Kids Yoga Benefits

Yoga helps develop body awareness by refining balance and coordination.  Yoga also helps manage stress through proper breathing, meditation, and mindfulness.  Great for improving focus and concentration!

Elementary School Yoga Classes

Jennifer Gruher

I began my yoga journey about 10 years ago with the goal of simply becoming more flexible. I could barely touch my toes!  I have always loved working with children.  I graduated from the University of Florida with an undergrad and Masters Degree in elementary education.  I completed my kids yoga certification through Kidding Around Yoga in the summer of 2019.  The more classes I took, the more I fell in love with the practice.  Each class left me feeling a sense of peace, calm, and balance.  I wanted to deepen my understanding of yoga and connect more to my mind, body, and breath. 

 My curiosity continued to grow and I completed my Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Dorje Yoga in Feb. 2019.  I strongly believe that I will always be a student of the practice and I will continue to create space to learn, grow, and evolve.  My teaching style combines creative and intelligent sequencing and is challenging, inspiring, and empowering.  My personal practice has helped me to grow stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually, both on and off the mat.  I am reminded through yoga to live life in the present, mindfully and consciously.

 My kids classes embody the principle of integral yoga and are taught through the same philosophy as adult classes. Each age-appropriate integral yoga class is taught with breathing practices, mindfulness activities, meditation and mantra exercises, poses and postures that focus on strength, flexibility, and balance, and tons of playfulness, happiness, and fun!  I have seen yoga bring incredible peace, harmony, and focus for individuals of all ages.  I live a yogic lifestyle and lead my classes in a way that reflects this choice.  It is my personal goal to show you how nurturing and beneficial yoga can be to all areas of one’s life.