What people are saying...
“Thank you for
offering such a wonderful class to our little ones. Your gentle
approach is amazing and the effect you have on them – so calming – what
a positive learning experience for our students! Can’t wait to offer
your classes again next year!”
About YogaBuddies Classes
-- Jane McEneaney, Turning Point School
"YogaBuddies has provided an alternative after school activity choice to students from grades K-6. The loyal group of followers has benefited from the weekly class in subtle ways. The kids seem to enjoy the fun and challenge and the parents say that the kids are more focused and relaxed at the same time. Self-confidence is another benefit; one boy in particular has gained a way to make himself feel (in his own words) 'stronger and better'. YogaBuddies has also had an impact in our summer arts program where students come each day for five weeks. The kids in those classes see enormous gains due to the daily routine. All the benefits of a yoga program for adults can be equally beneficial for children of all ages."
-- Kim Kohler, Chadwick School Sunset Program
"I've noticed my son is more relaxed and focused when doing homework on the days he does yoga."
-- Diane, mom of 12-year old
"After dinner my daughter gives us a show a demonstrates all of her yoga poses. She loves it."
-- Susanne, mom of 4-year old
"I have found yoga to
be healing for myself so I wanted for my 7-year old daughter with
Prader-Willi Syndrome to give it a try. I sought a teacher who could
work with children with disabilities and put together a class with some
of her peers. Danay DiVirgilio was generous with her time in helping
to make this class happen. My daughter and her two friends have
greatly enjoyed their after-school yoga class with Danay. The benefits
have been even greater than I'd hoped. Not only is she getting the
exercise and body awareness I'd hoped for, she is learning to
understand her moods and her feelings and to calm herself. She is
engaging in social play, thus gaining valuable social skills. She also
has greater confidence in herself as she has enjoyed learning a new
skill and is proud to show off her yoga poses. Thank you, Danay, for
your sharing your heart and love of yoga."
-- Elizabeth, mom of 7-year old
"I learned a lot of poses, how to relax and be more flexible."
-- Amy, 11-years old
"I am less angry with my brother when I take yoga."
-- Alex, 9-years old
"I learned that yoga can be fun! I love Savasana because I like to go to my happy place where I am... QUEEN."
-- Jacqueline 8-years old
"I learned that my body can do a lot and that I am good at yoga."
-- Kailyn, 9-years old
"It helped me to be more active and make it easier for me to run in P.E."
-- Sierra, 10-years old
"I liked yoga because I learned many new poses, the games were really fun and it relaxes me."
-- Mohamad, 13-years old
"I learned about respecting yourself and other people and became more aware."
-- Monica, 11-years old
About the Good Morning Good Night with Yogabuddies CD set
“Like a lot of 11 year olds I have a lot of emotions and I find when I was angry inside and help me let it go. I like the Good Night CD because it helps me wind down and fall asleep faster. It puts my brain in a different mode and I feel less wound up."
-- Madelyn, 11-years old
"I liked the night one because it relaxes you very, very much! The tummy breathing relaxed me the most."
-- Kaya 5-years old (excerpt from review in LA YOGA)
"The CDs come with an illustrated poster that my daughter loved to refer back to as we practiced. It was a joy to hear her repeat the positive affirmations offered in both CDs."
-- Katrina Duroch (excerpt from LA YOGA December 2007 / January 2008 Issue)
"My daughter cried when she listened and practiced the affirmations for the first time. It was very sweet."
-- Mom of 8-year old
"I love these CDs. I will be buying them as birthday gifts for all my daughter's friends."
-- Mom of 4-year old