This workshop welcomes kids in kindergarten up to 5th grade!
Improve coordination, flexibility, and strength for any sport- especially gymnastics and dancing. Kids will work towards mastering basic skills like splits, bridge, handstands, and cartwheels, through upper and lower body conditioning exercises.
Taught by Barcroft gymnastics coach. Limited to 15 students.
45 minute class, Tuesdays in July from 5:00 - 5:45 pm Please note there will be no class held on July 4; class will begin on July 11.
3 Session Intro Class - $45 early bird registration $55 after June 27
Create an account using your child's name. You will need to sign a waiver for the first class.
July 30, 3-5pm Cheri and YongIn Summer is nature’s season of growth and maturation as flowers and fruits are all around us and our gardens are growing full and tall. This is the time to feel inspired, joyful, loving, compassionate, and open to life in all its expressions and to connect with others. The sun is the perfect expression of yang energy encouraging outward movement and action.
Combining yoga with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this workshop will guide the practitioner to align with the natural cycle and flow of life through a balanced practice of asanas, and qigong movements for the organ systems, also known as "acupuncture without the needles." Summer is associated with the fire element in TCM, and is connected to the organs and meridians of the heart, pericardium and the small intestine. The heart is often described as the “home and sanctuary of the mind and the spirit.” We will practice asanas that will open the heart and strengthen and tone the core muscles along the heart and the small intestine meridians, and practice organ cleansing qigong movements that will inspire love and joy.
All levels of yoga and qigong are welcome!
$50 per participant $45 for Monthly/Annual Members or Staff
I crossed a special line last week. I am a Grandma! My yoga teachers gave me the name Padma which is the lotus flower. The lotus is the seat of the spiritual teacher and represents the possibility that every new day brings potential perfection. Lotus flowers grow in mucky dirty ponds, yet overnight push all the dirt out of their systems and are pristine every morning.
My Grandma name will be Padma. The moment I met the little nuggets (yes, twins - a boy and a girl) I could see nothing but goodness and potential greatness.
“May we hear only what is good for all. May we see only what is good for all. May we serve you, with Love, all our life. May we be used to spread Love's peace on earth.” - Upanishads translation by Eknath Eswaran
I just want these littles, and all of you, to see and hear goodness in all your lives!
~Sarah Lynn as Padma
Protect Your Wrists
Wrists can be sensitive, especially when you begin your practice. Think about it, your arm and your hand are both larger than your wrist so that decrease in size automatically puts the wrist at risk. If you hold your arm out in front of you in a, "Stop in the name of love" fashion (palm forward) do you have the strength and flexibility to make a 90 degree angle? If your body doesn't do this automatically, putting body weight on the 90 degree wrist can push it.
How do you prevent wrist pain? 1. Don't take it to a 90 degree angle. In table and plank, place your hands slightly in front of your shoulders!
2. Use more core! When placing your hand on the ground, press the ground and simultaneously pull your arms up with your torso using your belly to hold your weight instead of expecting your arms to do all the work.
3. Check your form frequently. If your arms are not so strong (or you aren't paying attention), your shoulders try to do more work by sending your elbows wide to the right and left.