Location: Pure Yoga and Wellness Studio, 10C Elm Street South Deerfield, MA
Dates: June 29th, July 13, July 20th and July 27th
Time: 9:00-11:30 am
Cost: $30.00 per session, or sign up for all four sessions for a package price of $100 ($25 per session. )
** Pre-registeration required. To register contact Jody at (413) 824-9435 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Program will only run with 4 or more children signed up**
In this series for children each week we will offer Yoga and a new guest teacher. The morning will start with Yoga to help connect to Self/Creative Self. We will then move into art projects, creative writing, jewelry making, music & hula hooping. Parents are welcome to stay and join in or just drop off.
Guest Teacher: Hannah Harvester, Artist
Hannah Harvester is a visual artist and art teacher who has worked with children aged 4-14, most recently as the Visual Arts Specialist for the Belmont After School Educational Collaborative in Belmont, MA. She recently completed three months as artist-in-residence at the Rowe Center in Rowe, MA. In October she heads to Bolivia, where she will be artist-in-residence with Sustainable Bolivia and lead art workshops for disadvantaged children in the city of Cochabamba. She knows she's found a good children's art project when the grown-ups around want to join in. Hannah is also certified in teaching mindfulness to children. You can learn more about her at HannahHarvester.com.
Creative Writing: A Walk To Inspire Writings From Nature
Guest Teacher: Jeannine Atkins, Children's Author
Jeanine Atkins the author of many books for children and young people. In this class she will share with the students that writing can be a joy. She will lead writing prompts, some of which will be based on close-looking at nature, to inspire the writing of poems and the beginnings of stories.
You can learn more about her at jeannineatkins.com
Guest Teacher: Jan Bajgier, Jewelry Maker
Jan Bajgier is a local jewelry maker. When she first began creating jewelry she utilized a variety of bead types and precious metals. Her designs were often dictated by the way the beads worked together and evolved as she wired or strung them. In this class she will work with the children and help them create their own jewelry pieces. Students will be able to select from a large variety of beads to create bracelets or necklaces by stringing them onto elastic or Beadalon cord. Jan will also provide head pins and ear wires for making earrings for older students who are comfortable with using jewelry making tools.
You can learn more about her at jansjems.com
Hooping "Free Style" With Live Guitar
Guest Teacher: Nat Gerry and Chelsea Markham
Nate, who plays the guitar, will play pieces for the kids while they get to hoop "free style" with Chelsea. Lots of free movement & fun to end the series. Nate Gerry is a singer-songwriter from the Boston-area with years of experience playing in bands. As a recent graduate from Lesley University with a degree in Psychology, Nate is thrilled to share his lifelong passion for music and healing during his new chapter in the Pioneer Valley.