COASTAL SOL KIDS
Coastal Sol Kids classes are taught by both Kate and Carly. We approach Kids Yoga in the Deep Play for Kids and Karma Kids Yoga way which is play based, multi-sensory and rooted in child development and mindfulness. We believe Yoga for kids taps into the physical, mental, social and emotional well being of each child. We foster that by accepting kids for who they are and helping them realize their potential. We know that kids love Yoga because it’s fun!
Mom & Baby Yoga and/or Pilates: a mix of movement, music, laughter and relaxation for moms and babies. The mood of the babies and needs/desires of moms guide this class from more mom focused or a balance of mom & baby. Movement is a blend of yoga and mat pilates. Moms have the chance to connect with baby and other moms, rebuild their core and pelvic floor, remind their body of proper alignment while holding baby, and find release from the demands of early motherhood.
Toddler Yoga (strong walkers – age 3): a fun class for toddler & parent/caregiver. We imagine on yoga adventures, meet animals and copy their movements (moo and arch like cows, bark and stretch like dogs…), find objects in nature and mimic them with our bodies, sing songs, play games and relax (toddlers love relaxing with a little stuffed animal on their belly).
Preschool Yoga (age 3-5): similar to toddler yoga but this is a separated class (although we welcome a parent/caregiver if the child needs). Like toddler yoga, we use lots of puppets, props and tactile activity to inspire movement, breath, play and relaxation.
Grades K-2: there is more choice on the part of students as they get older. The kids can dictate part of the plan – the class could involve adventure, games tapping into mind and body, lots of partner and group poses, art, music and relaxation.
Grades 3-5: kids have more demands on all levels at this age. Yoga is a great release mentally and physically. It’s a noncompetitive form of strengthening and team building. Kids internalize the mind body connection with yoga practice while having fun and winding down from their long days.
**at each progressive age group, there is Introduction of new mindfulness activities/experiences, movement games, breathing exercises, poses and vocabulary.
Have your own group with a particular interest? We are happy to offer yoga classes to a group of friends, including:
- Art & Yoga: design and paint your own mat
- Vehicle Yoga: for the truck, airplane, train and car lovers
- Girl Power: empowering young girls
- Butterfly Yoga: make your own wings and learn the lifecycle of butterflies through Yoga
- Unicorn Yoga: join the magical adventure to find the unicorns in the forest and have them unveil their true power (knowledge)
- Sports Yoga: for little ones who love sports or the idea of them and for kids and teens who need a calming stretch
- Yoga for Test-Prep: calm and focus the mind while releasing stress in the body that builds leading up to state tests
- Mommy & Baby, Mommy & Me (toddler)
- Family Yoga
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KIND WORDS from our students:
“Yoga Kate is fun and nice and tall and bendy. We play with animals and have fun.” – Chloe, age 4
“Carly is a happy yoga teacher. She set up our mats like the sun. And we got to choose an adventure.” – Luna, age 6
“I was shaking when I did wall dog. Kate said it’s my muscles making me strong. I didn’t think I could do it but I did!” – Tessa, age 5
“Yoga is like this!” (does tree pose with his body) – Marlow, age 3
“I like when we put a yoga bear on our belly and give it a ride with our breath. We always listen to a song.” – Nicholas, age 4
“I like yoga juice. We make juice and then lie down and let the juice flow. Then we get pets. We relax with Yoga pets.” – Caroline, age 4