Yoga Classes and Summer Camp for Children
Come & Meet Valerie Pike
Valerie is a certified Mini Yogis Instructor and certified scuba diver. Enjoy her adventures to finding harmony in America. As a yoga instructor, Ms. Pike travels the country to inspire to get kids outside to enjoy nature while doing yoga. Along the way, she interacts with wildlife biologists throughout her journeys of rescued and rehabilitated animals. From her organic teaching, she introduces viewers to the healthy lifestyle along with yoga philosophy and a whole new life’s perspective.
Benefits of Yoga for Children
- Strength, Flexibility and Balance
- Concentration, Focus and Attention
- Confidence and Self Esteem
- Relaxation and Self Control
Deep Blue Sea Yoga summer camp at Barranca Vista Center and Park
Learn about marine environment while seeing a Frog Fish, Sharks, Seahorse and other amazing creatures. Learn fun and interesting facts about the marine animals with One-eyed Bob the Pirate. Ocean Lovers will enjoy the ocean themed yoga poses such as Dolphin pose, Boat Yoga Pose, Sea Otter, Plank, Shark Pose, Sea Turtle, Tilting Penguin Pose, Mermaid and partner yoga poses such as Double Boat and Whale Pose.
Join Certified Mini Yogis instructor Valerie Pike to play Yogi Games, participate in a Djembe Drum Circle and learn a guided beach relaxation and Sleeping Starfish guaranteed to help your child rest better. So come along on our Ocean Yoga Adventure and have fun with the YogaBerries! You can even imagine your yoga mat will turn into a surf board and be ready to spread the harmony wave by wave!
Creative Writing with Creative Minds Summer Camp
Ekphrastic Valerie Pike, 2013 Art Tales Creative Writing Winner of Adult Fiction, invites you to look at artwork and learn how to write by being inspired by artwork. You will use your senses to help you write a short story or poem, with a minimum of 5 sentences and a maximum of 500 words.
Ekphrastic Writing inspired by visual art is called ekphrastic, from the Greek word meaning “to speak out” - it's a writing technique that makes (silent) artworks “talk”. Figures are as if they were still alive. Visual art speaks to our imaginations through the power of images – think of words as the writer's paint!
Valerie Pike is the author of Ozzy the Octopus learns about Tingshas and has produced 2 yoga documentary DVDs Rainforest Adventure Yoga with the Traveling YogaBerries and Deep Blue Sea Yoga. She lives in Ventura and is currently writing a series of fantasy/adventure with a dragon named Crimson.