Abhaya Kids

KidsWebPageEvery Tuesday at Abhaya Kids Yoga mothers, babies and kids can find a class to suit each stage of pregnancy and development!

Mommy & Me • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM with Emily Lillywhite
Safely guide your body back from its life giving journey while bonding and having fun with your baby! Specialized asana with emphasis on toning the abdominal wall and pelvic muscles to restore alignment and strength for overall health. Breathing and restorative techniques address the emotional well being of the new mom. Options will be given to incorporate baby into poses. Have fun with movement and dance for an energy boost and lots of baby giggles. Feel support within a community of mothers, reclaim strength and tone. Open to all mothers 6 weeks postpartum and beyond, who have been given the okay by their health care provider to practice yoga. Bring baby, 6 weeks to 12 months.. $18 online, $20 at the door

Prenatal • 2:30PM- 3:30 PM with Emily Lillywhite
Focus on you, your baby and the changes pregnancy brings within a supportive community. Safe, specialized asanas and deep relaxation techniques alleviate the common physical discomforts of pregnancy while creating tone and physical strength. This holistic class focuses on emotional well being to restore a feeling of calm and harmony. Embrace and address the changes occurring within our body and free ourselves from any inhibitions, anxiety or doubt, enjoy the sacred experience of pregnancy, birth and the journey into motherhood. No previous yoga experience is necessary, mothers-to-be at all stages of pregnancy are welcomed $18 online, $20 at the door

Lila Yoga • 3:45-4:30 PM with Danielle Romeo-White
For kids 3-5rs old who are ready to embark on a fun yoga adventure. Movement, music, games & stories promote body awareness, sensory integration, flexibility, balance, breath & fun! Each class takes your child on a physical and imaginative journey fostering their inner yogi. $18 online, $20 at door Open Play • 4:30-5:15 We open our bright, waterfront studio to kids and their grown-ups to share in facilitated play. Get creative with yoga props, meet new friends and let the imagination run free. Each playtime closes with 15 minutes of guided movement & story time. (Suggested ages 1-5) $18 online, $20 at the door

 Open Play • 4:30-5:15 PM with Danielle Romeo-White
We open our bright, waterfront studio to kids and their grown-ups to share in facilitated play. Get creative with yoga props, meet new friends and let the imagination run free. Each playtime closes with 15 minutes of guided movement & story time. (Suggested ages 1-5) $10, $5 for Lila Yogi’s staying for Open Play

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Emily has been teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in NYC public schools since 2004. When she saw the transformative effects of teaching mindfulness to her students, she knew that becoming a yoga teacher was the next step on her own path. She completed teacher training with Tara Glazier at Abhaya in December 2012, and is thrilled to bring these teachings to students of all ages. Emily offers deep gratitude to her all her teachers, yoga and otherwise, for sharing their gifts and inspiring her growth and dedication. She would especially like to thank Tara Glazier, Sara Neufeld, Elias Lopez, Carolyn Payne, John Wilkes, Jim Kincaid, and her mom–her first, and still most influential teacher.

Danielle was introduced to yoga at the age of 16 while battling a chronic illness, but it wasn’t until 2010 that she found true healing in the community of Abhaya Yoga. With a creative mind and child’s heart, she delves into the human body and spirit with wonderment. Danielle pieces together performance, dance and yoga to create a safe, vibrant and exploratory environment. She is a graduate from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, completed the Abhaya Yoga Teacher Training with Tara Glazier and Sara Neufeld and is studying Craniosacral Therapy under Dr. Ron Wish.