Coyote Kids Tent

Coyote is a teacher of hidden wisdom with a sense of humor, so the message of the coyote spirit animal may paradoxically appear in the form of a joke or trickery. The Spirit of the Coyote may remind you to not take things too seriously and bring more balance between wisdom and playfulness. 


12-4pm

Upcycled Art Projects for the Kids!

In the coyote tent, we'll be making up-cycled shopping bags out of t-shirts! Time to ditch plastic bags in the stores and bring your own, one-of-a-kind cloth bag. No sewing required. We will also have several typewriters out for you to explore and create poetry or prose. Poet Alison Moncreif Bromage will be on hand to give support and prompts for inspiration. 

Faciliators: Becca Mitchell, Soule Golden, Alison Moncreif Bromage

Becca Mitchell is an art museum educator, most recently at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, who has spent over a decade engaging visitors of all ages with art. She is now home with her two young girls, and they create a lot of art together.

Alison Moncrief Bromage is a poet and essayist living in Stony Creek. Her book of poems, Daughter, Daedalus won the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry in 2016. She is a writing tutor at Yale's Ezra Stiles College, a keeper of bees, canner of vegetables, and mother of two young individuals.

Soule Golden is a costume designer who has worked for the Joffrey Ballet, Santa Fe Opera, Yale Repertory Theater, off-broadway & regionally.  As an artisan she often works with screen prints, natural & synthetic dyes, and various craft & upcycled textile media.  She also paints & draws at her home in Branford, often in collaboration with her young daughter.


12-4pm

Homage to Nature: Art making for Adults

with Briah Luckey

Join Briah and her crew of women arts leaders for leaf rubbing, stamping, and painting to create a forest installation. Connect with your inner child through the shapes and textures of nature and the joy of mark making with color! Be part of this play to tap into the possibilities of the divine!

www.briahluckey.com

Briah Luckey was featured in the 2001 issue of Connecticut Magazine as one of 30 influential people under 40 because of her vision to use art to create community connection. She has exhibited her own art locally in Connecticut, in New York City, and in Washington, DC, with a feature in the Connecticut section of The New York Times.

Through art making, I experience the direct benefit of communing with nature, of the biophilic relationship. It is a healing practice through which I connect with myself and the natural world. As an art therapist, I blend my visual artist skills with my art therapy training to facilitate creative self-expression for women to help them thrive.


11:30-12

Worldwide Animal Exploration!  Family Yoga and Mindfulness

with Kate Cygler 

Join us for an imaginary expedition around the world as we search for animal friends who can help us learn about the power of the present moment.  During this 45 minute class, children and caregivers will increase their awareness of the connection between mind, body, and breath, as we practice relaxation breathing, animal-inspired yoga postures, and a brief guided meditation.  

The class will be facilitated by Peaceful Pause LLC co-owner, Kate Cygler.  Kate is a licensed clinical social worker, RYT-200 trained in Vinyasa yoga, as well as a ChildLight Yoga and Mindfulness for Children Instructor.  Peaceful Pause LLC is committed to creating kinder, more peaceful communities by inspiring individuals to develop mindfulness-based practices.  


(a kids offering at the Hippnotic Hoopla Tent)
1-1:30pm

Kids Hula Hooping

with Kailey 

Kids Hula Hoop Star Class (All ages)

We will explore the world of hooping through play and movement. Learn how to hoop, play interactive games, and have fun! Hooping fosters creativity, improve balance, social skills, motor skills, and coordination.


2-2:30pm

Kids Yoga Adventure

with Kara Seneco and Allie Santoro

Join Kara & Allie as they take you on a yoga adventure through their children’s book “Love Tribe Vibes"!   Together we will move through kid friendly poses and breathing exercises while going on a journey where anything is possible when guided with an open heart. Children will develop their own understanding of what it means to live life with an open heart and how to spread Love Tribe Vibes in their own special way. 

All participants will receive a Free Love Tribe bracelet!
Anyone who wishes to purchase the "Love Tribe Vibes" book will receive a personalized signed copy that day. 

An optional Mindfulness Scavenger hunt will be provided for kids to complete with their loved ones while exploring the OHYA festival grounds~there’s so much to see, feel & hear! 

“Now put on your Love Tribe bracelet and be on your way...Love Tribe Warrior saves the day"! 

Kara Seneco Perno, Founder of Inner Peace Creations, LLC 

Kara  is a Licensed Clinical Worker who incorporates mindfulness, meditation, breathwork and yoga with traditional therapy modalities to address trauma related issues, anxiety and depression. She is a certified kids yoga teacher and 500hr certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher under the study of Ravi Singh & Ana Brett. Kara shares these sacred techniques and a lot of heart within her offerings to help lift and empower spirits.

Kara is a Licensed Clinical Worker who incorporates mindfulness, meditation, breathwork and yoga with traditional therapy modalities to address trauma related issues, anxiety and depression. She is a certified kids yoga teacher and 500hr certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher under the study of Ravi Singh & Ana Brett. Kara shares these sacred techniques and a lot of heart within her offerings to help lift and empower spirits.

Allison Santoro  Allie is a 500hr certified kundalini yoga teacher as well as an elementary school teacher. She shares her love for yoga and meditation with her first grade students. Allie loves to spend her time with her daughter and being active outdoors.

Allison Santoro Allie is a 500hr certified kundalini yoga teacher as well as an elementary school teacher. She shares her love for yoga and meditation with her first grade students. Allie loves to spend her time with her daughter and being active outdoors.


Recognizing that children need balance and focus in their lives, Lani first incorporated yoga into her daily schedule while teaching first grade in Coney Island, Brooklyn (New York) way back in 1997. In 2004, Lani founded/created Full of Joy Yoga in San Francisco. She moved to CT in 2008 and has been teaching yoga to children in preschools, public schools, yoga studios, libraries, festivals and after-school programs all over the New Haven area. Training others to teach yoga to children is one of Lani’s passions, as she realizes she can reach many more children by sharing her skills and talents with other adults. Since 2006, she has organized and led her Full of Joy Yoga Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings for parents, teachers, and yogis all over the country. Her main goal is to get yoga & mindfulness into every school! Currently she is teaching her “Mindful Yoga Breaks” curriculum to teachers and students in the New Haven & NYC Public schools and hopes to one day have it used in all of them. She is also the creator of the Mindful Yoga Breaks Anchor Breath poster and card deck to go with her Mindful Yoga Breaks curriculum.

Recognizing that children need balance and focus in their lives, Lani first incorporated yoga into her daily schedule while teaching first grade in Coney Island, Brooklyn (New York) way back in 1997. In 2004, Lani founded/created Full of Joy Yoga in San Francisco. She moved to CT in 2008 and has been teaching yoga to children in preschools, public schools, yoga studios, libraries, festivals and after-school programs all over the New Haven area. Training others to teach yoga to children is one of Lani’s passions, as she realizes she can reach many more children by sharing her skills and talents with other adults. Since 2006, she has organized and led her Full of Joy Yoga Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings for parents, teachers, and yogis all over the country. Her main goal is to get yoga & mindfulness into every school! Currently she is teaching her “Mindful Yoga Breaks” curriculum to teachers and students in the New Haven & NYC Public schools and hopes to one day have it used in all of them. She is also the creator of the Mindful Yoga Breaks Anchor Breath poster and card deck to go with her Mindful Yoga Breaks curriculum.

3:30-4pm

Family Yoga

with Lani Rosen-Gallagher of Full of Joy Yoga

All ages are welcome to participate in the Full of Joy Yoga Family Yoga class. Join Lani as we do fun partner poses, creative breathing exercises and simple relaxation techniques that parents, caregivers and children can use to create the roots for a lifelong practice together.