Youth Classes

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Yoga & Mindfulness for Youth and Tweens/Teens

NOW offering Virtual Kid’s Yoga Classes for Grades 3-6!  Registration is required.  You can sign up on the Yoga/Mindfulness Page for a Drop-In Class ($20) or register for a Monthly Session on the Events Page.  Classes are on Mondays 4:00-4:45 pm (3 student minimum to run class so join with friends!)

Please note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are not offering onsite private youth sessions.  However, for private virtual sessions, you can contact Maria Usewick at the email address listed below under Session Fees.

We offer Private, Semi-Private, and Group Sessions for youth (7-9) and tweens/teens (10-13 / 14-18). These sessions are a fun and engaging way for youth to explore their world from the inside-out, create moments of calm in every day, and begin to develop healthy habits for life.

Sessions are provided by Maria Usewick, CMI, RYT, OTR Certified Mindfulness Instructor, Yoga Teacher, & Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Owner of Anchored Minds & Bodies

Here is an article about Maria Usewick published by Mindful Schools.

Children learn to be Inner Explorers and discover how to be mindful of their senses, manage their busy bodies, train their puppy minds, balance their mighty emotions, and to be kind to themselves and others through yoga, mindful games, stories, and other fun activities. (Youth ages 7-9)

Tween Girls learn to Stand Strong with confidence as they navigate the social challenges of intermediate/middle school.  They discover how yoga & mindfulness practices can build physical strength and flexibility, as well as calm their nerves, settle their mind, relax their body, and help manage their emotions.  The girls enjoy yoga, partner poses, mat chats (short mindful lessons), brief meditations, mantras, and breath exercises throughout each course. (Girls ages 10-12)

Tween Boys learn how yoga & mindfulness practices can help them to be Fit, Focused & Chill just like the athletes they admire.  Boys face the same social challenges as girls at this age, yet they respond differently.  With this course, the boys will learn how taking a mindful pause can help them make good choices, manage impulses, calm nerves, sustain attention, and not be so hard on themselves.  Through fun movement games, obstacle courses, yoga, mindful moment practices, and breath exercises, the boys gain confidence and build resiliency. (Boys ages 10-12)

Teen Girls and Boys tend to prefer Private Mindfulness Sessions to learn and practice these life skills that will help them Manage Anxiety, Reduce Stress, and Build Resiliency.  Depending on the Teen’s interest or preference, yoga/movement may be incorporated into the session. (Girls and Boys ages 14-18)

Session Fees

  • Private (1)
    • 30 Min $45 (3/$120); 45 Min $60 (3/$165); 60 Min $75 (3/$210)
  • Semi-Private (2-3)
    • 45 Min $25 person (4/$90 pp); 60 Min $30 person (4/$110 pp)
  • Group Sessions (4+)
    • 45 Min $20 person (4/$70 pp); 60 Min $25 person (4/$90 pp)

*Please email Maria if interested in being notified when a workshop is scheduled at Maria.Usewick@gmail.com

Yoga for Youth with Diverse Abilities

Youth with diverse abilities can benefit from learning and practicing yoga.  These practices provide a fun and engaging way to help youth with a variety of diagnosis and developmental delays (such as: ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome), to improve body awareness, physical and mental strength, and their ability to balance emotions.  A family member may assist/participate, allowing for an opportunity to incorporate partner poses and games as well. 

*Please contact Maria Usewick at maria.usewick@gmail.com with questions or to schedule: 30 min/$35 (3/$90) OR 50 min/$50 (3/$135)

Yoga Birthday Parties

We offer Yoga Birthday Parties for youth, tweens and teens! Celebrate your special day with a custom yoga party.  Depending on age, the package may be designed to include: 

  • Traditional yoga session
  • Variety of yoga games (including partner & group yoga)
  • Take-home craft activity of choice
  • Spa-like guided meditation

We will provide the space, organize the schedule, supplies for craft & activities, and facilitate the yoga session and games. (Total time 90 min)

You are welcome to add an additional 30 minutes for food and drink in our front lobby.  Set up, decorations, food and drink is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. (Total time 30 min)

$150:  90 minute session  (no food/drink)

$200:  2 hour session (with food/drink) 

Maximum participants: 15 (including the birthday child)

Please email or call to Reserve:  (908) 526-0002  Lori@eZentialWellness.com

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