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

Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers in Washington DC

6a00d8341c638753ef0147e28c3c1e970bItsy Bitsy Yoga is a unique blend of yoga postures, child developmental movement, and parent/child bonding. Itsy Bitsy Yoga was created by Helen Garabedian, an infant developmental movement educator, yoga teacher, and mother.

Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies - Book CoverEarly Childhood Yoga on Capitol Hill

Since several of our instructors have had the pleasure of training with Helen Garabedian, Breathing Space early childhood yoga classes draw lots of inspiration from Itsy Bitsy Yoga to offer an enriching experience for newborn babies through 4 year old preschoolers and their families. Our class activities, songs, and poses are not limited to the Itsy Bitsy Yoga repertoire and reflect our instructors’ diverse training backgrounds and personal experiences teaching early childhood.

Beginning in 2014, Breathing Space Family Yoga founder Jen Mueller and senior instructor Rebecca Gitter also offer early childhood yoga instructor trainings with ChildLight Yoga.

Itsy Bitsy Yoga® Benefits:

  • 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

Find an Early Childhood Yoga Class on Capitol Hill

Breathing Space early childhood yoga classes 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. For that reason, we require full series commitment for all our classes for crawling babies and older toddlers. However, because birth dates and maternity leaves don’t always line up well with seasonal series dates, we do allow drop-ins and partial registration in classes for precrawlers.

Apr
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Tot Yoga (crawling-2 yrs) – Monday – April-June 2017 @ Rooted Pilates
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

tot yoga circle timeTot Yoga is a supportive, fun-loving, and active yoga class for crawling babies to 2 year old toddlers and their parent/caregiver.

This class is all about your new mover. Crawlers and walkers learn poses, songs, and games while they explore new movement and social skills.

Parents fully participate in class but no yoga experience or yoga mat is required. Simply wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to move.

Our spring Monday series is 8 classes, Apr  3 – Jun 12 from 9:30 AM- 10:15 AM for $128 for one child/parent pair. Registration will open for returning students on February 20 and for everyone on March 6.  Series registration required; no drop-ins.

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Apr
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Tot/Toddler Yoga (crawling to 36 months) – Tuesday – April-June 2017 @ Capitol Hill Yoga
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

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Tot/Toddler Yoga is for crawling tots through 3 year old preschoolers teaches movement and social skills through yoga poses, songs, and games.

Parents fully participate in class but no yoga experience or yoga mat is required. Simply wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to move.

Our spring Tuesday series is 8 classes, Apr 4- May 30 from 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM for $128 for one child/parent pair. Registration will open for returning students on February 20 and for everyone on March 6.  Series registration required; no drop-ins. Late registration is available for the first three weeks of a series and automatically prorates if space allows.  

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Baby Yoga (newborn-pre-crawling) – Tuesday – Apr-Jun 2017 @ Capitol Hill Yoga
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Baby & Me Yoga Class

Breathing Space Baby Yoga is a blend of yoga-inspired movement, songs, baby play, and massage for newborn to pre-crawling babies and gentle yoga for parents.

For baby, we’ll explore dozens of playful activities designed to support your baby’s development, digestion, and sleep.

moms and babies in yoga classFor parents, we’ll explore strength- and flexibility-building postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to address common physical complaints and mental/emotional stressors during the postpartum/new-parent period.

Most appropriate from 6-weeks postpartum until baby is mobile. No previous yoga experience necessary.

Our April/May series has 8 classes, Apr 6- May 30, for $128.00 (Series) or $20.00 (Drop In).  No class Apr 18 (DCPS Spring Break). Registration will open on Feb 20 for returning students and Mar 6 for everyone.

Why commit a weekly class? #1 answer: You’ll come more often, that’s human nature. Read more. Or read more about makeup policies.


Bringing twins? No additional charge for one caregiver bringing twins. Two babies each with their own caregiver are eligible for our sibling rate, 50% off the second registration.  To sign up, register the first baby and send us a note requesting an invoice for your sibling registration

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Teen Yoga – Apr-June – Tuesday @ Christ Church
Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
This class provides teens with a safe space to explore more complex poses and sequences than in classes for younger children as well breathing exercises, movement games, mindfulness techniques and much needed relaxation.  Students will build strength and flexibility in a class that is designed to be accepting, fun, and non-competitive. All teens welcome; no yoga experience is necessary.Register Button
Tuesdays April 25-June 6
$112 for 7 classes
Instructor: Jamie Peterson
Christ Church, ParishHall
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27
Thu
Preschooler Family Yoga (21 mo-4 yrs) – Thursday – Apr-June 2017 @ St. Monica and St. James Episcopal Church
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Tot - downdogPreschooler Family Yoga incorporates age-appropriate yoga poses, songs, stories, and games as children learn yoga through social interaction, repetition, and play. For families of 21 month to 4 year old preschoolers (younger siblings welcome). 

Parents fully participate in class but no yoga experience or yoga mat is required. Simply wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to move. 

Our spring Thursday series is 8 classes, Apr 6-Jun 1 from 10 AM-10:45 AM for $128 for one child/parent pair. Registration will open for returning students on February 20 and for everyone on March 6.  Series registration required; no drop-ins.


Registration Notes:

Siblings: Discounted sibling registration ($64) is not available online. To sign up, register the first child and send us a note requesting an invoice for your sibling registration. Sibling registration covers up to 2 additional children, walking-4 yrs, and 2 parents/caregivers from a family.  Registration not required for non-walking siblings younger than one year.

Multi-class Discount: Families registering for multiple classes within a semester are eligible for a 20% discount beyond their first registration. This discount is automatic, even if you register through multiple transactions.

Nanny Shares: Sending a single caregiver with multiple little ones? Each family may use the discount code NANNYSHARE at registration to take 10% off. Families already taking the multi-class discount (above) are asked not to take additional discounts.

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Tot Yoga (crawling-2 yrs) – Thursday – April-June 2017 @ St. Monica and St. James Episcopal Church
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

tot yoga circle timeTot Yoga is a supportive, fun-loving, and active yoga class for crawling babies to 2 year old toddlers and their parent/caregiver.

This class is all about your new mover. Crawlers and walkers learn poses, songs, and games while they explore new movement and social skills.

Parents fully participate in class but no yoga experience or yoga mat is required. Simply wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to move.

Our spring Thursday series is 8 classes, Apr 6-Jun 1 from 11 AM-11:45 AM for $128 for one child/parent pair. Registration will open for returning students on February 20 and for everyone on March 6.  Series registration required; no drop-ins. Late registration is available for the first three weeks of a series and automatically prorates if space allows.  

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Baby Yoga (newborn-pre-crawling) – Thursday – Apr-Jun 2017 @ St. Monica and St. James Episcopal Church
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Baby & Me Yoga Class

Breathing Space Baby Yoga is a blend of yoga-inspired movement, songs, baby play, and massage for newborn to pre-crawling babies and gentle yoga for parents.

For baby, we’ll explore dozens of playful activities designed to support your baby’s development, digestion, and sleep.

moms and babies in yoga classFor parents, we’ll explore strength- and flexibility-building postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to address common physical complaints and mental/emotional stressors during the postpartum/new-parent period.

Most appropriate from 6-weeks postpartum until baby is mobile. No previous yoga experience necessary.

**Please note that we are no longer able to store anything at this location. Please bring a yoga mat or large blanket to sit on.**

Our April/May series has 8 classes, Apr 6-Jun 1, for $128.00 (Series) or $20.00 (Drop In).  No class Apr 20 (DCPS Spring Break). Registration will open on Feb 20 for returning students and Mar 6 for everyone.

Why commit a weekly class? #1 answer: You’ll come more often, that’s human nature. Read more. Or read more about makeup policies.


Bringing twins? No additional charge for one caregiver bringing twins. Two babies each with their own caregiver are eligible for our sibling rate, 50% off the second registration.  To sign up, register the first baby and send us a note requesting an invoice for your sibling registration

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Apr
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Spring Classes Begin
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day

Spring weekday classes begin April 3-6 and weekend classes begin April 29.

baby yoga class, scarf playKids, Family and Early Childhood Yoga

Children’s and family classes operate in multi-week series. Full series registration is required. No classes federal holidays, holiday weekends or DCPS Spring Break.

Tot Yoga (crawling – 24 mo)

  • 9:30 AM Mon with Debby @ Rooted Pilates
  • 11:00 AM  Thu with Rebecca @ The Parish of St. Monica and St. James
  • 11:00 AM Sat with Jen @ Christ Church

Toddler Yoga (walking-36 mo)

  • 9:30 AM Tue with Jen @ Capitol Hill Yoga

Preschooler Family Yoga (21 mo – 4 yrs)

  • 10:00 AM Thu with Rebecca @ The Parish of St. Monica and St. James
  • 10:00 AM Sat with Jen @ Christ Church

Family Yoga (ages 4+)

  • 3:00 PM Sun with Helena @ Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church

Prenatal and Baby Yoga

Prenatal and baby yoga classes operate in shorter sessions.

Drop-ins are welcome in Prenatal and Baby Yoga classes.

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Tot Yoga (crawling-2 yrs) – Saturday – April-June 2017 @ Christ Church
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

tot yoga circle timeTot Yoga is a supportive, fun-loving, and active yoga class for crawling babies to 2 year old toddlers and their parent/caregiver.

This class is all about your new mover. Crawlers and walkers learn poses, songs, and games while they explore new movement and social skills.

Parents fully participate in class but no yoga experience or yoga mat is required. Simply wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to move.

Our spring Saturday series is 8 classes, Apr 29 -Jun 24 from 9 AM-9:45 AM for $128 for one child/parent pair. Registration will open for returning students on February 20 and for everyone on March 6.  Series registration required; no drop-ins.

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Preschooler Family Yoga (21 mo-4 yrs) – Saturday – Late Apr-June 2017 @ Christ Church
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Tot - downdogPreschooler Family Yoga incorporates age-appropriate yoga poses, songs, stories, and games as children learn yoga through social interaction, repetition, and play. For families of 21 month to 4 year old preschoolers (younger siblings welcome). 

Parents fully participate in class but no yoga experience or yoga mat is required. Simply wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to move. 

Our Late spring Saturday series is 8 classes, Apr 29-Jun 24 from 10 AM-10:45 AM for $128 for one child/parent pair. Registration will open for returning students on February 20 and for everyone on March 6.  Series registration required; no drop-ins.


Registration Notes:

Siblings: Discounted sibling registration ($64) is not available online. To sign up, register the first child and send us a note requesting an invoice for your sibling registration. Sibling registration covers up to 2 additional children, walking-4 yrs, and 2 parents/caregivers from a family.  Registration not required for non-walking siblings younger than one year.

Multi-class Discount: Families registering for multiple classes within a semester are eligible for a 20% discount beyond their first registration. This discount is automatic, even if you register through multiple transactions.

Nanny Shares: Sending a single caregiver with multiple little ones? Each family may use the discount code NANNYSHARE at registration to take 10% off. Families already taking the multi-class discount (above) are asked not to take additional discounts.

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