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Spring at Recess

I think we can all agree that being a parent is tough no matter how you slice it. It's sweet, and cuddly and rewarding...but it's also really trying at times. We're here to make it a little bit easier at Recess Collective.

Come hang out with us!

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COMING UP this Season for Members:

- Intergenerational Playdates

- Dance Party with Charity Kahn

- Family Playspace Yoga

- Coworking + Childcare

Every week - Playspace Activities

Free for members!

FAMILY YOGA Mondays at 11am (ages 1-4) and Thursdays at 4:30pm (ages 1-4)

NEW PARENT GROUP Mondays noon (0-12mo) - Kelsey from Parentline

SENSORY PLAY (rotating activities from play doh, kinetic sand, oobleck, etc). 

  • Tuesdays at 4:30

  • Thursdays at 10:30

  • Fridays at 10:30

  • Saturdays at 11:30

  • Sundays at 10:30

March Special Events

Special Musical Guest, Charity Kahn (of Charity and the JAM Band). SAVE THE DATE March 18, 10am

Intergenerational Play dates - Friday 3/22 at 11am. Friday 3/29 at 4:30pm.

Coworking and childcare - Starting 3/30. Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 1-5pm. Email to reserve your spot

Pilates for Grown ups Tuesdays at 1pm. Baby and Me Pilates 2pm. Open to non-members too!

Weekend Family Yoga Class - April 7

Looking forward to seeing you and joining in on the fun!

Not a member yet? Join today!

The Sunset is the Place To Play in 2019!

As we move into 2019, we look forward to our first year of play in the Sunset. We have lots in store for the months to come including intergenerational activities with local seniors, Monday playgroups for new parents, monthly live music, & weekly (stress free) drop in activities included in membership such as storytime, music time and sensory lab!

Join us!

HOURS FOR PLAY

M, T, Th, F: 9:30am - 5:30pm

S & S: Play 9:30am - 12:30pm

  • Mornings and Rainy Days are reserved for Members only.

  • Single day passes will are available 1:30-5:30 on weekdays & select weekend mornings 9:30-12:30

  • Wednesdays, Recess is closed.  

  • Closed  Xmas Week 12/22-1/1. MLK Jr Day, Easter, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving weekend

Join as a member and give your family the gift of play

RECESS MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE:

  • Use of our full playspace and cafe area anytime, no reservation needed

  • Free access to member activities and special events like member mixers and family concerts

  • Discounted pricing on Recess services, including birthday parties, parent workshops, kid's classes, co-working, and fitness

  • Access to drop-off childcare

  • guest passes for friends

  • Memberships include the entire family, never pay for parents or caregivers

Join before 1/30 and Save! 

Show your support and join our community. All introductory offers are available for your family, to gift to a friend/grandchild/neighbor, or to purchase for a family in need.

SEE CURRENT OFFERS

WORKSHOPS

Over the past decade, we've had the opportunity to work with some of the most highly-regarded professionals in San Francisco.  We're thrilled to be able to continue to bring them to you, face-to-face, in support of your journey as a parent. Check out the full workshop schedule here.

Coming Up In January

Brain Development 101 (0-12mo) 1/10
Potty Training 1/15
Infant Sleep 1/19
CPR - Infant, Child & Adult Life and Choke saving (w/ 2 year certification) 1/22
New Parent Groups Begin! 1/28

---> More & Sign ups at www.recesscollective.org/workshops

PARTIES

Recess parties allow you to bring whatever food & drink you'd like, let the kids run free, and they give you the time to enjoy yourself.  After all, it's a celebration for the grown-ups too! Pre-opening pricing is only good through Dec 22.

  • PARTY TIMES:  S & S 1:30-3:30 & 4:30-6:30.  See the app/website for availability.  www.recesscollective.org/party

  • $385 (Increasing to $425), See the app/website for availability.  

  • Cap is 45 people

  • BYO plates, utensils, etc.  

  • Any food/drink is ok

More Music Coming to Recess - Fridays at 10

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This Spring, Mega is coming to Recess to share her musical talents (nestled into a background of Early Childhood Ed) with our community. 

Come play on Friday Mornings at 10am to meet her and enjoy this beautiful, interactive activity.

We all benefit from music in our lives. If we are exposed to music and given the opportunity to explore than no note will be out of reach. Just as a child needs to be exposed to books for literacy, children need to be exposed to live music to play it, enjoy it and try it.

Music education is similar to other early childhood classroom curriculum, it must be joyful and playful. Children play to make sense of their environment, the world they are socialized into and through play children begin to understand how they influence it.

Children need to be able to move their bodies -- and the Recess playspace is a great place to do so. It is important to allow children to feel the rhythm of each song or chant and feel the beats in their bodies. All of the activities she leads include fine and gross motor activities that are both suggested and guided.

Musical classes assist in the development of all of the developmental domains as well as overall health and wellness. Music is calming, relaxing and soothing to any soul no matter the age. During music class children utilize cognitive and language skills whenever they listen to song lyrics and repeat them back. If given a shaker and asked to repeat back a rhythm children must listen and count the beats to copy the rhythm. 

When in class with others, children have an opportunity to practice using social/ emotional skills to wait for their turn to dance in the middle of the circle, or to add a silly word to a song or to bring a movement idea to the group, as well as when the classroom group sings together to create a beautiful melody.  

Children use physical skills to do gross motor activities like hopping, jumping, stomping, twisting, etc as well as using fine motor muscles to hold a shaker, to hold hands, or to copy small body movements. Children will be active participants!

Mega Bloom began working with young children as a Naturalist ten years ago. Over the past decade, Mega has held many positions in various teaching environments from outside the classroom, teaching in gardens and the forest teaching environmental science to most recently teaching in early childhood education classrooms.  Mega has taught toddlers and preschool aged children for the past three years in Oakland, California. When interacting with young children, Mega takes notice of each child's individuality and emphasizes their creative strengths. Mega loves to facilitate music and movement activities with young children! 

 

Hope to see you and your children for the first class March 16th! 

Free for Anytime members - Included in Day Passes 

Oh Baby! Yoga for Two

We're absolutely thrilled to be adding prenatal & Mommy Baby Yoga to our fall schedule.

Prenatal and Postpartum periods are temporary, life-changing periods of our lives.  Take the time to connect with your growing babe by joining Dina's classes.  You are invited to create a spacious pregnancy as well as a special space to bond after baby joins us on the outside.  

If you're looking to create room to connect with baby #2 or 3, Recess offers childcare during fitness classes for toddlers and preschoolers too!  


Blog post by Dina Herring

I love holding space for pregnant mamas.  It is such a sweet and special time in a woman's life.  A time that demands self-nurturing and embracing uncomfortable self-change.  It has a glorious finish line, but the journey is long and hard.  Luckily, yoga helps alot. 

During my pregnancies, I remember prenatal yoga to be very fulfilling.  I found comfort in meeting other women on the same uncomfortable journey.  I learned new shapes and movements to accommodate my changing body.  Breathing practices taught me to find my inner strength.  Mantras and calming visualizations empowered me to birth my babies with ease.

Looking back, prenatal yoga helped me develop a fierce confidence during pregnancy that served me well on the days I finally met my babies.  It was a deepening of my yoga practice in ways I never imagined.  I will forever cherish the tools I learned in prenatal yoga that continue to serve me on my journey into motherhood... and into life.

 

Dina's Classes This Fall

PRENATAL: Tuesdays & Fridays from 8-9

strength, focus, flexibility, gentle

Expect a combination of active, flowing poses as well as restorative poses to relax and re-energize. Simple breathing and meditation techniques will be introduced. This is the perfect time to foster mindfulness and deepen your awareness of your body. Designed to instill confidence in the innate wisdom of the female anatomy, and to increase peace and ease as you journey through this magical time. All levels welcome.

BABY AND ME:  Fridays 10-11

all levels, bonding, fun, soothing

Tailored for mothers who have recently given birth. Babies who are not yet crawling are welcome in the room with you. This is a time to come together with other mothers, bond with your baby, and sneak in a little yoga too. We invite you to feed, soothe, and change your baby as needed during class. All levels welcome.

 

About Dina.  

Fun Fact:  Dina was also one of Recess' first members when we opened back in 2008!  

Fun Fact:  Dina was also one of Recess' first members when we opened back in 2008!  

Dina's passion for yoga began with her journey into motherhood over 10 years ago. It was with the tools of her pre-natal yoga and hypobirthing practices that she found so much joy in the empowering experience of homebirth (twice).

Since then, Dina has maintained a serious passion for childbirth. She's frequently offering her doula services to friends, family, and co-workers, and sharing her hypnosis techniques.

When Dina completed her 200-RYT at Giggling Lotus she realized the journey into motherhood, was much like this journey into yoga. It offers such a profound and empowering time in a woman's life. Such a beautiful softening and opening is made possible.

Deep relaxation and meditation continue to be pillars in Dina's personal practice, and this shows in her teaching style. She enjoys sharing the practice of yoga with everyone, from children to adults, in an honest and playful way, and she loves being a constant student of yoga.

In her pre- and post-natal class offerings, Dina hopes to create a space where moms can feel honored and empowered for the magical work they are doing.