Echo Yoga presents the family yoga day retreat. Families of all sizes and ages will come together for this special day of yoga, play, and an optional family hike.
The day begins with a family yoga class. Parents and kids of all ages (0 – 11) and abilities will stretch, breathe, sing songs, dance, play, and cultivate a joyful and peaceful space. This class is sure leave you feeling bonded and provide techniques for bringing yoga into your home.
Yoga for Parents +
Crafts & Games for Kids
Following the family yoga class, a healthy snack will be provided for kids. Then, kids and parents will each have their own activity to participate in, separately. Maegan will guide the adults in an upbeat yoga class, sure to warm up your body and clear your mind. Meanwhile, Miss Rainey will lead the toddlers and older kids in a craft and yoga games (babies will be cared for by a qualified childcare provider). Specifically for this Mother’s Day Weekend retreat, kids will leave with a special gift for mom!
Family Hike in Elk Meadow Open Space
Then, families are invited to pack up and head out with us on the trail in Bergen Park Open Space for a family hike. The trail starts directly behind our yoga studio. We’ll plan to have a picnic lunch on the trail. Plan to bring your own lunch, or you can email Rainey@echoyogacoop.com to purchase a sack lunch (vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available) for $12 each.
Rainey immediately fell in love with yoga the very first time she came to her mat. After nine months of practicing, she eagerly enrolled in a 200-hour teacher training at CorePower Yoga, with the idea that she could learn more about yoga to eventually teach to kids. Soon after, she completed the Yoga for Young Warriors teacher training in early 2012 and has happily been teaching the benefits of the postures and breathing to kids in school groups, yoga camps, and studio classes. A former second grade teacher, she stepped away to focus on teaching children and adults to honor joyful and childlike behavior in order to reduce stress, prolong good health, and spread peace.
After living with a close family member who battled and survived ovarian cancer, Maegan vowed to change her own lifestyle. Yoga called to her. In less than a year, Maegan lost 45 pounds from daily Yoga. But it wasn’t only the practice that changed her body, it was the culture and awareness that ultimately got her to become a Yoga teacher. Once Yoga became a regular part of her life, her mind, body, and soul began to grow together. Since completing her 200 hour vinyasa teacher training at Kindness Yoga in Denver, Maegan is eager to share Yoga with any person wanting to practice. She has traveled all over the world and even recently spent several years living abroad only to discover she is a true Colorado girl. As she would say: “Kiss the mountain air we breathe.”