Kids Yoga Summer Camp

Yoga Kids and Youth Summer Camp (Pleasanton and Cupertino Locations)

  1. Kids Half Day Camp- For Kids 6  yrs to 12 yrs
  2. Explore Yoga - Youth Camp - For Kids 12 yrs and up

 


Kids Half Day Camp Age 6-12 Years - 2 camps

Do you want your child to finish his/her homework in shorter time, learn better in lesser time; play while they play and work while they work Yoga for Focus and Memory is designed to help your children to improve their focus, better their grades and enjoy their studies. 

Yoga improves memory better than Brain Training? Research brings out this aspect.

Youth of today are under heavy stress. Stress is a reaction to the external situation and not the situation itself.  Some students are relaxed even the day before exams and some are stressed weeks before the exams. This shows that we have control over our reaction to external situation. Can the child be relaxed and yet handle all that is needed to be done to excel and meet my parents/schools’ expectations? Absolutely, and yoga helps with that. Yoga creates the entire support system and provides a stress-free environment for a healthy child. 

Pleasanton Location

Camp 1: June 5th - June 16th, 2017 (Two weeks)
          Mon - Fri - 9.30am-12.30pm (Half Day)

Camp 2: July 31stth - Aug 4th, 2017 (One week)
          Mon - Fri - 9.30am-12.30pm (Half Day)
Where:  4410 Clovewood Lane, Pleasanton, CA, 94588; Call Shobha at 408 689 1762 for details. 

Cupertino Location

Camp1: June 12th - June 23rd, 2017  (Two Weeks)
          Mon - Fri - 9.30am-12.30pm (Half Day)

Camp 2: July 17th - July 28th, 2017 (Two Weeks)
          Mon - Fri - 9.30am-12.30pm (Half Day)
Where:  20445 Prospect Rd, Suite #1, San Jose, CA 95129

Fees and Discounts

  • One camp (One week) - $210
  • One camp (two weeks) - $395
  • Two camps (four weeks) - $750
  • April 1st - Early Bird discount - $55 one camp or $90 for two camps (two weeks duration) or $25 for one week duration
  • May 1st - Advanced Rate - $25 per camp discount for 2 week camps only

* Deposit $200 for Summer camp - Full fee due by May 1st.

What Do We Do in the camp?

  • Dynamic practices and yogasanas for building presence of mind. We aim for progression towards flexibility and holding for long with ease
  • Pranayama -  We teach them to hold their nose and sit for alternate nostril breathing or single nostril breathing - upto 15 mins ! This improves their focus.
  • Learning to learn – Shlokas, Sutras, and Mantras - focused and targeted activities and techniques involving memorizing of Sanskrit Shlokas, games and story building techniques.  Apart from powerful Vibrations, they also learn to deep dive into simple philosophy of life - Non-violence, Truthfulness and non-greed are basic values our shlokas and sutras teach.
  • Meditation - Chanting for relaxation, awareness and breath work.  Kids can chant Aum for upto 10 mins and be silent for upto 5 mins with their eyes closed. We will aim to achieve that.
  • Ayurveda and Health Awareness - We bring sessions on Ayurveda, its aspects of tuning to nature, seasonal nutrition and lifestyle changes and simple practical aspects of sprouting, juicing, spice related awareness, etc.
  • Environment awareness - we also teach them to be environment conscious, conserving water, green living, recycling etc.

2. Yoga Camp Youth (12yrs and up)

Youth Age 12 and above - 2 weeks

Duration: Two weeks
Camp Dates - July 31st - Aug 11th, 2017
Day/Time: Mon-Thurs  3.30pm - 6.30pm
Age: 12+ Years

Fees: $295 Early Bird and $350 regular.

* Deposit $200 for Summer camp - Full fee due by May 1st.

What Do We Do in the workshop?

  • Dynamic practices and yogasanas for building presence of mind. We aim for progression towards flexibility and holding for long with ease
  • Yoga and Stress - We teach youth to handle stress; Hands on experience of being able to concentrate amidst stress, to motivate themselves amidst difficult situations and to empower themselves to rise from difficult situations.
  • Diet and Lifestyle - Students need good nutrition to be able to handle stress and competitive lifestyle. The busier they are, the better lifestyle and diet they need. We give hands on session of proper diet, simple cooking and blending of fruits and vegetables.

Note: Workshop subject to cancelation if minimum 6 registrations are not signed up before June 1st and your full money will be refunded

Cancelation and Refund Policy

  • Refund Policy up to April 1st : $60 admin fee - rest is refunded.
  • Refund Policy After April 1st upto May 1st:  $100 fee and rest is refunded.
  • Refund Policy After May 1st: 50% refund until the camp begins.
  • No refund after the camp begins.

 

We will refund your camp payment after $25 deducting admin fees until June 1st. Cancelations after June 5th will be refunded 70% and no refunds 3 days before the camp start date but you can use your 70% money for any other workshop of Yoga Bharati.

 


Detailed Concepts and Literature

How does practicing yoga help in memory development?

  • Relaxed learning deepens the perception; 
  • Yoga is a skill in action – relaxation in action
  • Yoga reduces distractibility and increasing attention span through relaxed attentiveness
  • Yoga activates dormant areas of the brain through stimulation and relaxation
  • Sifting useful memories from useless ones is possible through awareness
  • Seeds of awareness go a long way in building healthy society
  • Deep Stimulation and quick relaxation on a yoga mat helps an individual to handle intense stress by taking quick but deep rest in between stress
  • Perfection without stress is possible if one is aware and knows how to be calm amidst storm
  • Meditation techniques using Gazing for visual mind, chanting of simple syllables for verbal mind are some of the yoga techniques that can help improve focus and concentration in the class.
  • Breathing – yes, it is all just under your nose!

Research on Yoga and its effect on Focus, Memory, and ADHD

Stunningly, recent research suggested that babies learn better when they are sleepy, not when they are wide awake telling us that Yoga Nidra (wakeful sleep) is a good learning aid for all age groups. 

  • Research done by UCLA’s Eyre et al, showed that yoga  improves overall memory, awareness and attention. It's also thought that practicing yoga may increase the production of a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic growth factor, which stimulates the growth of connections among neurons [Journal of Alzheimers Disease. 2016 ]
  • Timely sleep facilitates declarative memory consolidation in infants, Seehagen, Konrad et al [PNAS 1985 82 (21) 7470 – 7473]
  • Children aged 11 to 16 years showed a significant increase of 43% in spatialmemory scores: Manjunath.N.K, Telles et al [Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2004 Jul;48(3):353-6]
  • Significant improvement in the ADHD symptoms as assessed on CARS (P-0.014), ADHD-RS IV (P=0.021) and CGI- S scales: Hariprasad et al (P=0.004) [Indian J Psychiatry. 2013 Jul;55(Suppl 3):S379-84]
  • Peer-mediated multimodal intervention program with yoga and meditation for the treatment of children with ADHD in India; One-year followup showed improvement in Vanderbilt questionnaires in 92% and remarkable improvements in the students’ school performances that were sustained throughout the year: Mehta, Shah et al [ISRN Pediatr. 2012;2012:419168]

 

 

CONTACT

Email: kids@yogabharati.org

Phone: 408-341-YOGA (9642)