Kids Yoga

Yogi Warriors (ages 4-6 years old) 8 week series

Dates: Saturdays, April 27 - June 22 (No class May 25) Time: 10:30 - 11:30 AM Who: Kids 4 - 6 years old

Yogi Warriors is an active class that allows kids to work on their strength, balance and focus through fun mindful activities. Kids will explore power poses that promote self-expression and enhance their inner-strength.

Warriors will be empowered to connect with their breathe through movement & relaxation techniques.

Young Yogis will awaken their inner warrior!

Instructor: Toni-Ann Capece, MSW

Toni-Ann Capece, MSW, earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Much of Toni-Ann’s professional experience has been at Rutgers School of Social Work, dedicated to managing various training initiatives for professionals working for both, NJ’s Department of Children & Families and NJ Human Services. Toni-Ann also enjoys providing mindfulness techniques to employees at Rutgers University.

Toni-Ann completed a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with a specialization in Yoga for Children. She found yoga as a young adult as a way to further her love for fitness and became connected with the positive mental effects it has to offer. Toni-Ann enjoys teaching the philosophy of yoga through the lens of her social work profession to provide a holistic approach that will stimulate personal growth.

Toni-Ann believes in yoga as a lifestyle change that promotes self-care and mental wellness. She is so grateful to share her teachings with young people in our community to promote healthy living.

Cost: $135 per child for a 8 week session, or $20 for a drop-in - Click here to enroll

HOME Tween / Teen Yoga 6 week series

Dates: Sundays, April 28 - June 16 (No class May 12 or May 26) Time: 4:15 - 5:15 PM Who: Teens and Tweens, 11 and older

Tweens and teens now have a HOME where they can rest their busy minds and build physical and mental strength and confidence! Each class will incorporate breathing techniques, yoga poses, and tools to help our tween and teens manage their ever-evolving thoughts and feelings. This class will be empowering and a ton of fun!!

Instructor: Jessica Bruder, Certified Childrens Yoga Instructor

Jessica lives in Westfield and has two daughters - a tween and a teen! After experiencing the endless positives of yoga as an adult, she wished that she had discovered yoga at a much younger age. From strengthening both her mind and body as well as discovering the power of breathing, she found that yoga is such an imperative life tool and something children and young adults could greatly benefit from. Jessica received her certification in 2016 and hasn’t stopped since. From pre-schools to tween/teen yoga classes at yoga studios as well as camps, Jessica has been so fulfilled and is thrilled to continue her journey at HOME!

Cost: $105 per child for a 6 week session, or $22 for a drop-in - Click here to enroll

Yoga Friends (ages 3-5 years old) 6 week series

Dates: Mondays, April 29 - June 10 (No class May 27) Time: 1:15 - 2:15 PM Who: Kids ages 3 - 5 years old

Yoga Friends will focus on engaging children in yoga-based games and activities geared at developing social skills, including building peer relationships, verbal and nonverbal communication skills, reciprocity, and cooperative play.

Instructor: Janine Standish, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Children / Teen Yoga Instructor

Janine has an extensive background in the wellness world & brings with her a multitude of skills to this new venture. It is the culmination of her intense love of fitness, her firm belief in overall wellness and the many years she spent as a Clinical Supervisor in a community mental health center- developing and running group programming, providing psychoeducation via presentations and workshops both locally and nationally. This combined with her knowledge of the brain and the impact of stress, make her the perfect candidate for promoting wellness. For nearly 20 years, she has been teaching clients mindfulness and relaxation strategies - working with individuals, families and couples contending with a variety of challenges including developmental/behavioral issues, trauma, family/relational conflict, parenting, separation/divorce, adoption, anxiety and depression. As a clinician who specializes in working with those that have experienced a trauma or suffered a significant loss, she is trained in Psychological First Aid and has served on the Traumatic Loss Coalition. As a mom of two, Janine balances her time between enjoying motherhood and her expanding private practice located in Hackensack, NJ. Janine truly welcomes the incredible opportunity to bridge her professional background with her passion for yoga, which she believes has been instrumental in growing and shaping her both personally and professionally.

Cost: $100 per child for a 6 week session, or $20 for a drop-in - Click here to enroll

YogaKids (1st-4th graders) 6 week series

Dates: Mondays, April 29 - June 10 (No class May 27) Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM Who: Kids in 1st - 4th grade

The YogaKids program isn’t just about teaching kids yoga. These classes will empower your children -- to learn, to cope, to be healthy and happy. We will explore yoga poses while integrating math, language and reading, ecology, teamwork, communication and much more. Yogakids’ educational and fun lesson plans will have long-lasting benefits for kids both in and out of the yoga studio.

Lessons are geared towards 1st-4th graders and will focus on healthy living, understanding feelings, current and seasonal events. Children will leave class feeling physically and mentally strong and empowered.

Instructor: Shannon McGuire, YogaKids Instructor

Shannon, a Cranford native, began practicing yoga in 2009 after experiencing a life changing event. She was encouraged to try yoga and meditation to help her achieve balance, both physically and mentally. After her first class, she was hooked. Yoga helps her strengthen her brain and body during times of challenge and change. Shannon wanted her children to experience the same enlightenment and introduced yoga to her oldest daughter at the age of two. After the birth of her third child in 2017, she decided to become a certified YogaKids instructor. Shannon also recently completed HOME power yoga’s first 200-hr teacher training program! She is THRILLED to share her purpose and passion with the YogaKids program at HOME, a space filled with love, compassion and acceptance.

Cost: $100 per child for a 6 week session, or $20 for a drop-in - Click here to enroll

Acro-Hop Yoga (ages 6-10 years old) 6 week series

Dates: Thursdays, May 2 - June 6 Time: 4:30 - 5:30 PM Who: Kids ages 6 - 10 years old

Children will explore movement and breath through an energetic combination of acrobatics, hip-hop dance, and yoga poses designed to promote strength and confidence. Each class will begin with a discussion on an age-relevant topic and end with a guided meditation. Breathing exercises and self-regulation skills will be incorporated throughout to help children effectively manage “big” feelings.

Instructor: Samantha Scarpa

Samantha began practicing yoga when looking for an outlet after years of rigorous dance training. Samantha attended the Academy of Performing Arts as a Dance Major and danced pre-professionally for a local dance company.  Samantha fell in love with teaching at a young age and taught dance classes to children of various ages at her dance studio. Coming from a competitive dance world, she found yoga to be exactly what her body needed. Samantha became addicted to the physical challenge and mental clarity gained from each class.

Samantha graduated from College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ with a BS in Foods and Nutrition. Her background in nutrition led her to further fall in love with the wellness benefits of yoga. Samantha complete her 200-hour RYT training under Heather Sheridan and Julie Gurevich in 2016.  She teaches a powerful class that is both physically and mentally challenging.

Cost: $100 for a 6 week session, or $20 for a drop-in - Click here to enroll

Half Days at HOME! (6-10 years old)

Dates: Thursday June 20 - Super Power Yoga           Friday June 21 - HELLO SUMMER!           Monday June 24 - Glow-ga Time: All sessions 1:15 - 3:15 PM Who: Kids ages 6 - 10 years old

Come celebrate the start of summer with yoga!!  This camp is designed for children to have fun while exploring different themed yoga poses and games.  Children will engage in team-building and breathing exercises.  Camp will include a snack and themed craft.

Instructors: Shannon McGuire, YogaKids Instructor, Janine Standish, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Children / Teen Yoga Instructor

Cost: $40 per day or $110 for the three-day series. (Snack and Craft included)
Click here to sign up for Super Power Yoga
Click here to sign up for HELLO SUMMER!
Click here to sign up for Glow-ga

* To enroll in the entire series, choose any single day class and press the `Sign up now` button. Then choose to 'Make a single reservation'. You should see an option for the 'Half Days @HOME- 3 Day Series'

Yoga Camp at HOME! (4-6 years old)

Dates: Wednesday, June 26th - Beach Party Adventure           Thursday, June 27th - GLOW-ga Yoga Party Time: Both sessions 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Who: Kids ages 4-6 years old

This program will focus on engaging children in theme based yoga-based games and activities geared toward developing social skills including building peer relationships, communication skills, reciprocity, and cooperative play. Camp will include one hour of yoga followed by snack and a craft.

Instructor: Janine Standish, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Children / Teen Yoga Instructor

Janine Standish is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Children/Teen Yoga Instructor. Janine has an extensive background in the wellness world & brings with her a multitude of skills to this venture. It is the culmination of her intense love of fitness, her firm belief in overall wellness and the many years she spent as a Clinical Supervisor in a community mental health center- developing and running group programming and providing psychoeducation via presentations and workshops. This combined with her knowledge of the brain and the impact of stress, make her the perfect candidate for promoting wellness. For nearly 20 years, she has been teaching clients mindfulness and relaxation strategies.

Cost: $40 per day or $75 for both days
Click here to sign up for Beach Party Adventure!
Click here to sign up for Glow-ga Yoga Party

* To enroll in the 2 day series, choose either single day class and press the `Sign up now` button. Then choose to 'Make a single reservation'. You should see an option for the 'Kids' Yoga Camp-2 day series'