Valerie Pike has been taking dance since she was 2 years old.
She found out Yoga was her Destiny. She has studied the Philosophy and the Art of Yoga. She also studied Anatomy and wants to spread the word about Yoga. She gets great satisfaction teaching yoga.
She will be teaching Angel Bear Yoga which is for ages 3 to 9 and Stress Relief for Kids Taming your Dragons! Creative Relaxation Activities including stretching, breathing, moving, imagining, creating, singing which helps children learn to handle stress at home and at school whether it is playground conflict, sibling rivalry, academic worries or local bully, kids will be equipped to cope after they have practiced the simple techniques.
Teddy Bear Yoga for Mommie and Me
2 months to 2 years
Moms try this yoga class with your little one. Learn baby massage plus poses to sooth colic and digestion. Bring Yoga Mat and your teddy bear or any stuffed animal. At Barranca Vista Center 7050 E. Ralston St. Ventura starting Jan 22nd Tuesdays 10 a.m. register 658-4726 or cityofventura.net/eRecreation
Level 1 AM Yoga ages 18 to 102 Tuesdays starting Jan. 22nd 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Yoga Works Style Yoga with Valerie call 805-658-4726 with Barranca Vista Center.
Come and learn about Groovin foods! Shake, Rattle & Roll Mixed with the Soul! We will at the end of class The Fruit Freeze and Pasta Rasta Man!
Where and When: Yoga by the Sea by donation Jan. 27th, Sunday at 4p.m. at Peninsula Park in Oxnard You will also meet Flipper the Dolphin puppet! Suggested donation $10.
We will do Tree Pose, Fish Pose, Shark Pose, Dolphin Pose and Sea Turtle Pose.
Wildlife Learning Center
16027 Yarnell St. Sylmar, CA 91342
Come and learn Yoga poses Starting April 6th, Saturdays at 8 a.m. $15 includes ticket to see all the animals.
Mommy & Me Yoga class at
Wildlife Learning Center
Starting April 11th Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Babies 2 months of age to 5 years of age. Also includes tickets to see all the animals.
Ages 2months to 102
Mom’s,Dad’s can be pretzels too! Even Grandmas
Bring Yoga Mat, No jeans and water bottle $10 per child $15 per adult call Valerie to reserve a spot!
The Wildlife Learning Center provides outreach and onsite education in wildlife biology. Their outreach program is the largest in Los Angeles with classes taught by their friendly and
enthusiastic biologists. The center is located in Sylmar, CA (Northern Los Angeles) nestled in an old olive grove where our more than 70 different species of rescued and zoo-born wild animals call this shady natural environment home. Now you can visit the Center and all its animals for General Admission 7 days a week!
They are open from 11:00am-5:00pm. Adults are just $7, Children, Seniors and Veterans are $6 and Kids 2 and under are free!!
Be sure to check their website at www.wildlifelearningcenter.com.
Ocean and Jungle Puppets! List of Puppets on Contact Us 3rd web page! Great for Birthday Parties call Valerie!
Yoga and Creative Writing
Come and do Yoga with Valerie Pike, 200 hr RYT Yoga Works Instructor and then look at artwork and learn how to write by being inspired by artwork. We will look at different landscapes and use our senses to help us write short stories or poems. We will also discuss collections from the Louvre.
Writing inspired by visual art is called ekphrastic, from the Greek work meaning “to speak out” - it's a writing technique that makes (silent) artworks “talk”. Creative minds.
Figures are as if they were still alive. Visual art speak to our imaginations through the power of images – think of words as the writer's paint!
Where: Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark 5164 E. Telegraph Rd. Piru, Ca 93040
When: Starting April 20th, Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Ages from 2 graders to 102 or above!
Cost $15 per person
Ms. Pike's favorite artists include Alexander Hamer (1856-1925) who is remembered as Southern California's first great painter of the 19 Century, Vincent Van Gogh and Monet. You can check out her website www.valeriesyogaforkids.vpweb.com
. Or you can call her at 805-236-5422 or email email@example.com
Rancho Camulos is a 1,800 acre Spanish-Mexican rancho. It is noted for its literary significance as one of the setting for Helen Hunt Jackson's novel Ramona. Visitors can see the 1853 and 1920 adobes, cocina, winery, chapel, schoolhouse and the beautiful gardens featuring over fifty varieties of roses. As well as, a fish pond built in the 1930s. And a fountain built in 1853. You can check out their website at www.ranchocamulos.org
or call for directions 805-521-1501.
Healing Lotus Yoga with Valerie
Imagine your heart to have a glowing Lotus Flower inside!
Stress relief with relaxation activities, stretching, breathing, imagining help your kid’s learn how to handle stress at home and at school. Whether they are dealing with sibling rivalry or the local bully. They will be able to cope better. We will learn Nature poses and peaceful piggy meditation. Learn about the Tree ofpatience.
Level 1 Yoga For students just starting out who want to learn the basic poses and breathing. Postures are presented in an easy to follow and deeply relaxing. Come and learn the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga and detoxify the body and inspire your heart. The class will learn foundation poses for strength. Bending and Twisting Poses for Flexibility and Balancing Poses for Focus and Energy. Get instruction on Sun Salutations. Ms. Pike will do guided meditation which involves focusing the mind and leaving the outside world outside to calm the nervous system and relieve stress. Restorative poses to increase circulation to the organs. You will not only receive the of reversing the flow of gravity, you will see the world in a whole new way. Perfect for couch potatoes, students, office workers, overweight and commuters. The class will learn to unite the body and mind.
Come 15 minutes early to fill out a card and bring a yoga mat.
Yoga Education for Autism Spectrum and Special Needs Certification
Ms. Pike completed training in Santa Monica with Kahlon Family Services. Valerie learned about rapport and the 5 point scale. Ms. Pike even does sensory work with beans and rice and little yoga figures for the students to feel and when they pick the figure from the beans they do the yoga pose. She can also do yoga therapy for OCD, MS, Cerebral Pulsy and Autism including Asperger's. Ms. Pike will do all kinds of activities with an out of sync child including Citrus Balls, Musical Hoops, Chewy Necklace, Go on a Bear Hunt, and make a cardboard box into a castle or rocket ship of course for meditation. She also can make a child into a burrito or hot dog with their yoga mat. Her goal is to teach up to 6 students with a shadow at a time. Ms. Pike will complete her training with Yoga Works for Adult Teacher Training 200 hour at Yoga Jones Sept. 30th, 2012. Ms. Pike has taught an aquatic yoga class at Easter Seals for people with arthritis or back and hand issues.
Healing Lotus Yoga with Valerie
We will listen to the music Angels and Mermaids cd and Harp of Healing Waters.
Lotus is theNational Flower of India. It symbolizes divinity, fertility, wealth, knowledge and enlightenment. Lotus represents long life, honor and good fortune. The flower is also meant to symbolize the purity of heart and mind. The exotic and mysterious beauty of the Lotus flower represents the circle of life. The unfolding petals of Lotus signify the expansion of the soul.
Chair Yoga, Get Fit Where You Sit! All Ages and Activity/ mobility levels including wheelchair yoga which includes Chinese Self-Massage Therapy which promotes health and remedies a number of diseases. Ms. Pike teaches a self- massage that can beautify the skin to treating diabetes and obesity. Self-massage also helps headache, insomnia, asthma, stiff neck even carpal tunnel syndrome. Valerie will do privates depending on travel for an hour.
New Mommy and Me Class starting Jan. 9th 2013 Wed. at 10 a.m.
Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District
1605 E. Burnley Street
Camarillo, CA 93010(805) 482-1996 www.pvrpd.org to register
Wear comfortable clothes and bare feet. Bring a yoga mat.
Come have fun and build confidence!
Mom's, Dad's, Grandma's, Child care givers welcome!
Please leave shoes outside!
Also inquire about Karma Kid's Yoga Birthday Parties! Yoga Spa Party $250
Butterfly Yoga Party $250
Downward Doll Party $250
Teddy Bear and Friends Party $250
Yollet with Buddhaful Babies, Toddlers and Children
(Yoga + Ballet= Yollet) Yollet Continuous Movement. A relaxing but powerful yoga inspired ballet class that tones as you relieve stress. The one hour class is composed of 14 dance routines that combine movement and poses representing the 10 principles of Yollet: Toning, Strength, Energy, , Balance, Breathing, Peace, Stretch, Relaxation and Release. The broad menu of original movements guarantees not just a great workout but also an improved state of mind. We will listen to Arabic music!
Come and learn how Peaceful Piggy Meditates! Bring a drum or any instrument you have! We are also going to talk about the Peace Tree! We will also be reading about Pete's A Pizza and Urban Animals.
Yollet with Buddhaful Babies, Toddlers and Children
(Yoga + Ballet= Yollet) Yollet Continuous Movement.
The Deep Blue Sea Yoga Summer Camp M-F 1-4 pm June & July 2013 Ages 5-9 years Barranca Vista Park register 658-4726 or cityofventura.net/eRecreation
$150 Mini-yogis learn how to respect and protect our beautiful ocean and the creatures that live in it with games, music and crafts. Learn fish, dolphin, shark and sea turtle poses. Adding Rainforest Yoga Summer Camp this year! We will do crafts like paint the wings of a scarlet macaw parrot and toucan and beat a Djembe Drum at the end of class and we will do group storytelling and the kid's will imagine which jungle animal they want to be!
I will teach your child The ABC's of Yoga for Kids using the alphabet, rhyming vignettes to introduce children to yoga in a kid-friendly way. I will teach fifty-six different poses that promote flexibility, strength, and coordination while encouraging children to incorporate healthy activity into their daily lives. Yoga is a noncompetitive form of exercise, suitable for children (and adults) of all ages and athletic abilities. Any activity for young children is important because the nation, including our youth, is under siege by obesity, stress, and diseases like diabetes, which stem from poor diet and lack of exercise. Yoga for young kids will create good habits and a foundation for well-being. Children have a lot of fun learning new positions, new letters, and new ideas.
Your child will learn basic yoga techniques and positions. let children see what it's like to be in a real yoga class, encouraging them to participate, get fit, and stay flexible. Yoga means to unite! The practice of yoga with a baby can help parents bond with the baby more deeply, and understand how best to care for them. When parents come to yoga class they are not distracted by the outside world. Yoga can bring moms and dads closer to understanding and supporting their child's intentions, needs, and desires.
Thousands of years ago when yoga was first developing, yoga masters studied the movements of babies to create postures, or asanas. However, the natural movement babies need to experience is being reduced with the overuse of confining baby-holding devices such as infant car seats, walkers, seated activity centers, and strollers.
A baby coming up to a walking stance reflects the Downward Facing Dog Pose in Yoga. You are never too young or too old to start the practice of yoga. Parents are invited to start practicing the postures. The time you spend doing Yoga is a vacation from the rest of your day! I will teach Magic Poses that can reduce fussiness. When people learn how beneficial yoga is, they want to share it with their families.
Come and learn how to turn your babies fussiness into happiness and to reduce anxiety. Yoga can also ease gas pain and colic for infants.
Let's Go to the Ocean
This program presents a simple yoga routine for children, set on the beach. Meant to inspire activity and imagination, children learn to move and pose like a boat, fish or dolphin.
For kids we foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all children are perfect just the way they are.
Children aren’t little adults. They have different needs, respond to different stimuli, and learn in different ways. My Karma Kid's and Buddha babies yoga classes are invigorating and interactive. My class takes imaginative journeys into your child’s developing mind, body, and spirit.
General Benefits of Yoga
Yoga gives you a sense of calm. It reduces stress in our Highly stressed society! You can turn your mind off and actually change the balance of your nervous system. Yoga lowers blood pressure and it helps your immune system function better. Breathing thru your nose is more calming. There is a theraputic benefit in breathe. The heat in your body gives you energy. While you are doing yoga poses you keep a soft face and don't contract muscles in your face. When you concentrate in a completley relaxed manner you get rid of nervous energy.
Let mini yogis yoga for kids help your child develop flexibility, focus, and coordination for a happy, healthy, balanced life.
Mom's are their babies first Gurus!
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The Yoga technique of candle gazing for meditation purposes is very relaxing! It is actually healing to burn a candle for 10 minutes a day. Gazing at a candle is a form of external gazing, which we call Trataka. Sometimes it is used as an eye exercise.
Union with God is the real Yoga. You can see the connection between the devotional side of the religious teachings and Yoga. There is no difference between religion and Yoga. Yoga is the basis of all thereligions. With the light of Yogic understanding you can walk into even the difficult corners of the scriptures and understand every religion well. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Every day I burn candles for God!
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105 S. Oak St. #200 Ventura, CA 93001
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