Benefits of Family Yoga
Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, video games, malls, and competitive sports. We usually don't think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are.
- Marsha Wenig, Yoga Journal
Kids derive many of the same benefits of yoga as adults: increased body awareness, strength and flexibility, as well as stress relief and relaxation. As children figure out their place in our world, yoga classes encourage self-acceptance, compassion, kindness, and discipline while celebrating creative expression, individual differences, and community.
Family yoga classes are an opportunity to chuck the to-do list and simply enjoy each other and moving in our bodies. Activities include age-appropriate poses, breathing exercises, relaxation, partner poses between parent and child, and cooperative games.
Registration is by session. Children, even more than adults, benefit from consistancy and often take a few classes to feel comfortable in a space, with a teacher, and with other students. Classes are progressive, meaning we build on skills learned from week to week. While drop-ins are welcome per studio policy when space allows, full-session registration is strongly suggested.
This class is for families with children from 4 to 10 years old. Family yoga classes are structured like kids yoga classes with emphasis on interactive and partner poses for kids and adults to do together. We'll do age-appropriate yoga poses, breathing, movement games, and relaxation. No yoga experience required.
Poses and games in this class are most appropriate for children ages 5-12, but younger siblings are welcome.
Jen is pleased to partner with Cindy Cota to offer family yoga at The Hill Center this winter/spring.
Little Families Yoga
This class is for yogis ages 5 and younger with a parent or other favorite grown-up. Join us for toddler-friendly yoga poses songs, stories, games and relaxation for the whole family. The majority of activities will be focused toward almost-2- to 5-year-olds and their parents, but younger siblings are welcome and will be included in the fun. No yoga experience is required. Registration for this series is by child. Siblings may register at 50% discount. No charge for non-walkers younger than 1 year.
Jen offers a weekly Little Families class at The Hill Center.
Itsy Bitsy Yoga is also family yoga!