Yoga

Yoga Kids European School

Teacher:

              Ms. Gaby Prendas - Yoga Instructor specialized in kids, Peace Circles facilitator and Nonviolent Communication facilitator.

Phone:

                8878-1191

E-Mail:

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Schedules & Cost:

Tuesday:

                    12:15pm – 2:30pm  Kinder & Prep.  ₵51,000 including lunch

                       3:00pm – 4:00pm  1st - 3rd grade  ₵35,000 per quarter

Thursday:

                          12:15pm – 2:30pm  Kinder & Prep.  ₵51,000 including lunch

                         3:00pm – 4:00pm  1st – 3rd grade  ₵35,000 per quarter

            

About the classes:

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a traditional discipline that seeks physical and mental well-being, through exercises and techniques of breathing and concentration. The objective is to find the balance between body, mind and spirit.

For kids, it is approached from a perspective oriented to the understanding of psychic development and the construction of emotional intelligence according to the age of the child; providing the necessary tools to achieve an integral well-being through the practice of yoga.

Metodology:

The methodology is based on ludic activities of self-knowledge, conscious movement and play, in which we apply different tools of Art Therapy, body expression, as well as dynamics of empathy and emotional exploration through Non-Violent Communication and Restorative Practices of conflict resolution.

The classes combine the principles of yoga (postures, breathing and balance) with the exploration through the world of emotions, which they will express through attractive means in a space that feels safe for them. In addition, they will experience in each class the benefits of Aromatherapy and other holistic therapy tools for the well-being of the body and mind.

In terms of postural alignment techniques, we work with different yoga types such as: Hatha Yoga, Bowspring, Kundalini Yoga, Neuroyoga and Brain Gym techniques; and the principles of methodologies such as Nonviolent Communication and Restorative Practices are used to develop emotional awareness and the expression of our feelings and needs to develop empathy with others.

Class Structure:

  1. Focusing our energy and the group´s energy
  2. Pranayama o breathing techniques
  3. Warming activities
  4. Developing of an emotion or theme
  5. Asanas or yoga postures
  6. Calming activities: through Art Therapy and other techniques
  7. Relaxation techniques
  8. Closure

Benefits:

It is recommended for all children. Both for the restless or active child, as for the shy one, yoga helps them to channel their energy and reaffirm their self-esteem. It will help the more active ones to learn to relax and concentrate better, while also encouraging the quieter children to lose their fear and open themselves to the universe around them.

By practicing yoga, they become aware of their own body, learn to recognize each of its parts and adopt good postures to avoid future problems (as the back, for example). In addition, they strengthen the muscles and acquire flexibility.

Mentally speaking, the breathing exercises allow the mind to find peace and relaxation. This helps the students to concentrate better, stimulates creativity and eliminates stress and complexes. In addition, companionship and friendship are encouraged, by working in pairs or groups. Respect for the environment, peace, or love are issues that play an important role in each of the sessions.

Important aspects:

  • A minimum of 2 children per group is required.
  • The club includes all Art Therapy materials and activities to work in class, however, please feel free to bring your yoga mat to class if you have one.
  • The possibility of attending twice a week is open, which is the most recommended frequency for the child. You can consult with the teacher about this option.
  • You can also ask about the possibility of receiving private sessions at alternative times.
  • Due to the nature of the class, it is necessary that the child agrees to attend with full choice in the matter, as it is essential that he/she feels they are in a safe environment to express and enjoy.

About the teacher:

I am certified by several national schools as Artesanos de Emociones & Yoga Mandir, as well as international ones as the OM Shree International School OM (Spain) & Yoga Bhajan (Argentina). I’m also certified as Hatha Yoga teacher for adults and seniors, and as an Integral Balance Instructor. My vision and biggest purpose is the self-knowledge from early ages, which is why I’m dedicated to transmit emotional exploration tools for children through yoga, and the expression of our feelings and needs through Nonviolent Communication.

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Heredia, San Pablo
P.O. Box: 177 Heredia, Costa Rica
Tel: (506) 2261-0717
info@europeanschool.com