Dates for the current series: Mar 15, Mar 22, Mar 29, April 5, April 12, April 26 (no class April 19)
Next series starts May 3
Led by Nora Dybdal.
$75 for 6 Sessions. Minimum enrollment four, maximum enrollment eight. Pre-registration is required (sorry, no drop-ins).
Kids Yoga continues with Nora! Children will improve strength, flexibility, and coordination, along with learning how to focus and center themselves with various breathing and visualization techniques. Each class will have a structured rhythm woven together through story, song, and verse, exploring evolutionary movement with imaginative play.
Kids Yoga Description
Children’s lives unfold the wonders of the human experience through the innocence by which they relate to the world around them. As their developing bodies express the evolution of our physiological movement, their yoga practice is a unique interplay connecting the beauty and wisdom of this ancient practice with their needs and urges of the moment. These classes are a structured rhythm woven together through story, song and verse. The exploration of asana is aligned with awareness of evolutionary movement and observation of the child’s nature movements in free and imaginative play.
A children’s class is a unique experience tailored to the developmental needs of children of various age groups. All aspects of the philosophy of yoga will be included in your child’s class:
Karma Yoga (Selfless Service): Each child is invited to help with a special task to be engaged in the class routine.
Bhakti Yoga (Devotion of the Heart): Through songs and rhythmic integrative games sense an interconnection with all.
Raja Yoga (balancing the mind and body): With a backdrop of Storytelling related to both Nature and Multicultural Fables Myths and Legends, children experience Yama and Nyama (inner character building through repetition and service), Asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises), Pratyahara (sensory integration exercises) Dharana (concentration through simple directions and balancing exercises), Dhyana (guided imagery and stillness games) and Samadhi (Being part of the Whole class experience).
Jnana Yoga (knowledge and bliss): Children take away the images and messages of the stories that offer the deeper wisdom of yoga: unity in diversity.
Nora Dybdal RYT, LMT
Yoga has been in Nora’s life for as long as she can remember; yoga-playing and practicing with her mom since she was a toddler. Nora completed a teacher training in the Sivananda tradition in 2004. In 2014, she completed another 200 hour teacher training at The Kripalu Center in Lenox, where she found great inspiration and renewed excitement about the teachings of yoga. In 2015, she had the pleasure of studying with Tara Rachel Jones of Flower Yoga and receiving her 95 hour children’s yoga teacher training certificate. Nora is excited to bring the benefits of yoga to our youth, since she found it such a gift to have herself from a young age. She finds great inspiration from her son and her experience as a mother. Nora is also a licensed massage therapist; she graduated from The Muscular Therapy Institute – Cortiva Boston in 2008 with a 900hr training certification in Massage Therapy. She has a private massage therapy practice in Arlington. Nora brings her background in anthropology, natural sciences, massage and yoga training to offer yoga classes that are accessible to a variety of age groups and abilities and that are rich with imagery, awareness of natural world, attention on the senses, encouraging students to cultivate their objective witness and self compassion.