505 Palisade Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
April 27th – May 11th
For ages 18 months – 3 years
As I’m sure any parent would agree, it is crucial that children learn to be expressive, to embrace their creativity, and to do so in ways that are healthy in both body and spirit.
In researching events and family activities following this theme, I came across Storytime Yoga, a program currently being offered at the Cliffside Park Public Library, and one that I found to be too beautiful to pass up writing about.
Essentially, yoga is combined with the telling of wisdom tales from all over the world. Upon registering, children and their parents will be able to share in sessions in which these stories are not only told, but acted out through yoga. At some points, this is done by the instructor, and at others, the children are invited to create and share their own stories, all while being guided in their movements by their parents and instructor to incorporate yoga poses into what they express.
If traveling is an issue, as I can imagine that Cliffside Park may be out of the way for some, Storytime Yoga also offers paperback and e-book copies, as well as DVDs of the wisdom stories used in the live sessions for parents to use with their children at home.
Anyone who has practiced yoga can attest to the sheer multidimensionality of its benefits. It strengthens one’s body,tempers their mind, and settles their spirit, all through avenues that reach from one session to the next, improving the quality of one’s life the more they practice.
Through Storytime Yoga, not only can those benefits be passed on to one’s children, but so can a greater sense of creativity, literacy, imagination, and confidence.
To any parents out there who practice yoga and who may be reading this, I would encourage you to give Storytime Yoga a try, as I truly feel that it has the potential to yield some wonderfully memorable moments shared by you and your kids, all while instilling in them a greater sense of healthy living and self-exploration.
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