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Kids Yoga

Yoga and mindfulness practices for the young and young at

About laLa wellness

laLa stands for love and Light always. It’s the philosophy that all laLa Yoga and Mindfulness programs are rooted in.

In school, you were taught your ABCs and 123s, how to read, how to write, how to solve math equations and about the history of our country, but did you have a class on self-love, compassion, or resiliency? These skills must be encouraged in more creative ways, and are ideally planted as seeds in the early years.

laLa wellness provides fully equipped Yoga & Mindfulness Programs for children aged 0 – 6. The program comes to you, gives you and your kids a boost of feel-good energy, and inspires engagement through expressive play. {Cue the smiles, light bulb moments and breakthroughs here!}

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I’m so grateful you’re curious about kids yoga, how it can benefit you, and how easily it can be brought into your classroom. It’s passionate professionals like you who get me REALLY excited for what’s to come in our early years and education systems!

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Meet your Kids Yoga Teacher

My name is Lisa, and I am the creator of laLa! I’m a Registered Yoga Teacher with a certification in Children’s and Family Yoga from Rainbow Kids Yoga and Yoga In My School. I grew up living and working in the early years community. I also grew up experiencing mental health challenges both personally and in my family. I really wish I would have had a self-care practice like yoga when I was younger … it’s why I’m so passionate about bringing these practices to children and the adults who serve them.

I am a proud Physical Literacy Champion with the PLC Network in the Region of Peel, was named one of Brampton’s Top 40 Under 40, and the author of I’m a Growing Yogi .. the first of many laLa kids yoga stories to come!

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Every child can benefit from the gift and practice of yoga.
Planting seeds of self awareness for a future filled with love and Light always (laLa!)

Why Kids Yoga & Mindfulness?

When children are given tools that help them understand the way that their bodies, minds, and breath work together, they start to develop a sense of self that contributes to:

Enhanced self-regulation and motor skills

Compassion towards self and others

Creativity and
expression

Positive body awareness (inside and out)

Feelings of relaxation and stress relief

A love for movement and physical activity

Increased confidence and self-esteem

Improved balance, coordination, flexibility, strength and focus

Overall health and
wellness

Don’t be surprised if you see us getting silly – that’s how we learn best! And after all that fun, relaxing on our mats to take some big belly breaths lets our bodies know just how important it is to rest.

Kids Yoga Classes & Programs

laLa wellness offers a variety of kids yoga classes and programs for child care centers and schools. Whether it’s a special event (like an in-house field trip), monthly, bi-weekly or weekly classes, there’s always a way to fit yoga into your school’s schedule!

All laLa kids yoga classes include yoga and mindfulness games, songs and stories that encourage:

  • Breathwork
  • Creative expression
  • Coordination and movement
  • Relaxation
  • Inclusive and accessible fun for children (and adults!) of all ages!

Kids yoga has all of the foundational principles of adult yoga with a little added element – FUN! We sing, dance, laugh and move our way through each yoga adventure in ways that allow us to be aware of our bodies, breath, and what’s going on around us.

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‘When children learn from environments, people, and practices that encourage connection throughout their whole sense of being, they grow into the citizens that will shape and positively change our world.’
Lisa Clarke RYT-200, CCYT

Kids Yoga Class Options

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The Nursery Rhyme

15-minute classes that stretch and strengthen an infant’s upper and lower body. We practice movements that are foundational for crawling and walking and introduce poses like a snake and downward dog during our time together. Accessible for infants 12 + months.

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The Short Story

20-30 minute classes that encourage movement through a yoga story. These adventures begin with a fun breathing practice, have a flow of poses in the middle, and end with mindful relaxation. Accessible for all ages.

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The Big Adventure

45–60 minute classes that take your yogis on a sensory movement adventure. Participants will learn breathing techniques, expressive yoga poses, and mindful relaxation activities. Accessible for ages 4+.

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The Yoga Family Staycation

30-45 minute (dependant on average age group) yoga adventures. Staycation programming awakens the imagination and brings families together through play!

laLa classes are currently offered in Brampton, Caledon, Orangeville, Mississauga, Etobicoke and the Greater Toronto Area.

Interested in booking a yoga class? Connect with Lisa and set a date!

Trial Class

Interested to see what kids yoga is all about, but not sure just yet that it’s a good fit for your class? Why don’t you give it a try and see! A 30 Minute Trial class* is offered at a special rate for up to 15 Toddlers, 24 preschoolers or 30 school agers. (*Only one trial class will be honored per school/centre.)

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Professional Development for Teachers

laLa wellness offers workshops and resources for educators who want to learn how to incorporate basic yoga and mindfulness principles in their daily programs. Visit the laLa Teacher Resources for more info!

Testimonials

  • In this hectic, fast-paced world, my family and others will benefit from having this yoga program available within childcare programs in our community. I wholeheartedly believe that Lisa’s passion for yoga and children will enrich and positively impact families.

    Lori - Brampton Mompreneur
  • I think that yoga is great for kids. [My daughter] tells everyone she does yoga at school and everyone is always so impressed when she shows them her moves. I’m so glad that she has the opportunity to participate it’s really made her come out of her shell. Thank you so much Lisa!

    Sharon A.
  • My son loves his yoga class and even tries to do some of it at home. So glad he’s able to start the practice of yoga at such a young age.

    Krystle B.
  • You’ve put together a wonderful program. Thank you so much for sharing the weekly feedback - it helps to get all the details as we sometimes don’t get much from them unless we probe hard! This allows the parents to reinforce and integrate into our conversations at home as well.

    Sharmishtha G.
  • The pictures of the boys having so much fun doing yoga brings the biggest smile to my face!

    Smita M.
  • Keep up the great work teaching my baby these important life skills.

    Gurpreet
  • My daughter always talks about how much she loves her time with you. She loved her experience with laLa wellness!

    Rob & Sarah W.
  • Thank you so much for helping my son grow. The other day [he] walked all day and his calves must have been really hurting. To relieve the pain he was stretching by lifting his feet with his hands. If at this age he knows that he can do something to relieve his pain other than crying, you are doing a wonderful job! Thank you for tha

    Francisca C.
  • What a creative way to practice yoga! Well done!

    Karen S.
  • My daughter loves it and talks about it often!

    Viola S.
  • My daughter loves showing her new moves to us and other family members. Thanks again!

    Ryan K.
  • I am glad my child’s daycare is promoting such activities 🙂

    Sarah N.
  • No thanks will ever be enough for the role that you are playing in teaching mindfulness to my son.

    Domenica B.

Contact laLa wellness

Contact directly at lisa@lalawellness.ca
or call on (416) 562 4408