The Downward Dog stretch test.

The Downward Dog stretch test.

Hello and happy Super Bowl Sunday!

As we are all tuning into the game, I thought it was a perfect time to share a flexibility tip that we use in many of our classes — athletes, studio classes, schools, events — and across most age groups.

The Downward Dog Stretch Test.

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Several new classes this week + full schedule

Several new classes this week + full schedule

OH SNOW! If you are reading this from Rochester, NY, you know what I’m talking about! We are coming off of a super snowy weekend here — lots of shoveling indeed. Shovel, yoga, repeat! :)

This week, there are several new classes starting up. Including:

  • Heather Acomb joins the team for her Open Level Flow adult class on Tuesday.

  • New class at M/Body for ages 3-5 with Miss Emma on Wednesday.

  • New Yoga at School program for Grades K-5 in Pittsford on Tuesday / Thursday.

  • New Tween class for ages 8-13 on Thursday.

  • New session for ages 3-5 at Perinton Rec on Friday.

Check out the full schedule within!

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August schedule (and a new class to announce!)

August schedule (and a new class to announce!)

After a week of sunny skies, salty air, and sandy toes, I am so excited to be back from vacation and with you. It's the last month of summer (gasp!) but also the perfect time to try a new class or head to your favorite. For your kids. For you. Or maybe for both.

And, new class alert! I'm excited to announce our new "Reboot and Restore" class for Teens, Collegiate Level and Adults. Sundays at 5PM. Full details and all August happenings within.

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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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