FOR KIDS 4 – 12 YEARS OLD
60 – 75 minutes
Kid Yoga is a fun and creative approach to yoga that can be very helpful for children whose bodies are still developing. We use animated poses and basic stretching exercises to promote strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness. We also teach breathing and visualization techniques that will encourage the kids to focus, relax and develop self-control. We break for snacks and often incorporate storytelling with lessons of courage, compassion, caring, giving, etc. A theme is usually carried throughout the class using interactive games and yoga postures for children to learn about animals and nature.
*We accept all kid ages in our yoga room. However, if one child’s behavior adversely affects others we must reserve the right to respectfully decline participation by the disruptive child.
"Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, video games, and competitive sports. We usually don't think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are. The bustling pace of our children's lives can have a profound effect on their innate joy—and usually not for the better.
Yoga can help counter these pressures. When children learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment, they can navigate life's challenges with a little more ease. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that's noncompetitive.
Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves."