Kids Yoga & Personality Development classes

Dear Parents, 
Santhosham. 
With immense pleasure, we would like to announce our Gurumahan, MahaMahrishi Paranjothiyar's visit to Omaha after 4 years.
We would like to invite parents and kids to attend and participate in the related programs: Avail this great opportunity to enhance your spiritual path!
Here are the details of the programs:

Kids Well-being and Parenting
This is a discourse exclusively for our yoga kids & parents.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7.00 PM - 8 PM

Venue: UPFNA Center, 13501  A St, Omaha, NE 68144

Agenda: 7 pm - 7:30 pm - GuruMahan's discourse for kids and parents.
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Blessings from GuruMahan to each family.

We request all parents and kids to be present.
Usually, we conduct a 2-day kids program with Gurumahan but this year we are unable to accommodate it with Gurumahan's schedule.
Please don't miss this program, attend the session and get the blessings from Gurumahan.
If you have any specific questions related to this topic, feel free to email your questions in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before October 12, 2018.
A humble request: Please bring fruits or flowers and $11 Gurudakshina.

Global Peace Day Celebration
Sunday, October 28, 2018 5 PM - 7.30 PM
Venue: Hindu Temple 13010 Arbor St, Omaha
We will be celebrating the Global Peace Day with Gurumahan in Omaha for the first time.
Click here for event details.
Please RSVP for the event. Dinner is included.
To bring awareness about Global Peace, we are conducting contests for kids.
Kids Art contest (1-12th grade) - Register by October 20, 2018
Kids Essay contest (6-12th Grade) - Register and Submit by October 20, 2018
Please register by clicking the respective contest.
3 toppers from both the contests will be awarded by Gurumahan on the stage.
Maha Shakthi Yogam (for parents)
You might already see some changes (health behavior, studies…) with your kid while practicing yoga. If all the family members practice, the entire family will be healthy, happy, peaceful and in harmony. Parents register yourself and introduce yoga and meditation to your daily routine. Please click here to register.
Satsangs
Please click here for date & venue. There are few slots available to conduct Gurumahan’s Satsang at your home if you are interested.
Morning Meditation Sessions
We will have 9 days of morning meditation sessions conducted by Gurumahan, Please click here for dates & venue.
Personal Meeting with Gurumahan
Guru means “the imparter of knowledge/jnana".
The association with a GURU, dispels darkness of ignorance and helps in spiritual progress and is an enormous blessing to you and your family!
Every minute of Guru’s time is valuable.
You could also have a 30 min appointment with Gurumahan and ask him any questions regarding your holistic health or family. 
There are only limited number of slots available and will be provided on "first come, first served" basis.
Please contact the organization (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) well in advance to pick your convenient slot.
All the programs are open to public and free except Maha Shakthi Yogam & Personal appointments.
Please invite all of your family members and friends to attend these events.
Kids Yoga Class Cancellations
Following classes are cancelled:
  • October 19th Friday- All classes
  • October 26th, Friday- All classes
  • October 29th, Monday- All classes
We request all the Friday & Monday kids yoga students 
to take the make-up classes on 
Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri at your convenience time 
on the same week or by Nov 2018.
If needed, we will arrange a make-up class on December.
We appreciate your understanding & patience.
Make-up Class Timings
Day Time
Monday 5.20 pm to 6.20 pm
6.25 pm to 7.25 pm
Tuesday 4.15 pm to 5.15 pm
5.20 pm to 6.20 pm
Wednesday 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm
6.05 pm to 7.05 pm
Friday 4:15 pm to 5.15 pm
5.20 pm to 6.20 pm
6.25 pm to 7.25 pm
Note : We will also post the above message at
upfna.org(Omaha kids yoga page) for your convenience.

Santhosham! Santhosham! Santhosham!
Thanks, 
UPFNA

 

 

Yoga is for everyone. Regardless of our age or stage, yoga meets us where we're at. For children, Yoga can help develop their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Their concentration can improve along with their ability to relax and feel calm, which helps them to cope with the conflict and stress of an increasingly hectic world.

More than being just great exercise, Yoga is a way of life that teaches Kids the ancient system of practice which focuses postures/asanas along with healthy food styles for the body, breathing & relaxation techniques for the mind, concentration exercises for the intellect and meditation for the soul. It encourages kids to play, connect more deeply with their inner self, and develop a receptive relationship to the natural world around them. It encourages self-esteem and body awareness, and fosters cooperation and compassion, instead of competition.

Yoga helps our little ones to explore the ethics of "Yamas" (healthy, loving attitudes & values) with teenagers learning to apply Yoga's ancient wisdom to modern-day life challenges. Teaches awareness in decision-making and choices where an internal compass could be challenged or compromised.

Through Yoga, children can discover how unique, worthy, and complete they are. They learn to care for their bodies with Yoga when they are young, and start developing healthy habits, which will serve them all lifelong.

Each Kid will get his/her own sequence structure to practice in the home.

Ongoing kids yoga  classes for 1st- 12th Grade   

   Open house(Payments and registrations): July 27th, Friday, 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm, UPFNA Center, 13501 A St, Omaha, 68144

 

August 2018 to May 2019
Day:  Monday
Time: 3:40 pm to 4.40 pm( 6th & 7th grade)
5.20 pm to 6.20 pm ( 5th to 8th grade)
6:25 pm to 7:25 pm(1st to 3rd grade) Instructor: Shruthi Kumar
6.25 pm to 7.25 pm (3rd to 6th grade)
Instructor: Sasirekha Rathinam
Aug, 2018   13 20 27  
Sep, 2018 3(Holiday) 10 17 24  
Oct, 2018 1 8 15 22 29
Nov, 2018 5 12 19 26  
Dec, 2018 3 10 17    
Jan, 2019 7 14 (Holiday) 21 28  
Feb, 2019 4 11 18 25  
Mar, 2019 4 11 18 25  
April, 2019 1 8 15 22 29
May, 2019 6 13 20    
 
Day:  Tuesday
Time: 4.15 pm to 5.15 pm (1st to 4th grade)
5.20 pm to 6.20 pm (2nd to 5th grade)
Instructor: Sarah Lively
Aug, 2018   14 21 28  
Sep, 2018 4 11 18 25  
Oct, 2018 2 9 16 23 30
Nov, 2018 6(Holiday) 13 20 27  
Dec, 2018 4 11 18    
Jan, 2019 1(Holiday) 8 15(Holiday) 22 29
Feb, 2019 5 12 19 26  
Mar, 2019 5 12 19 26  
April, 2019 2 9 16 23 30
May, 2019 7 14 21    
 
Day:  Wednesday
Time: 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm(1st to 5th Grade)
6.05 pm to 7.05 pm (2nd to 5th grade)
Instructor: Katie Tessin
Aug, 2018 8 15 22 29  
Sep, 2018 5 12 19 26  
Oct, 2018 3 10 17 24 31( Holiday)
Nov, 2018 7( Holiday) 14 21(Holiday) 28  
Dec, 2018 5 12 19    
Jan, 2019 2( Holiday) 9 16 23 30
Feb, 2019 6 13 20 27  
Mar, 2019 6 13 20 27  
April, 2019 3 10 17 24  
May, 2019 8 15 22    
 
Day:  Friday
Time: 4:15 pm to 5.15 pm(3rd to 5th grade)
5.20 pm to 6.20 pm (3rd to 5th grade)
6.25 pm to 7.25 pm (3rd to 6th grade)
Instructor: Sasirekha Rathinam
Aug, 2018   10 17 24 31 (Holiday)
Sep, 2018 7 14 21 28  
Oct, 2018 5 12 19 26 31( Holiday)
Nov, 2018 2 9 16 23(HolidaY) 30
Dec, 2018 7 14      
Jan, 2019 4( Holiday) 11 18 25  
Feb, 2019 1 8 15 22  
Mar, 2019 1 8 15 22 29
April, 2019 5 12 19 26  
May, 2019 3 10 17    
 
Day:  Sunday
Time: 8.00 to 9.00 am ( 9th Grade and up)
Volunteer Instructor: Jitendra Chintamadaka
Aug, 2018   12 19 26  
Sep, 2018 2(Holiday) 9 16 23 30
Oct, 2018 7 14 21 28  
Nov, 2018 4 11 18 25(Holiday)  
Dec, 2018 2 9 16    
Jan, 2019 6( Holiday) 13 20 27  
Feb, 2019 3 10 17 24  
Mar, 2019 3 10 17 24 31
April, 2019 7 14 21 28  
May, 2019 5 12 19    
 
Day:  Sunday
Time: 10.00 to 11.00 am ( 1st to 3rd Grade)
Volunteer Instructor: Shruthi Kumar
Aug, 2018   12 19 26  
Sep, 2018 2(Holiday) 9 16 23 30
Oct, 2018 7 14 21 28  
Nov, 2018 4 11 18 25(Holiday)  
Dec, 2018 2 9 16    
Jan, 2019 6( Holiday) 13 20 27  
Feb, 2019 3 10 17 24  
Mar, 2019 3 10 17 24 31
April, 2019 7 14 21 28  
May, 2019 5 12 19    

 

    Recommendations for the Kids Yoga class

1. Dress Code:

  • Wear lose fitting clothes, preferably white (If you would like a white dress with UPFNA logo, please order here, will take 6 to 8 weeks)
  •  No Shorts, Sleeveless, Capri’s, tights
  • Try to avoid Zippers and big buttons in the Shirts & Pants.

2. For Girls:  Try to comb your hair  & put knots in the  hair. (Avoid big hairpins, clips & big bangles)

3. Food: Don’t eat heavy food before you come to the class, but eating light foods like a glass of milk or snacks won't disturb you in the class. At least 3 hr interval is needed for a regular meal

4. Please make sure that your home and cell numbers are up to date - including the area code

5. The kids needs to arrive 5 to 10 min earlier to the class and also picked by 5 to 10 min after the class is over                                                                                                              

IMPORTANT POLICY CHANGES:

IMPORTANT POLICY CHANGES:

Open House (payments & registrations):

July 27th, Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. UPFNA Center, 13501 A St, Omaha, 68144.

1. Suggested Donation:(Aug 2017- May 2018 , approx  35- 38 classes)

Individual ($375) and Siblings ($305) will be given by check & newstudents have to add extra $30 for registration.

Please mail the check to UPFNA, PO Box 540882, Omaha NE - 68154 before July 25th

                                             OR

The payment can be paid during Open house on July 27th

AFTER Aug 1st, 2018: Individual $410 and siblings $345 


2.  New students

One time registration fee for new students: $30 (includes the UPFNA logo T-shirt & pants)(choose your size  here)

New students joining during the middle of the year: The amount will be prorated (Call 402-218-2054 before you make payment)

The payment can be made after the 2nd week of the class once you decide to continue.

3. Class cancellation

If UPFNA cancels the class / or if you miss the class (due to illness or unavoidable circumstances), the makeup class will be determined by the student instructor.  

4. Makeup class

UPFNA does not guarantee a makeup class unless you miss the class due to illness or unavoidable circumstances.Maximum of 5 make up classes/semester are allowed.

5.Change assigned day/time

We cannot change assigned day/time of the yoga class during the middle of the session (Aug--May).

6. Vacation

Please let the instructor know four weeks prior to the absence. The fees will be carried over to next billing cycle.

7. REFUND

 Quitting/Leaving

Please give at-least 4 weeks advance notice before quitting the class to receive full refund for the remaining classes. If not, the refund will be for the remaining classes less one month from the date of notification.

8. Absent

If the student is absent for 4 classes without any notice, they will be dis-enrolled and lose their spot in the class. If you wish to rejoin, you must re-registerand a spot may not be immediately available as there is usually a waiting list for most of the classes. Notify your absence by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the name of the student, usual class time and date(s) of absence

14. Inclement Weather: We will follow the Millard Public School calendar for weather related cancellations. Students are encouraged to attend a different class in that week or the following week to make up for the lost class.

 Questions: Contact 402-218-2054

 SANTHOSHAM

 

Venue & Time

Venue: 13501, A St, Omaha, 68144

Day:  Monday
Time: 3:40 pm to 4.40 pm( 6th & 7th grade)
          5.20 pm to 6.20 pm ( 5th to 8th grade)
          6.25 pm to 7.25 pm (3rd to 6th grade)
 
 Day:  Tuesday
Time: 4.15 pm to 5.15 pm( 1st to 5th grade)
         5.20 pm to 6.20 pm (1st to 5th grade)
         
Day:  Wednesday
Time: 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm (1st to 4th grade)
         6.05 pm to 7.05 pm  (2nd to 6th grade)
 
 
Day:  Friday
Time: 4:15 pm to 5.15 pm(3rd to 5th grade)
          5.20 pm to 6.20 pm ( 3rd to 5th grade)
          6.25 pm to 7.25 pm( 4th to 6th grade)
 
 Day: Sunday 
 Time: 8.00 to 9.00 am ( 9th Grade and up)
            10.00 to 11.00 am ( 1st to 2nd Grade)