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Grounded Yoga at Refuge Coffee ~ Clarkston, GA

Hi, I’m Lillarose Hardin… You may remember me from my last post here.  April 28 was my 11th birthday.  I asked my mom if I could celebrate at Refuge Coffee in Clarkston, GA by teaching yoga and running their fun run race.  When my mom asked the owner, Kitti Murray if I could teach she said yes!  So, the next step was to gather friends who would like to teach with me because teaching with friends makes it more fun.  My mom asked Lead Homeschool students if they would be interested.  The class is on the Quest of Elevation and so a community class was the perfect idea.  When everyone agreed the next step was planning a lesson.  I found out on my actual birthday Refuge Coffee was hosting their 4’th Annual Coffee Run.  Perfect!  So, at 8:15 AM on a Saturday morning my friends and I lead a grounding yoga practice for the community.

Supporting Our Community

While We Explore Our Feet And Light Up The Streets.

“Place one hand on your heart and your other hand on your stomach.

Close your eyes and prepare to explore more while we lead with our feet.

Take a deep breath in to prepare and exhale when you hear the chime.”

-Lillarose, age 11

My mom taught the Solid Ground Flow…

This is me!  We offered a 30 minute class, so I was checking the time.  Perfect for waking up our feet!

“For Three Legged Dog come into Downward Dog.  Close your eyes if you feel comfortable and choose what kind of dog you are for today.  When ready, bring one leg up to the sky and breath in. Lower your leg to the ground and switch out legs by lifting your next leg.  If you feel up for it, bark!”

-Pippa, age 13

“Please go down into Forward Fold and step one leg back into Lunge.  From here go into Downward Dog and take your right hand and place it on your left thigh.  Stay like this for 3 to 5 seconds and then put your hand back down into Downward Dog.  Rest for a second then take your left hand and place it on your right thigh.  Stay like this for 3 to 5 seconds and then put your left hand back down on the ground. Step one leg forward into a lunge and then put the other leg forward into Forward Fold.”
-Alex Benton, age 13

Prepare for Wake Up Mountain by “making a tall mountain then lower it to your heart.
Then inhale and get ready to uppercut with both hands. Then exhale and reach up to the sky. “
Grayson, age 8

“Put both hands on your heart and then put them above your head and back on your heart again.

Put them on your knees and back up to your heart.”

Odin, age 11

To prepare for Get Up pose stand with your toes pointing out, then squat down and touch the ground with your spidey hands.

“Breath in and stand up.  Breath out and sit down’

– Ian Rose, age 11

“Go into forward fold and grab your ankles.  Stomp the ground with your feet forward and back.  Squat and remove all your anger and frustration by slamming your imaginary door. “
-Lila, age 10

“Everyone please gather in a circle and put your hands up.  Connect hands with your partner.  Take a deep breath in to relax, then exhale and greet your neighbor.  Close your eyes and tune into the energy of your friends around you.  Without speaking send out a wish into the community…

“Allow your entire body to relax by breathing in.  Hold for the count of 5.  Exhale when you no longer hear the chime.”

-Lillarose, Age 11

“May you have peace in your thoughts.

Peace in your hearts

And peace your words.

Namaste”

-My mom, Kelley Sue

art, Breath, Clarkston, GA, Grounded, Grounded Pose, kids yoga, Love, Meditation, Quest for Elevation, Yoga


Kelley Sue

Kelley Sue, Certified Elevated Grounder, Mother of two, Photographer, B.F.A Art Educator, teaches Grounded Yoga and Mindful Meditation to individuals ages 3 to 83. She also photographs children and families. If Kelley Sue is not on her mat practicing yoga, she is homeschooling, cuddled up reading to her children, photographing or creating art. Kelley Sue enjoys teaching a balance of artful alignment, mindful meditation and playfulness while embracing the joys and benefits of yoga. She is passionate about embracing life in all forms and feels that love is one of the most powerful forces on this planet. Through motherhood, yoga and art she strives to make this world a better place.

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