Join us to celebrate the grand opening of YogaButtons Studio! Come check out our brand new studio and enjoy some fun family activities.

mouse-blogSunday Night Story: "Something from Nothing" by Phoebe Gilman
YogaButton Pose: Mouse
Feel Good Message: Your story is within you. Let your imagination be the source of whatever you desire. All you need is you!

 

My mom and I have a lovely morning ritual at our family cabin in Whistler. In the Summer, we sit on the sun-drenched deck, take in the impressive view of Wedge mountain and wake-up with a coffee chat. The topic of discussion this morning: our first Sunday night story. Of all the fantastic books for children, what would be our first to share? We looked at each and both said with certainty: "Something from Nothing."

YogaButtons Live on CTV News at Noon on September 19th! Tune in to see Carolyn teach kids yoga to some little YogaButtons and CTV host Perry Solkowski.

We love stories at YogaButtons! We use storybooks with yoga to engage kids in movement, characterization, and dramatic play.

As a primary-school teacher and the mother of a toddler, I regularly discover fabulous books for kids. Growing up with a mother who was an elementary school teacher-librarian, I have always been immersed in children's literature.

YogaButtons Special

August 07, 2012

Come check out the YogaButtons Studio & receive 10% off your first 10-class card!

School Age Classes

August 01, 2012

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These afterschool and weekend yoga classes teach kids how to take time to slow down, breathe and feel joyful, while also developing their physical fitness.

KiddoButtons Yoga (Ages 5-9):

KiddoButtons learn a flowing sequence of animal and nature yoga poses which specifically promote kids' balance, concentration, flexibility and strength. These fitness skills compliment other extracurricular activities, such as soccer, hockey, football, dance, and gymnastics.

KiddoButtons classes engage kids in individual, partner and group yoga games with fun props, including balls, puppets, parachutes, jump ropes, ribbons, bubbles, face paint and more. KiddoButtons yoga activities build self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness through playful movement.

Developmentally appropriate skills in Numeracy (numbers, patterning, counting, shapes) and Literacy (oral language, listening) are explored through story, poetry, dance, drama and song.

Class offered Sundays from 10:30am-11:30am. Drop-in!

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TweenyButtons Yoga (Ages 9-15)

Yoga helps TweenyButtons connect with, understand and celebrate themselves through active movement and breath. Gaining poise through a deeper understanding of themselves while connecting to their bodies is especially important as kids approach and encounter their teenage years.

TweenyButtons yoga classes incorporate group games, partner activities, and drama to build self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness. These classes aim to give kids and young adults the tools to take these techniques from the mat to their daily lives. These skills enable them to make informed, healthy choices and deal with everyday life with ease and confidence in being themselves.

TweenyButtons classes develop physical fitness through yoga poses and flow sequences, specifically focusing on balance, strength coordination and flexibility.

Class offered Tuesdays from 4-5pm & Saturdays from 10:30-11:30am. Drop-in any Tuesday or Saturday!

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Preschool Classes

August 01, 2012

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It's never too early to start yoga! Kids yoga enables preschool children to practice healthy habits from an early age. YogaButtons classes develop children's mental, physical and emotional wellness.

BabyButtons (1 - 2 years old):

Once a baby is 1 they are welcome to start attending YogaButtons classes, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. BabyButtons classes provide new parents a community of support during one of life's greatest transitions. Come meet other new parents and stretch, strengthen and breathe while practicing with your baby.

These classes explore gentle movement in a fun and creative environment. Adults and babies both benefit from the connected time together as well as the physical benefits of breath work, stretching and movement. Babies and adults play and move together to songs, nursery rhymes and games.  Lots of bubbles, tunnel tummy time, parachute, feathers, ball play, scarf and shaker dancing!
Mondays from 9:30am-10:15am. Drop-in!

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Signing Babies classes (0 - 2 years old):

Sing & Sign drop-in classes (0-24 months):  learn how easy it is to communicate with your baby before they can talk! We’ll sing and sign and play together in these weekly classes.  All classes are drop-in.  Join us whenever works best for you and your baby or join us every week!
Drop-in Tuesdays at 2:45-3:30pm from Jan 7-Mar 11. 

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MusicButtons (1-5 years old):

Meike and Flo, Meike's furry sidekick, will allow your kids to build confidence & self expression through creative music instruction. Sing, dance, and play with shakers, triangles, rhythm sticks, scarves and balloons. Participants move to rhythm & music, clap, sing, dance, animal role play and have lots of fun! Drop-in any Wednesday & Friday from 9:30am-10:30am OR any Wednesday from 4-5pm. 
Parents welcome to participate!

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LittleButtons Yoga (2 - 5 years old):

At 2 years old, kids are developing their independence and are ready to move on their own. Adults are welcome to stay with their children for these classes, or when they are ready to participate safely and fully on their own, leave their children with our skilled teachers and enjoy some time to themselves (go enjoy a coffee, have a walk, do some errands or take in your own yoga class).  Our teachers will let you know when your child is ready to participate on their own.

LittleButtons are introduced to traditional yoga poses, inspired by animals and nature. Stories and songs are used to promote imaginative play and drama through yoga movement. Kids learn to move and stretch their bodies safely while exploring age-appropriate developmental concepts such as stories, shapes, animals, patterns and colours.

The 3-5 year old YogaButton is ready to gain a deeper understanding of their natural environment and themselves through yoga. More advanced yoga poses and breathing exercises are introduced to 3-5 year olds duirng class to promote relaxation and develop fitness skills. LittleButtons go on storybook adventures and bring stories to life through visualization, role-play and drama.

LittleButtons flutter like butterflies, hop like frogs, curl like cats, stand rooted like trees, crawl like caterpillars and investigate the natural world through playful yoga.

*Note: Our Friday 10:45am class is a combo MusicButtons and LittleButtons Yoga class. 

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PlayButtons (ages 2-6)

PlayButtons is a fun 60-min class designed to promote movement and play indoors. Class starts with 10 mins of open play time with toys (LEGO, board games, building blocks etc), followed by 50 mins of active movement instruction. Activities may include an obstacle course, parachute games, dancing, music and instrument play, Pom Pom party, balloon games, glow ball dance party, ribbon dancing, yoga games and more. Be prepared to move and have fun!

Drop-in any Wednesday from 5-6pm

Adult Classes

August 01, 2012

At YogaButtons we believe in the health and wellness of all community members, including kids-at-heart: adults!

FamilyYoga:

Join us for fun & playful drop-in Family Yoga classes!

Saturdays from 10:45am-11:45am (all ages over 2 yrs) &
Sundays from 11:45am-12:45pm (all ages over 2 yrs)

No prior yoga experience or pre-registration required.
All levels are welcome.

Drop-in $16/person or 10-class pass for $140 (1 class deducted/participant).

* Children must be at least 2yrs old to participate
*Please check schedule weekly for Saturday/Sunday Family class cancellation due to Private Birthday Parties.

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