Yoga Camp at Heartwood Retreat Center gives kids a chance to spread out and enjoy both an indoor and outdoor experiences on our beautiful grounds with art, movement, and creative games designed to explore the natural world and as we explore ways to become our healthiest selves. Students learn age appropriate yoga and meditation in ways that are anything but dull, including aerial yoga, partner yoga, wet and wild yoga (outside under sprinklers) blindfolded yoga and more. Students work on creative, mindful art projects including mandala making, dream-catchers, henna painting, expressive journaling and more. They learn about concepts such as crystal grids, reiki, and other methods of self-knowing, trusting their instincts, choosing kindness, or self-calming to help kids deal with the negative or hurtful influences they may run up against.
Our young yogis skip the labyrinth, listen to stories around the medicine wheel, learn about energy in the chakra garden and more. Camp activities center on daily themes such as personal health, organic eating, environmental awareness, respect for others, exploring positive ways to deal with conflict and stress, and building a self respect and a positive self identity. Check out last year's camp videos to see just how much we pack into a week of yoga exploration!
Space is limited and we maintain a ratio of at least one teacher to 4-6 kids so the day remains progressive and educational, while also assuring everyone gets individual attention and the day keeps moving, so sign up early! Students bring lunch each day, but snacks are provided.
This program includes snacks, art materials and “yoga gifts” such as a journal, reiki bear and more.