Connection provides therapeutic and recreational activities for children of all
ages. These programs promote physical activity, body awareness, confidence, and
health education, and provide access to common childhood activities. These
Parent and Child Yoga
Ages 4-11 years old
This class is designed to provide parents and children with the opportunity to learn and practice yoga in a safe and sensory friendly environment. Sessions will focus on stretching, mind-body connection, self-care and spending quality time bonding with your child. Parents are expected to participate in light exercise while providing hands-on assistance to their little yogi.
Tuesdays, September 18 – October 30, 5:45-6:30pm in Mountainside, Click here to register
Sundays, September 23 – October
28, 9:45am- 10:30am in Toms River at 94 Stevens Road, Click
here to register
Ages 12 to 21 Years Old
Our adaptive yoga program is designed to introduce the practice of yoga to children with special healthcare needs while teaching basic fundamental skills such as regulating emotions, managing stress, and providing an opportunity for physical activity and social interaction. Our goals are to create a safe and supportive place for your child to practice and study yoga, to foster creativity and self-understanding, and to promote a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Tuesdays, September 18th- October 30th 6:30-7:30pm in Mountainside
Sundays, September 23- October 10:30am-11:30am in
Toms River at 94 Stevens Road
Click here to read more about participant criteria and registration information.
Ages 4 to 6 Years Old
Panda Prep is a fun program for young children to develop and build on the fundamental gross motor skills. These skills include basic body awareness, coordination, balance, fitness, direction following, and attention to task. They are fun, structured, and offer an opportunity for growth to children with developmental delays and other cognitive or physical challenges, while introducing basic martial arts concepts. For help identifying which group is best suited for your child please call our office at 908-301-5548.
and Body Awareness
Many young children require support with organizing their body, thoughts, and sensory inputs first, in order to lay the foundation for the high-level skills that martial arts requires. This program led by our Recreational Therapy staff provides gross motor activities, sensory activities, and incorporates music and movement. The group is structured and incorporates routine and repetitive skills for reinforcing fundamentals. This class provides a therapeutic opportunity that promotes body awareness, basic motor coordination, attention to task, direction following, and turn-taking. Participants may be introduced to basic martial arts concepts.
Saturdays, September 22-November 3, 9:30am – 10:15am in Mountainside, Click here to register
Fit and Fun
Recreational Therapy staff focus on providing therapeutic opportunities through gross motor movement and coordination, balance, exercise, direction following and attention skills. Students must demonstrate an organized, calm body state, and the ability to participate in group drills and games. New exercises are introduced and taught frequently. Participants will be introduced to basic martial arts skills and terminology.
Saturdays, September 22-November 3, 10:20am – 11:05am in Mountainside, Click here to register