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.

May
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Tot/Toddler Yoga (crawling to 36 months) – Tuesday – April-June 2017 @ Capitol Hill Yoga
May 30 @ 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
May 30 @ 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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Preschooler Family Yoga (21 mo-4 yrs) – Thursday – Apr-June 2017 @ St. Monica and St. James Episcopal Church
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 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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Jun
3
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Tot Yoga (crawling-2 yrs) – Saturday – April-June 2017 @ Christ Church
Jun 3 @ 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
Jun 3 @ 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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Prenatal Partners Workshop @ Breastfeeding Center
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Prenatal Partners - 58Prepare your partner to be your best comfort and support during the weeks leading up to and during labor. In this workshop for expecting couples, you will learn birth prep partner yoga, massage and therapeutic tools to soothe physical and mental discomforts.

Prenatal Partners - 22We will cover breath work, gentle stretching, comfort measures, relaxation techniques, and enjoy one another while bonding with baby.

Most appropriate for the third trimester. No yoga experience required for partners.

 Cost $95 per pair. Enrollment imited to 6 couples.

If you have an exercise/birth ball or a baby wrap made from a single piece of fabric, such as a Moby, please bring it.
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Jun
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Prenatal Yoga – Summer 2017 – Tuesday @ Christ Church
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

prenatal yoga quad stretchIn 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 Hatha Yoga postures, breath work, vocal toning and meditation. No previous yoga experience necessary.

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Tuesdays 7:30-8:45 PM at Christ Church, ParishHall

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10 classes: 6/6/2017-8/15/2017, no class 7/4
$ 20.00 (Drop In, Per Class, or 1 credit)

Read more about drop-in policies.

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

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Jun
8
Thu
Save the Date: Baby Yoga (newborn-pre-crawling) – Thursday – Jun 2017 @ Capitol Hill Yoga
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Baby & Me Yoga Class

TENTATVE DATES: Watch for details.

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.

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Jun
10
Sat
Tot Yoga (crawling-2 yrs) – Saturday – April-June 2017 @ Christ Church
Jun 10 @ 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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Contact us: (202) 599-0434 inquiries@breathingspacedc.com

Summer Special:

Unlimited Prenatal/Postnatal Pass

Take all the Prenatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, or Baby Yoga & Play classes you want between May 31 and Aug 31 for only $225!

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