Why YogiDance for Kids?
When practiced regularly our classes have many benefits:
-Studies show lower levels of problem behaviors and emotional distress
-Yoga poses increase flexiblity and prevent injuries
-Science shows us that repeated experiences shape the brain
-Kids are more likely to continue habits that are developed early
-Our classes promote resiliency and self-regulation
- Relaxation and focus helps children have fewer problem behaviors
-Builds strong, healthy lungs which aren't fully developed until age 8
-Classes encourage physical fitness and provide safe exercise
-Keeps their bones healthy and strong
-Helps them maintain good posture
-Teaches awareness to be present and listen to how they are feeling
We hold on-site classes throughout the nation for your convenience. Our classes are 30 minutes long for ages 2 through 12. We limit class sizes to 20 for the best experience.
Contact us to set up a weekly class!
YogiDance started in Pennsylvania in 2011. We've reached thousands of children in over 14 states. There are over 30 teachers sharing YogiDance around the country. We've worked with many organizations that help children in at-risk neighborhoods and serve children with disabilities. If children learn at an early age how to manage their emotions and exercise they will develop a strong foundation to become healthy well-adjusted adults.
About the Founder, Jessica Walsh
At age 12 Jessica was diagnosed with Scoliosis and had 8 segments of her spine fused. At age 16 she found yoga and felt tremendous relief from practicing regularly. Her posture and flexibility improved and she was no longer in pain. Over time she noticed that yoga was helping her in ways she never expected like with self-regulation, stress and anxiety.
As a young child Jessica suffered from anxiety and panic attacks causing her to miss school and events. She would shake uncontrollably from some situations and her mother would have her lie down and talk to her about floating on a cloud in the sky. This was a type of meditation and it was the only thing that calmed her down. Learning these techniques at an early age helped her through that difficult time. If she grew up practicing yoga and mindfulness it might have prevented such debilitating anxiety.
Jessica created Yogi Dance because of her passion for helping children develop into well-adjusted adults. She chose to focus on young children because she knows that healthy habits start early in life. She wants all children to have the best experience growing up and knows that YogiDance will help them to be strong, self-aware, compassionate individuals.
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