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We’ve developed a new program for young children and their grown ups that combines mindfulness, movement, and joy and we can’t wait for you to join us!

This program was developed by Kelly Wieman, Montshire’s Early Learning Specialist and certified yoga instructor for children and adults. We interviewed Kelly to share a bit about this new approach to early learning that helps develop self-regulation skills in young children.

Why Yoga? Yoga is a 5,000 year old practice combining breath and movement,” Kelly says. “It’s a way for us to be mindful and present, and to develop empathy with our surroundings, ourselves, and others.”

This is not your typical yoga class, though. “There is a lot more silliness and laughing, especially when you’re trying to move like a moose, a rocket ship, or a bolt of lightning!”

How is the program structured? “We start with 15 minutes of science-themed yoga and then we move into a fine motor activity. Sometimes we create obstacle courses, or share sensory experiences with Montshire-made tools.”

Why is this important at the Montshire? “A child’s wellness needs to be established for them to be able to learn,” Kelly explains. “We’re using our understanding of child psychology and development to give kids the tools and techniques they need to thrive.”

“The last couple of years have been tough on many families. Science Yoga is giving young children and their parents and caregivers a place to go, no matter what they might be experiencing in other parts of their lives,” she says. “Families need community support, and I want families to know that we, the Montshire, are supporting them, too.”

Upcoming Dates & Times

  •  May 1, 2024 from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
  •  May 8, 2024 from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
  •  May 15, 2024 from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
  •  May 22, 2024 from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
  •  May 29, 2024 from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm