WE WORK WITH KIDS AS YOUNG AS 18 MONTHS, TO KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, TO ADULTS WHO WANT THE BENEFITS OF ISMA YOGA PRACTICES.
WE ARE LOCATED ON H ST, NE
IN CAPITOL HILL, WASHINGTON, DC.
ISMA Yoga Core Disciplines are Incorporated into Every Class.
1. Breathing – Become Aware Of and Use Your Breath as a Tool. It is a “Constant” and the Key To Life.
2. Skeletal Awareness – Identify and Understand the Function of Your Bones. Our Skeleton is the Strong Framework which Supports the Body.
3. Balance – Learn to Find Your Center of Gravity/Center of Weight. There You Will Find Your Balance.
4. Energy Dynamics – Develop Your Ability to Control the Flow of Energy Through Your Body.
5. Labanotation – Learning the “Written” Language of Movement Allows You to Read Movement from a Movement Score, as You Would Read Music from a Music Score. You Gain Spacial Awareness and Recognize the Nuances in Movement.
Our Children's Program
Tamarin Toddlers (a 45-minute CLASS)
Your children are encouraged to have fun as they see themselves as the wonderful movement instruments they are. As they bounce, roll, jump, and swing, they develop their motor skills, coordination, and balance. Children start where they are and progress at their own pace, developing their confidence as they develop their skills. The boys and girls also learn to recognize the basic symbols of Labanotation, the written language of movement. ** Notice: Parents/caregivers are active participants. >>REGISTER FOR CLASS
Koala Kids (a 60-minute CLASS)
Your children have fun as they experience themselves as the wonderful movement instruments they are. Using elements of yoga, tai chi, dance, gymnastics, and Pilates, the children find themselves jumping, bouncing, moving rhythmically, and balancing peacefully. They become aware of their breath, proper skeletal alignment, the flow of their energy, and the use of their imaginations. The boys and girls also learn to read Labanotation, the written language of movement.
Children start where they are and progress at their own pace, developing their confidence as they develop their skills. >>REGISTER FOR CLASS
Middle Schoolers (a 60-minute CLASS)
Children are natural athletes. ISMA Yoga Classes reinforces this while improving their attention span, memory, and learning. This class encourages students to efficiently use their bodies, as they grow into themselves. Using elements of yoga, dance, Pilates, gymnastics and martial arts, the students become aware of their breath, proper skeletal alignment, the flow of their energy, and the use of their imaginations. The students also learn to read Labanotation, the written language of movement. Each student start where they are and progress at their own pace, developing their confidence as they develop their skills. >>REGISTER FOR CLASS
**The ISMA program consists of a finale demonstration, where family and friends are invited to observe the in-action class progress of their loved ones.
Our Adult's Program
Anatomy & Breath℠ (a 60-minute CLASS)
This class is specifically designed to utilize the support of the breath while focusing on body mechanics and skeletal awareness. >>BOOK A CLASS
Energy Flow & Balance℠ (a 60-minute CLASS)
Energy is the “enlivening” force of lightness in opposition to the downward pull of gravity. In this class, students are able to experience and embrace the flow of energy in their bodies, while also learning how to find their balance. >>BOOK A CLASS
Dynamic Walk℠ (a 60-minute CLASS)
Breath awareness and support is the underlying theme being encouraged. This class takes place amongst nature in a botanic park setting. The class is designed to build endurance by using variations in walking patterns and the alternating use of muscles. >>BOOK A CLASS
Labanotation Basics℠ (a 60-minute CLASS)
This class teaches the fundamentals of Labanotation, the language of movement. The first symbol taught is the “Place” symbol, which represents no direction. In Labanotation, the idea of “Place” for the support is directly related to the center of gravity of the mover. The student will then learn the directions and levels from this starting point. Each subsequent class builds on this foundation. >>BOOK A CLASS