Wellness education and yoga for the whole family – newborn to adult.

Early Childhood Yoga – Newborn through 4 years

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.

Preschool, Toddler YogaBreathing Space baby, tot, and preschool classes feature a mix age-appropriate yoga poses, songs, stories and games. We focus on:
  • moving and having fun,
  • exercises that enhance
    • coordination,
    • strength
    • and good posture,Breathing Space Baby and Tot 584
  • brain-boosting activities, including connecting movements to words and music,
  • breath awareness, and
  • relaxation.

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).

Jump to baby, tot, or preschool class descriptions.

Spring 2017 Classes

Baby & Me Yoga ClassBaby Yoga (approx. 6 weeks to nearly crawling)

Tot Yoga (crawling – 24 mo)

Tot/Toddler Yoga (walking – 3 yrs)

Preschooler Family Yoga (21 mo – 4 yrs)

Tot Yoga - class for baby and toddler crawling to 2, with parents


Early Childhood Yoga Class Descriptions

Baby & Me Yoga: Newborn to Nearly Crawling

Rebecca Gitter teaches baby yoga classBreathing 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.

See our Baby Yoga Frequently Asked Questions and Top 5 Reasons to do Yoga with Your Infant

Tot Yoga: Crawlers and Early Walkers

Breathing Space Baby and Tot 554Tot 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.

Parent testimonial:

“[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.”

Jump to baby, tot, or preschool

Preschool Yoga: Confident Walkers and Runners

Tot - downdogYoga 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.

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Find out how to bring Breathing Space Family Yoga to your child’s preschool or playgroup.

 


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Want to teach baby and toddler or kids yoga for us or in your own community? Come train with Jen at an upcoming ChildLight Yoga workshop in Washington, DC or around the country.

 

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