to continue her passion of teaching and sharing yoga goodness with kids. People have a misconception about yoga, it is more than funky poses. Yoga has a healing power. Each visit to the mat is an opportunity to quiet the mind. Learning stillness helps develop self-control and self-regulation. Through yoga, students become more capable in handling conflict both on and off the mat.
Ms. Clare’s goal is always to create a nurturing, safe environment for all - gathering together in a loving space, tailored to the individual. Assisting her students as they challenge themselves, finding their new levels of possibilities - mind, body & spirit.
Grades 4-5 (2022-2023 school year)
- Please send your child with a yoga mat, a water bottle and comfortable clothes.
- NOTE: This is an after-school activity held in the WHBI building. Students that participate will need to either be picked up by 3:45 pm by a parent/guardian OR ride home on the 3:45 activity bus.