Yoga and Mindfulness Program for Kids (pre-school through grade 12)
Named In Honor of Baby Gabriel Valentine Felix
Ivy Child International offers Yoga and Mindfulness programs for kids and caregivers. Here is a sneak peak at the curriculum. We are forming partnerships with hospitals in Massachusetts and beyond to implement the curriculum in multiple facilities. Local media outlet, TelegramTowns, featured a Telegram.com article spotlighting the Ivy Child International Yoga and Mindfulness Program.
Salmon Center for Early Education
At the Salmon Center for Early Education in Worcester, MA, we proudly lead the Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids curriculum with a 16-week certificate program (which began January 23, 2012) for children ages 3 to 5. Classes are held for an hour every Monday morning. To host the Yoga & Mindfulness Program at your organization, contact us for more info – individual and group classes are available by request.
What People Are Saying
“The Yoga and Mindfulness program is unique in that numerous developmental domains are targeted within one lesson. Gross motor, listening skills, following directions, music appreciation, expressive language, self- regulation skills and social-emotional development are incorporated into the 60-minute class.” - Shirley Sherman, Director, Salmon Center for Early Education
“Calming Hands™ is my favorite. It makes me feel happy when I am sad.” – Ivy Child Olivia
“My daughter has shown remarkable improvement. Now she asks for things she wants to do without crying and screaming.” – Ivy Child Parent
“ I love yoga and stretching to make a moon inside [the classroom]. I like being the teacher when we play Simon says and sharing our happy feelings. No one is allowed to yell or scream.” - Ivy Child Mahnoor
“Now I play Simon says at home with my brother. I like Yoga and Calming Hands™. My favorite pose is the shark. I like pretending to be swimming in the ocean.” – Ivy Child Jason Defronzo
“Our son is so enthusiastic about participating in the Yoga and Mindfulness program! It combines his natural love of movement with his inquisitiveness about ways of interacting in his surroundings and with others. He relishes teaching us what he’s learned!” - Jennifer A. Defronzo
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