Let your kids get their Downdog on while you run errands or visit the Culver City Farmer's Market!
Just like for adults, yoga can be highly beneficial for kids of all ages.
Some of the benefits of starting an early yoga practice include:
• Improved attention & focus
• Motor skill development
• Ability to self-soothe & regulate
• Fosters a strong sense of self
• Nurtures self confidence
• Builds physical & mental awareness
• Cultivates compassion for self & others
Kids Ages 3-7 | Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Full of stories, games, poses and animal shapes, this yoga class for kids will bring both laughter and calm to your little ones. They will learn basic yoga poses, simple meditation and breathing in a fun and accessible atmosphere. The time they spend learning about how to bring yoga into their lives to feel calm and empowered will bring a giant smile to their faces and instill a sense of peace in their hearts.
Meet the Instructor, Haleh Kouchmeshki:
As a southern California native, Haleh has always had a deep connection to mother nature – on her spare time you can find her at the beach, on a mountain, or on her mat. Haleh completed her undergraduate training at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in Anthropology, on a full academic scholarship. She then earned her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and completed her doctoral level coursework at Azusa Pacific University.
Haleh’s professional training and work experience has provided her the opportunity to conduct therapy and neuropsychological evaluations for children diagnosed with a variety of disorders. Since high school, Haleh has also worked as a tutor, academic coach, and school counselor, working with ethnically and culturally diverse children, adolescents, and young adults. These unique and gratifying experiences introduced Haleh to her passion of working with children and their families to better facilitate their growth and healthy development.
As an avid yoga practitioner, Haleh recognized the benefits yoga played in her own life, inspiring her to complete her 200 hour teacher training through Pure Yoga, Equinox in the fall of 2017 and went on to complete the mini yogis foundational teacher training in 2018. Currently, Haleh teaches yoga to K thru 6th grade elementary school students during the day, impacting nearly 200 kids in any given week. Recently, Haleh has started her own academic coaching business, NeuroObjectives, integrating yoga as another modality to help her students overcome the challenges that impede their learning and overall success.