Classes

Classes and Birthday Parties

Schools & Sports Teams:  Raynbow Yoga works with public and private schools in the Lower Mainland and is contracted in through the DPA program, the Gym Program or before and after school hours. Special rates and package deals are available for classes  4  and  over.

Preschool and Kindergarten Students – Ages 3 to 5 are taught in a “Story context” & usually have their own separate class unless they are in a “Family Yoga Class”

Class Duration: 45min to 1 hour 

Classes for Students Ages 5-8 are taught in a “Story context”  with 4 components ie. Warm Up, Yoga Story, Relaxation and short Meditation.

Class Duration: 1 hour

Classes for StudentsAges 9 and up are taught in a “Tools for Life” format where students have the opportunity to learn through different topics how their mind and body functions and gain insight into how to manage their feelings and emotions in productive, constructive ways.

Class Duration: 1 hour

Family Classes: Ages 3 to 12  gives parents the opportunity to interact with their children through creativity, play and fun. Classes are interactive and dynamic and explore all of our senses through movement, music and play.

Class Duration: 1 hour

Yoga Birthday Parties

Raynbow Yoga Birthday parties last approximately two hours. Our Birthday packages are available to ages 3-12 and include the following:

🙂  A Yoga story with Jeeto the cat (not a real cat) 😆 Interactive Yoga games with music and singing. 😛 Each  child will receive a semi precious gem stone  😉  Each child will receive Yoga stamps of their choosing

Cost for a minimum of 4 children and a maximum of 6 is $120 😀 $10 for each additional child 😛 All materials and supplies will be provided for 🙄 Parties have a 1 week cancellation policy

Explanation of  Yoga Classes

All classes begin with a ‘centering sound’ of OM  which is the Sanskrit word for the  the ‘Inclusion of Everything”

For Ages 3-8 classes are taught in a ‘Story’ format where children can experience being a part of a story such as ‘the rock rolling down the hill’ or ‘being the bridge’ etc.
All classes have a positive message  and the focus is on large motor movements, imagination and fun.

For Ages 9 and up Yoga classes  are taught with a theme and/or a Life Skill in mind such as Motivation, Happiness, Anger, Patience etc. Students  are given the tools and explanations to deal with their bodies and emotions. The message in these classes is acceptance of self and our uniqueness as individuals.

Relaxation

A short relaxation will be built in after the set so children have an opportunity to learn to relax. The teacher goes around to every student and does the “Noodle test” whereby the child relaxes their arm like a ‘wet noodle’ and lets the teacher lift it up. This is a great way for children to learn that they can tell their mind to tell their body what to do.

Meditation

All Yoga classes have a short meditation which usually includes, quiet, calming music and hand movements of some kind, as younger children have difficulty sitting still for longer periods of time.

Music

All music is age appropriate

Closing

All Classes end with a Celtic Song called “The Long Time Sun”. (optional)

The class then ends  again with the ‘centering sound OM or SAT NAM which means “Truth is my identity”, honouring our uniqueness as individuals.

 IN JOY

Petra Ebner *