One day. Over 300 kids. Yoga comes to Field Days!

One day. Over 300 kids. Yoga comes to Field Days!

Time for a trip down memory lane! Think back to your field days. If you are like me, you immediately picture tug of war, potato sack runs, and relay races, right? But now, schools are becoming more progressive in the way they incorporate health, wellness, and fun into school programs -- and students are enjoying the benefits.

I was very honored and excited to be given the opportunity to bring Butterfly Kids Yoga to Field Days at one Fairport elementary school this past week. The chance to introduce yoga to hundreds of kids and give them all an opportunity to feel strong, find balance, reset, and find calm.

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International Day of Yoga (and we're gifting to celebrate!)

International Day of Yoga (and we're gifting to celebrate!)

The official International Day of Yoga is coming up on Thursday, June 21st and we're kicking off the celebration a little early! In honor of an actual DAY dedicated to all-things-yoga, Butterfly Kids Yoga will be raffling Athleta gift cards to several lucky winners from now through the International Day of Yoga. Because other than actually going to yoga, shopping for new yoga gear is also a very legitimate way to celebrate :)

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Yoga for the littles, older kids, athletes and for you.

Yoga for the littles, older kids, athletes and for you.

We're coming off a great week here at Butterfly Kids Yoga, meeting new families and seeing familiar faces. And there's so much coming up this week! Yoga for the littles, older kids, athletes and for you. Check out this week's schedule and what's coming up! 

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Sports injuries? Flexibility challenges? Read this.

Sports injuries? Flexibility challenges? Read this.

"There is an uptick in demand for yoga-based sports performance training, especially for multi-sport kids, due to increasing injuries primarily caused by overuse, " says Dana Santas who is known for her conditioning work with professional teams like the Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team, Atlanta Braves and Orlando Magic. And she says the age of athletes that start taking yoga classes keeps getting younger as they realize the benefits it offers. 

So that is why I am so excited that our new Yoga for Athletes program at Next Level kicks off this week! One of the only programs like this for athletes in our area. Details enclosed…

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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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