GroovaRoo Dance is Here!
FREE DEMO ON FRIDAY MAY, 12TH AT 11:00 a.m. Please register here
Fridays 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
4 week series $50
June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd
With Mandy Weaver
GroovaRoo Dance is a movement class for new parents to feel good in their bodies again, bond with their baby and other families, and find the support of a like-minded community of parents going through the same challenges and triumphs. In cultures all over the world dance is an integral part of family life, however in America, dance is frequently viewed a performance art that is to be enjoyed but not participated in. When parents are attending a children’s dance class they often feel compelled to watch rather than join in the fun. But, GroovaRoo is an opportunity to create an interactive and social activity for the whole family! Dancing with your baby is just the beginning of a larger cultural mission of normalize family dancing in America.
Some of the benefits to you and your baby during a GroovaRoo dance include getting your heart pumping, improving circulation and promoting respiration and digestion for you and your baby. In fact, babywearing provides the exact level and kind of stimulation an infant requires, energizing their nervous system and creating a quiet, calm alertness in the infant. It also decreases the levels of stress hormones circulating in a baby’s blood stream, resulting in a more relaxed, happy baby. Furthermore, the movement helps to develop the muscles needed for the infant to sit, stand and walk, and also enhances motor skills by stimulating the baby’s vestibular system (balance organs) by exposing the baby to a variety of sights, sounds and motion.
Please visit www.groovaroo.com for more information about babywearing and GroovaRoo.
As a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2000, Mandy practices many modalities and is currently focusing studies on fascia and movement. In 2013, she joined the fitness industry as a Certified Group Fitness Instructor and a Certified Pound Amplified Pro. Mandy received her certification as a GroovaRoo Dance Instructor in San Diego, CA in 2016. She instantly fell in love with GroovaRoo and the power it has to build strong connections between child and parent/caregiver. This training incorporated studies of soul line dance, the basis for GroovaRoo, as well as Babywearing education.
Kids Series Levels 1 & 2 for ages 6-12
The Level 1 series classes encourages children to learn beginner yoga postures with fun names such as tree, butterfly, frog, spider, lion, pigeon, cobra and wheel. These imaginative classes allow kids to be themselves in a fun, non-competitive and creative environment. Each class features a fun yoga game, such as “Yogi says,” “Freeze Pose,” “Roller Coaster” etc. The class is rounded out with breath work, mindfulness and guided relaxation suitable for children.
The Level 2 series introduces the child to more challenging postures, such as headstand and dancer. While still fun and imaginative, children will learn sun salutations that are typical in any adult yoga class. Postures that require more coordination and strength are also introduced during this level 2 class.
Children who are introduced to yoga at a young age are able to easily transition into the regular classes offered at Bleu Lotus, starting as early as age 12.
- With Vesna Bukur
- Thursdays 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- April 27th to June 1st
- Level 2 for Ages 7-12 (may be suitable for some 6 year olds)
- $60 for 6 week series. May be prorated if joining late, depending on space availability.
- Drop-ins $14. Please sign up directly on the schedule page here.
A free class for school teams and troops
Bleu Lotus is proud to offer scout troops and school sports teams a free introductory group yoga class. Many troops and teams from area schools have learned all about yoga from their visit to Bleu Lotus. Please call or email Lynda with your request for a free 65 minute class for your troop or team. We require a minimum of 10 children or teens, two weeks advance notice and classes are scheduled between 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Birthday Parties at Bleu Lotus Yoga
Looking for something different this year? Consider scheduling your child’s next birthday party with us. Our parties are a blast and kids will leave learning something new and fun. Here’s what you will receive:
- 90 minutes use of the studio (additional time available)
- 60 minute yoga instruction geared specifically towards age range, including yoga games
- Space available for outside food & cake
- Cost: $125.00 (additional time $20 per 15 minutes)