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Secret Garden Kids Yoga

Secret Garden Kids Yoga is a studio offering consistent weekly sessions focused around KIDS!  Beginning with our Prenatal and Postnatal programs and working through every stage of childhood up to and including the teen years. Each program is designed around age appropriate movement and activities and taught by certified instructors. A typical class for our younger yogis will have them dancing, hopping and storytelling all while practicing traditional yoga to fun music. While in our older groups the activities and music are geared to their age group and interests in a fun and engaging way. By using age appropriate movement and activities kids at each level practice traditional yoga poses, mindfulness and breathing techniques through music, games and stories.

OUR TEAM members

Kristine

I am the owner of Secret garden Kids Yoga Studio. Yoga became a part of my life about 15 years ago. Over the years I have been a dedicated yogi at the gym, a part time yogi at home, and a comfortable yogi at the yoga studio kind of girl, all of which I enjoyed. However, in 2018 I had the opportunity to spend the year in Costa Rica with my family and really had a mindset to focus and grow my personal yoga practice into a deeper more integral part of my life. I began to study Yoga as a whole and to practice yoga as more than just the Asanas or physical movements. During this time my children had the opportunity to practice yoga at their school and my youngest became very involved in the practice of yoga as well. With his love of yoga growing and my continued involvement in the growth of my own practice I had an opportunity arise to become trained and certified in Kidding Around Yoga™. Kidding Around Yoga is a style of Yoga that was created by Haris Lender, ERYT 500. I grasped this opportunity in light of my sons love for yoga and the idea to be able to bring this practice home and share with the children back here in our community. I saw a need in our community for a studio that was focused solely on children and family yoga. The style of Yoga I teach offers kids an opportunity to move their bodies in a fun and unique way but to also help calm their minds, and to help them learn to practice mindfulness. I have enjoyed teaching both in studios and schools in Costa Rica and here in our community and look forward to meeting you and your children soon!

Alicia

I am a busy mom of 3 who knows first hand how the hustle and bustle of life can sometimes cause us stress and in turn lead to restless nights or simply feeling down and discouraged. I found that Yoga, the state of being mindful and moving to breathe has helped me grow both physically, mentally and emotionally. After completing my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2018, combined with my 4 year background of being an Educational Assistant and being a mom of a child with ADHD and ODD, I could see first hand how beneficial Yoga would be for children. They too get tired and emotional and discouraged in their busy lives. I love to teach what I have learned and experienced and our children, now more than ever need the tools to be able to cope with their feelings and emotions and know that it is ok to feel things and to be able to work through them and just as important to have a safe place to talk about them and express themselves. I look forward to meeting you and your children and having some fun while learning some very useful and important strategies through the practise of Yoga.

Renee

I Am Renée. I am a yoga guide, boho soul, domestic goddess of 3, entrepreneur and sunshine warrior women. Our family moved to Medicine Hat in 2016 to find a family orientated life with the support of family already settled here. We are local business owners determined to watch our business grow, to become a solid part of the Southern Alberta community & provide for a wonderful Family Life. I am a 200+ Hatha Yoga Teacher. I have 95 additional training hours in Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga. I am currently in pursuit of my 300hr training and I have a few other gems hidden under my mat... I always strive to grow! One of my goals is to build our community via sharing my love of yoga, all while supporting other amazing warrior womyn in their entrepreneurial pursuits. My classes are fun and relaxing yet focus on the alignment of your body to ensure you receive the benefits of your yoga posture in body, mind and soul. I believe in helping one another to rise up and follow our best paths available. You will find an authentic womyn that loves what she does; be it with her family, on the mat, in the home, outside in nature or relaxing with a glass of fun! I hope to offer our yoga community continued support in the prenatal and postnatal form, sharing gentle movement to help prepare the mind & body for delivery, as well as help repair & rekindle the mind & body after our babies are born. Additionally, I hope to be able to offer up a partner prenatal workshop to have an afternoon of fun, movement and sweet togetherness prior to welcoming your newest family addition. Let’s grow our yoga community together through connection, movement of body and breath and sharing in our experiences with one another. Can’t wait to provide support on and off the mat!

Lisa

My name is Lisa Kennedy and I am thrilled to be part of the Kids Yoga team at Secret Garden Kids Yoga! I have been a yoga, fitness and wellness coach for over 15 years, working with adults, teens and children. I am certified as a 200hr registered yoga instructor and a Level 1 kids yoga instructor with Yoga In My School. I believe that yoga is a journey we can experience and benefit from at every age. My personal practice has provided many benefits to my own physical and mental well-being over the years and, through fun and creative teaching methods, I have seen these benefits develop in young people of every age! I have experience teaching kids yoga in private sessions, small groups and schools. I enjoy the fun, games and music that goes with classes for young kids, and I enjoy watching tweens and teens discover their own yoga path through laughter, reflection and exploration. At home, I have two young daughters who are a constant source of inspiration. Along with doing yoga together, and we love to adventure and explore outdoors! I look forward to meeting you in the Secret Garden! Namaste.