Yoga in the Park
Jun
5
to Aug 21

Yoga in the Park

every wednesday from june 5 - august 14th join Moondog yoga for an all levels yoga class in the park. this class will take place at the amphitheater located in the Park at 4th in the borough of Quakertown. 

the week of the full moon June’s “Dark Side of the Moon” practice is an all-levels class to the music of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.” The flow is usually taught during a full moon, and is based on two different versions of moon salutations, making it a little more meditative than a sun salutation-based practice. Moon poses, such as Half Moon, also round out the practice. These elements are the stable core of the practice, and a common theme throughout is the luminous lightness of the moon.

Wednesdays, June 5th to July 10th (Session I) July 17th to August 21st (Session II)
7:00pm-8:00pm

$15 per class; $76 per session. Moondog students may use their current pricing options.

BYOM - Bring Your Own Mat

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 aerial yoga, a  restorative class
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

aerial yoga, a restorative class

In a restorative aerial class, the hammocks are hung about a foot off the ground. The hammocks are used as props to help students come into poses more deeply, and hold them for several minutes. Gentle traction from the hammock helps add length to the spine, and aids in twists and folds. Inversions are also more accessible. The goal of an aerial restorative class is the same as for any restorative class--relax, renew, rejuvenate. The class is suitable for anyone, even those who have no aerial experience.

space is limited, registration required

regular class pricing applies but please be aware of our cancellation policy. 

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summer camps grade k-5 w/ Miss Colleen
Jun
24
to Jun 28

summer camps grade k-5 w/ Miss Colleen

Yoga Under the Sea for kids entering k-5.

Yoga helps children develop body awareness and learn to use their bodies in a healthy way. Through breath awareness, movement, mindfulness, and meditation, children can reduce stress and improve concentration. Yoga camp creates a healthy, non-competitive environment in which kids increase confidence and develop a positive self-image.

There will be games, stories, songs, crafts, and a healthy snack.


Monday through Friday, June 24th-28th . 9:00 am - 12:00 pm registration required $175 if registered by June 1st; $195 after

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 yoga & wine with Black River Farms winery
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

yoga & wine with Black River Farms winery

our new neighbors are coming! help us welcome Black River Farms Winery to Quakertown. they will be coming to the Trolley Market across from Moondog.

each month we will hold a one hour yoga class followed by a wine tasting w/ food pairings.

a one hour yoga class followed by a wine tasting with food pairings. 

Fridays:

  • July 19th

  • August 16th

6:30pm - 8:30pm $25 registration required must be 21 years of age

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yoga & wine with Black River Farms winery
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

yoga & wine with Black River Farms winery

our new neighbors are coming! help us welcome Black River Farms Winery to Quakertown. they will be coming to the Trolley Market across from Moondog.

each month we will hold a one hour yoga class followed by a wine tasting w/ food pairings.

a one hour yoga class followed by a wine tasting with food pairings. 

Fridays:

  • June 7th

  • July 19th

  • August 16th

6:30pm - 8:30pm $25 registration required must be 21 years of age

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aerial yoga, a  restorative class
Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

aerial yoga, a restorative class

In a restorative aerial class, the hammocks are hung about a foot off the ground. The hammocks are used as props to help students come into poses more deeply, and hold them for several minutes. Gentle traction from the hammock helps add length to the spine, and aids in twists and folds. Inversions are also more accessible. The goal of an aerial restorative class is the same as for any restorative class--relax, renew, rejuvenate. The class is suitable for anyone, even those who have no aerial experience.

space is limited, registration required

regular class pricing applies but please be aware of our cancellation policy. 

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community acupuncture
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

community acupuncture

Are you curious about acupuncture? From the comfort of your yoga mat you can experience the healing benefits this ancient art can provide.. You will be surrounded by other people receiving treatment at the same time. 

Please wear comfortable and loose fitting clothing.   $5 for unlimited members, $15 for all others.                                                              

registration required; space is limited                                                                                       

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 POP up  aerial yoga
May
29
7:15 PM19:15

POP up aerial yoga

Unnata® Yoga offers authentic yoga with the support of a soft, aerial fabric hammock to explore, refine and advance traditional asana, both in the air and on the ground.

in this class, we will build familiarity and comfort with the hammock, allowing you to move more freely, with less effort and strain, by counteracting gravity.

the hammock is a valuable tool for elongation of the spine, and building core strength, both of which are essential to a healthy back. While this class is designed for beginning aerial yoga practitioners, anyone is welcome join.

two essentials classes are required before you can join an intermediate unnata aerial yoga class.

for your comfort and to preserve our aerial silks we ask that you wear a shirt with cap sleeves and minimal jewelry.

regular class pricing applies.

registration required. class size limited.

see you in the hammock....

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yoga & TRX
May
25
11:00 AM11:00

yoga & TRX

Just like traditional yoga props, the TRX both supports and challenges many yoga poses, helping you deepen the stretch while working your entire body. In this specialty class we will use the straps both to come in to optimal alignment while in traditional poses and to tackle some poses that may seem daunting in a traditional class. 

Saturday, May 25th 11:00am-12:30pm $20; free to unlimited members registration required, space is limited

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POP up  aerial yoga
May
22
7:15 PM19:15

POP up aerial yoga

Unnata® Yoga offers authentic yoga with the support of a soft, aerial fabric hammock to explore, refine and advance traditional asana, both in the air and on the ground.

in this class, we will build familiarity and comfort with the hammock, allowing you to move more freely, with less effort and strain, by counteracting gravity.

the hammock is a valuable tool for elongation of the spine, and building core strength, both of which are essential to a healthy back. While this class is designed for beginning aerial yoga practitioners, anyone is welcome join.

two essentials classes are required before you can join an intermediate unnata aerial yoga class.

for your comfort and to preserve our aerial silks we ask that you wear a shirt with cap sleeves and minimal jewelry.

regular class pricing applies.

registration required. class size limited.

see you in the hammock....

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restorative yoga
May
19
4:30 PM16:30

restorative yoga

"through restorative yoga we remember how to relax and then bring that sense of relaxation into activity"_ Cyndi Lee  

our class includes deep, slow stretching with the use of props and focuses on relaxation with breathing. All fitness levels, including those new to yoga, are welcome to join this class.     

restorative yoga is also offered:

  • aerial restorative starts in June

           

                                                                

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Book Club
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Book Club

The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice

by Deborah Adele

Join Diane for a discussion of The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice, by Deborah Adele. The yamas and niyamas (translated from sanskrit as restraints and observances) are two  of the eight limbs of yoga, as outlined in the yoga sutras, and are foundational to all yogic thought.

This engaging, clearly-written book guides readers into not only a deeper understanding of the yamas and niyamas, but suggests how to live them, as well. Each chapter explores one of the yamas or niyamas, and ends with a self-study section, on which we will base our discussion.

This club meets monthly, and we will discuss a new chapter each month. You are welcome to join at any point. Chapter for May: Aparigraha: Nonpossessiveness.

stay for our restorative class at 4:30pm…how wonderful!

no charge of course registration requested

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POP up  aerial yoga
May
15
7:15 PM19:15

POP up aerial yoga

Unnata® Yoga offers authentic yoga with the support of a soft, aerial fabric hammock to explore, refine and advance traditional asana, both in the air and on the ground.

in this class, we will build familiarity and comfort with the hammock, allowing you to move more freely, with less effort and strain, by counteracting gravity.

the hammock is a valuable tool for elongation of the spine, and building core strength, both of which are essential to a healthy back. While this class is designed for beginning aerial yoga practitioners, anyone is welcome join.

two essentials classes are required before you can join an intermediate unnata aerial yoga class.

for your comfort and to preserve our aerial silks we ask that you wear a shirt with cap sleeves and minimal jewelry.

regular class pricing applies.

registration required. class size limited.

see you in the hammock....

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the essence of the Sri Sukta mantra
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

the essence of the Sri Sukta mantra

the sri sukta mantra is made up of 16 mantras invoking the divine mother Sri. reciting them collectively nurtures and supports spiritual and worldly endeavors. the 9th mantra is considered to contain the essence of all 16, and therefore can stand alone. the 9th mantra will be the focus of this specialty class.

registration required
$20 (free to unlimited members)

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donation yoga class supporting: steps for Stetler
May
6
to May 20

donation yoga class supporting: steps for Stetler

Mondays in May + Steps for Stetler = Community Yoga Class

100% of the proceeds from these classes will go towards the Steps for Stetler 5k fundraiser. 

Ryan Stetler is a Coach, teacher, father, husband, brother, son, and friend. He is also in for the fight of his life against stage 4 colon cancer.

Ages 12 -15 are welcome to attend our Community Yoga classes with a parent or guardian. 

$5 drop in, additional donations accepted in studio


May 6th, May 13th, May 20th

7:15-8:30pm

registration requested



The race itself will take place on Sun May 26, 2019 at the Quakertown Memorial Park. 

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aerial & acrobatics for kids (ages 9+)
May
6
6:30 PM18:30

aerial & acrobatics for kids (ages 9+)

The importance of getting into a good health and fitness routine at a young age can’t be overstated. Once we find an activity that we enjoy, we can do it for the rest of our lives.

The trick is to enjoy and have fun. This workshop is about enjoying, learning, leaving with a feeling of having succeeded.

$25 registration required, space is limited . children should wear shirts with sleeves (no tank tops) and little to no jewelry please. 

Upcoming Dates - Friday, May 10th

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restorative yoga
May
5
4:30 PM16:30

restorative yoga

"through restorative yoga we remember how to relax and then bring that sense of relaxation into activity"_ Cyndi Lee  

our class includes deep, slow stretching with the use of props and focuses on relaxation with breathing. All fitness levels, including those new to yoga, are welcome to join this class.     

restorative yoga is also offered:

  • sunday, may 19

           

                                                                

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the 4 desires
May
1
4:00 PM16:00

the 4 desires

Join Laurie Dean a Level 1 Certified Parayoga teacher and certified Four Desires Trainer for an amazing weekend! The Four Desires is a best-selling book, a workbook and meditation CD, but it all began, and continues to be, a powerful and truly life-changing process that Rod teaches as live events throughout the year.

A course like no other, applying the most profound insights into happiness and lasting fulfillment, the Four Desires process will transform you and your life––forever. This is a course for anyone––those who have never done yoga, experienced yoga students, and yoga teachers alike––that will teach you how to unlock your soul’s potential and empower you to prosper in every area of your life.

Throughout the weekend, you will be guided though short yoga and meditation practices, yoga nidra (complete physical, emotional and psychic relaxation) sessions, as well as yogic methods of vichara (discernment, self-reflection), exercises to help you find answers to your life’s most vital questions. You will also be provided with the tools to ensure that you stay on your soul’s brightest path long after the workshop is over. In short, this weekend will empower you to fulfill your highest destiny.

 

“A human being is born to dive deep into the stream of life, find the hidden treasure and attain eternal fulfillment.”

-The Upanishads

 

The Four Desires is based on the ancient insight that your soul has four distinct desires…

Dharma—the desire for purpose, the drive to become who you are meant to be

Artha—the desire for the means (health, security, finances) to prosper materially

Kama—the desire for pleasures like intimacy, beauty, and love

Moksha—the desire for spiritual fulfillment and lasting freedom

The journey of learning to fulfill these four desires is how each of us creates our unique path to lasting happiness and, at the same time, how we each achieve our most vibrant, creative and meaningful contribution to the world.

This is a yoga training like no other. You will uncover your life’s purpose, discover your heart’s desires and learn how to apply tantric science in the art of fulfilling them, heighten your intuition, learn the ancient process for fulfilling specific intentions and apply the most effective processes for breaking free from your non-constructive patterns. This is a process for anyone––whether you have never done yoga or you’re an expert­­­­––wanting a better, richer, more meaningful life.

The Four Desires is a step-by-step process that will enable you to:

  • Uncover your life’s unique purpose

  • Discover your heart’s desires and increase your capacity to fulfill them

  • Understand and transform your non-constructive patterns

  • Access lasting peace

  • Overcome future challenges

  • Live more joyfully and intentionally

  • Tap into the healing and strengthening power of deep meditation and systematic, complete relaxation

  • Heighten your intuition

  • Make your most creative and meaningful contribution to the world.

  • Stay on your path to success and happiness

Open to ALL interested students! No prior yoga experience required.

 

Required reading – The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom by Rod Stryker. Please read Intro and Parts I-III prior to start of course.

Optional, but highly recommended –The Four Desires meditation CD.

The Four Desires workbook will be provided as part of the course.

 

Training includes:
- Full credit toward the Parayoga Master Training program
- The Four Desires workbook
- Follow up session after training (skype, Zoom, email or phone call)

 

May 17-19, 2019 schedule:
Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
one hour lunch break

 

Pricing
$279 if purchased by May 3rd
$379 after


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gentle yoga: joints & glands
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

gentle yoga: joints & glands

Join Michelle and Katie for a gentle evening practice consisting of a simple movement routine aimed at increasing mobility of your joints and circulation of the physiological systems of the body such as respiratory and immune. Singing bowls will provide additional healing benefits. 


Friday, April 26th 6:30pm-8:00pm $20; free to unlimited members registration requested

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explore and prep Padmasana (lotus pose)
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

explore and prep Padmasana (lotus pose)

The word yoga evokes many images but perhaps one of the most classic is that of a yogi meditating in Lotus Pose / Padmasana with a serene face, eyes closed and legs twisted like a pretzel. While many of us can’t fathom how anyone could sit like that without cringing, let alone find peace in Padmasana, we may still be curious.

The short discussion at the beginning of this class will explore Lotus Pose, the venerated meditation seat. Learn about the benefits of starting a journey toward Padmasana, as well some key safety guidelines for that practice.

The alignment-based yoga practice will include preparatory poses, tips on incorporating Padmasana prep into your regular yoga practice and assistance finding a comfortable meditation seat – participants may or may not sit in Lotus for the 10-minute meditation at the end of class.

This class is best suited for those with some yoga and/or meditation experience.

If you are curious and drawn to the image of a yogi in Lotus Pose, as I am, come get your journey started in an approachable way.


Saturday, April 20th 11:00am-12:30pm
$20; free for unlimited members registration requested


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bhakti flow with Alison Gilheany
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

bhakti flow with Alison Gilheany

Bhakti translates as devotion and love of the divine in whatever form this takes for you. When we cultivate a bhakti yoga practice we are expanding into love, devotion and selfless service.

In this Bhakti Flow practice we will explore a joyful, love-filled mantra to open the space for the expansion of love, leading into a dynamic asana practice focusing on opening the heart. Through the progression of the flow we will soften the space of the heart, listen to select passages from the Bhagavad Gita, chant and establish ourselves as Warriors of Love both on and off the mat. You will leave feeling light, joyful and full of love.

This practice will be appropriate for all levels of experience, except for brand new beginners.


friday, april 19th 6:30pm -8:00pm $20 free to unlimited members

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Book Club
Apr
14
3:00 PM15:00

Book Club

The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice

by Deborah Adele

Join Diane for a discussion of The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice, by Deborah Adele. The yamas and niyamas (translated from sanskrit as restraints and observances) are two  of the eight limbs of yoga, as outlined in the yoga sutras, and are foundational to all yogic thought.

This engaging, clearly-written book guides readers into not only a deeper understanding of the yamas and niyamas, but suggests how to live them, as well. Each chapter explores one of the yamas or niyamas, and ends with a self-study section, on which we will base our discussion.

This club meets monthly, and we will discuss a new chapter each month. You are welcome to join at any point.

Chapter for April: Brahmacharya, Nonexcess

stay for our restorative class at 4:30pm…how wonderful!

no charge of course registration requested

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BIG Spring Cleanse
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

BIG Spring Cleanse

join June for a BIG Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse guaranteed to revitalize both your body and mind.

there is a lot i can say about cleansing in the spring, and you can read a lot about cleansing on-line. also, you most likely have seen many topics on a spring cleanse in social media....blah...blah...blah.

let's stop talking about it and just do it!

join me for an Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse guaranteed to revitalize both your body and mind. total cleanse time can be anywhere from 5 days to 21 days...you choose!

this class will take place in a kitchen near the studio where you'll have a hands-on part in making ghee and kitchari.

retreads: those of you who joined me last year.....let's do this again. contact me for your special offer.

a copy of Kathryn Templeton's BIG Spring Cleanse e-book will be provided as your take home reference and our restorative yoga class on 4/28 is included.

saturday, april 13th 11:00am-2:00pm $60 if registered by April 1st; $75 after registration required

 

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transformation yoga project training
Apr
6
to Apr 7

transformation yoga project training

Are you interested in teaching trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness to people seeking recovery from addiction? Transformation Yoga Project is offering a special training for yoga teachers, social workers and committed yoga practitioners interested in working with people who have been impacted by trauma and/or addiction.

This two day workshop will be led by Mike Huggins, Colleen DeVirgiliis and several guest instructors with experience teaching yoga for recovery. The workshop will reflect their experience leading Yoga and Mindfulness classes in inpatient and outpatient facilities, sober living homes, behavioral health settings and community centers.

Topics will include:
• What is yoga service
• What is unresolved trauma and how does it impact the body mind spirit connection
• Understanding addiction and its treatment
• Connecting 12 step and other recovery plans to yoga philosophy and practice.
• How to create a class that is trauma sensitive
• Completion of this workshop is required to teach trauma sensitive yoga for Transformation Yoga Project. This workshop is for professional development for Registered Yoga Teachers, social workers and mental health providers, and is not intended as an intervention for those who have experienced trauma or are struggling with an addiction.

Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:30 pm -6:00 pm

Limited to 25 participants.
A 13-hour Yoga Alliance Certificate will be given for Continuing Education Credit upon completion of the training.

 

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Himalayan Institute's 500 hour yoga teacher training @ moondog
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Himalayan Institute's 500 hour yoga teacher training @ moondog

with June Hunt, E-RYT500 and Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty

When you enroll in the Himalayan Institute’s 500-hour teacher training course, you don’t just train to become a teacher—you get the opportunity to participate in one of the best teacher training programs in the nation, and learn from some of the most experienced yoga teachers alive today. Through their guidance, you will acquire the wisdom and knowledge to confidently interpret and convey the deeper meaning of yoga.

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aerial yoga & the bandhas
Apr
4
to Apr 9

aerial yoga & the bandhas

What does the term “bandha” mean? The “bandha” refers to the internal muscular-physical ‘lock’ that helps to both add internal support and redirect the flow of energy within the body. Through this 6 week course, we will be utilizing the aerial hammock to help understand how to engage your “locks” for a deeper yoga practice.

Drop ins are welcome but to get the most out of this class we recommend you register for all 6 weeks.  Aerial experience is required.

thursday, april 4th- may 9th 7:15pm - 8:30pm regular class pricing applies

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kids yoga in the PARK!
Apr
4
to Jun 13

kids yoga in the PARK!

sunshine & yoga Children, ages 5-11 are invited to join Miss Colleen for this fun filled class. 

Games, songs, and of course yoga poses will help them gain confidence and learn the value of mindfulness. 

April through June the Thursday at 4:30pm class will take place at the amphitheater in the Park at 4th Street. In the event of extremely bad weather, the class will be moved inside at the studio. Please check the Facebook page for the most up to date information.

thursdays, april 4th - june 13th 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm $13/child

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 beginner yoga series
Apr
3
7:30 PM19:30

beginner yoga series

new to yoga? not sure where or how to begin? having you been taking some class here and there and still feel you need to know more? our beginner series is a perfect place by starting in a nurturing, supportive environment at a slow & steady pace.  you will learn breathing exercises, basic postures and their alignments, plus relaxation techniques.                           

this series is for those who prefer a slow and steady pace, and those with back problems or other health concerns.                                                                                                                                                                   registration required . space is limited                                                                                                                beginner series $75  

 

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our tour of India
Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

our tour of India

In India, Chai time is 4pm, a time when we would gather and talk about our day.

Keeping with that tradition, join June and Becky to see pictures of their trip and hear about their adventures. Chai and snacks will be served. 

this event is free. registration requested for the goodies


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strong shoulders
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

strong shoulders

Weak and tight shoulders are a byproduct of day after day of sitting at our desks, longer commutes, and way too much time on our portable electronic devices. This all leads to rounded shoulders and a neck that juts forward.

Mobility is a balance between flexibility and control and this specialty class will focus on poses and exercises to increase mobility and strengthen the area around the shoulder joint. 

registration required

 registration required

$20 (free for unlimited members)

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aerial yoga arm balance
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

aerial yoga arm balance

In this class, you will learn about the benefits of arm balancing, and the necessary components to make it a part of your practice. You will work on wrist stretching and strength building, learn how to find balance on your arms, and how the aerial silk can help give you stability and support.

Many other props will be incorporated, to meet the needs of yogis of various levels, however, some yoga experience is strongly suggested, to get the most out of this workshop. If you’ve never done any arm balancing, but have always wanted to try, or if you want to take your arm balancing to the next level, this class is for you!

Aerial Essentials is NOT required to attend this class

registration required

Space is limited.

$20 ($free for current unlimited members)

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mommy & me yoga (strong walkers to age 5)
Mar
6
to Mar 27

mommy & me yoga (strong walkers to age 5)

Using songs, stories and imaginations Ms Colleen will lead you and your child through simple and FUN poses and breathing exercises that help to increase their coordination and body awareness. Most importantly this is a fun class designed to strengthen the bond between a parent and child. 

Class is 1 hour 

Free to Unlimited Members, class packs also accepted. Each payment includes both parent and child. 

Any caregiver is welcomed to attend with the child. 

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