Class incorporates age-appropriate yoga poses, dance and creative movement, songs, stories, and games as children learn yoga through social interaction, repetition, and play. Parents/caregiver fully participate, but no yoga experience required for caregiver or child. Younger siblings welcome.
• Appropriate from steady walking through 4 years. • Parents fully participate so should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move. • No yoga experience required for either parent or child. • Yoga mats are not used in this class except during the last few minutes for relaxation. Feel free to bring your own or borrow one of ours. • Let go of expectations: We don’t expect full participation by children, and sometimes hardly any on the first day. Some children will be most comfortable observing and some might even wander the room and appear not to be participating. This is all developmentally appropriate and totally fine. Yes, try to engage your child in class, but feel free to simply relax and enjoy your child however they choose to participate. • Parents should plan to fully participate in family and early childhood classes. The more yoga you do, the more your child will do (even if not until you get home). One adult must be present, up to two adults are welcome on weekly basis, and the same adult need not be present every time. • Please bring only water or milk/formula in closed top containers into the yoga classroom. Breastfeeding is always welcome. • Please no photos during class. Not all parents are equally comfortable with having their children photographed and phones are potentially distracting to toddlers who are pretty savvy about what they do. If you would like photos of your little one doing yoga, please take them before or after class or during the last two weeks of the class when the instructor suggests group photos. If one of our instructors takes photos at any time, feel free to request a copy of your child or watch for logo-ed version to turn up on our social media sites so you can re-share. • Things to leave at home: Toys, stuffed friends, and even lovies (if at all possible). Very special friends can watch class from the windowsill if necessary, but toys of any kind just cause conflict in class.
Cheverly United Methodist Church
2801 Cheverly Ave
Cheverly, MD 20785
• The church is located at 2801 Cheverly Avenue, where Cheverly Avenue meets Forest Road. A dedicated parking lot is located directly behind the church, and we prefer that you park there. Once parked, follow the sidewalk to the driveway at the opposite side of the church (just past the smaller, stone church sign) and walk up the short flight of steps to the double doors. Go through the double doors, then up the stairs to the left. The yoga room will be in front of you. • If you have a stroller, you may leave it tucked in the breezeway to the right at the foot of the outside stairs if you prefer not to carry it up. The instructor can provide you with a stroller lock if you wish to secure it, but please bring all valuables indoors. If your stroller is small and light, you may also bring it upstairs with you. There is a large space outside the classroom doorway where it can be left. No strollers are allowed in the main yoga space. • Upon arrival, please remove shoes and leave them in the carpeted space outside the yoga room to preserve the lovely floors! • **There is some street parking available near the church. If you cannot manage the walk from the parking lot, you may park on the street. However, those spaces are used by people who live in the houses nearby and they--and the church--prefer we not use them unless it is necessary. Thanks for helping us be good neighbors! •