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.

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Baby Yoga (newborn-pre-crawling) – Thursday – Feb-Mar 2017 @ St. Monica and St. James Episcopal Church
Mar 23 @ 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.

Sign Up ButtonThursdays 12:00-1:00 PM
St. Monica & St. James Episcopal Church, UpperHall

5 classes: 3/2/2017-3/30/2017

Cost: $ 80.00 (Series) or $ 20.00 (Drop In, Per Class, or 1 credit)

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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Prenatal Yoga – Feb-Mar 2016 – Thursday @ Christ Church
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

prenatal yoga quad stretch

— Class Cancelled 2/23: Please join us next week. — 

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

prenatal moms in savasana

Sign Up ButtonThursdays 7:30-8:45 PM at Christ Church, ParishHall

5 classes: 3/2/2017 – 3/30/2017

Cost:
$ 80.00
 (Series)
$ 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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25
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Preschooler Yoga (21 mo-4 yrs) – 9 am Saturday – Jan-Mar 2017 @ Christ Church
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Preschooler 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.

Register for Preschooler Family Yoga (21 mo – 4 yrs)

Sign up buttonOur  winter Saturday series is 10 classes, Jan 28 – Apr 8 from 9 AM-10:45 AM at Christ Church for $160 for one child/parent pair (no class President’s Day weekend). Series registration required; no drop-ins.


Registration Notes:

Siblings: Discounted sibling registration ($72) 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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Preschooler Yoga (21 mo-4 yrs) – 10 am Saturday – Jan-Mar 2017 @ Christ Church
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Register for Preschooler Family Yoga (21 mo – 4 yrs)

Sign up buttonOur  winter Saturday series is 10 classes, Jan 28 – April 8 from 10 AM-10:45 AM at Christ Church for $160 for one child/parent pair (no class President’s Day weekend). Series registration required; no drop-ins.

Registration Notes:

Siblings: Discounted sibling registration ($72) 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) – Saturday – Jan-Mar 2017 @ Christ Church - Washington Parish
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

imgp9856Tot 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.

Sign up buttonTot - downdogRegister for Tot Yoga (crawling – 24 mo)

Our  winter Saturday series is  10 classes, Jan 28 – April 8,  from 11 AM-11:45 AM for $160. Registration required, one per tot, no charge for parent/caregiver. No drop-ins.

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Mar
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Family Yoga (4 yrs+) – Sunday – Jan-Mar 2017 @ Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

family yoga, double squat

Family Yoga explores age-appropriate yoga poses, breathing exercises, songs, movement games and relaxation, with an emphasis on interactive and partner activities for kids and adults to do together.

Class is focused on for families with children ages 4 and older. Parents should plan fully participate, but no yoga experience is required. Yoga mats are used in this class so feel free to bring your own or borrow one from us. Simply wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to move.

Register ButtonOur  winter Sunday series is 9 classes, Jan 29-Apr 9, from 3 PM-3:45 PM at Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church for $160 for one child/parent pair. Series registration required; no drop-ins. (No class President’s Day weekend)


family yoga, partner posesSiblings: Discounted sibling registration ($80) 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 more children from the family. No additional charge for parents. Recommended for younger siblings 3 years or older.

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Mar
27
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Tot Yoga (crawling-2 yrs) – Monday – Jan-Mar 2017 @ Rooted Pilates
Mar 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

imgp9856Tot 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.

Sign up buttonTot - downdogRegister for Tot Yoga (crawling – 24 mo)

Our  winter Monday series is 9 classes, Jan 23 – Mar 27,  from 9:30 AM-10:15 AM for $144. Registration required, one per tot, no charge for parent/caregiver. No drop-ins.

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Mar
28
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Baby Yoga (newborn-pre-crawling) – Tuesday – Jan-Feb 2017 @ Capitol Hill Yoga
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

baby yoga classBreathing 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.Sign Up Button

Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 AM
Capitol Hill Yoga, LowerLevel

6 classes: 2/21/2017-3/28/2017
Cost: $ 96.00 (Series) or $ 20.00 (Drop In, Per Class, or 1 credit)

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


Bringing twins? No additional charge when one caregiver brings 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 – Jan-Mar – Tuesday @ Christ Church
Mar 28 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 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
Starts Tuesday 01/10/2017 05:45-6:45 PM
Instructor: Jennifer Mueller
Christ Church, ParishHall
$160 for 11 classes: 1/10/2017 – 3/28/2017, no class Feb 14, Feb 28 or Mar 21.
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Baby Yoga (newborn-pre-crawling) – Thursday – Feb-Mar 2017 @ St. Monica and St. James Episcopal Church
Mar 30 @ 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.

Sign Up ButtonThursdays 12:00-1:00 PM
St. Monica & St. James Episcopal Church, UpperHall

5 classes: 3/2/2017-3/30/2017

Cost: $ 80.00 (Series) or $ 20.00 (Drop In, Per Class, or 1 credit)

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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