Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

What is Itsy Bitsy Yoga?

6a00d8341c638753ef0147e28c3c1e970bItsy Bitsy Yoga is the program that started it all for Breathing Space founder Jen Mueller. Itsy Bitsy Yoga is a unique blend of yoga postures, child developmental movement, and parent/child bonding created by movement educator and mom Helen Garabedian.

Having practiced yoga for years, she never intended to teach yoga, but naturally signed up for a baby yoga class with her infant daughter. That weekly class encouraged Jen to embrace her daughter in the same loving, non-judgmental way that her own practice did for herself.

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While Jen was trying to juggle new parenthood, working-from-home and working in an office, baby yoga became a special ritual each week for dropping the agenda and for mom and daughter to spend time just enjoying each other and moving together. When her work schedule changed Jen was unable to find a class nearby that fit both work and nap routines, but she stumbled on a listing for Itsy Bitsy Yoga facilitators training with Helen . . . and signed up. That turned out to be the first step on the path that lead to Breathing Space Family Yoga.

balancing preschoolersEarly Childhood Yoga on Capitol Hill

Breathing Space early childhood yoga classes draw lots of inspiration from Itsy Bitsy Yoga, created by Helen Garabedian, an infant developmental movement educator, yoga teacher, and mother. But our  reflect our instructors’ diverse training backgrounds and personal experiences teaching early childhood. We offer an enriching experience for newborn babies through 4-year-old preschoolers and their families.

Benefits of Practicing Yoga with Your Baby or Toddler:

  • itsy bitsy yoga, tykesDeepen the parent/child bond.
  • Help baby sleep longer and better.
  • Improve baby’s digestion and ease tummy troubles.
  • Relieve fussiness and colic.
  • Discover ways to enhance your baby’s motor development.
  • Strengthen the immune system.
  • Encourage neuromuscular development.
  • Improve body-awareness
  • Playfully relieve stress and frustration
  • Increase your child’s attention span
  • Provide an outlet for social interaction
  • Nurture self-esteem and creativity
  • Build a fit, healthy lifestyle

Read more in Top 5 Reasons to do Yoga with Your Baby,  Do Babies Need Yoga?  or What’s a Preschooler Yoga Class Like? 

Find an Early Childhood Yoga Class on Capitol Hill

baby yoga class, scarf playBreathing Space early childhood yoga classes for crawlers or older toddlers are offered in multi-week series. Babies and toddlers learn best when they are able to become familiar with a class space, teacher, and other students and experience the same class material over multiple weeks.

However, because birth dates and maternity leaves often don’t line up well with seasonal series dates, we do allow drop-ins classes for precrawlering babies. We still recommend committing to weekly attendance for as long as you can and offer multi-class pass pricing to make that easier.


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Breathing Space Family Yoga founder Jen Mueller also offers early childhood yoga instructor trainings with ChildLight Yoga.

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Thanksgiving Schedule

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Most classes are cancelled until Tuesday Nov 28. See calendar for details.

Class Calendar

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Upcoming Events

Nov
28
Tue
9:45 am Babywearing Dance & Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Babywearing Dance & Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Nov 28 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Babywearing Dance & Yoga @ Realignment Studio
This class is a blend of zumba-esque dancing to contemporary pop music, yoga conditioning, and relaxation. You will get a workout and have fun with your baby. Most appropriate from about 6 weeks (or when… Continue Reading Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
11:00 am Preschooler Family Yoga (21 mo-4... @ Realignment Studio
Preschooler Family Yoga (21 mo-4... @ Realignment Studio
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Preschooler Family Yoga (21 mo-4 yrs) @ Realignment Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This class is for families of almost 2- to 4-year old preschoolers, with younger siblings welcome. Class incorporates age-appropriate yoga poses, dance and creative movement, songs, stories, and games as children learn yoga through social… Continue Reading Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
12:00 pm Infant Massage – Nov @ Realignme... @ Realignment Studio
Infant Massage – Nov @ Realignme... @ Realignment Studio
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Infant Massage - Nov @ Realignment Studio @ Realignment Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Massage is a great way to connect to your baby and has been shown to help babies sleep better, gain weight, reduce fussiness, improve health and relax. Our classes teach parents massage techniques in a… Continue Reading Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
7:30 pm Prenatal Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Prenatal Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Prenatal Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
In this all-level prenatal yoga class, expecting moms will cultivate the flexibility, concentration, and strength needed during the transformative time of pregnancy and childbirth. Enjoy the community of other expecting mothers while we practice modified… Continue Reading Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Nov
29
Wed
10:00 am Preschooler Family Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Preschooler Family Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Preschooler Family Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This class is for families 21-month to 4-year old preschoolers, with younger siblings welcome. Class incorporates age-appropriate yoga poses, songs, stories, and games as children learn yoga through social interaction, repetition, and play. No yoga… Continue Reading Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
11:00 am Tot Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Tot Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Tot Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This is a supportive, fun-loving, and active yoga class for crawling babies to 24 month old toddlers and their parent/caregiver. This class is all about your new mover. Crawlers and walkers learn poses, songs, and… Continue Reading Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
6:00 pm Prenatal Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Prenatal Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Prenatal Yoga @ Realignment Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
In this all-level prenatal yoga class, expecting moms will cultivate the flexibility, concentration, and strength needed during the transformative time of pregnancy and childbirth. Enjoy the community of other expecting mothers while we practice modified… Continue Reading Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Nov
30
Thu
9:30 am Tot Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Tot Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Nov 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Tot Yoga @ Realignment Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This is a supportive, fun-loving, and active yoga class for crawling babies to 24-month-old toddlers and their parent/caregiver. This class is all about your new mover. Crawlers and walkers learn poses, songs, and games while… Continue Reading Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
10:30 am Preschooler Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Preschooler Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Nov 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Preschooler Yoga @ Realignment Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This class is for families 21-month to 4-year old preschoolers, with younger siblings welcome. Class incorporates age-appropriate yoga poses, songs, stories, and games as children learn yoga through social interaction, repetition, and play. No yoga… Continue Reading Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
11:30 am Baby Yoga & Play @ Realignment Studio
Baby Yoga & Play @ Realignment Studio
Nov 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Baby Yoga & Play @ Realignment Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Breathing Space Baby Yoga & Play 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… Continue Reading Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

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