Amara Kids Programs
Yoga, Arts & Craft & Camps
Our kids programs at Amara are designed and taught by studio co-founder Kathryn Fitzgerald. Scroll down for a schedule of kids programs
Kathryn Fitzgerald is an Illinois Certified Elementary Education and Art Teacher and an Illinois Certified Learning Behavior Specialist with an M.ED degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 200) through YogaWorks and is certified as an associate in teaching yoga to children (RCYT) through the YogaKids program. She also holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Here's what people are saying about our Kids' Programs:
"My daughter loves Amara's yoga and art classes! Kathryn challenges my daughter with real yoga poses while also encouraging her to learn yoga through play. After yoga class Lily frequently reminds me that her favorite pose is "Shavasana pose...because it relaxes me Mom!"
"Kathryn's art classes have helped my daughter explore different kinds of art in a creative yet structured way: Lily has crafted colorful mandalas, designed and created unique dolls and stuffed animals, experimented with classic art forms such as portraiture and painting and has even learned to weave and sew. In short, Amara Yoga and Arts and. Kathryn manage to balance wonderful instruction with just the right amount of freedom and play-a winning combination for my eight-year old!"
"My children have attended Amara Yoga & Arts for kids for the second year and they absolutely love the relaxed and fun atmosphere of the studio. During their art classes on Saturday mornings, the children have a chance to freely explore and express their creativity with a variety of media in 2D and 3D. Our son (age 7), who attended more classes than our daughter (age 9) due to schedule availability, brings home a number of very interesting art objects that he creates with the help of the amazing instructors. These are not only functional but very attractive indeed. While there he was introduced to sewing, which he kept doing all by himself at home, knitting; in addition to painting, drawing, and more. Yoga and arts help keep him focused on doing something that he truly enjoys. I recommend enrolling your child in the Yoga and Arts for kids at Amara."