Youth Yoga Begins

Kids ages 3-9 can practice the popular mindfulness and meditation practice in classes created just for them beginning Saturday, Sept. 14.

Instructor Liz Maratea, who is certified in Radiant Child Kundalini yoga, will lead the classes, which will foster imagination and wellness with a balance of movement and stillness. Benefits include self-empowerment, focus, positivity, empathy, brain-body coordination and the development of self-calming practices.

Sessions will be held Sept. 14-Nov. 2, Nov. 23-Dec. 28 and Jan.11-Feb. 15 at the Ocean Pines Community Center, located at 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines.

Youth yoga for ages 3-4 will encourage children to embrace their spirit through play and contemplation with songs, games, mantras, meditation and more. Classes will be held from 9-9:45 a.m.

In youth yoga for ages 5-9, children will flex and stretch their physical and emotional muscles as they move through games and songs that help them focus as well as enjoy their natural wiggles. Classes will be held from 10-11 a.m.

Classes are progressive for those who want to attend weekly but will be accessible for newcomers and drop-ins. The cost for each session is $45 for Ocean Pines residents and $55 for non-residents. Drop-ins are $8 per class.

For more information or to register, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052.  Information regarding additional recreational programs, including an online version of the Ocean Pines Activity Guide, is available at OceanPines.org.

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