Wellness Playdates

As a parent, finding time for self-care can be a challenge. Between work, household responsibilities, and taking care of the kids, it can be difficult to find the time to prioritize your own wellness. But what if you could combine your self-care with quality time with your children? That's where the idea of a wellness playdate comes in.

A wellness playdate is a time for parents and their children to come together and engage in activities that promote wellness, relaxation, and stress relief. One of the best ways to do this is through yoga and movement therapy. Yoga and movement therapy have been shown to improve both physical and mental health, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote overall well-being. Plus, they're fun for kids of all ages.

To start planning a wellness playdate, consider the following steps:

  1. Choose a location: You'll want to find a space that is large enough for everyone to move around freely. A backyard or local park can be a great option, but you could also consider renting a studio or community center. Bring the Chi Yoga Mats & Card Game along to learn to connect sequences of poses and earn Chi points.

  2. Schedule Virtual Playdates: Meet online and play a game, for example, the Chi Mats & Game are a great way to do Yoga together on zoom or video chat to follow the symbols and work through the card levels together.

  3. Invite other parents and their kids: Reach out to other parents in your community and invite them to join in on the fun. Make sure to let them know what the activities will be so they can be prepared. 

  4. Prepare for the activities: Depending on the age range of the children, you may need to adjust the activities to make them more age-appropriate. You'll also want to make sure you have all the necessary equipment, such as yoga mats and game. Order Chi Mats & Card Game Deck ahead of the playdate.

  5. Set the mood: It's time to feel well and have fun. 

When it comes to the activities themselves, you can tailor them to your group's needs and interests. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Family yoga: This is a great way to introduce kids to yoga while also providing physical movement and relaxing activities for parents. With Chi Universe you have a how to poster with over 200 poses included in every Chi Mat, and can find free yoga videos online and a free game app, or consider hiring a Chi Universe Yoga Instructor to lead the class.

  2. Dance party: Put on some upbeat music and let everyone dance it out. This is a great way to get everyone moving and release some energy.

  3. Mindful meditation: Take some time to sit quietly and focus on your breath. You can guide the group through a meditation, simple breathing exercises, or in a few minutes of peace and silence.

  4. Nature walk: Take a leisurely walk through a nearby park or nature trail. Encourage everyone to notice the sights, sounds, and smells around them.

No matter what activities you choose, the goal of a wellness playdate is to provide a fun and relaxing experience for both parents and children. By combining self-care with quality time with your kids, you'll be able to recharge and connect with those you love most.