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Kids Can Fly Brantford

Kids Can Fly promotes early childhood development in Brantford/Brant

First Ever Five Location Brantford Yogathon – Sat. May 14th!

Yogathon Brantford

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Kids Can Fly is hosting their first ever YOGATHON on Sat May 14th to raise money for one of our incredible programs, Imagination Library. There are 4 locations and 4 different instructors!

We encourage you to register online but will accept walk in registrations if room is available.

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KIDS-CAN-FLYImagination Library supports children’s early literacy and language development by providing a FREE book every month for children from birth to age 5. There is a waiting list for this highly successful area program!

Join us for the first annual Yogathon to support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Brantford and Brant  County or consider donating if you can’t make it. Registration is $25 per person and that means that every two people attending sponsor an area child for an entire year! You can change a child’s life and enjoy a great afternoon of yoga.

If you are a veteran yogi or have wondered about trying it – THIS IS THE EVENT FOR YOU! We’re raising funds and lowering stress!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

FOUR LOCATIONS

Braemar House School – Amy Livingstone 1:00 pm
St. Gabriel’s School – Paula Roy 1:00 pm
Cobblestone School – Holly McDonald 1:00 pm
St. Leo’s School – Sheryl Puckering (Family Yoga at St. Leo $25 includes one adult and one child) 1:00 and 3:00 pm

DOOR PRIZES AT ALL LOCATIONS!

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ALL LEVELS WELCOME FROM NEWBIES TO ADVANCED YOGIS

$25 per person

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FAQ

What should I expect?

Come and experience an easy to follow 50 minute class

How do I sign up?

Register online here or call Sharon 519-448-1713  or Jeanne 519-771-2543

What time should I arrive?

Arrive 15 minutes prior to session start to register and sign waiver form.

What should I wear?

Wear something comfortable and loose fitting.

What should I bring?

Bring a yoga mat or long towel if you have one.

Should I eat before the class?

It is best to have a light snack 30 minutes before the yoga class…nothing too heavy.

Do I need to have any experience in yoga/ can anyone participate?

This is an all-levels event and open to the public. We welcome beginners who may never have tried yoga before! Our sessions are meant to introduce and inspire you to try yoga. We encourage everyone at any level of fitness to come and join this fun community event.

Why is Yoga good for me?

Yoga can help to lower stress and improves your mood, boosts confidence, lowers risk of injury,  helps you lose weight, increases flexibility, improves muscle tone and strength, benefits breathing, lowers blood pressure and improves your  posture.

Why children/family yoga?

Yoga helps connect our minds with our bodies and our environment to ourselves. This is beneficial at any age. In this incredibly fast-paced world our children can often become saturated with information and stimulus.. It helps to deepen concentration, coordination and focus. It can increase inner awareness, self-discipline, cooperation and positive social behaviours. Studies have shown that yoga reduces stress even for our little ones. Yoga increases our children’s body awareness, self esteem, confidence, strength and flexibility. Yoga for children is very different than for adults. Children learn traditional poses in fun and creative ways incorporating music, storytelling and literature.  Children model their parent’s behaviours and choosing to prioritize healthy choices in our families lives is a win win for everyone.

Where does the money raised in this Yogathon go to? 

The funds raised from the Yogathon will be used directly to the early literacy program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, for the costs of books and postage to send a child a book every month until they turn five.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library; spearheaded by country music icon Dolly Parton; mails a quality, age appropriate book monthly to registered children from birth until age 5. Research indicates this helps children be better prepared when they start formal school. It also encourages the parent/child bond by spending time together.

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