Young Ravens Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child has never done yoga before. What can I expect?
Our classes are designed for all physical abilities and levels. Our goal is to create a safe environment for young people to connect with their bodies and breathe through movement. No prior yoga or athletic experience is required. If your child has any special needs, please let us know in advance so we can ensure we accommodate them.

2. What does my child need to bring?
A mat and a reusable water bottle.
Due to covid, we are encouraging students to bring their own mats. Your child can bring a yoga mat but if they don’t have one, a beach towel will do just fine! They may want to bring additional props for their own comfort such as a pillow, weighted blanket/stuffie, or yoga blocks but these are not required. Mats and props are not to be shared with others and are to remain in your child’s space. Please ensure your child has a reusable water bottle filled before coming to class.

3. Can I sign up after the start of the session?
Absolutely! Your price will be pro-rated for the remainder of the sessions. Contact dawn@rvnwellness.com for late registration.

4. What if my child can’t make a class?
They can make up the class at another session within one week (space permitting) if advance notice was provided of their absence.

5. What is your cancellation policy?
If your child is no longer able to attend for reason of illness or moving out of the community, a pro-rated refund of remaining classes will be charged minus a $15 administrative fee. 72 hours notice is required.
If there is any disruption in schedule offerings due to covid, you will be issued a pro-rated refund with no admin fee, or option to defer your classes to keep the introductory rate.
If your child is not enjoying the classes, please connect with us at dawn@rvnwellness.com to see if we can better understand their needs. If not, we are happy to provide a pro-rated refund minus a $15 administrative fee. 72 hours notice is required.

6. I’m not sure if my child will like the classes. Can I try one first?
Absolutely! You can purchase a drop in class (space permitting) and if you decide to sign up for the remainder of the session, the drop in class rate will be deducted from your package price.

7. Can I attend with my child?
Space permitting, we would love to have parents join us for the elementary and middle sessions at no additional cost. Please contact dawn@rvnwellness.com if you’d like to join a class with your child.

8. What training do your instructors have?
Our Young Ravens program was developed by Dawn Slykhuis, a Registered Social Worker and yoga instructor specializing in child and youth mental health with 16+ experience working in the mental health field. Other instructors have a variety of backgrounds to provide diversity of instructor but have been screened to be safe and appropriate to work with children.

9. Will you be offering adult classes? Or baby/toddler classes?
Absolutely! Our goal was to get our before and after school yoga program up and running to coincide with return to school as we have identified and prioritized the need for young people to have this support. Stay tuned for additional class offerings to be rolled out over the next couple of months. If you have any specific requests or ideas, email dawn@rvnwellness.com