• There was a child went forth every day; And the first object he look'd upon, that object he became; And that object became part of him for the day, or a certain part of the day, or for many years, or stretching cycles of years. . . 

    Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Kids Yoga, Meditation, & Martial Arts
with Master Shahram Ghalikar

Inner peace and tranquility in a natural setting. Children will learn about their mind body connection thru this ancient art of Yoga, Meditation & Martial Arts. Mindful guided breathing and meditation movements on and off the mat
45 min class followed
Ages 4-9
Tuesdays 4:30-5:15pm

Master Shahram Ghalikar is an 8th degree black belt in Hapkido and Tai Chi, and Yoga instructor, which he has been studying for over 30 years. His main training was under Late Grand master Pak In Suk (Tae Joo Nim) and Grand Master Hwang. He has traveled the world to advance his knowledge, and spent time learning in Holland, Canada, India and Himalayas. In addition to Hap Ki Do, and Tai Chi,  Master Shahram studied several other arts including Kick boxing, Qigong, Northern Shaolin, and Jujitsu.

He has trained all ages in a multitude of settings (dojo, law enforcement centers, schools, military bases, retirement facilities, and educational co-operatives).

Master Shahram loves sharing his knowledge with others to positively impact their health and harmony, and is excited to bring his expertise to Raleigh, NC.



Creative Movement & Acting
with Ms. Kaluwa

September 14th-Dec 14th, 2017
Performance Dec 16th.

Thursdays 11-11:45am
Early bird by Sept 5th, $115

Children will learn techniques to use their movement to express music and to tell a story.
With these tools they will compose an original class dance.


Ms. Kaluwa is an award winning dance teacher and choreographer and certified health and movement coach. She has been dancing since she could walk, and has performed and put on community productions with the Terpsichorean Dance Co, but realized her love of dance was even more fulfilled in teaching others the gift of movement and how to use it for expression. In addition to her work with children, Kaluwa has developed a therapeutic dance movement and coaching program to support the superwoman moms.

Ms. Kaluwa is honored to guide students through not only the techniques of dance and movement, but also the emotion and expression of dance while encouraging the development of confidence, health, and harmony.



Hola y Namaste.
My original intention when creating our Y Respira Yoga  shack in a private setting was to home school Victoria. Victoria is now about 4 years young and I have been researching the socialization part of her homeschooling program. As parents we are to set the examples for our children
After doing some serious meditating I decided to offer  Earth OMSchool  in a truly eclectic and private setting.
We are located within walking distance to Millbrook Park Exchange. No need to load and unload your little one from the car multiple times, just one stop is needed.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents (homeschooling or not) and to introduce your little one to new and unique experiences using the Waldorf inspired, Yogic & Native American, Holistic Philosophies (No religions will be introduced or discussed). The studio is surrounded by lots of windows and trees (no artificial lighting at all). We even have chickens.

 Join us to learn how to co exist with one another, live with the seasons, and find peace on Earth one step at a time.
Detailed guidance on how to practice yoga off the mat.  “It takes a village to raise a child”. ~African Proverb



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Waldorf Inspirations:

earth parentThis Waldorf inspired parent/child group will bring families together with a Waldorf-inspired circle time, story, puppet show, gardening, nature walks, snack preparation and meal, and time for the parents to discuss Waldorf theory in education while children enjoy imaginative free play.
“Where is the book in which the teacher can read about what teaching is? The children themselves are this book. We should not learn to teach out of any book other than the one lying open before us and consisting of the children themselves.” Rudolf Steiner

Yogic Philosophy:

In our sessions we will incorporate the Pantajali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga to guide Parent and Child into a non-competive world where it is possible to find contentment with the simple things in life.
Parent and Child will learn how to breathe with one another and find healthy ways to communicate through love and laughter.

Native American Philosophy :

Children learn by example. In Lakota the word child is interpreted as “standing sacred”. Within each session each parent will have the opportunity to rediscover their inner child and in turn allow they children to see them in the scared light.
You will be the one to set the example for your children. With your guidance your children will:
– Learn how to honor themselves.
– Learn how to walk in a sacred manner.
– Co-exist with the natural world around them.
– Learn how to live by Love and not by Fear.



“Claudia invited me to see her home and yard and offer suggestions for adding natural elements.  When I arrived on a rainy day I was enchanted by the bright colors of her studio  and the cozy feeling of her yard, which is graced with tall trees.  She already had so many elements in place I could hardly make a suggestion! Climbing structures, vegetable gardens, outdoor art space, hammocks, logs for building, even chickens!  She has created a vibrant and peaceful natural play space and I know it will only get better as she adds more plants and other elements that we discussed on my visit.”
Maria Hitt, Owner, Playful Nature Consulting

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Recommended Books:
The Parent Tao Te Ching 

Keeper’s of the Children

You are your Child’s First Teacher

Waldorf Book of Poetry

Lavender Blue Homeschool Curriculum


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