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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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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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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The Yoga Effect

The Yoga Effect

They say that if you put in 50%, you get 50% out. Put in 100%? Get 100% out. It's ALL about the effort. But to kids, while this concept sounds good, it really hits home when they experience it. And when kids experience themselves growing, changing, accomplishing new things...it can be a total game changer.

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New partnership, new opportunities!

New partnership, new opportunities!

"ROC your workout - move your SOUL". Has a nice ring to it, right? And so true at any age. Whether it's kids, teens or adults, I just love the passion behind this statement. And that is why I am very excited to announce that this tagline belongs to Butterfly Kids Yoga's newest partner, ROC & Soul Fitness Boutique. We're kicking it all off with a special pop-up class on Saturday, March 31...don't miss it!

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