Our yoga, music and dance classes enable preschool children to practice healthy habits from an early age! YogaButtons classes develop children's emotional, social and physical wellness. You can book any individual class or multiple class dates (ie. weekly) every term. Register online and join a class anytime!
For all our preschool age classes (1-5yrs): one adult must attend and with 1 year olds (*mandatory) and 2/3 years olds until they can fully and safely participate on their own (teacher discretion). We recommend drop-off when possible (teacher will advise when this is appropriate for your child). Age 4+ years is drop-off only. For drop-off, kids must be able to fully and safely participate on their own.
Baby + Me Yoga: Adult yoga class for 6+ weeks post-partum with babies (pre-crawlers only)
In this sweet, slow, and gentle yoga class, we focus on core movement practices for rebuilding strength and stability post-partum. Take some time to dedicate to your self-care and recovery, release stress, and step back into shape with awareness of breath and inner alignment. Through a combination of somatic exercises, classic yoga asana, and restorative poses, this class is also a chance to nurture the growing relationship with your baby — through touch, eye contact, social stimulation and simply moving together in some playful stretches. No previous yoga experience required, but be sure you have permission from your health care provider to begin activity. Sorry, only pre-crawlers allowed. Sleeping, crying, feeding, napping, however, are all welcome!
Thursdays with Christine from 10:30-11:30am starting April 6, 2023 (no classes April 13, May 18 & June 22). Book a class online to join any Thursday all Spring!
BabyButtons (1-2 years old with adult)
In this fun first movement class, baby with adult (parent or caregiver) will explore playful and creative movement. Together we will sing, dance and move to nursery rhymes, movement songs, storybook adventures and yoga songs.
We will relax with music, feathers and bubbles, as well as get energized through movement games like scarf dancing, glow ball parties, train game, musical instrument play, obstacle courses and parachute play. Adult and baby will try some partner yoga poses, like double-butterfly, down dog tunnel and happy baby! Tunnel time, shaker dancing and ball play keep babies learning about their bodies and movement in a fun and playful way.
Wednesdays 9:45-10:30am starting April 5, 2023
LittleButtons Yoga (2 - 5 years old)
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.
LittleButtons gain a deeper understanding of their natural environment and themselves through yoga. Yoga poses and breathing exercises are introduced to kids during 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.
Spring session starting April 1, 2023:
Fridays: 9:30am-10:30am & yoga/dance combo class 10:45-11:45am
Music with Meike:
MusicButtons (ages 1-5)
Music with Meike encourages kids to build confidence and expression through creative music instruction. Sing, dance and play with shakers, triangles, rhythm sticks, scarves and balloons. Participants move to music, clap, sing, dance, learn about notes and instruments, animal role play and have lots of fun! Join us for a class any time!
Spring session starting April 5, 2023: Wednesdays from 2:45-3:45pm
Storytime Play (ages 1.5-5yrs)
Join teacher Carolyn (a certified elementary school teacher) for a 45min story and creative play class any Thursday! Each week we will enjoy a lovely book together and then engage in some playful fun. Lots of open ended toy time (such as stuffies, seasonal toys, castle, dolls, car mat and vehicles, LEGO, balls and building blocks). Creative movement games will also be explored (tunnel, fort building, hopscotch, hula hoops).
Let's enjoy a story and play time together! Parents/caregivers are welcome to participate or drop-off when appropriate.
Starting Fall 2023
Dance & Draw Lab (ages 2.5-5yrs)
We move into a certain dimension: exploration, experimentation, discovery and amazement. Children can draw with their whole bodies, they draw without looking, with their voices, in the air. There are no limits! The intention of our program is to explore the common ground between dance and drawing. Kids will experience how these two languages can blend together using a sensory approach in a non-competitive setting. We want kids to experience the joy that comes from leaving a mark beyond any other purpose than expressing themselves.
Join teacher Angela for Dance & Draw class any Tuesday from 1-2pm starting April 4. Book online!