Children derive many of the same benefits from yoga that adults do: increased strength and flexibility, improved body awareness, and relaxation.
In addition, a kids yoga class encourages children to move creatively in a noncompetitive environment while honoring each child's unique expression of the poses and having fun.
Yoga for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Whether in a studio or at preschool, even the youngest children can enjoy yoga.
Itsy Bitsy Yoga® is a unique blend of yoga postures, child developmental movement, and parent/child bonding.
Classes are customized for three age groups, 3 weeks to pre-crawling (Babies), crawlers to 24 months (Tots), and 21 months to 4 years old (Tykes). Each class features dozens of child-oriented yoga poses, games, and songs that parents can enjoy with their children anytime. No yoga experience required for parent or child.
Itsy Bitsy Yoga was created by Helen Garabedian, an infant developmental movement educator, yoga teacher, and mother. Jen studied with Helen in 2008/9.
Yoga helps children and pre-teens learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress, and connecting to their bodies in a loving way while having fun.
Classes incorporate age-appropriate poses, breathing, movement, games, music, and art. Classes often revolve around a philosophical or natural theme and always include some form of quiet relaxation.
Private Yoga Classes at Schools, Daycares or Other Venues
Jen also teaches several classes each week at local early childhood centers and elementary schools. Contact Jen about setting up a class at your child's school or other venue.
Celebrate that special day for your little yogi with a healthy, fun birthday party activity: a 45 minute class for up to 12 children (with parent or caregiver for children under 4) packed with dozens of yoga poses, songs, and activities. Contact Jen for details and rates.