It was one year ago, this week, that I first started writing to you. I published my very first Butterfly Kids Yoga blog and was gearing up for my first class. I was following my vision, my passion, and was starting something new here in our community. It's been an incredible year and after re-reading that very first blog, I would like to share it with you tonight.
Letting children breathe, smile, and fly with Butterfly Kids Yoga
November 11, 2016
Hello friends! Please let me introduce you to Butterfly Kids Yoga, Rochester NY's new children's yoga practice.
My name is Allison Picciano ("Miss Ali" for the kids) and I'd like to share with you my story of how Butterfly Kids Yoga was born. As a mom of three young and active children, I look for engaging, fun, and dynamic activities where my children can laugh and smile, burn some energy, and put simply – “just have fun and be a kid”. But, equally important, I also look for activities that reinforce healthy living, that allow my children to be creative & use their imaginations, and for activities to help bring peacefulness and a sense of calm to them. I try (like everyone, right?) to bring as much balance to my children’s lives through school activities, music, sports, friends, healthy choices...and the list goes on! Yet, as I'm sure many of you can relate, finding this balance can be very challenging.
I founded Butterfly Kids Yoga with a goal of helping to create that balanced activity -- an activity where children can exercise, have fun, but also experience creativity, imagination, and mindfulness. An activity that compliments my children’s sporting activities, that helps them in school, and that gives them an outlet to have fun while also demonstrating the importance of healthy living. And finally, an activity that I can also enjoy with my children.
I am very excited to turn this vision into a reality with Butterfly Kids Yoga.
Children's yoga should be fun, energizing, and at times even silly. Lots of laughs and giggles are at the core of all of my classes. I combine this playfulness with calm, mindful moments, and my goal is for your child to walk away from each class stronger and with a sense of peacefulness. As a trained and certified children's yoga instructor through the international “Kidding Around Yoga” program, I am here to create an environment where every little yogi can find their own balance.
I am excited to positively impact children and to give them the tools to breathe, smile, and fly!
Ahh! I have goosebumps after reading that again. One year later, that same vision, that same passion and the goals for Butterfly Kids Yoga still hold strong. Watching kids have fun, enjoy great exercise, feel confident, feel strong, find their "calm", and simply fall in love with yoga is why I wanted to pursue this passion.
Here's to Butterfly Kids Yoga at almost one year, and to letting our kids Breathe, Smile and Fly!
PS. Here is the link to the original blog. And please stay tuned for some exciting new things happening with Butterfly Kids Yoga -- coming your way soon!
THIS WEEK'S CLASSES & EVENTS
10:00 - 10:45am
A great class for preschoolers! We'll get our wiggles out with active yoga and blend in sweet, peaceful moments to relax. Click here to enroll.
6:00 - 7:00pm
Join us for an active, fun yoga class which includes teamwork, balance challenges, and great exercise. Paired with time to re-center and relax. Click here to enroll.
ADULT CLASS (suitable for all levels)
6:00 - 7:00pm
Adult instructor (Ellen Baker, owner of Root to Rise Yoga) teaches a restorative and refreshing class to round out your day. Perfect for all levels. Click here to enroll.
Don't forget! The 6:00pm class for ages 5-12 is happening at the same time (but in the room next door). Your kids can enjoy their Butterfly Kids Yoga class while you enjoy yours.
AGES 5 - 12
10:00am - 12:00pm
Please join us for a Butterfly Kids Yoga special event called "Making a Difference", all geared towards kids making a difference for other kids. This special yoga event will combine a fun, active yoga class with a focus on giving back and making a difference for the children of GiGi's Playhouse. Learn more here or click here to enroll.
FRIDAYS (New 7-week session begins 11/17)
AGES 3 - 5
11/17 - 1/12 (no class 11/24, 12/8)
10:00am - 10:45am
A great 7-week session of classes for preschoolers as the weather turns cooler! We meet once a week and the kids love seeing their friends and having fun with active, music-filled classes. Enrollment is directly through the Perinton Rec Program. Click here for more info or to enroll.