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
Summer Schedule – See SUMMER SESSION BELOW FOR ‘CAMP’ PROGRAM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC : July & August 2020
FALL 2019 SCHEDULE:
MONDAYS: PRE-SCHOOL AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
(9am – 2pm). Pre-KAY Yoga 1:00pm
WEST WOODS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – HAMDEN, CT
3:40-4:40pm. – KIDS YOGA. (Grades K-6)
JTE – Jewish Teen Education
Teen Yoga with Sherri : Spiritually inspired through YOGA – begins Sept.10, 2019
((8th – 12th grade))
Tuesday evenings 7 – 8 pm at JCC- Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT
MISHKAN ISRAEL NURSERY SCHOOL, HAMDEN, CT
Pre-KAY Yoga for ages 3-5. (1:00-1:45pm)
Spring Glen Elementary School – Hamden, CT
Kids Yoga – Extended Day K-6th grade at 3:40-4:40pm
Fall session – Sept.- December 2019
ADULT BEGINNERS YOGA AT YOUR COMMUNITY YOGA CENTER – (7:30-8:30pm) ongoing
THURSDAYS – (see Fall 2019 schedule)
Bethany Community Elementary School
Kids Yoga (grades k-6) at 3:30-4:30pm
Contact Janice Howard for Registration (203)314-0820
ADULT YIN YOGA – (10:30am-11:30am) YOUR COMMUNITY YOGA CENTER
39 Putnam Ave, Hamden
SPRING GLEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AFTER-SCHOOL YOGA
Kids Yoga (grades K-6) at 3:40-4:40pm)
Hamden Public Library – Dixwell Avenue
Yogi & YOU Class (ages 1-5) with your favorite Adult (FREE & open to community)
Sat, Oct. 26th. (10:30-11:30am) Theme: Autumn Mindfulness through the Senses
Sat, Nov. 23rd. (10:30-11:30am) Theme: Thanksgiving & Gratitude
(Please pre-register with Marci Goldman in Children’s Dept.) ———————————
***KIDS & FAMILY YOGA – WORKSHOPS*** Fall 2019
Your Community Yoga Center– 39 Putnam Ave., Hamden, CT
Family Yoga Series– Children ages 4-8 yrs Sunday, Sept. 22nd at 11am-12Noon
Sunday, Oct. 27th at 11am – 12Noon
Sunday, Nov. 17th at 11am – 12Noon
PRE-REGISTER ONLINE AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 203-287-2277
SUNDAYS: Yoga Yeladim AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM, Hamden, CT.
Hebrew School & Family Times for Young Jewish Families in the community –
Sept. 15th, Oct. 13th, Dec. 15th, Feb.9th, & April 5th. – Experience the Jewish Holidays through the Joys of YOGA!!!
*** Currently booking CHILDREN’S YOGA Birthday Parties and
*** Girl Scout Troop Programs – GO TO WEBSITE AT- gsofct.org
Contact Sherri (message or email) to arrange a Day & Time for your event –
Contact Sherri for registration (203) 214-3587 or Sherri@kiddingaroundyoga.com
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.