Peaceful Planet Yoga was founded in October of 2009 under the direction of Kristin Davey. Kristin is honored to have attended a variety of classes & workshops with phenomenal teachers including Elena Brower, Sean Corne, Rod Stryker, Gabrielle Bernstein, MC Yogi, Jillian Pransky, Colleen Saidman Yee, Rodney Yee and Dr. Melody Moore.
In the fall of 2018, Kristin was certified in Restorative Yoga at Kripalu. In the summer of 2019 Kristin completed Yoga for Parkinson's Disease teacher training & currently volunteers with the Rock Steady Boxing & Ping Pong for Parkinson's programs. Kristin is also a certified Level I/II Restorative Yoga teacher offering essential oil workshops and retreats for women. Each workshop centers around an oily them and includes breath~work, guided meditations and an oily DIY's. Retreats are offered in Southern Vermont at a spacious mountain home and include aromatherapy treatments, private meditation room, indoor spa, an oil infused sauna, breath~work, rustic vegetarian fare, restorative yoga, essential oil workshops and creative projects for manifesting abundance.
Kristin believes a child's yoga experience should be FUN, SILLY, and ENGAGING! Kristin encourages a love of yoga through playful yoga style games, lots of music, trust building exercises, partner yoga poses, strength building poses, and simple meditations. In all of her classes, children will be encouraged to use their imaginations through creative and unique yoga style games. Yoga games incorporate listening skills, co-operation, co-ordination and team building - essential skills for success in school & life. Children are introduced to counting in Sanskrit, and Sanskrit vocabulary. Playful props such as scarves, pom-poms, yoga blocks, pinwheels, and bells are incorporated in Kristin's classes to engage children to explore yoga poses in fun and challenging ways. All classes end with mindful moments, simple meditations, breath-work, magic mist, sparkles and guided visualizations to help children experience wellness, success, happiness and a sense of peace.
Peaceful Planet Yoga incorporates fun, playful, and creative ways for children to exercise and explore their mind, body, and spirit as well as learn about yoga. The use of animated poses and stretches promotes strength, flexibility, concentration, coordination and balance. Breathing and visualization techniques help teach children to focus, relax and develop self-control. It is important to provide a safe, positive and non-competitive environment for children to discover the joys and benefits of a yoga practice. So that children may develop a life-long love of yoga, it is essential for kid’s yoga to be FUN!
In our children’s yoga classes, we use music and games to play/practice fun and challenging yoga poses. Without realizing it, children are learning techniques to help their bodies become healthier and stronger and their minds to become more focused and relaxed. Children learn through imitation, repetitive movement and song. Young children will not always be in proper position in a yoga pose, which is completely acceptable.
The physical movements introduce children to yoga's true meaning: the union of body, mind & spirit. Yoga is a discipline that can lead children on the path toward a calm and balanced mind, as well as help them to build a strong and flexible body, which will help them grow into mindful members of our Peaceful Planet.