Keep kids active during the academic off-season with today's side deal: for $30, you get a week of Kids Yoga Camp at Fireflow Yoga (a $65 value), located in Midtown Toronto. Kids Yoga Camp consists of morning or afternoon sessions. Be sure to get your kids stretched and focused before school starts up again; this Groupon expires on September 3, 2010.
Fireflow Yoga's Kids Yoga Camp introduces children ages 4–11 to the pre-Internet, and therefore ancient, art of yoga. In the week's three yoga classes, held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in morning or afternoon installments, younglings will learn basic yoga poses and breathing exercises, with many of the poses related to kid-friendly elements such as nature, birds, or animals. Taught by Fireflow Yoga's top-notch instructors, the camp emphasizes positive peer interaction among its participants while also helping the kids develop greater concentration and self-esteem. Each day is built around a new theme, keeping attention spans sharply in check and energies in balance. Sessions are limited to 17 kids each to ensure that students get plenty of attention.
Heat seems to emanate from Fireflow Yoga’s cozy confines. It could be the soft lighting or the warm tones of the hardwood floors, but the studio’s teachers swear it’s the energy flowing through the students in their signature Ashtanga classes. Here, yogis of all levels rehearse poses that summon sweat while they stretch and strengthen muscles throughout their bodies. The instructors, each of whom possesses at least three years of teaching experience, also lead classes for specific populations such as athletes and moms-to-be. The staff keeps its routines up to date by regularly welcoming renowned master yogis to the studio to share their sage knowledge of body-mind alignment and what sound a tree in the forest makes when performing downward dog.
After class, students can peruse the studio’s boutique, which teems with sporty, stretchy fashions created by indie designers. Though most classes are designed for adults, the studio hosts kid-friendly activities such as yoga-themed birthday parties and play sessions filled with animal-inspired poses.
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