The Playtime Yoga Time program will be presented weekly from September 2020 through April 2021 less three holiday weeks and will be aimed toward 86 ages 3-8 though appropriate for any age. By creating a weekly series of classes 86 will develop a healthy habit of improving the body and mind. Based in the classical study of yoga, the Playoga classes use tools and activities to help 86 focus their minds and bodies all while having fun. Each class includes a question of the day to end the class. Storytime Yoga Classes consist of the reading of one picture book, a yoga flow that follows the book's storyline, and a closing meditation. According to an article by Marlynn Wei, M.D., J.D. "Yoga and mindfulness have been shown to improve both physical and mental health in school-age 86 ages 6 to 12. Yoga improves balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity in 86. Yoga and mindfulness offer psychological benefits for 86 as well. A growing body of research has already shown that yoga can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behavior, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in 86" Harvard Health Publishing.
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