Starting this Thursday, May 7th, at 7pm [CLASS IS FINISHED], Bloom Yoga will be leading a weekly Family Yoga class via Zoom! Partner with your baby, toddler, and child in simple animated poses, games, art, music, and breathing exercises that help to strengthen coordination and build body awareness.
We will moo in cow pose, hiss in cobra pose, and flutter our wings in butterfly pose, all while we take a yoga journey that your child will never forget! We will explore some co-poses as well! This fun class will provide key bonding methods between caregiver and child, while strengthening their growing muscles.
Using yoga for interaction between caregiver and child creates an environment that promotes playful interactions, healthy activity, and the opportunity to increase attachment. Yoga is also a natural environment to promote and teach caregivers and children ways to respond and interact during times of stress. Yoga teaches skills in a proactive way, but can also be utilized in a reactive way during or after stressful times, with body based coping skills that directly impact the nervous system and the brain.
Bloom Yoga incorporates five main elements for family and children’s classes to promote an all-inclusive environment: connect, move, breath, focus, and rest and reflect. With these five elements of a yoga class we are able to teach skills for prevention of stress, as well as skills for response to stress.
Family—or “caregiver and me”—yoga focuses on positively impacting family functioning and resilience, helps with nurturing and attachment, and improves social and emotional development, self-regulation, coping skills, and awareness.
These benefits align directly with the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. Developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Protective Factors have been linked to increasing family strengths, enhancing child development, and reducing the likelihood of child abuse and neglect — all outcomes that embody the mission and vision of Bloom Yoga and Illuminate Colorado.
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