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After School Teen Yoga

This class will show teens the positive impact yoga can have on their lives, both mentally and physically. From enhancing their performance in sports to encouraging mindfulness day to day. The class will have a topic to discuss each class, such as mindfulness, muscles used for poses, finding their Bliss and then the rest of class we will practice yoga.
W-400: Thursday’s, January 10, 17, 24 & 31
W-401: Thursday’s, February 7, 14, 21 & 28
Grades: 9-12
Fee: $32
Waconia HS House G lower level
Register by: January 3/ January 31st
Michelle Darsow
Minimum: 5 / Maximum: 15

Yoga Instructor Mary McCarthy Bio

Mary McCarthy, owner of BodyWisdom, has been in the health and wellness industry as a personal trainer and group instructor for all ages for over 25 years. She understands the importance of yoga practice for everyone but especially children. She believes establishing yoga in young lives paths the way to a healthier centered lifestyle. All classes are unique and content age appropriate.

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Parent/Child Classes Ages 4-7

Parent and child will learn yoga poses and relaxation techniques to keep their bodies strong and flexible through stories linked with traditional (and not so traditional) poses. Children will explore their creativity and intuition through body movement. Partner poses with parent and child will deepen their bond of trust and nurturing. A truly positive and fun experience between parent and child. If possible, please bring a yoga mat; there will be mats available if you cannot. Light tummy is advised and please bring a water bottle.
Thursdays: 6:00pm-6:45pm
W-176: January 11, 18, 25 & February 1
W-177: February 8, 15, 22 & March 1
W-178: March *8*, 15, 22, (skip 29) & April 5
Laketown Elementary B115 **March 8th class will be at Southview 1st grade commons
Fee: $32 for pair ($48 w/ second child attending)
Register By: One week prior 

Family and Group Yoga

This class is for children that are ages 8-14 (boys and girls) and parents. Family yoga is dance, gymnastics, meditating, acting and visualization rolled up in a 45 minute practice of fun. It will build stamina and self confidence thru games of self regulation and focus, traditional and not so traditional yoga poses and breathing exercises as well as enhancing strength, flexibility and balance. All family members feel invigorated and calm at the same time. Families increase their dialog by sharing in this time together as well as all the other benefits. Light tummy is advised. We go upside down.
Thursdays: 6:45pm-7:30pm
W-179: January 11, 18, 25 & February 1
W-180: February 8, 15, 22 & March 1
W-181: March *8*, 15, 22, (skip 29) & April 5
Laketown Elementary B115 -**March 8th class at Southview 1st grade commons
Single Fee: $16
Pair Fee: $32
Family Fee: $48 (3 or 4 people)
Register By: One week prior