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Family Class with Amy Ives and Jessica Jacobson

Saturdays, 12:15- 1:00 p.m | November 4th- December 16th | Payment is by donation with proceeds going to First Call Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition and The PACE Program |

The Family Class is a playful yoga class for the whole family. Games, puppets, music and stories are used to create a fun and engaging class. All ages and experience levels welcome. 

Amy Ives is an Early Childhood Educator with over 20 years of experience working with children, youth, and families. In 2012 Amy participated in a Kid's Yoga Teacher Training Workshop with Maalaa of Kids Yoga Now. After completing the workshop Amy has been teaching yoga with preschool and elementary school classes, with strong start programs, with the children she works with as an ECE, and with her own children.

Jessica Jacobson has been practicing yoga for 20 years and became a Yoga Alliance registered E-RYT 200 instructor in 2006. Since then she has trained to teach in the Anusara tradition and later studied traditional Ashtanga in India in 2010. Since her son was born in 2012, Jessica’s approach to yoga has deepened and simultaneously become more playful. Jessica co-taught a family yoga class with Amy Ives this last year and found this to be a great way to build community and share her love of yoga and mindfulness with her son. The excitement for a family/community class has only grown and Jessica is excited to be a part of the new community class being offered at Yoga on 7th.

For more information, email Amy at amylouives@gmail.com

PACE is an early intervention and education center for children and families. Many of the children participating in the Family Program at PACE have significant emotional and behavioral challenges and benefit from the therapeutic environment. PACE also offers outreach support for children who need support to be successful in their preschool/ school classes and daycare programs. Another program at PACE is the Healthy Transitions program which supports children who are moving in to or out of foster care homes, or between foster care homes.

First Call BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition is a non-partisan coalition of over 100 provincial and regional organizations who have united their voices to put children and youth first in BC through public education, community mobilization, and public policy advocacy. Every November, First Call, with the support of the Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC), releases a report card with the latest statistics on child and family poverty in BC and recommendations for policy changes that would reduce these poverty levels.