A lively, age-appropriate class that purposefully integrates yoga and mindfulness in an energetic and experiential way. This special class also blends cooperative games, breath-work and relaxation~ nurturing families and creating a safe space for connection and play. Laughter and love fill each class and are sure to inspire and nurture your entire family! The class curriculum is designed for kiddos ages 4 – 10 but please don’t let age turn your family away from attending. If you have younger or older children and feel that your family would benefit from the experience, please join us! We love having babies and tweens in class too!
Location: Lions and Rabbits 1264 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI. We’re so excited to be collaborating with Lions and Rabbits & to have access to their beautiful, open & inspiring space for this class!
Instructor: Jen Rapanos, LMSW, RCYT
Cost & Registration: $20. Registration is required and necessary to secure your family’s space.
Note: Please bring your own yoga mats or towels to help us create our yoga circle.
More: If cost is prohibitive to your family attending, please reach out. We have scholarships available (989.488.7449)
If this is your first WELL-BEAN YOGA CLASS we’re excited to have you join us! Our approach to sharing yoga with youth is as a practice for well-being and our guiding principles set us apart and shape how we approach and deliver all our programs! Many people think immediately of the physical benefits that can accompanying a yoga practice. Building strength, flexibility and balance, and for children in the midst of growth it can assist with neuromuscular development and coordination. But yoga for children isn’t just a physical practice and it certainly isn’t about alignment or worrying about how a pose looks. We often say in class “you can’t tell if someone is doing yoga from the outside,” instead, practicing yoga asanas with children provides an opportunity to become curious about how a pose feels in the body in a way that is curious and kind. We explore poses often asking questions like “which way feels better for you?” and “notice what happens with your breath in this pose.” Yoga can help modulate energy and mood and relieve stress; yoga as a practice can help support your child’s physical, emotional and mental health! We look forward to sharing Well-Bean Yoga & Mindfulness Family Yoga with your family!
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions! ~Jen Rapanos (989.488.7449)