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.
FAMILY & KIDS YOGA – see workshops* below
FALL ‘Virtual’ 2020 SCHEDULE
Kidding Around Yoga with Sherri is now ON LINE through ZOOM!!!
.Mondays at 4 pm – Girl Scouts of Connecticut
September – Theme: Back to School/ Mindfulness.
Dates: Sept.14 (Daisy/Brownies), Sept 21(Juniors) & Tues, Sept. 29 (Cadette, Sr, Ambssdor)
October – Theme: Be Flexible
Dates: Oct. 12th (Daisy/Brownies), Oct. 19th (Juniors), Oct. 26th (Cadette/Sr/Ambassador)
November – Theme : Physical & Emotional Balance
Dates: Nov.9th (Daisy/Brownies), Nov. 16th (Juniors), Nov. 23rd (Cadette/Sr/Ambassador)
Tuesday – Pre-KAY Yoga Series ……coming soon!
Dates: – Fall 2020
Times: ( 11 – 11:45am )
JTE – Jewish Teen Education (FALL 2020) Dates – TBA
Teen Yoga with Sherri : Spiritually inspired through YOGA – TBA ((8th – 12th grade))
Tuesday evenings 7 – 8 pm at JCC- Amity Rd, Woodbridge (OR Virtually – TBA)
Fall Kids Yoga Series (grades K – 3), ages 5-9 Times- (3:30 – 4:30pm)
Begins...Wednesdays, Sept. 16th, weekly through Nov. 25th
***Adult Hatha/ YIN Yoga – 7 – 8:00pm weekly throughout the Fall***
TWEEN classes at 3:30pm – ages 9-12 yrs. (grades 4-6) 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, pose review & more….
Fridays – Pre-KAY & Family Yoga (ages 2-6) through Hamden Public Library
Dates: Fall 2020
Times: (11- 11:45am)
Pre- Registration is required through Children’s Director- firstname.lastname@example.org
Call or email Sherri 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
KAY YOGA Birthday Parties
herri to arrange a Day & Time for a special Themed Yoga Party!
Contact Sherri for registration (203) 214-3587 or Sherri@kid
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, – Themes: TBA
(Please pre-register with Marci – Children’s Dept.- email@example.com) ——————————————————————————————————–
*** Contact Sherri to plan your own private or group ZOOM yoga classes in the safety of your own home. ****
Bethany Community Elementary School. – TBA (Parks & Rec)
Kids Yoga (grades k-6)
Contact Anthony Cofrancesco for Registration (203) 314-0820
SUNDAYS: Dates- coming soon….
Yoga Yeladim at TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM, Hamden, CT.
Yoga Yeladim at BETH EL KESER ISRAEL (BEKI), New Haven, CT
**Yoga Yeladim at Temple Beth El – Chappaqua, NY – Fall Yoga/Movement 4 wk series
Hebrew School & Family Times for Young Jewish Families in the community –
Experience the Jewish Holidays through the Joys of YOGA!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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:
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.