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Introduction to Beginning Yoga Poses: One-Week Camp (Upper Grades)

Begin a healthy yoga practice! We start with basic Mountain Pose on Monday and progress to a flowing Sun Salutation by Friday, building upon each day's knowledge and understanding throughout the week.
Tara Swoboda, MA, Certified Yoga Instructor
42 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class
60 minutes
per class
5x per week
over 1 week
15-18
year olds
2-8
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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Mon, Dec 26

Dec 26 – 30 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
11 AM – 12 PM
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Mon, Dec 26

Dec 26 – 30 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
3 – 4 PM
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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn these foundational poses:
- Mountain pose
- Tree pose
- Various warrior poses
- Eagle pose
Students will learn the key elements of basic Sun Salutations.
Students will gain confidence, balance, and calm through daily yoga practice.
Students will complete camp with the foundational tools necessary to continue a regular yoga practice.
Welcome, yogis!

I’m a certified yoga instructor with a passion for hiking and reading. I love a long stroll in the forest with plenty of stretching breaks. I started teaching on Outschool primarily as a literature teacher, and my Outschool students encouraged this camp when they learned that I'm also a certified yoga instructor -- Thank you, students!

I’ve been practicing yoga since 2003 and couldn’t touch my toes at my first class. Since that first time trying yoga at the Berkeley YWCA, I’ve explored vinyasa flow, Ashtanga, Bikram, Iyengar, Core Power, restorative, and even chair yoga styles. I adjust each class based on student interests and requests, focusing often on foundational poses to build strength, confidence, and calm.
Yogis will learn a warm-up sequence on day one and are encouraged to practice this warm-up series each day on their own between class meetings. Yogis are also encouraged to practice the new poses introduced each day using modifications of their choosing.
Yogis should come to class each day dressed in comfortable attire. Be prepared to move -- don't wear clothing that is too tight or restrictive. Also be prepared to stretch -- don't wear clothing that is so loose that it falls over your face or body when moving or bending. Yoga mat and props are not required, but yogis are welcome to use a mat or towel if they choose. For modifications in poses, the instructor will provide suggestions for household items that can be used such as books, pillows, and scarves. If you don't have any workout equipment at all, that's perfectly fine!
5 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This yoga workshop requires physical activity. Yoga students should plan to participate in a location that provides open space free from sharp objects, loud noises, and visual distractions. Students should have enough open space to stretch their bodies without hitting walls or objects around them. Any floor surface is fine; if practicing on a slick or potentially slippery floor, please wear athletic socks with grip, or go barefoot (our feet are great natural grippers!). Please wear comfortable clothing that is loose enough to move in, but fitted enough so that sleeves and necklines don't accidentally slip off of shoulders. Sweatpants and a t-shirt are great options! Students are welcome to have a water bottle nearby and water breaks will be available regularly throughout the practice.

Please also consult with your child's physician regarding any previous injuries or medical concerns before enrolling in a yoga course. This yoga class is intended for beginners and will focus on gentle stretches. There will be no inversions (upside-down poses) or "challenge" poses, as our purpose is to gently introduce students to moving their bodies safely and comfortably. Students will not be asked to disclose any health issues or previous injuries publicly, but parents are welcome to reach out to notify the instructor of any health concerns or restrictions ahead of time and accommodations can be made.
Occasional free yoga resources may be shared to encourage students in exploring yoga further on their own.

Teacher

Tara Swoboda, MA, Certified Yoga Instructor
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Certified Yoga Instructor
42 total reviews
32 completed classes

About Me

Bachelor of Arts - UC Berkeley
Master of Arts - Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Yoga Teacher Certification (RYT200) - Big Bear Yoga
Hi there! I'm a certified yoga instructor and mom of two young learners. After many years of teaching... 
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