Many locals have already discovered the charm of Symposia Book Store at 510 Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ. It’s a lovely community book store which sells donated used books at discounted prices. Every week day morning the book store transforms into an incredible puppet world that lights up children’s eyes like nothing else does. And now Puppetonia presents new addition to their already rich repertoire: Community Prenatal Yoga and Puppet Yoga for Babies. The newly added yoga classes as well as the popular puppet shows are taught by skilled and experienced professionals and are very affordable. Now there’s nothing stopping you from being one of those divas that socializes on a yoga mat with her pregnant and/or lactating friends.
Come experience the benefits of prenatal yoga for your mind, body and spirit. You will learn asanas appropriate and therapeutic for your changing body as well as breathing and meditation techniques to calm you during this incredibly complex time in your life. The class will teach you techniques that you can use on your own throughout your pregnancy and labor & delivery. This class will also serve as a community-building space where you can connect with other women sharing a similar journey.
Class is taught by Kimberleigh Weiss-Lewit, MA, RYT registered yoga and certified prenatal instructor. Kimberleigh is also a mother of three and peer Breastfeeding counselor in Hoboken.
Price: $15 cash (first class free)
Every Wednesday at 1:30 pm for babies from 5 weeks to crawling.
You will learn baby yoga techniques that will help with your infant’s sleep cycles, digestion and fussiness. Silly songs, toys, puppets, hugs, kisses and giggles make this a not-to-be-missed class experience for you and your infant. Gentle baby asanas and massages are also incorporated to help you learn how to calm and teach basic motor development to your baby. You will learn appropriate, therapeutic strokes for each area of the body, as well as ways to bring body awareness to your baby without over-stimulation. Yoga practiced with your baby is a powerful way to connect with your new child and opportunity to join or create a community of new mothers and friends with similar goals and parenting styles.
Monday – Friday at 10 am and 11 am.
Since its inception, Puppetonia has taught children so much more than just their ABC’s and 123′s. The music and puppet shows incorporate important social skills, early academics, thinking skills, motor skills, and self-expression. The music is fun and upbeat, and the children are encouraged to move to the rhythm, follow verbal instructions, practice sequential movements, and have a great time. And there are bubbles galore! The puppets are friendly and cuddly, bringing to life old bedtime stories, funny incidents children encounter in their daily lives, and exploring nature and community.
The Puppetonia team includes actors, playwrights, musicians and early childhood educators. Through the years, this talented team has created over sixty unique stories. The shows have been successfully performed in a variety of educational settings such as schools, day cares, and libraries.
Price: $15 cash per child (siblings under the age of 1 are free, older siblings $10) – no registration required.
Kamar having fun at Puppetonia – February 2013