Wednesdays & Fridays 3:45-4:45 pm.
Ends March 2020
This class teaches keiki how to move… and how to be still. We learn and we create. We do yoga, we study the science of our body, and we celebrate what we learn with art. Great for schooling at home!
In this class we make full-sized drawings of ourselves – you’ll need some newspapers (or grocery bags opened flat) taped together to draw on. You’ll also need someone at the beginning of class to trace around your whole body on the paper with a crayon. Before class and then during class as we do our different yoga poses, we’ll be talking about the parts of our body that are moving or still, bending or straightening, tightening or loosening.
Where are our hip bones? Which way are they pointing? Where are our ribs? What are my ribs doing when I breathe? How do I stack my knees over my ankles? Being aware of our anatomy increases our coordination.We are better able to find and control different muscles and move our bones into alignment, into the various asana (postures) that we will be doing. And there will be times when we practice holding still, tuning in, centering our minds.
We’ll also have time during class to color and decorate on paper the different parts of our bodies that we learned about and moved today. Which parts did you stretch? Which parts felt a little wobbly? We’re just learning!!! Where did you feel stronger, steadier? What was your mind doing as we went through our poses? Did you imagine yourself as a mighty mountain?
We work our body as well as the left and right hemispheres of our brain! Wow!
Materials needed before time class starts:
- A sheet of paper large enough to trace a child’s whole body upon or taped together newspapers or opened grocery bags
- Optional: Washable colored pens / paints
- Optional: Glue / decorating supplies such as glitter, fringe, sequins, etc.
Taking yoga with Paula gives you a deep feeling of participating in something sacred and good for the soul, beyond just a healthy physical activity.
Paula started finding her Yogic path through the practice of asanas. In 2015, she encountered the “Bhagavad Gita” which led her to a deeper understanding of what Yoga truly is. Her lifestyle of study and practice incorporates: Vedic scriptures, kirtan, asanas, and meditation brought her to sharing her experience through teaching.
After completing her 200RYT at Rishikul Yogshala in Rishikesh, India, Paula took her 36hr Yoga Nidra teacher training with Mary Bastien, Jennifer Reuter and Brenda Kwon. She completed Restorative Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training with Chanti Tacoronte-Perez. All the while she continues to practice under the guidance of her primary teacher, Yogi Charu.