Kids Yoga

Yoga Friends (ages 3-5 years old) 4 week summer series

Dates: Mondays, July 8 - July 29 Time: 10:45 - 11:45 AM 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: $70 per child for a 4 week session, or $20 for a drop-in - Click here to enroll

Summer HOMEys (4 week series)

Dates: Wednesdays, July 17 - Aug 7 Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM Who: 3rd, 4th & 5th graders

Classes will uniquely combine the fundamentals and philosophies of yoga with games, partner poses and other activities to reach the learning style of each child. Children will learn the benefits of yoga and poses that will leave them feeling empowered and strong.  Open to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.

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: $70 for a 4 week session, or $20 for a drop-in - Click here to enroll

Power Yoga Teen Foundations (4 week series)

Dates: Wednesdays, July 17 - Aug 7 Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM Who: Teens

Learn the basics of power yoga and sun salutations.  Each week, we will focus on specific poses to learn the proper form and alignment.  After we focus on form and breathing, we will combine poses to practice power flows.  This is the perfect class for teens that are committed to other activities, but would like to cross train with yoga.  No experience required!

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: $75 for a 4 week session, or $22 for a drop-in - Click here to enroll