Hello and Welcome!
We are so glad you found your way to Yoki Yoga, your community for happy, healthy families, caregivers, parents, teachers and kids. Today we want to invite you to join us on our journey towards a happier, healthier and more mindful self. A journey I started about a year ago by joining one of Jill Rapperport’s Yoki Yoga Kids teacher trainings, a journey which is not always nice and smooth, but can get pretty bumpy in its ups and downs of life.
Still, I try to stay on track - finding the humor in the devastating moments, recognizing the rewards in the challenge of being part of a family every single hour of the day. Yes, we are all in this together! So stay tuned - we proudly present: Our Yoki Yo-Yo Blog - How to Navigate the ups and downs of life with wisdom, grace and fun.
Do you remember playing with Yo-Yos?
This Christmas my three girls found some very old-fashioned toys in their stockings: Kazooz, Jax and, yes: Yo-Yos - inspired by their grandpa, who claimed to have been an expert Yo-Yo-player back in the days. Soon we all tried to get the right rhythm in our wrist to send the spinning toy up and down and up and down. After a lot of trial and error and the Yo-Yos spinning down at the end of the string, even my little one got the hang of it.
Just try it yourself! It is amazing, how small the movement is, which brings the Yo-Yo back up and keeps it going. It does not require much effort. You just need to let it happen, adding a little flick when the moment is right. What better name could there be for our blog, navigating the ups and downs of the daily life with children with wisdom, grace and fun?
Playing Yo-Yo or finding your center on the way, there is no up when there is no down. We added a flick of mindfulness and Yoki Yo-Yo was born. Laugh with us, learn with us, and grow with us.
Yoki Yoga offers teacher trainings and volunteer possibilities for parents, teachers and care givers. We are also hosting a regular family Yoga Classes with Josefine at the Audubon Society on the corner of Sunset Drive and 56th Street. Meet us in the Chickee hut on Saturday morning 9.30 am.