Movement is incorporated throughout the school day for all children at Beginnings. Children also participate in a yoga class either in the classroom or in the studio once a week. These classes provide an opportunity for the children to practice yoga poses that build strength, balance and flexibility and demonstrates breathing techniques that help regulate stress and emotion. Yoga is taught in a fun, imaginative way where the children pretend to be different types of animals in far off locales. This collaborative adventure culminates in a final rest or relaxation period which overall helps increase focus, mind/body awareness and self regulation skills. We feel it is important for children to exercise their bodies as well as foster their social and emotional growth.