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 engaging 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 kids yoga 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.
Relaxation aids in immune system function, stress-management, and mental health.
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 respect for others.
Supervised Outdoor Play at School Playground
Drive to Üphoria Yoga
Yoga & Movement, Mindful Activities & Relaxation
Exploration & Play-based Learning Time
(fine motor, science, math & literacy, arts & crafts, etc.), Homework Time
Clean-up & Closing Circle
Parent Pick up from Üphoria
Option for late pick up
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PICK UP LOCATION:
Mount Pleasant (Jan 2023 Subscribe below)
Please note: The After-school program is also OPEN to families who make arrangements to drop off their child(ren) at Üphoria Yoga at the end of the school day. At this time, the bus pick-up program is only available to children who attends Simon Fraser Elementary & Florence Nightingale Elementary
Please specify your child's school name below. The program works with school calendar. Pro-D day camps, spring, winter and summer camps are not included.
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM
Upon arrival at the studio, children will wash their hands and have their afternoon snack. Following snack, children will be given time to explore age-appropriate activities or complete school-assigned homework.
Activities will include arts and crafts, science experiments, sensory exploration, math games, and fine motor activities such as puzzles, blocks, board games and playdough. Children's language and literacy development will be supported through storytelling, felt stories, finger-play, and reading and writing. To promote creative and dramatic play, we will explore puppet play, pretend play, and roleplay.
In the yoga and movement component of the program, children will be led through active breathing exercises and developmentally appropriate yoga postures, games, and activities. Teachers will encourage the development of mind and body connection by drawing awareness to the breath and guiding mindful movement in a way that is fun and accessible.
Before leaving, children will have the opportunity to relax and calm their bodies and minds to encourage a smooth transition home.
Please note that this program is not a daycare. It is an after school pick up yoga & mindfulness program.