It's hard to be a kid. Between school, playing with friends, and listening to mom and dad, kids have to find a way to relax. The Byram Shubert Library's Yoga For Kids Program is here to help.
"It's a wonderful program for kids of all ages. It gives the kids the opportunity to stretch their body, put themselves into animal shapes, find their stability by coming into balancing poses, have a little fun, use their breath, and act like animals," said Yoga For Kids instructor Kristin DeGroat.
Kids of all ability levels and ages, even parents, are invited. They practiced stretching and breathing techniques, and partnered up for some two person yoga . Different positions participants learned include mountain, boat, and plow.
Richard Pesantez attended the class and adds, "bridge and tree."
DeGroat, who has been doing yoga since 2001, knows the benefits of this exercise, and is excited to teach young ones.
"It's just important to get kids moving and breathing, and connected to life outside of the four walls," DeGroat said.