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Wonderfeet offers kids yoga classes

Rutland Herald: August 18, 2014 | By Janelle Faignant

Yoga instructor Gianna Skates leads a family class Thursday mornings at the Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum that is something like an interactive story hour.

Surrounded by more than 15 kids and their moms positioned on colorful yoga mats, she starts the class by explaining that in India where yoga comes from, they have a bell to wake up. Then she rings a light bell three times…
“Now we are going to go in the jungle,” she says, “and in the jungle we find a lion, so we are going to do the lion pose,” She twists to the left, palms on the floor and exhales audibly.

The 32 year-old yoga instructor began teaching classes at elementary schools eight years ago and thought it would be beneficial to start teaching kids even younger.

“Children are natural yoginis,” Skates says. “Yoga helps cultivate a healthy relationship with imagination.” More…(Paywall)

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