I’m a firm believer that introducing physical activity at an early age sets one up for a stress-free and happy life as an adult. By incorporating fitness into a child’s daily routine, they’ll have a greater chance of yearning for a healthy lifestyle through the teenage years and beyond.
There are so many activities perfect for youngsters, such as dance, swimming, gymnastics, soccer and of course yoga.
Last summer, the Health Yoga Life’s Mindful Monkeys kids yoga camp was so much fun. The children was constantly engaged and excited to be exploring yoga poses and wellness activities. This year, Mindful Monkeys runs from Monday, July 21st to Friday, July 25th from 9 am to 12 pm.
Led by one of the HYL founding sisters, Aida Bielkus, children will participate in yoga, wellness and creativity exercises, boosting self-esteem and mind-body awareness. Auda's two children will also be attending the camp for the third year in a row!
Here's a sample agenda:
- Welcome Wellness Circle Sharing Time, Listening Time, Self-Expression and Communication
- Craft Activity Using Recycled Material, Creating Art from Nature, Crafts inspired from Around the World
- Yoga Kids yoga is playful, joyful, and non-competitive, each day will have one super pose!
- Water and Healthy Snack All snacks peanut free, whole non-processed foods. You are welcome to pack your child a snack from home if you prefer.
- Relaxation Activity Visualization, Guided Meditation, Mirroring
- Breath Exercise Floating a Feather, Ocean Breath, Lion Breath, Breath of Fire, Peaceful Breath
- Yoga Games Musical Mats, Name that Pose, Ball Pass, Hula Hoops, Freeze Dance Yoga Pose
- Closing Wellness Circle Journaling younger children will draw, Gratitude, Sending Joy
- Yoga Song Each Day will end with this song. “May the long time sun shine upon you. All love surround you. And the pure light within you guide you way on.”
If you and your child are looking for something different this summer, Mindful Monkeys is perfect!
Register today and give your child the gift of wellness. perfect for youngsters, such as dance (I started when I was three), soccer and of course yoga.