Charity Kids Yoga Event Saturday

Join hundreds of little yogis for a charity event sponsored by the non-profit, Yoga Reaches Out.

By | Hub Health |

Kids yoga image via shutterstock

Kids yoga image via shutterstock

Children of all levels and abilities are invited (with a donation) for a day of yoga on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is organized by the non-profit, Yoga Reaches Out, whose mission to “bring the yoga community together to create¬†seva (selfless service).”¬†Through the gift of yoga,¬†Yoga Reaches Out¬†focuses on raising funds¬†for organizations that impact the health, education, and the¬†well-being of children.

Each participant must raise a minimum of $75 (individual) or $125 per family for the West Suburban YMCA. The goal of the event is to raise $20,000. But organizers want to make the event possible for families that haven’t pre-registered so they are welcoming walk-in registration at a suggested donation of $50. The first 100 registered kids will receive a yoga mat, and there¬†will also be an AcroYoga Playground and Circus Yoga Corner ongoing from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Families are also encouraged to bring a gently used or new book, toy, or arts and crafts item for the Boston Youth Sanctuary, a therapeutic after-school program for youth ages 6 to 13 in Dorchester.

The schedule:

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Ongoing Registration (please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your child’s yoga class.)

1:20 p.m. to 2:05 p.m. – Friendship and Fun Yoga (ages 7-9)

2:10 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. – Story and Yoga for Young Children (ages 3-6)

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Connect and Relax Yoga (ages 10-12)

3:05 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.- YMCA Presentation and Family Yoga for All

3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Music Performance and Celebration

$10 registration fee, plus $75 fundraising requirement. Adult supervision required. Preregistration strongly encouraged. West Suburban YMCA, 276 Church St., Newton Center,

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