Kidding Around Yoga With Sherri

Fun-filled kids yoga, meditation, and mindfulness for schools, events and more.


About Kidding Around Yoga


Every Kidding Around Yoga class offers a complete, age-appropriate Yoga practice including breathing instruction, relaxation techniques, stretching and strengthening poses, all using fun-filled music, games, and imagination. KAY’s secret is our playfulness, keeping your child motivated, excited, and moving. This is not your typical Yoga class. A KAY class gets children singing, dancing, skipping, marching, jogging, shaking, laughing, hopping, limbo-ing, and storytelling ALL while practicing Yoga to original KAY music.

Kidding Around Yoga classes are a unique opportunity to give your child skills that will provide a sense of balance, calm, and power for years to come.

For further information, check out KAY Global or contact me at Sherri@kiddingaroundyoga.com. I can’t wait to share KAY with you and the little Yogis in your life!



About Sherri

Sherri Sosensky is a Certified & Licensed Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) Children’s Yoga Instructor. Sherri has been practicing Yoga for over 15 years. She continuously strives to broaden her knowledge base and increase her skills. Sherri earned her 200-hour Adult Yoga Teacher Certification through Lotus Gardens Yoga School in 2017. Sherri recently became certified to teach Senior and Chair Yoga to enable all to enjoy the richness of Yoga’s many benefits. She can be found teaching Kids, Teens and Family Yoga classes all over the community at public, and private Elementary schools. You’ll find her at local Pre-schools, yoga studios, summer day camps, the Jewish Community Center, JTE (Jewish Teen Education) Programming and religious Hebrew schools where she teaches Torah Yoga and brings the Jewish Holidays to life through the KAY Yoga Yeladim program.

The KAY program is nationwide and simply magical!! Faces light up, bodies are moving and grooving, Children gain balance, strength and better focus all while stretching, dancing and striking poses. The KAY program teaches the Yoga sutras, asanas, meditation & pranayama (breathing techniques).

Each class incorporates a Warm up, Meditation discussion, ‘Sun’ Salutation, dramatic play through a short story, an OM workshop with asana/pose review; ‘mindful’ games, partner poses and so much more. Her students rest in their Secret Garden and make believe their yoga mats are magic flying carpets as they lift off and fly away to a special place where they can dream, relax and breathe in Savasana.

Yoga has become a huge part of who Sherri is as a person and as a professional. Sherri shares her love for Yoga with her students daily and teaches them to be kind, do for others, help one another, focus and be mindful in class, home and away every day.

Personally, she is married with children and lives in Woodbridge, CT. She is a part-time Pre-School Teacher at Temple Beth Sholom in Hamden, CT – a NAEYC accredited program.  Sherri feels yoga is truly a physical and emotional workout. Her philosophy is to take the ‘Tree’ pose with her wherever she goes so she can maintain a sense of balance, strength and peace throughout her day.

Class Schedule

FAMILY & KIDS  YOGA – see workshops* below

                SPRING 2020 UPDATED SCHEDULE

           CHANGED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS **. PLEASE READ……

         Kidding Around Yoga with Sherri is now ON LINE  through ZOOM!!!

       (Weekday ZOOM Classes  Monday – Friday  – JUNE  2020 SCHEDULE )

Monday –  KIDS YOGA  classes at 3:00 pm –  (ages 5-9) OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Full Yoga class- stretching, Sun Salutation, Breath-work, Meditation, Yoga Games….  

Tuesday  – NEW class at 1-1:45 pm KARMA KRAFT/Breathing/Meditation  (ages  5-12)   

MYO Eye Sock Pillow, Native American Talking Stick, Kindness Catcher & Breathing Wand

Focus on Mindfulness, Breathing , Mantras &  Imagery Meditation

Tuesday  –   Gentle ADULT Yoga class. ( 7-8:00pm) 

 A nurturing, well supported & relaxing practice

.Wednesdays  at 3pm  –  Girl Scouts of Connecticut

June 3rd –  Daisies/Brownies – Theme: Meddy Teddy Bear, Mindful Journey

June 10th – Juniors    –  Theme: Patriotic Yoga for Memorial Day & July 4th

June 17th – Cadettes/Seniors/ Ambassadors –  Theme: STAR WARS Yoga!

Thursday classes at 11 am  –  children ages 5-9 yrs

Full Yoga class- stretching, Sun Salutation, Breath-work, Meditation, Yoga Games….

Thursday TWEEN classes at 1:00pm –  ages 9-12 yrs.    This class will focus on learning to build strength, confidence, and skill through the poses, while also learning to de-stress through breath work & meditation.  Your Tween will enjoy Mindful activities, yoga games, partner poses & more…. 

Call or email her for payment and to receive the URL link and passcode to join her Virtual – ZOOM yoga classes

Contact Sherri for registration (203) 214-3587 or Sherri@kiddingaroundyoga.com


                          *** Currently booking ***

                          VIRTUAL – On line

         Kidding Around YOGA Birthday Parties 

   Contact Sherri  to arrange a Day & Time for a special Themed Yoga Party!

Contact Sherri for registration (203) 214-3587 or Sherri@kiddingaroundyoga.com

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 Special Events-   (ALL Summer)        

Hamden Public Library  –  (On line / Virtual Family Yoga)

Yogi & YOU Class (ages 1-5) with your favorite Adult

(FREE & open to community).     Times: 11 – 11:45am

Friday, June 12  –   Theme: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Friday, June 26 –    Theme: Nursery Rhymes

Wed.,  July 8    –     Theme:  Meddy Teddy Bear Picnic Theme

Friday, July 31 –    Theme: ZOO/ Animal Yoga

Friday August 14 –   Theme: Travel / Transportation Yoga

Friday, August 28 –   Theme: Beach Ball/ Underwater Yoga

   (Please pre-register with Marci – Children’s Dept.- mgoldman@hamdenlibrary.org)                              ——————————————————————————————————–

*** Contact Sherri to plan your own private or group ZOOM yoga classes  in the safety of your own home. ****

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***When schools resume – See Schedule below  (FALL 2020) ****

MONDAYS:   PRE-SCHOOL AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

                     (9am – 2pm).  Pre-KAY Yoga 1:00p

SPRING GLEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AFTER-SCHOOL YOGA

Kids Yoga (grades K-6) at 3:40-4:40pm)


TUESDAYS:

WEST WOODS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – HAMDEN, CT

3:40-4:40pm. –  KIDS YOGA.  (Grades K-6)

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 JTE – Jewish Teen Education  (FALL 2020)

Adult Yoga with Sherri:  Spiritually inspired through YOGA – 7:00pm

Teen Yoga with Sherri :  Spiritually inspired through YOGA – TBA   ((8th – 12th grade))

 Tuesday evenings 7 – 8 pm at JCC- Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT

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WEDNESDAYS

MISHKAN ISRAEL NURSERY SCHOOL, HAMDEN, CT

Pre-KAY Yoga for ages 3-5.  (1:00-1:45pm)

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Spring Glen Elementary School – Hamden, CT.  (Resumes Fall 2020)

Kids Yoga – Extended Day K-6th grade at 3:40-4:40pm

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 THURSDAYS –  

Bethany Community Elementary School

Kids Yoga (grades k-6) at 3:30-4:30pm

Contact Anthony Cofrancesco  for Registration (203) 314-0820


FRIDAYS –   

Hamden Children’s Center – Teen Yoga classes   1:15-2:15pm

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***KIDS & FAMILY YOGA – WORKSHOPS*** Your Community Yoga Center

PRE-REGISTER ONLINE AT: info@yourcommunityyoga.com   

                                     or call 203-287-2277


SUNDAYS:  Yoga Yeladim  at  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM, Hamden, CT. 

                     Yoga Yeladim at   BETH EL KESER ISRAEL (BEKI), New Haven, CT

             Hebrew School & Family Times for Young Jewish Families in the community –

                Experience the Jewish Holidays through the Joys of YOGA!!!

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Birthday Parties

Want a fabulous birthday party experience for your child?

Contact me to go over location, pricing and all of the fun-filled details!

Girl Scouts

Hello local Scouts and neighborhood leaders!

I would love the opportunity to introduce the Science of Yoga to your troop/den and help them earn a Yoga Fun Patch.

While teaching the Science of Yoga, KAY provides a curriculum that is specifically designed to help children be active, learn to relax, improve focus, and have FUN in a non-competitive environment. I will offer a class customized for your troop level, which can include a special scout story, meditation techniques, games, activities, and much more!

I teach all troop/den levels and can even do a private sessions as well.

I look forward to hearing from your organization to schedule a class soon.

SUMMER SESSION - To Be Determined

Media

spotlight on Sherri, KAY licensee of the month


 

Students place their hands in Namaste and pass energy across the circle as they zip, zap, or zop a friend. As one practices and continues to play, he/she becomes better focused and mindful in general.

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Om — & L’Chaim!

by Paul Bass – New Haven Independent
Oct 13, 2016
I was asked to appear on WNHH 103.5 FM New Haven Independent/ Chai Haven to speak about my Kidding Around Yoga & Yoga Yeladim programs I’m offering to Children at neighboring schools and temples, JCCs, etc.

Sherri Sosensky knows little kids get antsy in class. So she figured out how to help them breathe and focus while they learn about the Bible or the Hebrew alphabet.

Sosensky found the answer in yoga. And she shares that answer with kids and families throughout our area.

This fall, Sosensky is teaching… read more.

 

Click the above sound file to listen to the full interview with Sosensky on WNHH radio’s “Chai Haven” program.

And click here and here to find out more about her and her programs.——————————————————————————
Woodbridge teacher brings Judaism to life — through yoga

By Cindy Mindell – WOODBRIDGE
October 5th, 2016

Acting out a Torah portion or celebrating a Jewish holiday, Sherri Sosensky brings yoga to the Jewish classroom as a way to make Judaism come alive for children.

“I am so passionate about my yoga practice, its physical and emotional benefits and how it has positively affected my life in so many ways,” says Sosensky, who discovered… read more.

 

October is Mindfulness Month


How do we raise thoughtful, compassionate, emotionally healthy children? It’s a question many parents and caregivers ask in this fast-paced world of smart phones, social media, and the go-go-go pace of modern life.

We do it with a daily yoga, breathing or mindfulness practice of course! Here is your daily practice to do with your kids, friends, family or students of ALL AGES. Enjoy!


*Be sure to share your mindfulness practice with us by using our hashtag #MindfulnessMonth when you post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter*

Join Sherri of Kidding Around Yoga with Sherri for a Mindfulness Game of Zip Zap Zop.  

 

Zip, Zap, Zop Mindfulness Game
This game teaches mindfulness. Students begin with their hands in ‘Namaste’ at the heart and pass energy across the circle (in the form of zip, zap, zop). They need to make eye contact with the person they’re sending the energy to. If one is not mindful and is not paying attention, he might zip instead of zop, etc. This person would be ‘out’ of the game. The game continues until there is 1 very mindful child left as the winner! (If playing with younger children, I modify and do not eliminate any players. We simply play for fun and practice focusing.)

Benefits:
The benefits one receives from playing this game is simply playing because it is so much fun!! However, more importantly, is gaining the ability to focus while practicing playing this game over and over again. Thus the child learns to pay attention, ignore external distractions and therefore, becomes more mindful in general.

 

Sherri Sosensky is a Certified & Licensed Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) Children’s Yoga Instructor. Sherri has been practicing Yoga for over 15 years. She continuously strives to broaden her knowledge base and increase her skills. Sherri earned her 200-hour Adult Yoga Teacher Certification through Lotus Gardens Yoga School in 2017. Sherri recently became certified in Senior and Chair Yoga to enable all to enjoy the richness of Yoga’s many benefits. She can be found teaching Kids, Teens and Family Yoga classes all over the community at public, and private Elementary schools. You’ll find her at local Pre-schools-Temple Beth Sholom & Mishkan Israel in Hamden, CT, Phoenix yoga & wellness studio in Seymour, CT and Your Community Yoga Center in Hamden, CT. She can also be found teaching at summer day camps, the Jewish Community Center, JTE (Jewish Teen Education) Programming and religious Hebrew schools where she teaches Torah Yoga and brings the Jewish Holidays to life through the KAY Yoga Yeladim program.

You can find Sherri here:
http://kiddingaroundyoga.com/sherri
www.Facebook.com/Sherri.Sosensky
Instagram – @kaysherrisos

 

 

Mindfulness Month: Yoga for Kids & Families was created by Lani Rosen-Gallagher of Full of Joy Yoga and Susan Fried of Budding Buddhas Kids Yoga as a way to bring the daily practice of yoga, mindfulness and breathing to kids and their families.  

Logo by: Renaissance Web Solutions
Writing by: Sarah Henderson
Social Media Posts by:  Kimberly Fujitaki of Little Heroes Yoga
Video Promo by: Benjamin Hecht

You can find more info about Mindfulness Month: Yoga for Kids & Families and all the videos using the links below.

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