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"Puberty...Yes I Said the P Word!" (Girls)

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Puberty... Yes I Said the P Word! (Boys)

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3 Yoga Adventures with Your American Girl Doll

Students will show-and-tell about their specific doll, go on a different yoga adventure each week, enjoy play and creative movements, and end class with relaxation time.
Heidi Brown
175 total reviews for this teacher
8 reviews for this class
Completed by 26 learners
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Class
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 3 weeks
6-8
year olds
3-8
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Students practice their public speaking skills at the beginning of class while introducing themselves and their dolls. Students practice listening skills and following directions as they process verbal directions and visual cues to move into yoga poses.  Students learn breathing techniques for calming such as Balloon Breath (also called belly breathing or diaphragmatic breathing).  Students learn yoga poses and their benefits such as Plank pose and how it strengthens their arms, shoulders, and abdominal muscles.  Students model the yoga poses with their dolls, thus gaining a more in-depth understanding of how to do the pose themselves, while engaging in the valuable element of play-directed learning.  Imagining scenarios such as riding in a boat (boat pose) with their doll encourages pretend play and creative thinking. Lastly, children learn relaxation skills as they are led through a progression of supine poses and into corpse pose. Relaxation is a learned skill that benefits a child throughout their lifetime.
The instructor has certifications for teaching yoga for children with Childlight Yoga and Rainbow Kids Yoga with training for early childhood, tweens, and teens. She is also a 200-hour certified yoga teacher through CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Heidi has been teaching yoga for kids ages three and up for the last seven years at area libraries and yoga studios, and now teaches at her home studio through Outschool.   As a former Kindermusik teacher, she also incorporates instruments, singing, and live music into her kids yoga classes. 
Please have a clear, safe space prepared for doing yoga with no obstacles in the way or sharp corners nearby. Also, please have a water bottle handy. We will take a water break during class. It is also helpful to have a small blanket to cover up your doll with at the end of class.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Please make sure your child has a yoga space that is clear and free of obstacles and that there is no furniture with sharp corners nearby or other tripping hazards.  It is best to do yoga on a padded, non-skid, surface such as a yoga mat.  It is recommended that children do yoga in comfortable, stretchy clothing, with bare feet, to avoid slipping. Students may want to have a water bottle with a non-spill lid for a water break during class.
We recognize that children are occasionally hurt while engaged in play as well as during activities of this type. We therefore
assume all risks applicable to our child’s participation in this activity. We hereby waive any and all claims against Heidi
Brown and Outschool. We have read and agreed to the policies of participation and understand everything we have read in this policy.

Teacher

Heidi Brown
175 total reviews
112 completed classes

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