When Neva Grey says that yoga is for everyone, she means it. Her new studio, Little Yogis, caters to the youngest of posers.
Grey, a Lifetime Fitness-certified children’s yoga teacher, found the right location by sub-letting space from the famed ChildsPlay Creative Art center at 1807 S. Washington St.
“A music teacher approached me, knowing that I teach yoga, and thought it would work well,” says Grey, a mother of two young children and practicing yogi for more than 10 years.
She had been contemplating yoga classes for children starting as young as age 3. Grey found that even the very young ones were susceptible to the occasional yoga poses she’d introduce in some of her other classes.
“They get into it as much as the older kids do,” she says.
She likes to use themes to structure her classes.
“We do a lot of fun interactions like musical yoga mats,” Simon says, “and the older kids help with the games.”
Thankful poses are popular during Thanksgiving, or agility and balance poses during the Super Bowl.
The children especially enjoy animal poses that always come with full-hearted animal sounds, Grey chuckles. Another favorite is paired balance poses.
Little Yogis classes refine balance and coordination, enhance physical flexibility, develop focus and concentration, and boost self-esteem and confidence, says her brochure.
“Safety is most important,” Grey says of her classes where students get plenty of water breaks.
Easing into poses and spotting even the more advanced students for the occasional headstand are paramount and only possible because of the small class sizes Grey maintains.
Initially starting with only two sessions in early June and July, with Wednesday- and Thursday-afternoon classes, Grey is easing into Little Yogis. Summer camps and more classes will be added with time.
Grey also actively is pursuing the introduction of classes or even on-location yoga therapy for special needs children, and children with autism and ADHD. She already has been approached by therapists in the field about the benefits of children practicing yoga.
Owner Richard Navarro partnered with Renato Ibay to open PC Laptop Repair Shop on Feb. 28 at 4003 Plainfield-Naperville Road. The shop offers repairs to almost all electronics from PCs to laptops to tablets and smartphones.
“We combined have about 10 or 15 years of experience on these things,” says Navarro, who lives only minutes away, and was thrilled to find the location in south Naperville.
Customers are encouraged to bring their troubled equipment in for an initial diagnostic, followed by a repair cost estimate.
“If they choose to repair it with us, we will put the $35 diagnostic fee toward the repair cost,” Navarro says. First-time customers also receive other discounts.
PC Laptop Repair Shop handles almost any kind of repair, but most often fixes slow computers, motherboard issues and, of course, broken screens on smartphones, tablets and even laptops.
The shop does not buy or sell items, but will accept donations, and also offers recycling to securely destroy all data.
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