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Winter 2016
Children’s Classes 

Parent-Child Classes for Toddlers

Step to the Beat! Puerto Rican Bomba

with Shefali Shah

Winter Break Camp for young children at Habitot.

Percussion, Song, & Dance

Back by popular demand for Winter 2016!

Learn musical skills, body coordination and creative expression through Puerto Rican Bomba Percussion, Song and Dance. In this dynamic Bomba class, toddlers will sing, dance, drum, and play music and dance games while learning a deep rooted musical tradition dating back over 300 years. Instructor Shefali Shah is an educator with over 17 years experience working with children and youth of all ages. She has been teaching Bomba dance to children and adults in the Bay Area for the past 15 years.

TUESDAYS 10:00-10:45am
Jan 5 - Mar 22


Session A - Jan 5, 12, 19
Session B - Jan 26, Feb 2, 9
Session C - Feb 16, 23, Mar 1
Session D - Mar 8, 15, 22

$29 per child /3-class session; $12 /single class drop-in Accompanying adults are free

Online Registration: habitot-bomba.eventbrite.com
*Registration also available in-person or by phone, 510-647-1111 x14. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to purchase your ticket if you are dropping-in. Class size limited. Minimum enrollment needed.



The Parent Well

with Alicia Langlais

Winter Break Camp for young children at Habitot.

Parent-child mindfulness course

New for Winter 2016!

The Parent Well workshops explore a mindfulness approach to parenting toddler and preschool aged children. Using meditation, mindfulness activities, and psycho-education, parent objectives include developing a personal mindfulness practice for stress management, approach guidance and discipline with a sense of compassion and in-the moment awareness, and obtaining techniques to support their children's social/emotional learning. Children will learn to identify, communicate, and regulate their emotions through breathing activities, games, and songs, to name a few. The lessons in this 3-week course are designed to build off of one another. Passionate about helping to build stronger families, Alicia Langlais-Himelstein Co-created and founded The Parent Well drawing on her background in counseling and psychology and concentration in Expressive Arts Therapies.

WEDNESDAYS, 10:00-11:00 am
3-week session


Session A - Jan 6, 13, 20
Session C - Feb 17, 24, Mar 2

$29 /3-class session (no single classes) Admits one parent/guardian and their child(ren)

Online Registration: habitot-parentwell.eventbrite.com
*Registration also available in-person or by phone, 510-647-1111 x14. Class size limited. Minimum enrollment needed.
Hip Stix

with Alicia Langlais

Rhythm & Movement

WEDNESDAYS 10:00-10:45am


Session B - Jan 27, Feb 3, 10
Session D - Mar 9, 16, 23

$29 per child /3-class session; $12 /single class drop-in Accompanying adults are free
$12 per child/single class

Online Registration: habitot-hipstix.eventbrite.com
*Registration also available in-person or by phone, 510-647-1111 x14. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to purchase your ticket if you are dropping-in. Class size limited. Minimum enrollment needed.

Hip Stix gets your tots and preschoolers hippin' and hoppin' by introducing basic rhythm, funky free movement, and original kid friendly raps and chants. Using rhythm sticks, your tyke will explore preschool basics such as the alphabet, shapes, colors, and numbers through the language we all can understand, music! Hip Stix creator, Alicia Langlais-Himelstein, is an experienced pilates and dance fitness instructor, and has over 12 years of training in ballet and modern, and 5 years of folkloric and hip-hop dance.

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