Yoga and Mindfulness for Schools and Families

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Yoga and Mindfulness for Schools and Families

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The YYT Philosophy

Young Yogis Toronto offers yoga and mindfulness programs for children and their families. Our programs enable children of all ages and abilities to discover their inner voice through conscious breath and playful movement.

We offer several unique and affordable programs to the Toronto School Board, and beyond, as well as private in home sessions.

Who’s Behind Young Yogis Toronto?

Cyndi Cornblit, founder and director of Young Yogis Toronto, is a certified children’s yoga and mindfulness instructor, who has been practicing for over two decades, and has logged hundreds of hours teaching children’s yoga.

Through dedication to her teaching practice, she has earned her E-RYT 200 and RCYT, internationally-recognized credentials that qualify her to teach both adult and children’s yoga, as well as educate other yoga teachers!

As the mother of two school-aged boys, Cyndi began to see the value of kids mindfulness programs take hold within her own family, and felt strongly that those programs could translate to, and transform, the learning environment.

Cyndi began her classroom programs in the hopes of making yoga available to as many children as possible – regardless of skill, experience or resources. Her personal mandate:  Yoga For All!

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Cyndi Cornblit

Founder & Director
Young Yogis Toronto

About Cyndi

Cyndi’s intention is to help kids of all ages and abilities live in the moment and connect with the world around them, by fostering a nurturing environment that encourages children to play and explore.

Cyndi is dedicated to promoting health and wellness for growing families.

She believes that yoga is the bridge between body and mind and with focus and patience the possibilities are limitless.

“That is what makes teaching children’s yoga so gratifying; you see the positive impact straight away. It is an incredible experience!”

-Cyndi Cornblit

Our School Program

Our innovative curriculum is crafted for elementary, middle, and high schools. Programs for primary, junior and senior students are individually designed to meet the unique needs of the students, their school and their communities.

Our minis program is tailor-made for daycares, preschools, and Montessori schools.

Our most popular offering is our integrated-education program, taught to both teachers and students, in the classroom setting. Currently offered in partnership with the Toronto District School Board, our programs can be readily adapted to suit the individual desires of other public and private institutions.

Thinking about hosting a wellness event at your school?  Looking for a workshop for your staff that can introduce them to the benefits of mindfulness?  Let YYT help foster your staff’s confidence in teaching the “Minds On” curriculum.  We’d love to work with you to curate a program that perfectly suits your needs.

Are you a parent/guardian, teacher, or administrator looking for more information about yoga in the classroom?
Please get in touch!

Each class includes a short meditation, playful postures, yoga games, adventures, and savasana.  Classes begin with meditation; touching on aspects of mindfulness, providing children with simple yet effective tools for coping and thriving in a fast-paced world.

Looking for more information about our family yoga and/or yoga in the classroom?
Please get in touch!

Young Yogis Toronto in the Classroom - Toronto Yoga

Looking for more information about yoga in the classroom?
Please get in touch!

Young Yogis Toronto in the Classroom - Toronto Yoga

Beyond the Classroom

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Lunchtime Yoga Retreat

Young Yogis offers a lunchtime yoga retreat that provides students a well-deserved break from their busy routines.  Energizing yoga flows are paired with meditation, making mindfulness fun, one breath at a time.  Registration is currently closed.

Registration is currently closed

 

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Family Yoga in Your Home

Looking for some healthy fun for the whole family, that will fit perfectly into your busy schedule? Consider starting playful family practice in the privacy of your own home.  Learn effective techniques that will help with mindful communication. Make a commitment to conscious connection today!

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Family Yoga Retreats

Have you always wanted to attend a yoga retreat, but could never find the time in your busy family schedule?  Our family yoga retreats are the perfect combination of fun and relaxation.

There’s something for everyone, with a wide variety of activities designed just for you.  Relax in nature while practicing yoga as a family, or take some time for yourself while we engage your kids.  Excursions and delicious meals make it the perfect family getaway.

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Birthday Parties, Playgroups, and More…

The mindfulness fun doesn’t stop there!  Consider bringing kids yoga to your special event.  Ask us about creating a birthday party especially for your child, or hosting a yoga playgroup in your home.  With our extensive collection of resources, props, and materials, we can effectively create a spectacular event that won’t be forgotten!

Some of our happy clients.

“The memories we made from the hours Cyndi spent at our home are invaluable. She accommodates children of various ages and finds something relevant for everyone. In addition to the quality family time her lessons afforded, the children learned life lessons about how to cope and manage in an increasingly stressful and competitive school environment. One of my fondest memories is ‘yoga under the stars,’ which we held in our backyard on warm summer nights.”

Leah Eichler
In-Home Private Client

“My students always look forward to Cyndi’s yoga classes. Her approach to mindfulness and yoga is creative, insightful and balanced. She has a deep understanding of child development and her classes promote curricular goals like collaboration, cooperation, problem solving, active living and self regulation. Cyndi helps to take our class beyond the walls of our school and we are forever grateful to her for sharing her love of yoga with us.”

Kellie Davis
Hawthorne P.S.

“Cyndi creates and adapts routines to suit students’ physical and emotional development.  Yoga has been a good partner in our work on mindfulness and self-regulation.  Cyndi’s themes are engaging and appropriate to the seasons and school topics.  We would like to have more yoga.”

Janice M.
Hawthorne P.S.

“Cyndi is so wonderful with the kids from the Nook! Her yoga classes are accessible to anyone and everyone. She had a group going with kids from the age of 5 all the way up to the adults that were working with the program, and every person had a relaxing and fun experience. I highly recommend Cyndi for running any sort of yoga workshop. I look forward to her working with our program again.”

Claire Zado, Program Supervisor
The Nook Children’s After School Program

The family that plays together, namastes together.

If you have previously been a client of Young Yogis Toronto please consider filling out our feedback form. Your input would be greatly appreciated.

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The transition between seasons is such an interesting time. We often take for granted that our bodies, minds and spirits can simply flow with these transition times, and that we will move through them and come out of them just exactly as we were before. But each season has it’s own energy, and therefore our energies move differently within it, and depending on how balanced our energies are, that movement may or may not go so smoothly.

As we move out of summer and in to fall, we experience the transition on all of our energetic levels. On a physical level, the most obvious level, we feel the temperature get cooler, we might feel our energy levels lower, we feel our immune systems working harder. On a mental level, we may feel a concomitant shift from the warm, upward and outward, more expansive energy of summer to a more introspective mental state. We need to get more focused, get clear on what we need to do to actualize the dreams we dream in summer. It’s a more serious time, which requires us to sift through our thoughts to determine what will be useful to us, and release whatever is extraneous or no longer nourishing. On an emotional level, our energy is moving inwards and downwards, dropping us deeper into ourselves. At this time, we may feel a sense of grief and/or melancholy, sometimes low self-esteem, lack of purpose, a sense of disconnection, or even just increased sensitivity.

Can you relate? I invite you to check in with yourself on each of your levels. Do you feel ease and flow? Is there dis-ease? Does it feel challenging or is there resistance? A lot of imbalance comes from how we managed our energies in earlier seasons. For example, in the great resurgence of energy in spring, did your body move enough or did you feel stuck? That was the beginning of the Covid shutdown, so I bet I know the answer... Did you overdo it in the summer season, staying up late every night and using up your resources that you need now to keep your immune system strong, and to hold and contain your pensive thoughts with care and self-compassion? Have you been ignoring and/or overriding the messages your mind and body have been giving you in favour of fulfilling obligations or pursuing pleasure? How will you work with your energies in this season so that you move through the transition into winter smoothly, and have the balance you need to reawaken next spring ready to be your best self and for new growth? Do you see how it’s all connected? As another example, fall is also the season in which I treat people for springtime allergies.

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Please like, share, comment, and contact me with any questions, to discuss this topic further, or to book an acupuncture appointment. I look forward to working with you.

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Don’t be shy!  If you have any questions about our programs, or want to inquire about our availability, please get in touch with us.  Contact Cyndi today!  She’d be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

We’d love to hear from you!

416 540 9952

youngyogistoronto@gmail.com

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