Yoga-inspired classes for kids and parents in Clovis

The Fresno BeeMarch 30, 2014 

Stormy Capalare has combined two of the things she enjoys most in life — yoga and teaching children — to create her new business The Ohana Village.

Operated out of her Clovis home, The Ohana Village provides yoga-inspired body movement classes for young children and their parent. The classes provide stretching, breathing and movement exercises that are designed to be fun and playful. The students pretend to be animals, food, shapes and plants as they learn several stretching and movement exercises.

A longtime yoga student, Capalare says the yoga-inspired exercises help the children learn to relax, stay active and increase their focus. She also talks with the students about the benefits of healthy eating.

The Ohana Village's classes are on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Capalare, who is an elementary school teacher, also is adding a preschool prep class and a yoga class for parents who practice babywearing. Babywearing is the holding or carrying a baby or young child using a cloth baby carrier.

"I have been contacted by at least 20 people through Facebook who are interested in taking a class," Capalare said.

For more information about The Ohana Village, call (559) 355-0152 or go to: or

Bethany Clough and Robert Rodriguez contributed to Word on the Street. It was compiled by Clough. The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6431, or @BethanyClough on Twitter

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