"Yoga at the Pond"

by  Born 2 Move Movement Adventures

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Wind, water and living creatures serve to guide
the flow and forms of our yoga practice as we emulate and learn about the life that
thrives and survives in a freshwater pond. This virtual biome is the ideal
source to support calming and modifying of our minds and bodies as we "commune" with an ideation of nature. Various musical selections are played and visual
imagery is evoked during the practice to enhance the effect of connecting with and
revering Nature. Most of the session is done lying prone, sitting or kneeling on
the floor, so every participant should wear comfortable, stretchable clothing,
and have a yoga mat or an even floor padding to facilitate the ease and comfort
of their experience.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $360.00
Point to Point: $180.00
By Request: $180.00


45-75 minutes, depending on the time available and duration desired.

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Foreign/World Languages, Health/Physical Education, International, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Program must be cancelled 48 hours in advance of a booked program in order to receive no charge. Programs booked within the 48 hour window preceding the scheduled program time will be charged 50% of the fee, with the ability to reschedule the program within a 3 month period while paying an additional 75% of the original fee. (Total cost of a cancelled and rebooked program would be 125% of original fee)

About This Provider

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Born 2 Move Movement Adventures

Green Bay, WI
United States

Marc delights in venturing to other cultures and times through the means of dance, theater, music and educational exploration. His career has taken him around the world, delving into diverse cultures and artistic disciplines. He has performed in numerous dance and theater forms, collaborated on two dozen plays/musicals/operas and has choreographed and directed ten concert-length productions. Marc received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa as an Iowa Arts Fellow, has taught all ages from pre-school to the aged, and is fully insured as dance/yoga/movement teacher.

Marc Kotz

Program Details


The program begins with assuming a sitting posture on the floor with legs crossed to the best of participant's flexibility.
We then focus on breathing (practicing the diaphragm breath) paying attention to sensations and perceptions in the body.
From there we find a way descend to a prone position lying on the back.
A series of exercises follows while lying on the back or rolling from to side to side, each using imagery of freshwater pond plants or animals, and being "under" the water with the many associations that may confer.
Returning back to a seated posture, with legs crossed (lotus position), we continue our practice sitting tall, imagining our spines as a stems rooted down into the pond bottom, and reaching up in the opposite direction to the air and the sky. In this pose we practice active flow movements with the torso and upper body extremities, stretching, mobilizing and reaching in order to elongate the spine/torso against gravity.
We finish with a series of exercises beginning seated on our folded legs and moving into fundamentals of the "sun salute" as well as other poses that involve rising out of the floor.
We then complete the practice by briefly sitting quietly, returning our attention to the diaphragm breath and our enhanced body awareness.


1) To guide/instruct participants through a sequence of yoga flow and forms helpful to their physical and mental well-being.
2) To learn about flora and fauna of a freshwater pond biome and relate them to the practice of yoga.
3) To teach an appreciation and practice of the diaphragm breath (sometimes called "belly breathing").
4) To instruct participants with the use of mental imagery in application to kinesthetic (physical/sensory) performance and self-modulation.
5) To engage participants in practice/methods of directing their own mindfulness and physical well-being.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Health Education Standards
Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
7.5.1 / 7.8.1 / 7.12.1 Identify/Explain/Analyze responsible personal health behaviors.
7.5.2 / 7.8.2 / 7.12.1 Demonstrate a variety of healthy practices and behaviors to maintain or improve personal health.
7.5.3 / 7.8.3 / 7.12.3 Demonstrate a variety of behaviors to avoid or reduce health risks to self and others.