Helpful breathing tips (and how to do them)

Helpful breathing tips (and how to do them)

"Take a deep breath." We've all heard it, said it, or thought it, right? And for good reason. Our breath has SO much power to change the way we feel. It's pretty incredible. Proper breathing is a game changer to improve athletic performance, calm anxiety, and clear our minds. We start every Butterfly Kids Yoga class practicing breathwork and we always use what we learn throughout class. Here are 2 great techniques for you to try at home.

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Mushy kisses and Mother's Day wishes

Mushy kisses and Mother's Day wishes

As an ode to all of the amazing moms out there, I wanted to share a very sweet moment from a class last week. To set the scene, we had been talking about how each of us has a "little light" inside of us (our hearts). I shared how our little lights make each of us special and how bright they shine...especially when we feel love.

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New partnership. New program for athletes.

New partnership. New program for athletes.

Our Yoga for Athletes program is growing! Butterfly Kids Yoga is partnering with Next Level Strength & Conditioning, one of our area's best sports performance programs, to bring Yoga for Athletes to their facility in Fairport, NY.  Our goal, together, is to offer the very best in sports performance and yoga for Youth, Middle School, High School and Collegiate athletes in our community.

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One of the most challenging yoga poses?

One of the most challenging yoga poses?

When it comes to a good challenge in yoga, kids are ALL about it. Teens? Crow pose or working on their flexibility and mobility. Tweens? Partner poses are their jam. Double downward dog, anyone? Little yogis? Balancing in boat, flower or crane pose. But the most challenging pose of all? It's the simplicity of unwinding. Of just allowing themselves to lie back, relax, and let go.

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2 New Yoga Events in May

2 New Yoga Events in May

My fingers are basically dancing as I write thanks to these spring temps and amazing sunshine. Hooray! And with spring comes fresh, new Butterfly Kids Yoga classes & events -- two of which I am excited to share with you today. 

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You are stronger than you know.

You are stronger than you know.

What happens when you work hard, set goals, and believe in yourself? You can accomplish great things. Really great things! Like HEADSTANDS for the first time in yoga class. Using blocks. Plus super shoulder strength. Without a shadow of a doubt. They are are stronger than they know. 

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"Dream Big" Tween/Teen Workshop + Weekly Schedule

"Dream Big" Tween/Teen Workshop + Weekly Schedule

Dream big, set your goals, and work hard to get there. Any opportunity to bring this idea to kids is awesome. Please join us on Sunday, April 8 for our monthly Tweens & Teen Workshop -- an opportunity to practice these concepts, take a great yoga class, inspire creativity, and discover potential. And this month, our Tween & Teen Workshop is all focused on dreaming big, working hard, and achieving goals.

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