Summer Programming

Mindful Fun Yoga - Summer, 2019

Session I: July 15 - 19

Session II: July 22 - 26

9.00am - 12.00pm

For ages 3.5- 7 years*

$250 per week, per child

Mindful Fun Yoga includes games, songs, stories, arts & crafts, inside and outside play and mindfulness activities for children. Families outside of GNS are welcome to enroll in Mindful Fun Yoga.

Children may attend for one week or two. The weeks will be distinctly different and and can be experienced individually or in a series.

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*Children need to be potty-trained to attend the Mindful Fun Yoga program.

A Typical Day at Mindful Fun Yoga

9.00am to 9.15am: Welcome Circle and Check-in

9.15am to 9.45am: Yoga Time

9.45am to 10.00am: Story and Discussion

10.00am to 10.30am: Snack and Outside Play

10.30am to 11.00: Yoga within the context of our chosen topic, including games, music and partner work

11.15am to 11.45am: Mindfulness Activities with arts and crafts

11.45am to 12.00pm: Closing circle

Closing Circle includes time to reflect on the day: what we learned; what challenges we encountered and how we might overcome them; what we enjoyed most from the day; what we tried to avoid; what to expect tomorrow.

Curriculum

Session I: Folktales from Around the World

We will begin our week with yoga basics and an introduction to the folktales that we will explore in the week ahead.

For the next four days, we will delve into yoga with the inspiration of folktales from American Indian, Asian, Siberian and Scandinavian traditions.


Session II: Festivals from Around the World

We will begin with a review of yoga basics and an introduction to the festivals we will explore in the week ahead.

For the last four days, we will delve into yoga within the framework of festivals such as Diwali, Christmas, Halloween and Chinese New Year.

Your Instructor

Dr. Arti Pandey, Ed.D., RYT-200, did her yoga training with Daniel Orlansky and Liz Owen in Arlington, MA in the ‘Yoga of Energy Flow’ which integrates three yoga styles into one, unified, transformational practice:

• Kundalini Yoga activates prana/chi energy, and strengthens the nervous system;

• Meridian Yoga opens and balances the internal energy flow;

• TriYoga, a vinyasa style, cultivates the flow of internal energy into a beautiful flow of postures; it is the art of meditation in action, with similar movement qualities to Qigong.

Arti teaches children (JK to 5 th grade) in the Cambridge Public schools and adults at a neighboring YMCA as well as in corporate settings. She is a mother of three children and is married to a local business owner. Her own yoga practice of many years flowered into a desire to teach others. Since she particularly enjoys spending time with children, she naturally gravitated towards teaching them yoga. Arti teaches what she knows, and in the process, learns a lot from her students, particularly the younger ones! Her focus on stories and festivals from around the world is an expression of her belief that we are all global citizens, living together on our shared planet.

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