Peel the kids off the couch and away from the iPad.

A local studio is offering weekly classes for young yogis to practice their poses.

This month, Soul Case Movement, at 15 State St. in Council Bluffs, introduced regular Saturday sessions for kids of all ages.

“Kids are bombarded with technology and distractions,” said owner and instructor Alexander Hiffernan. “As we get older, we’re getting out of touch with our bodies. It’s important to get kids to tune in earlier rather than later.”

Hiffernan has offered kids yoga sessions before and often leads classes in schools. He wanted to make it a regular offering at the studio, which opened in July.

Each hourlong class, held at 11:30 a.m., will tackle something different. Some sessions might focus on a body part, such as the spine. Then yogis will incorporate that lesson into a yoga sequence. Kids will also get a little time to move around on their own to get their wiggles out on the yoga mat.

Ideally, Hiffernan said, kids will be able to practice the poses outside of the studio, too.

“Everybody’s communicating and learning to work together, as well,” Hiffernan said. “I’m looking to really teach these lessons and give kids the tools. It’s going to be fun.”

Classes are open to kids of all ages as long as they can pay attention in a classroom setting. Cost is $10 per session or $35 for four classes.

To register, email info@soulcasemovement.com or call 402-350-5681.  

Other events this week:

ALZHEIMER’S FINANCIAL PLANNING COURSE

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter, 11711 Arbor St.

Cost: free

Information: 800-272-3900

BIKE MAINTENANCE CLASS

When: 6 to 7 p.m. today

Where: Bike Rack, 14510 Eagle Run Drive

Cost: free

Information: 402-333-1031

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost: $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Information: lauritzengardens.org

THE CHALCO CHILLER BIKING

When: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Chalco Hills Recreation Area, 8901 S. 154th St.

Cost: $25

Information: raceregister.net/home

LIFE TIME INDOOR TRI

When: 7 a.m. Sunday

Where: Life Time Fitness, 17007 Elm St.

Cost: $30

Information: bit.ly/2Def3CI

— Compiled by Kate Malott

Check out our complete list of health and fitness events at livewellnebraska.com/calendar.

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