Dear lovely yogis and community members,
We know that staying healthy is on the forefront of many minds and even more so with the recent cases of Coronavirus reported in New York. From all of the information that we have gathered, the current advice is to take similar precautions as have always been advised throughout the cold and flu season. We wanted to take a moment to reassure all of our community members that we are continuing to pay close attention to the cleanliness of the studio by sanitizing all fixtures at least twice daily, washing all textiles regularly, and airing out the studio as much as possible between classes.
We ask that if you feel at all unwell in any way, please take as much time at home to feel better and return to the studio when you are no longer showing any symptoms of communicable illness. We encourage everyone to wash their hands with soap and warm water when entering the studio (or any public space). While 20 second hand washing is recommended as the best approach, we will also have hand sanitizer set out in the lobby. In addition, please make sure to sneeze or cough into a tissue or the crook of your elbow to contain any potential germs and wash your hands after.
During this time as we notice a feeling of general unease or uncertainty, we know very well the power of yoga to help us breathe through those feelings as well as stay present and attuned to what is truly important in our individual and collective lives. We look forward to practicing yoga with you now as much as ever. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us via email or phone.
Starting September 1, 2019
New Teacher 7:45 - 8:45 Stretch & Strengthen w/ Allison
NEW CLASS 9:30 - 10:45 YogaSole Flow Moderato w/ Hannah
NEW TEACHER 7:45 - 8:45 Stretch & Strengthen w/ Sunee
NEW CLASS 8:30 - 9:30 Gentle Flow w/ Jackie
New time 9:45 - 11:00 Yoga Tune Up w/ Jackie
New time 11:15 - 12:30 YogaSole Flow Moderato w/ Ariel L
New time 12:30 - 1:45 Prenatal Yoga w/ Laura
NEW CLASS 9:15 - 10:30 Gentle Flow w/ Georgia
New time 11:00 - 12:15 Yoga Blend w/ Georgia
NEW CLASS 4:30 - 5:30 Stretch and Strengthen w/ Hannah
New time 5:45 - 7:00 Restorative Yoga w/ Hannah
by Sunee LaClaire
We are frequently asked if children are welcome to attend regular studio classes at YogaSole or our Prospect Park Summer Series. While we think that yoga can and should be practiced at all ages, the answer to this particular question is typically rather long. The shortest response is “It depends”. After being asked the question enough times, we thought perhaps we could expand our thinking in a blog entry so that we could explore the different considerations.
… On the age of your child.
Children’s yoga classes have a very different set up than adult yoga and they include songs and different names for the traditional yoga poses. Also they do not contain traditional vinyassa flow sequences. We do not recommend adult classes for anyone under the age of 8, however children mature at different rates and really only you can say if your child is ready to attend adult style yoga classes. Teenagers from 15 or 16 are likely ready to start attending classes and can even be added to your class series or membership by purchasing the family flex version.
… On the length of the class.
Even very mature children between 8 - 15 would likely be best sticking to 60 minutes classes versus 75 minute sessions.
… On if they have practiced yoga before.
If they are already familiar with yoga, they might enjoy attending a regular class with you more than if it is their first exposure to yoga. For beginners we recommend attending a special class or series for first time yogis or booking a private session.
… On their attention span.
If your child can sit and focus on one activity for an hour or more, they might be ready to attend a class. If they have not demonstrated that ability yet, perhaps a children’s yoga class is a better starting point.
… On their ability to occupy themselves.
If they choose to opt out of any part of the class, will they be able to occupy themselves quietly so that you (and the other students) can still enjoy the practice?
If after thinking out the multiple considerations, you decide that attending a regularly scheduled yoga class with your youngster is still a ways off, we offer multiple other ways for you to practice together.