Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Go Give Yoga!

The Go Give Yoga Foundation empowers children to maximize their physical, intellectual and emotional well-being through yoga. They provide yoga classes for children as well as educational tools and leadership skills to the adults who support them to the 
communities who are in most need.
On July 20th, Karen thrilled and honored to be heading back to Haiti 
with Go Give Yoga to co-facilitate a Kids Yoga Intensive for Haitian educators allowing 
them to learn the many benefits and uses of yoga within their classrooms. 
So many of you have already been so generous dropping off monetary donations! 
THANK YOU! If you are interested in helping us fulfill our wish list needs, please drop off your donations to the studio by July 16th. Much gratitude always! 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Little Flower Spotlight!

Jennifer Cohen Harper, founder of Little Flower Yoga, has been a huge influence in my life over the past 5 years since I've completed my Kid's Yoga Certification with her. It's a great time to sit and reflect on my path since then...what an honor to be featured on the Little Flower Yoga Blog!

Joyful Commitment to the Local and the Global: 
An Interview with Karen Gilmour

"And it was like a light went off...
this is what I could do with my life!"

We are so proud to spotlight Karen Gilmour, the inspirational director of Alluem Kids in NJ. Karen traded an office job in for full time kids yoga in 2010. This September, she will present at the First National Kids Yoga Conference. 


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Peace, Love & Lemonade!

Calling all Alluem Kids ages 8 & up! We need your help at the Peace, Love & Lemonade Stand this Saturday, June 14th! Email the studio (alluemyoga@verizon.net) if you're interested in helping any time between the hours of 9:30am-2:30pm.  Miss Karen is heading back to Haiti with Go Give Yoga to bring a children's yoga training to Haitian teachers to use in their classrooms. 100% of the proceeds will go towards this trip!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Session!

Alluem Kids Spring Session is open for registration!
Now is a great time to enroll your child in yoga! 
-Help find focus and reduce anxiety during end of the year test taking.
- Build flexibilty, strength and stamina to reduce Spring sport injuries.
- Find some peace before summer break and so much more!

Alluem Teens (ages 12-17):
Wednesdays - 4:45-5:45pm - starting 4/9

Alluem Tweens (ages 10-12):
Sundays - 11:15am-12:15pm - starting 4/6
Mondays - 3:45-4:45pm - starting 4/14

Alluem Kids (ages 7-9):
Sundays - 12:30-1:30pm - starting 4/6
Thursdays - 3:45-4:45pm - starting 4/10

Alluem Little Kids (ages 4-6):
Sundays - 10:00-11:00am - starting 4/6
Tuesdays - 3:45-4:45pm - starting 4/8

Boys Yoga (ages 8-12):
Wednesdays - 3:30-4:30pm - starting 4/9
(Please note: Boys are not exempt from our regular class schedule)

There will be no classes on the following days:
4/15, 4/16, 4/17, 4/20, 5/25, 5/26

$96 for the 8 week session
To register, visit: www.alluemyoga.com - workshops tab

Monday, March 3, 2014

To Haiti with Love

 Thank you all for your mat donations! We've collected close to 100 mats! 
Along with Project Zen, the group will be visiting the Art Creation Foundation for Children, an organization that we have visited and fell in love with. The kids there use art as a form of education to support themselves and their families while inspiring and healing through the process. They are always in need of supplies. Please also read about the work Project Hope Art is doing, as supplies will also be going to this organization! Thank you thank you thank you!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sending Out Love

This Valentine's Day after a classroom visit to Mrs. Frayne's 5th graders at Orange Ave. School, my heart could not be fuller. For many of the kids, it was their first time stepping on a yoga mat, let alone taking in concepts of slowing down, opening their hearts and listening to their breath. Pushing all the desks to the edges of the room, we made space to move, laugh, and have fun with the practice. We talked about love, gratitude, and being aware of ourselves and those around us. In the crowded little classroom of kids, teachers, parents and the Valentine's Day party treats that were to follow, what I didn't realize was happening, is how much they were taking in. They took in so much, their hearts prepared themselves to give back.

Each child was encouraged to go home and buy a yoga mat that they could donate to the studio's mission - Yoga Mat: Journey to Haiti. On each mat they donated, they wrote a letter to the person at Project Zen (Haiti's only yoga studio) who would receive their mat...letters that were so well written I had to stop my day and read every single word. My heart smiled big that day. How could it not?!
THANK YOU to my new little friends! Keep opening your heart to small acts that make a big difference!