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Family Yoga

Finding time for fitness, family fun and a chance to relax can be a challenge. In family yoga classes, they are all rolled into one. Child-centered and built for fun, this unique style class creates a space where families can connect with each other and their community. Parents participate right along with the kids.   Families will find support for a healthier lifestyle and get to enjoy a holistic family-centered activity.

What may just look like fun and games, is the true technology of Yoga, woven in with sound child development principals and cutting edge neuroscience to support development on all levels.

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What is a Family Yoga class like?  

Bark in Down Dog, balance in Crow, weave through the Human Obstacle Course as you grow, grow, GROW.  Sail a Pirate Ship, walk the Plank, swim with the Sharks and learn to give thanks.  Turn into a Tree, breathe like one too and become all the animals in the zoo! You’re a Lizard on a Rock with your mom or your dad while having the best time you’ve ever had.  Then ride your breath like an ocean tide and relax your body and mind on a Magic Carpet Ride.

Who are these classes for?
Families who have attended these classes include bands of aunts and cousins, dads and daughters, dads and sons, moms with multiples, the “Four Up” family (mom, dad and two kids) and even families that include four generations. The practice is tailored to meet each individual at his or her level of development, interest and ability. No previous experience is required. All ages and relations 5 years old and up are welcome to participate in this class.

About the Teachers: 

Mira Binzen is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level (E-RYT, RCYT) and a certified Integrative Yoga Therapist with IAYT. She is co-founder of Global Family Yoga and holds a degree in Child Psychology from The University of Minnesota. She is also a certified iRest Yoga Nidra teacher and has been incorporating aromatherapy into her work for many years.

Laura Honeck is registered with Yoga Alliance (RYT and RPYT) and is currently pursuing her 500-hour advanced certification.  Her advanced training from Mira Binzen in Therapeutic Yoga for Children and Family Yoga complements her previous work as a middle and high school teacher.  She is also a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and a Birth and Post Partum Doula.  Outside of Yoga, Laura is a Maple Grove mom of two, a percussionist in her husband’s rock band, and a CrossFitter.  She refuels with quiet days at home, deep conversations with friends, and cooking nourishing food that even the pickiest in her family enjoy.

Mira and Laura are experts at creating an environment that is safe, effective and fun. Everyone in the family benefits from learning to relax while strengthening and toning both body and mind.


Where, When and How Much?

Classes are being held at Healthwise Behavioral Health & Wellness. 11110 86th Ave. Maple Grove, MN.

Saturdays 10:30am – 11:30am

$15 for the first two family members.  $5 for each additional member.

Mira teaches: January 20, February 17, April 14, May 12, June 9

Laura teaches:  January 6, February 3, March 3, April 28

* FREE Essential Oils 101 class to follow at noon.

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