In my personal life and professional career, I have found the laughter and smiles of others to be the most fulfilling. That is why one of my favorite hobbies is juggling and call myself Ms. Erika America. Having taken every opportunity in my life to inspire people and put smiles on their faces, I began by earning a degree in Sociology and Psychology leading to a career in therapeutic situations and learning environments. In my studies and employment, I have learned that mindfulness and positive thinking are great tools for all and should be shared. I continued on my journey and found yoga. I practiced yoga for many years with wonderful teachers who all added something different. I recognized that the benefits of yoga, positive thinking and mindfulness could be useful for children in their everyday lives. So I became a certified Kids Yoga teacher through Kidding Around Yoga. I am also a certified 200 hour Kripalu yoga instructor. You might f ind me meowing in the Cat Pose; balancing a peacock feather on my nose; or just Kidding Around with the children in my class.
kidding Around Yoga with Erika America teaches kids yoga in Harrisburg, PA and the surrounding Capital area region.
Time: 12:00 – 3:00p
Dates: July 9 – July 13, 2018 or August 6 – August 10, 2018
Join me Erika “America” and Nutritionist Madelyn for Kids Yoga camp this summer. At camp children ages 6-10 will discover the benefits of yoga and explore different food in a kid friendly way. During yoga camp children will practice and discuss meditation, mindfulness, breathing, relaxation and how our bodies can move into different yoga poses. There will be a different yoga inspired theme and craft each day. There will be plenty of movement and music that will keep the kids creatively active and engaged.
The last hour of camp will be dedicated to creating, using our senses and trying food. Hand on exploration with fruits and veggies along with a focus on mindful eating.
Time: 4:30- 5:30p
Dates: June 18- July 23, 2018 ( 6 weeks)
Time: 5:30 -6:30p
Dates: See you in the Fall 2018
Toddler Time Yoga
Ages: 2-4 and caregiver
Time: 6:00 -6:45p
Dates: Summer Special 12 classes starting May 30, 2018. Sign up today at Om Baby Pregnancy & Parenting Center.
Time: 6:30 -7:20p
Kids yoga party!!!
You deserve a night out and so do your kids! Each month will have an imaginative and engaging theme. Your mind will be at ease knowing that your child will be learning creative deep breathing, yoga poses, meditation, mindfulness and participating in a yoga inspired craft. The evening will end with the secret garden so feel free to have your child dress in their PJ’s.
Time: 7:00 -8:30p
Dates: Every 3rd Friday of the month: 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17
Peaceful Moments for Moms – Yoga Nidra
This class is for all moms, especially those with new babies and youngsters. Give yourself the time to restore and rejuvenate your body and mind with Yoga Nidra. Join other mothers for this sleep based meditation practice. You will be guided to lay down with pillows and blankets, comfortably still and simply witness. No yoga or meditation experience needed.
Time: 9:00 -10:00a
Dates: Every 2nd Sunday of the month: 5/13,6/10, 7/8,8/12
Adults, join me every 3rd Sunday for laughter yoga. This donation based class will get you feeling good! Bring more oxygen to the body and brain, foster positive feelings and energize yourself with laughter. Laughter yoga is a unique concept where anyone can laugh for no reason. The class will combine laughter exercises and yoga breathing in addition to relaxation at the end. No yoga experience necessary.
Time: 11:15a -12:15p
Dates: Every 3rd Sunday of the month: 4/15, No May class, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19