YG Kids News 17.7-25.7.2017

Dear Parents,

With the summer holidays fast approaching, we just wanted to take a few moments to thank you for your loyalty to the Yoga Garden this past year. Many of you started bringing your kids already last May and we have so enjoyed doing yoga with them and getting to know you as well.

There will be 2 more classes for each of the following courses:

Mommy and Me 1: Tuesday July 18 and 25th
Mommy and Me 2: Friday July 14th and 21st
Saturday kids 3-6 years: July 15th and 22nd
Saturday kids 6-10 years: July 15th and 22nd

*For those of you who need new stamp cards, you can pay per class for the next 2 weeks!

Starting mid- September we will be open again for classes! We will announce the new course dates and registration details at the end of August, but the days and times will remain the same.

For those of you who of you who are already away on holidays, we wish you a wonderful and relaxing summer! And if you catch your kids doing some yoga on the beach or wherever your holidays take you- please take some photos and send them to us!

Namaste

Hope and Jillian

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Dear Families,

Our Family Yoga class will be held on Sunday May 24th 11:00-12:30

Please sign up by email or on the Facebook page. See you then!!

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Happy Easter from the Yoga Garden! Wishing everyone wonderful holidays!

*Mommy and Me levels 1 and 2 will resume the week of the 17th
*Thursday kids class will resume on April 27th
*Saturday kids classes will resume on April 29th
*Extra Family Yoga class to get you back into the swing of things on Sunday April 23rd!

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Dear Parents,

We had a very creative class this morning…
While waiting for everyone to arrive, we colored spring mandalas. After warming up, I told the kids that we were going to ride our yoga bikes to a very beautiful garden and that they could decide what we would see there! We saw flowers (some had specific colors and some were specific names), bees, butterflies, snails, grass, rainbows (with pink and gold colors too of course!), carrots and ladybugs.
We sang our springtime garden song – where we plant our seeds, pop through the earth, wave in wind and smile at the sun.
During our dancing time, my phone played an April fool’s on me and skipped ahead to another song, which the kids thought was very funny 🙂

Relaxation time was very long and peaceful today. Everyone got a turn to have the singing bowl play a very special song just for them either on their belly or back. While waiting everyone else listened to how each special song was different and unique just like we are. I did one round and they all requested 2 more rounds!

We ended with “Peace begins with me”

Our tea time story was “Will you be my Friend” about a bunny and bird who help each other out when bird’s nest is destroyed in a storm. We talked about how we can help each other and also share our snacks 😉

I have attached a photo of the beautiful sign that Jillian hung up -“Let’s grow”. It is great for spring time but also for the community of yogis both big and small that we are building at The Yoga Garden- growing together!

Easter holidays are quickly approaching. Please let us know if you plan on coming next weekend to class or not!

The Yoga Garden will be closed on Saturdays April 15th and 22nd.
There is Family Yoga class on Sunday April 23rd
We will resume our normal Saturday classes on the April 29th.

If we do not see you before the Easter holiday, we wish you and yours wonderful holidays!

Hope and Jillian

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Dear Parents, (3-6 group)
Today was all about Springtime! We talked about how plants and flowers begin as seeds and what they need to grow roots and grow. In the photo are all of the beautiful seeds waiting for their sun and rain massages so that they can grow! We also talked about and became bugs and insects that we may see in our garden: bees, butterflies, spiders, snails and worms.

During relaxation time we listened to the story- “Rainbow Flower Garden” (see attachment) and during tea time we listened to the story “Zinnia’s Flower Garden”.

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Dear Parents, (6-10 group)

This week after our warm up, it was Yogi’s choice! I laid out some yoga cards that they could choose from for inspiration, but many of them also chose their own! Among the favorites were handstand (against the wall), tree, crow and shoulderstand. We also did the seated twist with varying difficulties. And we talked about stretching.
During relaxation time we listened to quiet music and the singing bowl was again requested to be played on the backs or stomachs.

Wishing you all a lovely week!

Hope and Jillian

Schnupper mal rein in unser aktuelles Angebot – immer am ersten Sonntag des Monats findet im Yoga Garden Family Fun Yoga statt. Unsere nächste Klasse: 23. April von 11 Uhr bis 12.30 Uhr. Kosten: 15 € pro Familie. Nach dem Unterricht gibt es ein lockeres Beisammensein mit leckeren Snacks und Kräutertee. Anmeldung per Mail an jillian@yogagarden-munich.de oder direkt auf unserer Facebook-Seite. Wenn ihr oder eure Kinder irgendwelche Lebensmittelunverträglichkeiten habt, lasst es uns wissen. Wir tun alles, damit ihr euch bei uns wohl fühlt. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

*Family Yoga Classes are held in English*

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Dear Parents,
Thanks for venturing out on a rainy, windy day! Your yogis worked so hard. We had a fun St. Patrick’s Day lesson – exploring horseshoes, leprechauns, rainbows, pots of gold and of course shamrocks.
Take a look at our beautiful 4 leaf clover circle 🙂
During relaxation we all got a pot of gold(singing bowl) on our bellies. Everyone got a special song and good luck just for them 🙂

Wishing you all a great week- full of good luck!

Hope and Jillian

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Join us the first Sunday of each month for Family Fun Yoga !!

Our next Family Yoga class is on April 23 at 11:00-12:30.

15€ per family. After our class we enjoy a tasty snack and herbal tea. Please sign up by email to jillian@yogagarden-munich.de or directly on our Facebook page.

If you or your child have any food allergies please let us know. We are happy to accommodate in any way we can.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Dear Parents,

Saturday Kids Ages 6-10

It was so much fun to explore Valentine yoga with your kids! While waiting for everyone to arrive, we decorated Valeninte cards. We then passed around our heart pillow and gave it a hug while saying or thinking about what we love. After warming up with our sun salutation we explored heart opening poses including “bow” and “shooting arrow” poses. We also ran for a couple of minutes and then sat as still and quiet as possible, with our hand on our heart to feel how fast our hears our pumping. We talked about our hearts: how they function and what they do for our body. We then gave each other hand massages and as we relaxed in Savasana we listened to “The Love Balloon” relaxation story.

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Saturday Kids Ages 3-6

We had a great time during our Valentine themed yoga class! We each took a turn hugging the heart pillow and saying or thinking about what we love. After warming up we practiced some heart-opening yoga poses including “bow” and “shooting arrow” poses! We got our hearts pumping during our free dance and then we all sat as still and quiet as possible, with our hands on our heart to feel our hearts pumping. We also took turns massaging each other’s hands. And of course we made Valentines!

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Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Hope and Jillian

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Dear Parents,

It is a pleasure to practice Yoga with your Yogis on Saturday mornings. This past week we worked on the theme Shapes. We had lots of fun recognising the shapes, naming them in English and German and then turning our bodies into stars, hearts, circles, diamonds, triangles, rectangles and zig zags. I managed to catch a photo of our beautiful and shining group star shape 😉

During our warm up, we have been working really hard on our Sun Salutation – improving the poses every week. We practiced our breathing by taking turns with the Hoberman sphere; when it opens we breathe in and when it closes we breathe out. And everyone is getting really good at relaxing in Savasana at the end of class.

Have a great week!

Namaste

Hope

NEXT FAMILY YOGA CLASS March 5TH 11:00-12:30

All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 15€ per family.

 

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*ski season is here and some of our families are enjoying the slopes on Saturdays! Please let Hope or Jillian know if your child won’t be joining their class ahead of time. This will help us to better plan for the classes and perhaps holding 1 group class is an option at 11:15.



 

Dear Parents,

We had so much fun “making and baking” Yoga cookies during our last yoga class!

We first had to make the dough- mixing and stirring it. We then took turns using a “roller” to roll each other out. Then we got to pick out the shapes for our cookies and of course do the corresponding yoga pose!

We became shooting stars (warrior 2), pine trees (Tree pose with arms above head), snowmen (Squat pose with our arms circling our heads, hanging ornaments (handstand) and a group star in the second group!

After baking them in our ovens (Bridge or Wheel pose). We got to decorate them with icing and sprinkles. Everyone got a nice icing and sprinkle massage with whatever color icing they wanted 🙂

Wishing you all a great week and see you soon.

Warm Regards,

Hope

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Family YogaClass Sunday January 8th 11:00-12:30

The class will be held in english and since Nuri Rodriguez is teaching there will definitely be singing and chanting involved 😉 Everyone is welcome! ALL GENERATIONS!

Our Family Yoga Classes are a regular event at the Yoga Garden and take place the first Sunday of every month. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Price 15€

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POSE OF THE MONTH

This past month we began The Yoga Garden’s “Pose of the Month”. Our pose for October was the Bridge. Our littlest Yogis did the pose and the parents ran a car over their bridge. We also experimented with the kids going under their parents bridges. Our 3-6 year olds practiced rolling a ball under their friend’s bridges. The older Yogis became drawbridges by lifting one leg at a time and they even created a hanging bridge along the wall where each kid got to go underneath. In each class we looked at a photo book with photos of all kinds of bridges throughout the world and picked out our favourites. We learned that Bridge pose is called Setu Bandha Sarvangasana in Sanskrit and that it can help us stretch our chest, neck and spine, calms our brain and helps reduce stress, improves digestion and can reduce anxiety, fatigue and headaches.

The pose for November will be Child’s Pose – picked by our Mommy and Me class. Stay tuned for photos and new, fun ways to do the pose!

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Yoga in your school. Love these kids!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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