A 25-Minute Class for Children (Ages 3-5)
Join CEC Trainer, Colleen Smith, in a 25 minute yoga & mindfulness class for preschoolers! This sequence is most appropriate for children ages 3-5 years old.
Thank you to Kira Willey (https://kirawilley.com) for the use of her songs ("The Shimmy" and "Kindness Mantra") throughout the sequence.
Colleen Smith, BS, MS, CAS, RYT, RCYT has been teaching yoga to kids in the Syracuse, NY area for 16 years. While Colleen previously trained with Radiant Child Yoga and YogaKids, she decided to further her training with ChildLight Yoga beginning in 2015 and completed ChildLight Yoga’s 95 hour Children’s Yoga School (RCYS) and is now a Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT). Colleen is excited to share her love of kids yoga as a Yoga 4 Classrooms and ChildLight Yoga Trainer. Colleen has a MS and CAS in School Counseling and worked as an Elementary School Counselor in an inner city school district in Virginia for several years. After she had children, she became a stay at home mom and discovered yoga as a way to exercise and relax. Her middle son was a very busy child and much later was diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety. Colleen attended her first kids yoga training, came home, did some yoga and relaxation with him, and saw immediate benefits. She has been hooked ever since. Colleen soon began teaching yoga and mindfulness to local kids and families, and in 2014 launched her company, BeLive Yoga. Currently, Colleen is teaching yoga and mindfulness in several school districts, preschools and studios. Many of the elementary schools she teaches in are in the inner city and she enjoys developing relationships with the kids there who need something positive, helpful and hopeful in their lives. She enjoys bringing yoga into schools and classrooms and seeing the impact it can have on kids and teachers, especially in terms of providing children tools they can use to deal with stress and anxiety now and throughout their lives. When not sharing or practicing yoga, Colleen enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and volunteering.