Thank you for the wonderful workshops that you provided for the boys. It isn’t easy to get them to be focused, but you did a fantastic job with them. They loved it! I always toss in yoga poses during math or science classes, just to get them moving. For next year, I will definitely recommend your yoga program to be placed in the P.E. department…I do hope our paths cross again, as you are professionals in your field and in teaching.
Thanks again and take care!
Grade 6 Core Teacher/Advisor
St. Andrew’s College
Hi Jessica and Vanessa,
I had some great feedback from our teachers, in fact, some are using the chime method of getting the children to stop, listen and refocus in the classroom. Everyone enjoyed the yoga session and loved the way you incorporated games into the session (I used it in my Phys. Ed. class the other day).
Your presentation was professional and well organized, and I liked the fact that part of the class was structured but there was lots of room for creativity in movements, and, at the same time, the children learned many yoga moves. Keep up the great work!
Have a wonderful summer.
Three Valleys PS, TDSB
The ladies from The Yoga Project were amazing! They came into our school to work in an intensive support group for girls. Although they had never met the staff or the students in the program, they were able to provide a series of practices that fit in perfectly with what we were trying to achieve. We started out every morning with a one hour yoga session which helped to relax and prepare the girls (and staff) for the rest of their school day. The intention of each days practice provided us with something to focus on throughout the day as the girls faced different academic and social challenges.
When we asked the girls to list some of their favorite things about the program, they all included yoga in their lists. Our girls support group was a huge success and I feel that was largely due to the involvement of The Yoga Project. I will definitely have them come back to work with future groups of students.
Thanks Yoga Project! Namaste.
Central Access Program
Lake Wilcox Public School, YRDSB
Having Jessica and Vanessa from the Yoga Project come into the retirement community I work at was an absolute pleasure. These ladies created a respectful and open learning environment and were extremely patient with the residents, explaining everything in detail and making sure to answer all questions to the best of their ability. Since the presentation, I have had residents express that they now believe they could do yoga and would be interested, whereas before they were uninterested in yoga. I would highly recommend The Yoga Project to anyone looking to learn and experience the benefits of yoga as both Vanessa and Jessica have the ability to inspire yogis of all ages, from the very young to the young at heart.
Wellness & Vitality Coordinator at Amica, Newmarket
Vanessa and Jessica gave a very good and informative presentation. I liked that they demonstrated the moves to show how easy it is to do, especially for us seniors who may be a little challenged. They were well informed and gave us an opportunity to ask questions. I personally would like to participate in yoga classes at least twice a week!
Helen, 83 years young
2013/2014 saw a re-introduction of our Kids Yoga program at Country Zen Yoga and we couldn’t be more excited to see it growing strong. We knew that Jessica and Vanessa, passionate co-founders, would be the perfect fit! The girls are longtime students, teachers and friends of ours. Our paths have been closely intertwined since we began working together on a professional level.
The Yoga Project helped bring our vision to life – classes and workshops that bring fun, empowering, accessible yoga to children and youth. Their qualifications set the stage. But, what makes The Yoga Project shine is their natural ability to light up each and every child they work with. Having our studio space lit up with giggles, smiles and care is a dream come true. The parents and the kids just keep asking for more!
Deepest gratitude to Jessica and Vanessa for our relationship and for what you have done for our community here at Country Zen. Look no further if you and your child(ren) are looking for a class!
Ashley and Erin Ward-Williams
Co-founders, Country Zen Yoga, Schomberg
Hi Jessica and Vanessa!
A great big thank you to both of you for providing an amazing experience for all the girls!!! It truly inspired a night of conversation that all the girls benefited from. Lots of chat about what has been stressful with school and home situations. There was a sense of peace and calm all evening. When everyone left on Saturday, Claudia and I spent about an hour chatting about the Yoga at her party and about all the meaning behind the positions and the bracelet making, she loved it all!! All the girls think those bracelets are the best thing ever, so personal, so special. Claudia asked if we could do this monthly!!! It was such a positive experience. The girls felt so comfortable with you both. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Thanks for the great pics.
Please keep me posted with your plans in the summer.
MALA BIRTHDAY PARTY, 14yr old girl
To both of you ladies, thank you. Again and again. The week was a pleasure as a parent and participant. Every single day the girls came home with new tools. Life skills for relaxation and self love. I will admit that I was skeptical at the beginning, as were the girls due to a large age range and their previous experiences at camp. Thankfully, we are all completely wrong in our preconceptions. Success at camp to me is that my girls have fun, learn and laugh. They did all three. And SO much more. Thank you The Yoga Project. You’ve changed my outlook and my girls lives. Very much looking forward to youth yoga and family yoga with you both.
SUMMER CAMP PARENT OF an 11 yr old & 8 yr old
Jessica and Vanessa hosted a beautiful adult restorative yoga class in my home for a group of friends. As mothers of young children, we all very much enjoyed the soothing, relaxing atmosphere Jessica and Vanessa created for us. The class was lovely and we all left feeling completely relaxed and rejuvenated. Jessica and Vanessa are so natural with children (my kids have taken classes with them), and they are equally wonderful leading adult yoga classes. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Hi Vanessa & Jessica,
I can’t thank you two enough for your amazing YOGA experience that you both provided for Allegra’s 10th birthday party. The girls loved their time with you and the feedback was fantastic. Also, both of my daughters had a fabulous afternoon at the ivivva Dreams, Goals & Yoga event with you yesterday. You two are awesome. We’re looking forward to spending more time with you.
Thanks and stay well.
MALA BIRTHDAY PARTY, 10 yr old girl
The Yoga Project Summer Camp was truly a wonderful experience for our son, Sam. Every day, he luminated such joy from yoga camp – every day he came home telling us “I had the best day!”
He loved the teachers and made new friends. He now tries to challenge me to see how many yoga moves I know.
Thank you for providing such a nurturing, caring and supportive environment for Sam. We look forward to next year!!
SUMMER CAMP PARENT of a 5 yr old