Kids Yoga Summer Camp

Learning to Learn - Kids Holistic Summer Yoga Camp and Youth Stress Managment Module 2019

Read Spring 2019 Yoga Camp Report at this Link. Camp Report Link

Camp details: 

Learning comes from the Silence, from the deep sense of awareness and love. Our kids yoga camp will not only bring techniques of yoga, but also brings out the aspect of learning itself. 

All camps and workshops include field trips. Sivananda ashram field trip is paid separately.

Youth Stress Management and Yoga Foundation (4 Weeks) for 13 - 18 yrs

This is an exciting in-depth yoga workshop for youth entering 7th grade to 12th grade. The workshop is conducted by the youth and for the youth and experienced Senior Yoga Teachers.

Dates: July 13th thru Aug 4th; Sat and Sun 12 pm to 3.30 pm

Camp Teachers: Neha Sunil (Yoga Teacher and College Graduate), Ashwini Surpur, Savita Joshi

Three Camp Locations

1. San Jose/Cupertino Location (6-12 yrs); Mon - Fri 9 am-12 pm; 20445 Prospect Rd Suite #1, San Jose, 95129
Camp 2 (2 weeks) Dates: July 15th thru July 26th

2. Pleasanton Location (6-12 yrs); Mon - Fri 9 am-12 pm, 2297 Tanager Drive, Pleasanton,
Camp 2 (Two week), Dates: July 8th thru July 19th

Fees and Discounts

South Bay Cupertino, Pleasanton and Fremont Locations (6-12 yrs) - Half Day Camps
One camp (One week) - $169
One camp (two weeks) - $295
Camp (three weeks) - $445
Two camps (four weeks) - $590

Youth Camp (Four weeks - Youth stress management camp) - $280
Weekly rate (2 sessions) for youth camp - $85

Single day session rate for youth camp - $55

For June month camps and workshops - until May 15th full refund less $50 admin fees, after that credit towards any other service at YB centers. No refunds after the camp begins.

For July month camps and workshops - until June 15th full refund less $50 admin fees, after that credit towards any other service at YB centers. No refunds after the camp begins.

Camp Highlights:

Asnas, Pramayama and Meditation

  • Vedic Math

  • Yoga based art

  • Samskrit Chanting

  • Life skills and ayurveda basics

  • Healthy organic snacks

  • Children’s yoga performance and much more..

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Goshala in Milpitas

Field trip Applicable to Goshala (On June 21st) for all Camp and Workshop Location attendees:

- Learn about Cows - anatomy, importance of Cows for our sustenance and cow protection
- Brushing the calves  
- Bathing the calves ( subject to weather conditions) 
- Cleaning the cow sheds and their vessels
- Milking the cow ( subject to weather and cow’s condition) 
- Feed the cows

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BalaYogi Retreat at Sivandana Yoga Farm on July 20th thru July 21st (fees paid separately). More about Sivananda Ashram at https://sivanandayogafarm.org/

Children will be driven by our adults volunteers. Retreat is open to all the kids who have attended any camps, yoga classes at yoga bharati and their parents and volunteers.

Spots are limited. We will take 6 more kids.

Location: Shivananda Ashram, Grass Valley. https://sivanandayogafarm.org/

Fees: $149 for kids for kids 6-12 Yrs, $189 for 13+ and adults. (Price including the transportation, meals, and ashram activities)

Registration details: Click this link

Payment link: https://yogabharati.org/pay

Please call Savita Joshi at 408 771 7527 for more details.

Activities at the camp led by Ashram volunteers and Yoga Bharati volunteers will include

  • Yoga asanas, Pranayama, Meditation

  • Nature hikes

  • Swimming at the ashram lake

  • Yoga games

  • Karma Yoga

  • Bhajan as Bhakti yoga sessions

  • Meaningful discussions as Jnana Yoga


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. This summer break we invite your child to explore the physical foundations, mindfulness and philosophy of Yoga using age appropriate movements, breath ,
games, shloka and mantra chanting, stories, and much more.

MRI scans show that memorizing ancient mantras increases the size of brain regions associated with cognitive function. READ MORE

Yoga can bring about progress at physical, mental and emotional levels. When children learn techniques for self Health, relaxation and inner fulfillment, they can navigate life‛s challenges with a little more ease. Give your kids an experience that can spark an interest in activities that brings a lifetime of value.

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. 

Camp Highlights - 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.

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)