Resources and Information for Families
From our Founding Director, Rosanne Kates: Can We Find JOY in Teaching and Learning in a Post Covid-19 World?
Stories and books for children:
Let Go of "If Only" Book Reading Video
Eight-year-old Alyssa reads Julie Berry's Happy Right Now to teach us that the best
way to be happy is to embrace the circumstances we find ourselves in every day.
Celebrate the Sun Story Time Kit
Five heartwarming activities from author Sarah Jane Hinder that complement
Hello, Sun! A Yoga Sun Salutation to Start Your Day—including sunshine stones, a
journal, and coloring pages.
Inspire Connection Creative Craft Activity
Join the paper doll movement from Emily's Idea by Christine Evans to spread a
message of love, connection, and acceptance. Includes a template to make your own
paper doll chain.
Get to Know Your Breath Author Instructional Video
When you're mad or worried or can't wake up in the morning, what can you do? Author Mariam Gates leads kids through six exercises from Breathe with Me: Using Breath to Feel Strong, Calm, and Happy.
Be a Shoulder to Lean On Story Time Kit
For any child who has lost someone they love, My Big, Dumb, Invisible Dragon is a tale of healing and hope. Author Angie Lucas offers six compassionate activities to support children facing grief.
Meditations for children:
Eve Costarelli's mini-meditations written directions
Videos of mini-meditations:
Bedtime Meditations by Karen Gilmour, illustrator of Thank you Body, Thank You Heart.
Live via Zoom through Alluem Yoga in Cranford, NJ on Mondays -Thursdays at 8:00pm. It's free to all, just need to sign up for the Zoom link, which is password protected for the kids' safety. Sign-up here.
Yoga for children:
Eve Costarelli's Online Streaming Classes
Mondays 2:00-2:45PM (EST)
After-school Yoga with Eve https://zoom.us/j/160207267
What: Classes are imaginative, playful and vary from very active to quietly meditative. Children will explore yoga poses and relaxation techniques which help to develop their confidence, awareness and focus within a safe, supportive environment. Fun for all!
Thursdays 10:00-10:45AM (EST)
Yoga for Tots+ with Eve https://zoom.us/j/717933065
What: Classes are imaginative, playful and vary from very active to quietly meditative. Children will explore yoga poses and relaxation techniques through stories, games, books and songs which help to develop their confidence, awareness, focus and their interactions with peers within a safe, supportive environment. Fun for all!
For Tweens, Teens & Adults:
Mondays 5:00-6:00PM (EST)
Groove & Flow with Eve (Get your yoga groove on!) https://zoom.us/j/953634210
Groove and Flow is a mix of yoga, dance and mindfulness that affords the participants the opportunity to explore and experience the joy of movement and freedom of expression within a supportive, creative environment, regardless of experience and/or abilities.
Thursdays 4:00-5:00PM (EST)
Yoga with Eve https://zoom.us/j/781560765
Breathe, move, meditate then deeply relax. With a blend of styles, this yoga class aims to help you realize your true blissful self. This class designed to strengthen your body, mind, and spirit is balanced with relaxation and meditation. All levels welcomed for this one of a kind experience.
Thursday’s & Monday’s classes flow together. Enjoy them both to get the full experience!
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