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¡OLe! ¡Namaste! Youth Flamenco and Yoga update for 3/18/15

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After a lot of hard work and a great run through of the (Tangos en Tono de Taranto) choreography,

we played a yoga game that worked so well for the varied ages in the group:

I created 7 packets of 4 cards (using a mix of the Yoga Pretzel Cards and the Yoga Planet Deck) and gave each student one of the packets. They spread themselves out in the room and then created their own yoga sequences with the cards. I loved how the older kids really took time to read each of their cards and practice the poses where the kids who read less were able to use the picture sequences on the back of each card to create the poses.

From the child who is really low energy to the child full of unbridled energy, I loved watching each child enjoying their yoga their way! After a short time, I signaled for them to switch to the next person cards and off they went again.

Next week we will explore turning the poses upside down and on their sides and also adding partners and movement -possibly passing a small ball or beanbag between the hands in the balance poses.

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Author: AlwaysBeDancing

Always Be Dancing: Yoga and Flamenco for Every/Body. I bring accessible yoga and flamenco programs to school communities, fitness professionals, Pt's/OT's, yoga studios and every(body) in between through classes, workshops, professional development seminars, public speaking, and guest blogging. I can create a program specific to your needs. My self designed ¡Ole Namaste! infuses the movements, breathwork and meditation of yoga with the music and dance of flamenco. Come have a body stretching, breath enhancing, mind relaxing, hand clapping good time! In this fun, upbeat mindful movement class, that is infused with the music and dance of flamenco, students will absorb the dramatic postures and colorful flavor of flamenco while exploring yoga poses, flamenco technique, breathwork and meditation. Each class will include a demonstration of flamenco by the instructor. #iameve #peacemoji #alwaysbedancing #kundalini

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