Yoga allows all children the opportunity to strengthen physically, mentally, and emotionally in a natural, healthy, and enjoyable way. It encourages self- esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that’s non-competitive. Most children love to talk, and they love to move—both of which can happen in yoga. In our increasingly stressful and noisy lives, it teaches children how to RELAX, FOCUS AND CALM DOWN. Children love to assume the role of animals, trees, flowers, and mountains. When they imitate the movements and sounds of nature, they have a chance to get inside another being and imagine taking on its qualities. Yoga Champs: during the program sing songs, act out stories, play breathing games, make noises, and pretend to be animals. They hiss like snakes in the cobra pose, bark like dogs in the downward facing dog pose and learn to balance on one foot while standing tall like trees. Yoga stories and songs make the class very exiting!