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 . 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

Mondays: 

Bethany Community School – monthly private classes – 10 am

sponsored through a private ARTS grant

1st grade Yoga – asana, breathing & meditation instruction

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Kids Yoga at West Woods School – Hamden, CT

Mondays at 3:45 – 4:45pm. ( K – 6th grade)                                   —————————————————————————————

Tuesdays :  

After- school Kids Yoga at the JCC of Greater New Haven,     360 Amity Rd, Woodbridge. //. Time:  4:30 – 5:30pm

Dates: Oct. 9, and 23,  Nov. 6 and 20

**Please pre-register at jccnh.org/rsvp 

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                       JTE – Jewish Teen Education 

Teen Yoga with Sherri :  Spiritually inspired through YOGA – begins Oct.2, 2018

((8th – 12th grade))

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

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Wednesdays

                            Hamden Public Library 

Yogi & You class (ages 2-5) with your favorite Adult

October 24th & November 14th at 10:30am

**(Please pre-register with Children’s Director, Marcy)

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Mishkan Israel Nursery School – Hamden, CT

Ext. Day 1:00pm – 1:45pm Pre-school Kids Yoga, begins Oct.17

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Spring Glen Elementary School – Hamden, CT

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

Fall session – Sept.- December 2018

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 THURSDAYS –

 Temple Beth Sholom Pre-School 

Extended Day ages 3-5   Time: 12:30-2pm

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Bethany Community Elementary School

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

Contact Janice Howard for Registration (203)314-0820


SUNDAYS:

Temple Beth Sholom – 1809 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT

“Family Times” & Hebrew School YOGA YELADIM workshops – 

Monthly Sunday 10:30am classes focused on the Jewish Holidays –

Sept. 30th, Oct. 28th, Nov- TBA, Dec. 9th, Jan.27th, Feb.10th, March 17th, April 7th & May 5th

 Pre-register/RSVP to Gail Raucher at               1809hebrewschool@gmail.com

or Sherri at sherri@kiddingaroundyoga.com

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CMI – Congregation Mishkan Israel – Family YOGA

Sundays, Sept. 23, Dec. 2 & Jan. 13.  at (11:15-12:00pm)

Sunday, April 14th (9:45-10:30am)

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***KIDS & FAMILY YOGA – WORKSHOPS***  TBA Fall 2018

  Phoenix Yoga  & Wellness Studio – 39 New Haven Rd, Seymour, CT

*Pre- Register online at  http://PhoenixYogaCT.com/workshops.html

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Your Community Yoga Center– 39 Putnam Ave., Hamden, CT

Family Yoga – Children ages 4-8 yrs

                      ****Sat, September 29th at 1pm****

PRE-REGISTER ONLINE AT: info@yourcommunityyoga.com   

                                     or call 203-287-2277

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VENDOR & PRESENTER AT BETHANY FALL FESTIVAL

Sunday, Oct. 7th  (11-4pm)

11am. –   **FREE FAMILY YOGA CLASS** – at the Big Tent !!

**Visit my KAY Yoga Tables for Kids Yoga Crafts & Sales!!!

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         Currently booking YOGA Birthday Parties and

                          Girl Scout Troop Programs

Contact Sherri (message or email) to arrange a Day & Time for your event –

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

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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.

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.

 


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 – SosenskySherri

 

 

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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