YogaYama!

In our YogaYama! classes, families spend fun quality time together, exercise, and learn techniques to make life flow with a bit more ease.

Each class centers around one of ten original stories which take place in the fictional community called Mangrove Place. As the teacher tells the story, she leads the class through yoga poses and breathing exercises. It’s like being part of the story!

Each story addresses one of the ten Yamas and Niyamas, which are the basic philosophical principles of yoga.  The five yamas are kindness, honesty, non-stealing, self-restraint, and non-hoarding. The five niyamas are cleanliness, contentment, perseverance, personal reflection, and humility.

These classes help children develop self-regulation, and inspire healthy habits and good communication for the whole family.
Ideal for children ages 3-10. All ages are welcome.
$10/person, children 2 & under are free

Story Synopses

Listening to Lucy
Lucy is a kind and patient llama who loves to play the piano. She has a performance tomorrow, but there’s one part of the song she just can’t get right. Her patience has run out and she’s about to quit when she hears a huge crash outside. What happens next changes her forever.
Theme: ahimsa (non-hurting, kindness)

Bobbi Sue’s Blunder
In keeping with her cougar DNA, Bobbi Sue is a strong leader. She is the editor of Mangrove Place’s weekly newsletter, True News, and the community often looks to her for information and guidance.  She is a pro at sticking to the facts…until one day, the truth was not as it appeared and she accidentally causes big trouble.
Theme: satya (truth)

The Garden
George (a lion) has created beautiful gardens around the gates to Mangrove Place. His dear friend Judy (a squirrel) loves the color and fragrance of the gardens. One day her instinct to collect lots and lots of the things she loves tests George’s kindness and their friendship.
Theme: aparigraha (non-hoarding)

Felicity Faces the Music
Felicity (a manatee) throws a pool party for all her friends at Mangrove Place, but she forgets a few important details and it turns into an epic disaster. Can she somehow turn this mess around?
Theme: saucha (cleanliness)

 

Harold’s Tea Party
Harold (a pig) hosts a very fancy tea party for his friends. He makes sure every last detail is in order, but things go haywire when an unexpected guest arrives.
Theme: Isvara Pranidhana (surrender, humility)

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