Ages 4-6 & Studets entering Kindergarten -
This camp is for our youngest yoga students, ages 4 -6. We meet from 9-3 and each day includes art, yoga, games and activities and more to promote kindness, health, and positive feelings about yourself and others.
Students entering 2nd grade - 5th Grade
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.
Shifting from the Spring season of new beginnings to the Summer season of movement and doing, our energetic bodies may need some stimulation towards movement. This class will begin with sun salutations modified to suit for your personal practice. Additional gentle asanas will be incorporated to honor this season of sun and light. The active portion of the class will be followed by a restful, healing Nidra practice. Please join this beautiful class to synchronize your energetic body with the rhythm of nature and transition you lovingly to a season of action.
Level one Reiki training is the foundation for understanding what Reiki is and how it can be applied to enhance and support personal health. The session begins with an introduction to the energetic body and the healing potential of Reiki. We look at the role of intention and purpose in thoughts and karmic disposition. We next explore the history of Reiki and the founders. We learn the 5 precepts of Reiki and traditional Reiki meditation. A series of energy exercises help us to feel & understand energy better. Students will be attuned to level one Reiki. After the attunement, we progress through a series of Reiki exercises to practice, beginning with the Reiki Bear Project (injecting teddy bears with Reiki healing and light - these bears are later donated to children's hospitals and disadvantaged youth programs as a Karmic project reminding us of our role as healers and symbolizing how we must all share our light where it is needed). We move up to energy exchanges with plants and discuss Reiki for animals, and then we progress to self healing practices, touching lightly upon traditional Reiki share activity. This program covers Usui reiki systems, reviewing both defined hand positions and the intuitive method.
- Introduction To Reiki
- Reiki Principles
- What is the Subtle Body
- The five precepts of Reiki
- Reiki Self-Treatment
- Self Treatment hand placements
- Reiki for pets, plants, and food
- Spiritual Cleansing
- The power of intention
- Hands-on Healing
- History of Reiki
- Reiki Bears of Light Service project