• YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE

    Yoga for Kids

  • WHY YOGA FOR KIDS?

    Learning yoga tools at a young age can be instrumental to a child's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. We offer classes that expose children of varying ages to yoga in a manner that they can understand—and have fun, too!

     

    The many benefits of yoga include:

    • Enhanced strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination
    • Improved concentration, focus, and attention
    • Skills to promote calm and to be less reactive (self regulation skills)
    • Creative expression & imagination
    • Environmental awareness and overall sense of connectedness
    • Respect for self & others
    • Awareness of the mind/body connection
    • An overall increased sense of well-being
  • CLASSES

    YOUR BREATH IS YOUR SUPER POWER: BREATHING WORKSHOP
    FOR KIDS AGES 9-11!

    WHERE:

    Brownstone Station Wellness Center

    320 E 2nd St, Hummelstown

     

    WHEN:

    Sunday, January 19th, 2020

    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

     

    You don’t need a cape or a mask to be a super hero! By learning how to tune in and focus on your breath, kids can discover their innate super ability to self-regulate because being in Control of your emotions truly is a Super Power!

     

    In This Child Friendly Fun Pranayama Class, Students Will:

    • Practice 5 breathing exercises to help calm and center to help self regulate their emotions
    • Practice 3 breathing exercises to help energize and reset when feeling low energy
    • Learn adaptive coping tools to help manage anxiety and stress
    • Notice the difference between shallow breathing and deep diaphragm breathing
    • Understand how deep breathing helps elicit the Parasympathetic Nervous System (Sympathetic Nervous System Stress Response vs Parasympathetic Relaxation Response)
    • Be introduced to a child friendly Meditation Practice (Relaxation Response)
    • Make a Meditation Jar
    • Take Home a set of 8 Breathing Cards practiced in the workshop

     

    Price: $30

    (10% off additional child/ren from the same family)

    Registration Deadline: January 13, 2020

     

    Download the Registration Form below and mail with payment to the address on the form

     

    OR

     

    You can Register online at Ticketleap:

    (credit card processing fee applied at checkout)

    DEFROST THE WINTER BLUES WITH "A SNOWY DAY" WINTER YOGA SERIES

    WHERE:

    Brownstone Station Wellness Center

    320 E 2nd St, Hummelstown

     

    WHEN:

    5 Week Series

    Wednesdays

    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    January 15 - February 12, 2020

     

    Ages 6-11

     

    Before we know it, snow will fall, the wind will whip and threaten frostbite, and the snow-covered playground will be off limits until Spring. For kids, the white stuff brings joy, but after the excitement wears off, the winter blahs set in.

    During this 5 week Winter themed series, students will practice deep breathing, relaxation techniques, and various yoga poses in a mindful, imaginative, and playful manner through the use of storytelling, books, props, music, movement, and games while building strength and stamina, improving focus and self-awareness, and melting away stress while they wait for the snow to melt!

     

    Price: $60 for 5 weeks/$14 for Drop-In

    (10% off additional child/ren from the same family)

    Registration Deadline: January 10, 2020

     

    Download the Registration Form below and mail with payment to the address on the form

     

    OR

     

    You can Register online at Ticketleap:

    (credit card processing fee applied at checkout)

    2020 SUMMER FUN YOGA AT STACEY'S GAZEBO IN MT. GRETNA

    Kindergarten - 6th Grade

    WHEN:

    Thursday Mornings

    10:00 am - 10:45 am

    Dates to be Determined

     

    Bring your child out to Mt. Gretna to enjoy a themed yoga class!

     

    Cost for classes is...free! The classes are graciously sponsored by the Mount Gretna Board of Managers!

     

    Please bring a towel or yoga mat and a water bottle. A limited number of yoga mats will be available.

     

     

    No Registration Necessary!

  • REGISTRATION AND MORE

    REGISTRATION FORMS

    You can sign up electronically at the Ticketleap links provided in the Class Descriptions above (credit card processing fee applied at checkout) or you can download the Registration Form here and mail to Yoga for Kids, LLC at the address written on the Registration Form to sign up for Classes and other Special Yoga Events.

    You can contact me with any questions.

    WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT YOGA FOR KIDS, LLC

    What others are saying about Yoga for Kids Classes:
    “Our kids LOVED class today. They haven't stopped talking about it. They both felt fantastic afterward and said they wanted to hold on to that feeling. Tonight before bed, M said, "I wish we could do more yoga." They wish it were more than once a week. They also specifically love the stories you do with them. Thank you so very much. We're looking forward to the next series of classes!” -S.F. (Mom of 2 Yoga Students)
     
    “I LOVE doing yoga with Miss Pat! We practice breathing to calm down and have fun doing the poses! Miss Pat did my Birthday Party and it was a lot of fun!”- E.D. (Age 9)
     
    "Sometimes I get really mad at my little brother and I want to yell at him. I am trying hard to be nicer when he annoys me. I did my Balloon Breath when I got mad at him yesterday. I like how yoga makes me feel calm inside. And it's fun!"
    -A.M. (Age 11)
  • MOBILE OUTREACH

    (YOGA FOR KIDS COMES TO YOU!)

    In addition to classes, on-site Mobile Outreach is available for:
    • Birthday Parties
    • Multisensory Yoga Instruction to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (Currently serving Hope Springs Farm)
    • Chair Yoga for Senior Citizens (Currently serving Columbia Cottage)
    • Therapeutic Programs ( Philhaven Therapeutic Summer Camps and Halcyon Center)
    • Trauma Informed Yoga (Sexual Assault Resource Counseling Center and other organizations)
    • Girl Scout Troops (Can earn a Yoga Fun Patch)
    • Home School Groups
    • Daycare and Preschool Programs
    • Libraries
    • Recreation Departments
    • Summer Camp Programs
    • Family Classes
    • School Programs
    • Private Yoga Therapy
    Pat also provides Staff Development Training to school districts to implement yoga and mindfulness tools in the classroom setting as well as Self Care Workshops for Teachers.
     
    Please contact me directly to discuss pricing.

    Professional Development for Schools and Other Organizations

    Two Presentation Topics for school Act 80 Professional Development Days
     
    Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Teachers to Improve Student Self Regulation and Promote Resilience in the Classroom
    or

    The ABCs of Teacher Self Care: An Introduction to Yoga and Mindfulness as a Support for Wellness in Education

     

    "I absolutely loved this workshop. It kept me completely engaged throughout the entire time. Pat was wonderful! Very explanatory, clear, and positive! I believe my students will be able to use these strategies to address behaviors, energize, and focus themselves to be able to accomplish more in the classroom and relax and feel confident as an individual!”
    -K.W. , Special Education Teacher
    (Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Teachers to Improve Student Self Regulation and Promote Resilience in the Classroom)
     
    "I can appreciate that I can use these yoga and mindfulness practices with not only the children and adults I work with, but also use these tools personally. Thanks!"
    - Sexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center Counselor (Trauma Informed Yoga Training)
  • ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Pat Steely, M.Ed

    Pat is a retired Special Education Teacher. She is the owner of Yoga for Kids, LLC and she offers classes to children at various locations. Pat also provides private yoga therapy in the home setting and multisensory yoga instruction to Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Prior to teaching special education, Pat cared for her family and worked part-time in the Mental Health Field. She is a certified ChildLight® Yoga Instructor and a former Yoga 4 Classrooms® Trainer. She has been practicing yoga since 1998. Meditation has always been a part of her life since being introduced to the Practice by her older brother when she was a teenager. She blends her knowledge of child development and mindfulness education in her work.
     
    Pat practiced yoga daily with her students in her Emotional Support Classroom and saw firsthand the calming effects yoga postures, breathwork, self awareness, positive affirmations, and relaxation can have on children. She is thrilled to be able to introduce yoga and mindfulness practices directly to children in a fun and therapeutic manner. Pat believes children have an innate ability to live joyfully and wholly in the present moment and she views yoga as a wonderful tool to help children maintain that capacity for joyful living well into their adult lives.
     
    When not on the mat or presenting at workshops, Pat can be found writing fun yoga lesson plans, volunteering, gardening, hiking, and backpacking along the Appalachian Trail.

     

  • LET'S CONNECT

    Have questions? Ready to register? Get in touch!

    Please download the Registration Form here and mail to Yoga for Kids, LLC at the address written on the Registration Form to sign up for classes and other Yoga for Lids, LLC events!

  • Imaginative & Fun!

    YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE