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Mommy and Me Innovative Private Yoga

Kids Yoga Program for Babies through Teens

It’s never too early for your little one to start learning and have some Serious Fun. From infant to toddler, my yoga classes promote early development and provide a strong foundation for your childʼs critical first three years. And since you’re along for the ride, you’ll be right there to celebrate every discovery with smiles, hugs and giggles.

Those aren’t mumbling’s from your precious little one. They’re actually the exclamations of amazement you’ll make once you see all your child can achieve. From baby to toddler, our Parent/Child Classes will promote early development and provide a strong foundation for your child during the first 3 years. Weekly classes will help your child achieve new milestones and prepare for more advanced challenges during each stage of growth. And for you, well, you’re along for the ride: celebrating every discovery with smiles, hugs and the occasional adult-sized giggle.

Mini Monkey

Infant (4-10 months)

At this age, the average infant has an awareness of their environment: noises, music, people, etc. Their brain is developing at an extremely fast rate, taking in and processing massive amounts of information. Children at this age first learn how to roll from the back to tummy and begin pushing their chest from the ground (4-6 months), try to crawl (7-9 months), and enter the pre-walking phase (10-12 months). Alongside these developmental milestones, infants attempt finemotor movements such as reaching and grasping for objects, waving and clapping.

  • Group activities introduce children to each other and adults.

  • Activities set to music introduce rhythm, body awareness, language, and number concepts.

  • Parent/child exercises promote core body strength (torso, arms, legs) and prepare children

    for crawling and walking.

  • Modified, developmentally appropriate gymnastics activities develop strength, body and

    spatial awareness and balance.

  • Ball and bubble activities facilitate hand eye coordination.

    Playful Monkey

    Infant/Toddler (10-19 months)

    By this age, most children are moving: walking or soon to be. Whether “vertical” or “horizontal”, children now have the ability to explore their environment and, in the process, can learn to problem solve, take risks and establish a sense of independence. They are also beginning to speak, enjoy being around other children and can start following simple directions. Their increased dexterity, strength and more proportionate bodies allow them to learn and perform more advanced physical skills.

 

Walking  Monkey

Toddler (16 months–2.5 years)

Children in this age are on the move: quicker, stronger and faster. They’re ready to learn more complex movements in the “vertical world”: introductory sports skills, locomotor skills with perceptual challenges, jumping off raised platforms onto their feet, creative movement challenges, and beginning tumbling skills. These toddlers also begin to develop a greater understanding of “self ” and experience feelings of pride, confidence, embarrassment, and independence. They are also becoming great users of language, speaking and understanding more clearly. With their newfound sense of independence, they are interested in following directions and doing things by themselves.

• Warm up and group activities incorporate animal movements, tumbling skills, sports skills, and motor perceptual challenges.

• Safe risk taking opportunities and success oriented activities that children can perform on their own establish a strong foundation of self-confidence.

  • Children are given more opportunities to listen and follow directions.

  • New, more challenging developmentally appropriate gymnastics skills build strength, spatial awareness, balance, overall body coordination, and self-confidence.

Super Monkey

Toddler (2.5–3,5 years)

Children in this age are highly socialised and have an increasing ability to follow more complex directions. As their sense of independence and confidence soars, they are on the cusp of becoming self-sufficient with only an instructor. They are able to perform more complex locomotor skill variations, gymnastics skills and beginning sports skills as they increase their strength, speed and coordination.

• Periodically, more structured activities, such as group games or activities, are performed without parents. This challenges the children’s ability to follow a set of directions and to function and work together in a group without parental support. This helps prepare the children for the 3-4 year old class: a structured class without parents.

• Group activities incorporate fundamental sports skills such as kicking, throwing, catching, and striking.

• New and more challenging developmentally appropriate gymnastics skills build strength, spatial awareness, balance, overall body coordination, and self-confidence.

Pre- School Monkey

4-5 years

Children in this age group are now displaying marked growth in their social, emotional and physical self-confidence and self-esteem. They are able to handle more complex directions and have noticeably longer attention spans. Physically, they have mastered most all of the basic locomotor movements, including skipping. Because of their movement experience, they are noticeably stronger, more agile, more coordinated, and have a broad base of gymnastics skills. This sets the stage for considerable skill growth in gymnastics.

• Tumbling skills, preceded by locomotor movements, are introduced and mastered (galloping, cartwheels, run, jump, forward roll, etc.).

• Multiple skills are taught simultaneously, reinforcing the children’s ability to handle more complex directions.

• More challenging gymnastics skills help children become stronger, more agile, more coordinated, and more self-confident.

‘Good Friends’ Monkey

5-6 years

The average 5-6 year old is very comfortable and confident in a structured class setting. At this age, the social aspect takes on a more important role as they become increasingly aware of each other and begin to compare themselves to and motivate their peers. This results in very “coachable” children who are able to follow complex directions, understand detailed and technical instruction and possess a noticeable eagerness to learn. Physically, the average 5-6 year old demonstrates a greater degree of body control, having the way for more advanced gymnastics skills.

• Because of the children’s ability to understand more technical instruction, com- bined with their eagerness to learn, this program becomes more focused on learning gymnastics skills.

• Elements of the Primary School program are periodically implemented to further challenge the children—both physically and mentally.

• More challenging gymnastics skills build strength, agility, coordination, and confidence.

Mommy And Me Yoga

For the new mother, easing back into a yoga practice can be both safe and fun as long you take a few precautions. The body has gone through a lot of changes between pregnancy and childbirth, so it’s important to honor yourself and be gentle. Postpartum yoga will help you slowly strengthen, stretch, and release sore, tired muscles like your arms and hips.

You are practicing yoga while helping your baby “stretch” by gently holding them in different positions—lifting their arms and legs. Laughter and smiles are a regular occurrence in these classes! Who doesn’t love the sound of a joyful baby?

Often, new parents may feel isolated after giving birth. There is less time for socializing with the new task of parenting taking up all the time. It’s important to have some social time even as a new parent. There is no better way than through mindfulness, gentle movement, and meeting other parents who may feel just like you! Remember, you are not alone and you do not have to be alone!

 

Mommy & Me Yoga 

For the mom, after 9 months of carrying the baby inside of you, your body now must adjust to carrying the baby in your arms.

Results From Mommy And Me Yoga


  • Parent and Me yoga is a healthy and fun activity you can enjoy with your child.
  • Create and support the bond between you and your baby.
  • Starting your child off with movement as a youngster will help them with coordination as they grow.
  • It may also help with their digestion and even sleeping! We all know the importance of those precious moments when our baby sleeps.
  • When you practice with me a “Mommy and Me yoga” , your body and mind will thank you for this easy gift of yoga not only to yourself but also for your baby.
  • This class is a fun, non-threatening way to get more familiar with your child and their needs.
  • Meditation, breathing, and simple yet connected exercise with a trained instructor reconnects you to yourself. Postnatal yoga classes focus on rebuilding strength in the abdomen, and back, releasing tension in the shoulders and neck, and opening the chest.

KIDS YOGA FOR JOY, CHILL + AWESOMENESS!

No clowns, no mascots.
Just your kids doing downward dog.

We know that our Kids encounter school stresses, busy families, and electronic overload in this high pressure urban environment. Laughing Monkey Yoga kids program has been proven to decrease tension, anxiety, and negativity – it gives children (and their caregivers!) the tools to stay fit, calm and happy.

Kids do yoga? Yes, yes, yes!  So fun for them, yet so much more.
Studies have shown the amazing benefits of a regular yoga practice for kids of all ages.
Here is just a shortlist of how your child can benefit from Laughing Monkey Yoga, both on and off the mat:

+ reduces anxiety and provides stress relief
+ enhances physical ability (body movement, body awareness, strength, endurance, aerobic capacity)
+ refines balance and coordination (gross and fine motor coordination)
+ increases confidence and positive self-image
+ improves academic performance and classroom behavior
+ maximizes development of social and emotional competence
+ improves concentration, focus and memory
+ helps develop better self control
+ improves symptoms of ADHD
+ promotes mindfulness and time to disconnect from technology
+ provides tools for practicing compassion, cooperation and generosity
+ fosters a sense of community and belonging in a healthy, non-competitive group

Impressive, right?  Give your kids the gift of a regular yoga practice, and promote a lifetime of joy, chill and awesomeness!

Yoga and Creative Movement  for all children.

Since it looks like this is the new normal, I’ve introduced LAUGHING MONKEY Yoga Class to better accommodate the needs of your families and Monkeys to get outside, get happy and get social, all while staying safe. Kid yoga is the perfect social distancing activity, so while we may not be in the studio right now, I’ll bring kid yoga classes to you in the best way possible!

+ at-home, outdoor, social distancing private yoga classes for small groups of 2-4 children
+ 45 minute Laughing Monkey group class experience in the comfort and safety of your own backyard
+ frs125 per session for up to 4 students, just +frs25 per additional student
+ available for all ages
+ flexible scheduling, available weekdays and weekends
+ in accordance with social distancing guidelines 

Call me (or text me) at +41 78 850 7600 or email carrieyogawarrior@gmail.com to schedule!

With all these changes and interruptions to everyday life, it’s especially important to keep your kids’ bodies active and minds calm in order to maintain good health, joy, chill, and awesomeness!

What do I do while my munchkin is in kid yoga class?
you must chill. consider this your 45 minute vacation. recharge while your little one disconnects. 
Or you can join us!
 
What should a kid wear to yoga?
leggings, joggers, tees… you know, yoga clothes.
 
Do I need to bring a mat?
Yes, you’re totally welcome to bring your own mat! I you don’t have a yoga mat, you can buy a new kids yoga mat from Manduka.
 
Photo: Manduka

Photo: Manduka The #1 mat recommended by teachers worldwide – now designed just for kids! The perfect-sized mat to encourage kids to discover the wonders of yoga. Give a child their own yoga mat and let them practice and play.

 
What about siblings, do I have to pay for each kid?
yep, each kid must be signed up individually.
 
Do you do only private sessions?
Yes! I offer private yoga at your home! convenient, right?
 
What’s your cancellation policy?
  • You must cancel your class 24 hours or more prior to class start time in order to return the session to your account for use at a future date.
  • If you late-cancel less than 24 hours prior to class start time, your session will still be deducted from your account.
Photo: Manduka MD-KidsMat-002

Laughing Monkey Yoga for Preschools, Elementary, Middle, and High Schools

Studies show the amazing benefits of a regular yoga practice for kids of all ages

+ improves academic performance and classroom behavior
+ reduces anxiety and provides stress relief
+ enhances physical ability (body movement, body awareness, strength, endurance, aerobic capacity)
+ fosters a sense of community and belonging in a healthy, non-competitive group

Laughing Monkey Yoga

+ during and after school programming
+ 45/60 minute yoga classes
+ daily, weekly or special events/fundraising
+ customized programming to meet the need of your school
+ secular, modern yoga classes with a dash of mindfulness
+ certified instructor
+ full coverage insurance

For more info:
carrieyogawarrior@gmail.com
+41 78 850 7600

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