Kids Yoga

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

Dates: Mondays, November 12 - December 17 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, November 12 - December 17 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-3rd 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 it 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. 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

New Year's Eve Kids' Yoga Party

Date: Monday December 31, 2018 Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Ages 4 - 6) Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM (Ages 7 - 10) Who: Kids 4 - 6 and 7 - 10 years old

Join us for a "rocking around the clock" yoga countdown as we celebrate the New Year. Space is limited.

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 it 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. She is THRILLED to share her purpose and passion with the YogaKids program at HOME, a space filled with love, compassion, and acceptance.

Cost: $25 per child - Click here to enroll