Class Descriptions

 

The Stretch Children’s Fitness Program has been developed by Pediatric Therapists who specialize in developmental movement.  This program is a culmination of nearly two decades of work with children as well as studying with the countries leaders in children’s yoga and dance education.

Stretch Programs are designed to bring a creative and fun yoga inspired fitness class to children of all abilities in a non-competitive environment.  We encourage all children to bring to their unique spirit and light to our classes.  Stretch Children’s Fitness incorporates creative and developmentally appropriate yoga postures, with a multi-sensory approach to exercise and play!

Children learn to connect their minds, bodies, and hearts through a yoga inspired practice designed for their developmental needs.  Our program will take children on imaginative adventures, teach breathing techniques, and help them to find their inner calm!

 Children of all abilities are welcome!

Classes Offered

Toddler Stretch

Let’s Stretch Together – Mommy / Daddy and Me Yoga! Come Stretch, Move, and Shake! Join us for a fun filled 45 minute yoga inspired movement class designed for toddlers of all abilities.  Children and caregivers participate in developmentally appropriate activities to build expressive and receptive language, develop strength and coordination, and learn strategies for self-regulation and relaxation.  Families embark on a magical adventure using a motor-based, multi-sensory approach to learning and playing.  Activities include children’s yoga poses to improve strength, coordination, balance and flexibility.  Language skills will be facilitated by using songs, pictures, objects, and basic sign language.  The children participate in sensory activities and enjoy some relaxation time and snuggles with their caregiver.  Come stretch, laugh, and play together! 

Recommended for children of all abilities ages 1-3 years old
 

Stretch Kids Jr.

Bend, Bounce & Bop in this high energy 45 minute class designed specifically for the motor, cognitive and sensory needs of  young children.  Children stretch and strengthen their bodies through yoga postures and motor activities, build social skills through interactive yoga games, and participate in sensory activities with arts and crafts.  Stretch Kids Jr. helps improves focus and attention by incorporating self-regulation strategies, and breathing techniques into developmentally appropriate yoga games.  Each class ends with calming dream spray and relaxation time! 

Recommended for Children ages 4-6 years old, children of all abilities are welcome                                                        


Stretch Kids

Stretch Kids is designed to bring a creative fitness and yoga inspired program to children of all abilities in a non-competitive environment.  This fun filled 45 minute class will increase strength, flexibility and build self-confidence and self-esteem.  Children stretch and strengthen their bodies through yoga inspired postures and motor activities, build social skills through interactive games, and participate in sensory based play.  The Stretch Kids Program helps improve focus and attention by incorporating self-regulation strategies, and breathing techniques into developmentally appropriate motor activities.  Each class ends with relaxation time that will help children to find their inner calm!

Recommended for Children ages 6 years old and up, children of all abilities are welcome        
                                               

Girl Power Stretch - Tween & Teen

Did you know you have all sorts of superpowers?  Unleash the powers of kindness, joy, happiness, creativity and friendship in this high energy one hour class.   Girls build strength, increase flexibility, and improve balance and coordination in a non-competitive environment.  We encourage each girl to bring their unique spirit and light to Girl Power.  We practice challenging yoga inspired poses, partner poses, and flowing asanas while building friendships and self-confidence.  Each class ends with relaxation to take time to thank our brains, our bodies, and our hearts for being so awesome!  Girl Power Journals are created and incorporated into the classes to journal about all the Superpowers we possess and how to access those powers when we need them!    

Recommended for girls ages 11 years and up
 

Girl Power Jr. Stretch

         Girl Power for our younger girls!

         Recommended for ages 7 - 10 years old

Girl Power Stretch - Therapeutic

Our Girl Power Stretch class modified and individualized for girls with special needs.  Bring braces, walkers, wheelchairs or adaptive equipment to stretch!  In addition to our yoga inspired poses, stretching and strengthening activities, Girl Power Therapeutic focuses on building positive self-image, self-confidence and self-esteem.   

Recommended for girls ages 8 years and up

Tuition assistance for this program is available through Stretch Arts. Please contact stretchartsinc@gmail.com or 860.852.0372  for more information.

Dynamic Dancers

Do you love to dance?  Join us for this therapeutic dance class for children of all abilities!  We use different styles of movement and dance to build strength, coordination, flexibility, improve body image, and build self-esteem.  Students learn a variety of styles of dance and movement including; ballet, jazz, and hip hop to stretch and strength their bodies. Please bring a water bottle and any adaptive/assistive equipment you may use. Come to dance, make new friends, and find your inner STAR! 

Recommended for ages 6 - 12

Tuition assistance for this program is available through Stretch Arts. Please contact stretchartsinc@gmail.com or 860.852.0372  for more information.

 

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Tuition assistance for this program is available through Stretch Arts. Please contact stretchartsinc@gmail.com or 860.852.0372  for more information.