Yoga helps babies, toddlers, and preschoolers explore movement milestones, gain confidence, build strength and fitness, learn a tool for self-regulation, connect with parents and caregivers, and set the foundation for healthy body attitudes and a fit lifestyle.
- moving and having fun,
- exercises that enhance
- and good posture,
- brain-boosting activities, including connecting movements to words and music,
- breath awareness, and
These parent-child classes are engaging and fun, encouraging each child to embrace their own unique expression of yoga poses while supporting their development and growth (Nannies, grandparents, and other caregivers welcome too).
Spring 2017 Classes
Baby Yoga (approx. 6 weeks to nearly crawling)
- 10:30 Tue with Jen @ Capitol Hill Yoga (8 class series, Apr 4 – May 30 no class during DCPS Spring Break)
- 12 noon Thu with Rebecca @ The Parish of St. Monica and St. James (8 class series, Apr 6 – Jun 1 no class during DCPS Spring Break)
Tot Yoga (crawling – 24 mo)
- 9:00 AM Thu with Rebecca @ The Parish of St. Monica and St. James (8 class series, Apr 6 – Jun 1, no class during DCPS Spring Break)
- 9:00 AM Sat with Jen @ Christ Church (8 class series, April 29 – Jun 24, no class on May 27)
Tot/Toddler Yoga (walking – 3 yrs)
- 9:30 AM Tue with Jen @ Capitol Hill Yoga (8 classes, Apr 4 – May 30, no class during DCPS Spring Break)
Preschooler Family Yoga (21 mo – 4 yrs)
- 10:00 AM Thu with Rebecca @ The Parish of St. Monica and St. James (8 classes, Apr 6 – Jun 1, no class during DCPS Spring Break)
- 10:00 AM Sat with Jen @ Christ Church (8 classes, Apr 29 – Jun 24, no class on May 27)
Early Childhood Yoga Class Descriptions
Breathing Space Baby & Me Yoga features fun yoga-inspired postures and movements as well as calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby’s sleep. Babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms.
Most of the yoga we do in Baby Yoga is for baby, but parents will get to do a little bit of moving and stretching as well as breathing and relaxation techniques. No yoga is experience required. For parents, this class is a special opportunity to learn songs and activities to use at home, to meet other moms and dads, get support, and get to know baby’s emerging personality.
Class is most appropriate from about 6 weeks to nearly crawling.
Tot Yoga (crawling-24 months) classes are engaging and fun. We encourage each child to embrace their own unique expression of yoga poses while supporting their development and growth. Parents and children playfully move together through poses, songs, and activities appropriate for crawlers and earlier walkers.
“[Yoga] class is without question a highlight of our week. There are few things that could pull us so easily from a cozy bed on Saturday morning! Our daughter was seven months when we started, and she has only grown more and more interested and engaged each week. Jen creates a warm environment for babies to play and learn, consistently introducing new concepts, exercises and experiences that make every session different. She also welcomes both parents to participate, and it has become a wonderful way for us to start our weekend together as a family.”
Yoga can help preschoolers (21 months-4 years) learn how to relieve frustration, improve motor skills, and increase attention span by actively following directions.
Classes encourage social interaction, repetition, and play. We incorporate imagination, songs, words and stories and age-appropriate postures and activities to support your preschooler’s growth and development while creating an enriching parent/child activity.
Younger siblings are always welcome in preschooler yoga. Siblings older than 1 year can register at half price; no charge for non-walking infants.