Classes & Programs

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Classes & Programs

Let us bring yoga to your school or classroom. Yoga, songs, games, yoga, storytelling, breathwork, mindfulness activities, group and partner activities are just the beginning.

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Class & Program Descriptions

Before and after-school programs are available at all grade levels and for mixed ages, with or without a theme.  These programs may be sponsored by the administration, a community non-profit, or the PTA/PTO. Programs are usually 6-12 weeks, although one-time and full-year programs are also available.

Some popular themes include:

  • Yummy Yoga
  • Yoga and Biology
  • Yoga and Running
  • Outdoor Yoga
  • AcroYoga
  • Yoga and Community Service
  • Mindful Me
  • Mindful Eating
  • Knowing My Senses
  • My Wonderful Self…and more!

Assemblies include yoga stories, musical yoga, breathwork and mindfulness activities, relaxation exercises, and interactive demos.  These work best with a sound system, stage or gymnasium. For assemblies, we often partner with local musicians, and we recommend isolating age groups such as K-2 and 3-5.   

Research shows that meetings are more efficient and effective when participants are present, relaxed and focused.  Research also shows that 10 minutes of guided mindfulness can help create these changes in mindset and physicality.  We will come in to start your meetings with chair yoga, centering, or mindfulness, geared toward increasing your communication and productivity.  We tailor our approach to the school. We also lead team-building for an entire meeting, with creative activities for finding calm and connection in any setting.  Our goal is to inspire educators through the experience so that they want to share a similar experience with children in their classroom.

“The yoga class Courtney leads is the most beautiful piece of teaching I have ever seen.  She is so present, so filled with love, so playful, so willing to let each child be where he or she is at.  She is a joy to watch.” 

Mother of a student

“My children used to take Little Buddhas classes. Now I have my own daily practice each morning, which is truly transformative.”
Kartik, parent

“I am so grateful that my daughter has yoga with Diane each week.  She comes home and teaches [my partner and I] how to stay calm. She says we need to practice breathing.” 
Mia’s mom

“After a series of mindfulness sessions with Little Buddhas, my seven-year-old child with high functioning autism observed his 4-year-old brother having a tantrum, and he said to me, ‘He needs to go learn some yoga exercises.’”</span

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Consultations

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Consultations

Our individualized consultation can be used to help create a mindful classroom environment, promote positive staff and student culture and more.

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In-School Consultations

We custom-design yoga class plans specifically for your curriculum needs, be it basic academic enrichment, common core standards or case study expansion.  Class plans are available at all grade levels and can include movement, mindfulness, breathing, visualization, self-study, relaxation and meditation, and are provided with video, audio and written instruction as desired.

Evaluate your vision for your team and institution. Where are the cultural strengths and weaknesses? Where can an ability to connect with one’s own feelings and needs, and empathically communicate with others help serve improved or cost-saving operations?  Develop a strategy for buy-in and plan sustainable programs based on your culture and budget. Diane’s career in Human Resources supports strategic analysis on the administrative level.

Individualized consultation to create a mindful classroom environment, including tools, techniques, supplies, and a week by week program designed to meet the needs of any classroom from preschool through 12th grade.

Staff Wellness

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Staff Wellness

Yoga, mindfulness and meditation classes are available by class or session, especially as support for staff who are offering these techniques to children in the classroom.  

·   Before or after school, staff workdays, and summer wellness sessions are common times for administrators to offer this benefit to staff.

·   The approach is tailored to need, generally taking the form of gentle, accessible yoga on mats or in chairs, designed to promote relaxation and self-care.

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Professional Development

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Professional Development

Professional Development workshops and class series are available in public and private schools, from preK through high school. Working with the needs of each school and culture, Diane and Courtney offer customized programs to meet teachers and faculty where they are.  These classes and workshops often focus on breathwork for energy regulation and stress reduction.  

·   Optional focus topics for class series include nature, community, STEM, emotional wellness, energy management, mindfulness in the classroom, social inclusion and academic transition.  

·   ½ Day Workshop options include Chair Yoga, Exam Calm, Mindful Classroom, Intro to Yoga with Children, Presenting Research to Parents

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Ithaca, New York

Contact Diane Hamilton for activities in Ithaca NY. Reach Diane at [email protected] or visit our contact page.

Arcata, California

Contact Courtney Schroeder for activities in Arcata, CA. Reach Courtney at [email protected] or visit our contact page.