Kids Yoga Summer Camp

Yoga Kids and Youth Summer Camp - Kids 6  yrs to 12 yrs


Kids Half Day Camp

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 fulfilment , 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. 

1. San Jose/Cupertino Location (6-12 yrs); 20445 Prospect Rd Suite #1, San Jose 
Camp 1 (Two weeks) 
Dates: June 11th thru June 22nd
Mon - Fri 9.30am-12.30pm

Camp 2 (Two weeks) 
Dates: July 16th thru July 27th
Mon - Fri 9.30am-12.30pm

2. Pleasanton Location (6-12 yrs); 2297 Tanager Drive, Pleasanton
Camp 1 (Two weeks) 
Dates: July 23rd thru Aug 3rd  
Mon - Fri 9.30am-12.30pm

Camp 2 (One week) 
Dates: Aug 6th thru Aug 10th  
Mon - Fri 9.30am-12.30pm
 
3. Evergreen San Jose Location: (6-12 yrs); 3326 Chemin De Rivere, San Jose
Camp 1 (1 week) 
Dates: July 9th thru July 13th
Mon - Fri 9 am-12.00 pm

Camp 2 YOUTH CAMP (11+ yrs) 
Dates: July 23rd thru July 27th
Aug 6th thru Aug 10th
Mon - Fri; 10 am - 12 pm
Fees: $160

4. Fremont Location: Youth Stress Management Camp (11+ yrs) 
Dates: Aug 6th thru Aug 10th
Mon-Fri; 11 am to 12.15 pm
Fees: $140 

Fees and Discounts

  • All Camps (6-12 yrs) 
  • One camp (One week) - $210
  • One camp (two weeks) - $395
  • Two camps (four weeks) - $750
  • Youth Camp - $225
  • Camp (three weeks) - $595
  • Evergreen Youth Camp 10 am to 12 pm (one week) - $140 (1 week) 
  • Fremont Youth Camp 11 am to 12.15 pm (one week) - $85 (1 week) 

Refund - From now on 50% refund until the camp begins, Then onwards no refunds. 

Fee: $399 for siblings including 10% discount regularly priced at $210 per enrollment

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.

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 After May 15th 50% refund until the camp begins.
  • No refund after the camp begins.

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)