Kids Yoga

HOME Tween / Teen Yoga (6 week series)

Dates: Sundays, January 5 - February 16 (No class Feb 2) Time: 4:30 - 5:30 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 for 6 week series, or $22 drop-in - Click here to enroll

Yoga Friends (ages 3-5) 6 week series

Dates: Mondays, January 6 - February 10 Time: 1:15 - 2:15 PM Who: Kids ages 3 - 5

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 for 6 week series, or $20 drop-in - Click here to enroll

YogaKids (Ages 6-10) 6 week series

Dates: Mondays, January 6 - February 10 Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM Who: Kids ages 6 - 10

The YogaKids program isn’t just about teaching kids yoga. These classes will empower your children -- to learn, to cope, and 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 McGuire, CYKT began practicing yoga after suffering a head injury in 2008.  The benefits of her practice changed her life.  After her son was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2016, Shannon became increasingly aware of the benefits yoga would bring to his life and decided to become a Certified YogaKids Teacher with YogaKids International.

While pursuing her 200 hours in children's yoga, Shannon completed our first yoga teacher training at Home Power Yoga, Journey Home. She believes all children can benefit from intentional breath and movement and leaves class inspired by all of her students.  In addition to teaching at HOME, Shannon teaches at several local preschools that offer yoga in their curriculum.

Shannon is a local Mom to three children and is thrilled to be sharing her passion with the children at HOME, a place filled with love, compassion trust, and acceptance.

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

Postnatal / Baby and Me (4 week Series) with Katie Tierney (NEW)

Dates: Fridays, January 10 - January 31 Time: 11:00 - 11:45 am

Come join our community of supportive mamas as you transition together into motherhood and introduce your babies to HOME! This class focuses on poses for the postnatal mom, as well as yoga poses, songs, and massages for baby to promote bonding and physical, cognitive, and social development.

Instructor: Katie Tierney, LCSW, E-RYT

Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Holistic Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga instructor. She is passionate about empowering women during pregnancy as they prepare for childbirth and motherhood.

Cost: $80 for the series / $23 drop-in - Click here to enroll