Itsy Bitsy Yoga is a unique blend of yoga postures, child developmental movement, and parent/child bonding. Classes for three age groups, 3 weeks to pre-crawling, crawlers to 24 months, and 21 months to 4 years old.
January - March Sessions forming Now!
- Tots (crawling-2)
Saturdays at 8:30 am
- Tykes/Little Families (21 mo-4 yrs, w/ younger sibs)
Saturdays at 9:30 am
New! 3-week Mini-sessions starting Jan 26 and Mar 2:
- Babies (newborn to nearly crawling)
Saturdays at 10:30 am
- teaches dozens of developmentally-appropriate yoga poses for your child,
- teaches playful relaxation skills,
- encourages a love of exercise and physical activity,
- creates opportunities for social interactions and self expression,
- improves body-awareness,
- provides parents a way to share something they enjoy - yoga - with their young children!
- Itsy Bitsy Yoga was created by Helen Garabedian, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator, yoga teacher, and mother.
Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga
classes contain dozens of unique yoga postures designed to support baby’s development. Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby’s sleep. Class is for newborn to nearly crawling babies and a parent or caregiver.
During a Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga class, babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms. For parents, this class is a special opportunity to meet other moms and dads, get support, and learn about baby's emerging personality. Most of the yoga we do in Itsy Bitsy Yoga is for baby, but you will also learn breathing and relaxation techniques as you practice a bit of yoga yourself. No yoga is experience required.
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Tots
is a supportive, fun-loving, and active yoga class for crawling babies to 2-year-old toddlers. As tot’s mobility increases, classes offer tot-centric poses that encourage and support their physical explorations. Tots become more confident in their moving bodies as they practice yoga both in and out of class.
During a Tots Itsy Bitsy Yoga class crawlers and walkers playfully practice yoga postures while they are standing, sitting up, walking, and jumping. Parents also get to do a little yoga, but no yoga experience is required.
Tykes Itsy Bitsy Yoga
combines unique toddler-friendly yoga poses with songs, stories, and games to create an enrichingparent/child activity. Each class is personalized around tyke’s curiosities as they learn yoga through social interaction, repetition, and play.
In Itsy Bitsy Yoga, toddlers and preschoolers from nearly2 to 4 years old learn how to relieve frustration, improve motor skills, and increase attention span by actively following directions. Help your tyke build the foundation for a healthy and fit lifestyle while having fun!
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Little Families
is structued like Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Tykes with younger siblings welcome and included in the fun. Most of the class activities are focused on 21 month toddlers to 4 year old preschoolers and their parents, but modifications will be offered for the little ones.
Photo credits: Baby Yoga photo by Flickr user ksydney (above left) used by Creative Commons License SA 2.0 Photo (above right) of Jennifer and her daughter doing Upside-down Yogi © Jennifer Mueller Preschooler demonstrates tree pose (above left), a pose taught in Tyke Itsy Bitsy Yoga. Yoga Girl photo by Flickr user naturalmom / CC BY 2.0