At Üphoria Yoga, our aim is to provide an environment that encourages active engagement and exploration for all children in our academy. It is our belief that educators must take each child's interests, needs and strengths into account in order to successfully co-create a relevant curriculum. We understand that each child is unique and will approach their learning in a variety of ways. We strive to accommodate each type of learner through the activities, equipment and materials offered.
Our teachers at Üphoria Yoga recognize social and emotional development as the fundamental groundwork for each child's success. Through positive teaching/modelling of these important life skills, it is our belief that children can reach their full potential.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM AT ÜPHORIA YOGA?
Our classes are designed to promote your child's personal development and well-being.
Yoga-based movement builds strength, flexibility, and body awareness.
Mindfulness practices help children recognize, safely express, and regulate their emotions.
Pro social stories and games help children build positive social skills.
With a focus on your child’s strengths, we support them to build confidence and a positive self-image.
Our introduction to kindness practices promote self- care and care for others.
3:00pm - Pick up children from school with designated Üphoria Yoga Van
3:15pm-3:30pm - Drive to Üphoria Yoga
3:30pm-4:30pm - Mindful Activities, Homework, Arts & Craft.
4:30pm-4:45pm - Snack
4:45pm-5:25pm - Yoga & Mindfulness
5:30pm - Parents Pick up from Üphoria
6pm - Option for late pick up
Mount Pleasant Elementary School
Please note, our plan is to expand our program to various school. Please specify your child's school. we only accept children who are planning to join the full time program. The program works with school calendar. Pro-D day camps, spring, winter and summer camps are not included.
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM
When children first arrive, teachers will engage your children in "time-in" which includes breath practices followed by safe and developmentally appropriate yoga postures. During this time, our teachers introduce them to the mind-body connection through breath and body awareness. Followed by movement, they will wash their hands in and have their afternoon snack.
Next, children will engage in age-appropriate activities that will demonstrate independence, critical thinking, resilience and leadership skills. Children will be encouraged to choose their own activities and their level of involvement while the teachers’ role will be to allow children explore independently with the support and guidance they need.
Children will be introduced to science, sensory exploration, mathematics and fine motor skill activities such as working with puzzles, playdough, blocks and board games. We value the importance of language and literacy skills and our goal is to let children explore these skills using storytelling, felt stories, finger plays, reading and writing. In the dramatic play area, we will include puppet play, pretend play and role play.
Please note, this program is not a daycare. It is an after school pick up yoga & mindfulness program.