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YogaYama

Building Character & Connection
with Kids & Family Yoga


Upcoming Events

Join us for a free YogaYama class!
Friday Nov 26, 2021 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday Nov 27, 2021 11:00-12 p.m.
Sunday Nov 28, 2021 2:00-3 p.m.

In-person at Eden Yoga, 40 Thorndike St. Concord, NH,
or live-stream over Zoom.

Space is limited.
Click here for more details & to save your spot


The YogaYama Method

We use movement, storytelling, and conversation to teach emotional resilience, character, and connection–all necessary skills to create a meaningful life. Each class features an original story that incorporates character-building concepts from yoga philosophy.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Reduced anxiety
  • Emotional stability
  • Improved communication
  • Physical fitness & fun
  • Healthier relationships
  • More focus & confidence

YogaYama Mission

To help children grow in resilience, character, and connection, so they may create meaningful, fulfilling lives.

Philosophy

Parents have more on their plates these days than ever before. After covering the household and parenting basics, there’s rarely any time or energy left to cultivate those bigger things we hope for, such as a close-knit family that likes to be together, children who embrace our values, and a meaningful, fulfilling life for all of us.

Raising our emotional quotient (EQ)–especially raising our EQ together as a family–is a way to achieve all of these goals. Long-term studies show that a high EQ is a better predictor of a good life than a high IQ.

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It’s so hard to do this parenting thing “right”. We all know that modeling good behavior is really important, but….well, no one is perfect. Thankfully, this is actually a good thing. Our kids don’t need us to be perfect; they need us to be present and authentic. They need to see that we are human and learning and growing, just like them (hopefully at least a few steps ahead of them).

Admitting to and improving on our mistakes models a growth mindset, which is is one of the best gifts we can give our kids.

How does yoga fit in?

The five yamas are universal, pro-social values and the five niyamas are personal skills essential for emotional resilience. These 2,000-year-old insights into the human condition continue to assist our personal development to this day.

Do these ten principles resonate with you?
Click below to see what they are.

As we develop more emotional resilience and self-confidence, healthier connections follow. Pro-social behaviors such as kindness and honesty are natural expressions of self-love combined with a desire for connection. Integrity–the alignment of what we say and do–is a reflection of an alignment between the inner world (emotional stability) and outer world (healthy relationships).

When integrity is established, trust follows. Trust is the cornerstone of deep, fulfilling interpersonal connections.


Programs

YogaYama classes use story and movement to demonstrate the benefits of living in alignment with the yamas & niyamas. Students also learn yoga poses, breathwork, and mediation techniques to stay clear-minded and open-hearted, even when difficult situations and strong emotions arise.

Caregivers and families have many opportunities to participate: join in the YogaYama classes, or connect at home with short recorded practices. Keep the communication going with conversation prompts and simple meal-time games.

Which values matter most to your family? Find lists of values, traits, and ethical principles under our Resources tab. YogaYama supports your family in connecting around your values!

YogaYama

at Eden Yoga
40 Thorndike St. Suite 2C
Concord, NH 03301

Please inquire about on-site programs at your school.


Questions?

info@yogayamakids.com

(603) 892-6325

It is vital that when educating our children’s brains that we do not forget to educate their hearts.

H.H. Dalai Lama XIV