Monday, May 5, 2014

Family Yoga Classes at Healium

We are thrilled to announce that this term we'll be offering a new exciting class:

Family Yoga - from pregnancy through to four-year-olds!

This is a yoga class where the parents get to enjoy yoga's many benefits for body and mind, along with their young children. Our sequence is specially designed to support pregnancy and post-partum, as well as make it possible for participation on those days when a little one might need constant body contact. For these times, we recommend using a sturdy baby carrier that holds the child safely against the parent's body (a soft structured ergonomic carrier, a long wrap or a mei tai, on either the parent's front or back). These kinds of carriers places the weight evenly on the wearer's hips, enabling him or her to get into correct alignment.

These classes are designed to include and excite the children with an animal theme, to enhance the parents' bonding with their babies, and support each child's development. They have been planned specifically for each child to meet the goals of the principles and strands of Te Whariki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum. Te Whariki means "the woven mat," which represents how the principles and strands, learning outcomes, dispositions and everything else in the child's life intertwine and are all dependent on each other.

These classes are held at Healium on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 10.45 am, beginning Tuesday, 6 May, and are taught by yoga instructor, early-childhood educator and mother Isa Pike.

Pricing is per family: $15 for drop-in or $48 for four consecutive weekly classes.

We look forward to meeting you and your families and doing yoga together!

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