School House Rockin’ Yoga™
Hot Yoga Bowling Green’s “School House Rockin’ Yoga Program™” received the 2016 Alliance Award from Kelly Autism Program at WKU. Anice Bishop, aka ‘Yoga Mama’, was blessed with the opportunity to work with the children at KAP during the Summer. Looking to the future in hopes of working with these wonderful folks again soon! VIDEO clip: click this link — Yoga_Mama_School House Rockin’ Yoga™
Kids’ Yoga Camp happens seasonally at Hot Yoga BG. Let us hear from you — if you want to have Kids’ Yoga classes on a regular basis! Email us at [email protected]
Now in our 10th year! School House Rockin’ Yoga™, South Central Kentucky’s first and finest Kids’ Yoga program is rolling now! A unique, fun, and Christian-based yoga series presented right here in Bowling Green. Anice Bishop, Certified Yoga Teacher, with training through YogaFit™, Yoga Calm™ children’s training, Hot Start CYT program at Hot Yoga, and a skilled & avid yoga researcher. Fun music, creative exploration of yoga poses, breathing exercises, attention to hydration, balance & concentration! To inquire, or to request specific classes — call us (270) 793-0011 — We can come to you (schools, churches, civic venues, daycare environments) to provide demonstration classes, training for school teachers & teachers aids, starting children with introduction to yoga, and equipping you with the knowledge to incorporate yoga into your kids’ daily routine.
School House Rockin’ Yoga™ is a growing program offered through Hot Yoga Bowling Green, KY
Contact us by email: [email protected], or call us (270) 793-0011 to learn more, schedule FREE demonstrations, or arrange for low-cost teacher/parent/student workshops at your school or company!
So what is our purpose? Why yoga for schools? Hot Yoga Bowling Green is excited to offer this program to assist educators, students and parents in handling the pressures under which our children live in the 21st century. Our approach emphasizes how yoga can alleviate tension by focusing mind, body and breath on an exercise which not only stretches the muscles, but builds ability to calm, focus, balance and relax.
Believe it or not, stress is not just an adult problem. Children wrestle with stress every day. Just think about their schedules — starting as preschoolers all the way through college. Their day begins with waking up super early for school, staying up late at night to study for tests, trying to juggle sports practice or extra-curricular activities in with homework, family time, and just some old fashioned “me time”.
Then on top of all that, add everyday emotional turmoil — separation from parents, breakup with friends, bullying, regretting an agreement with Mom or Dad, trying to fit in, worrying over grades and important decisions affecting their future. Even the youngest child may have worries to some degree. That is why it is important to be open and reassuring. We as parents and adult mentors must take time to listen and be available to talk and “just be there”. Some kids are so busy with activities they just do not have time to relax and breathe.
Kids’ stress may be intensified by more than what is going on in their own personal lives…do they hear adults talk about financial issues, trouble at work, or illness of family or friends? Children are very sensitive and can sense when Mom and Dad are worried and anxious, then they start worrying themselves.
It is important that our children know what is going on in the world around them, but watching the world news, seeing disturbing images, hearing about natural disasters, war and terrorism may cause them to worry about their own safety and the safety of the ones they love. Monitor what your children are watching and talk to them about what they are seeing and hearing to help them understand what is going on.
As adults, we can sometimes be insensitive to things that our children consider important. Do not dismiss their feelings as insignificant, but let them know you understand their stress and want to help. Remember some personal conflict is normal; let them know it is okay to feel angry, sad, lonely, scared or anxious. We all do! Just remind them that you are proud of them and confident that they can handle the situation.
Encouraging proper nutrition, plenty of rest and exercise will certainly help. If your exercise selection is yoga, there are several ways you can incorporate mini-bits of yoga into your day. With our program we will show you how to establish these relaxation methods. Below are some simple tips:
• SMILE and enjoy life! God is in control, not you! PRAY!
• At least 8 hours of sleep per night
• Drink water, water, water! A good rule of thumb for water intake is 1/2 oz to 1 oz of water per pound of body weight per day (ex. 150 lbs drink 75 oz in water). If you drink caffeinated beverages, you should replace the amount you drank in caffeinated beverages with water in addition to the recommended daily intake.
• Snack on nutritional food like bananas, apples, nuts, carrots, etc. Stop and refocus by performing simple breathing techniques, taking a short walk, clearing your work area, along with easy and quick yoga poses.
• Make your yoga regimen fun. If working with small children, turn the poses into a game or give the poses animal names. For older students, make the class challenging but fun! Do not be afraid to laugh and encourage them to participate, always taking time to praise their efforts.
— Anice Bishop, Certified Yoga Teacher… Hot Yoga Bowling Green (270) 793-0011, (270) 646-7814