Abby Girl Goes to Mindful Yoga with Liz

Mindful Yoga with Liz

Mindful Yoga With Liz

Abby girl goes to Mindful Yoga with Liz this week. The yoga studio recently had an open house to welcome their permanent space on Raymond Ave, in Poughkeepsie, NY. Abby girl attended that to see the new location and take a trial class. Then due to weather and Abby girl being Abby girl and getting into her usual mischief, we ended up having to wait a few weeks to try an actual class. It was well worth the wait.

Mindful Yoga with Liz

To start class, the children color while others arrive and get settled in to class. They were coloring mendelas.

Mindful Yoga with Liz

After everyone arrived, they put their mats in a circle and sit down. Ms. Daniella and Ms. Liz sing a song with the children. This helps get their attention.

Then they did some yoga stretching to incorporate their friends around them. A lot of the class is built around community and building trust.

The next step was getting yoga blocks out and they were used in several yoga exercises that followed. I love how everyone in the class was eager to help. It really builds a strong, supportive community.

Mindful yoga with Liz

I also was shocked to see the mastery of such young yogis. Especially, after blocks when Ms. Liz called them to the wall. They were doing yoga poses I did in my adult yoga and dance classes. They had awesome listening skills and all the children, including Abby girl seemed up to the challenges.

Mindful Yoga with Liz

Next was work with stuffed animals. Each child received a stuffed animal to work with in the next set of poses including more group work. The stuffed animals help them with balance.

After that, the lights went out and they played pass the zoom. This is great for  listening, concentration, focus and eye contact. You look directly in the person's eyes next to you and say zoom and then it goes around the circle from person to person. Abby girl says “thoom.”

Mindful Yoga with Liz

This was followed by closed eyes and they had to listen for the bell to stop before they could open their eyes again. Incorporating the bell again, each child got to tell the class what they loved with each bell chime. Naturally,  Abby girl said yoga class.

Like any traditional yoga class, it was concluded by relaxation time and a namaste. The whole class cleans up and receives essential oil on their wrist if they want it. Abby girl loved it.

Mindful Yoga with Liz

It was a wonderful experience. The minute you walk in, you just have a very welcoming and calm feeling. She keeps the class moving and fits a lot into the hour there. Please keep in mind, it is drop and go, but the doors stay locked and all children are very safe.

Mindful Yoga with Liz

So head over to Mindful Yoga with Liz's website. They have different special events and classes coming up for every age child from 2 through teen. She also has other venues. Abby girl gives this studio two yogi thumbs up. Namaste!

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