Yoga for Kids and Teens

Tween girl in wheel pose, kids yogaResearch in yoga in both studio and school settings is beginning to show measurable benefits for kids. “Children who practice yoga may not only be better able to regulate their emotions, manage stress and calm themselves, studies now show that they may also choose better foods to eat and engage in more physical activity than children who do not,” writes Mira Binzen in her article Yoga for Children–Now Proven Effective!

Yoga Classes for Children

A kids yoga class encourages children to move creatively in a non-competitive environment while honoring each child’s unique expression of the poses.

Young boy in tree pose, kids yogaBreathing Space classes incorporate age-appropriate poses, breathing, movement, games, music, and art. Classes often revolve around a philosophical or natural theme and always include some form of quiet relaxation.

Kids Yoga (4-10 yrs) helps children learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress, and connecting to their bodies in a loving way while having fun. Individual classes may be for more specific age ranges, so see descriptions for details.

Tween Yoga (Ages 9-12)  or Preteen/Teen Yoga (Ages 12-16) provides older children and teens with a safe space to explore more complex poses and asana than in classes for younger children as well breathing exercises, movement games, and much-needed relaxation techniques.

Family Yoga is structured like a kids class with more of an emphasis on partner poses that parents and children can do together. All our Early Childhood Yoga (0-4 yrs) classes are family classes. We also offer weekly classes and workshops for families with older children.

Dec
1
Fri
Kids Yoga Day Off Camp @ St. Marks Church
Dec 1 @ 8:30 am – 5:45 pm

kids yoga class, prek

Our camps provide students from PreK-4th grade with a fun, creative, educational and enriching experience on DCPS days off for professional development or parent-teacher conferences. We’ll do yoga movement classes, mindfulness activities, relaxation, games, crafts and outdoor time.

partner poseWe offer a non-competitive and supportive environment where kids can learn to learn to work cooperatively as well as learn to care for and nurture themselves.

When & How Much?

  • 8:30 am – 3:45 pm – $80 per day, $75 when registering for 6 camps at once (use discount code “multicamp6”)
  • 3:45 pm-5:45 pm – additional $15 per day, includes Games Club class by Labyrinth Games & Puzzles.

Learn more about camps. Read our frequently asked questions.

One camp, multiple registration options: PreK, K-4th. Please choose the correct grade range. We have very limited space for PreK (4 year old) campers. Learn more about 4 year olds and camp.

campers dance, kids

Camp is available on the following dates:

  • September 22 @ Christ Church
  • October 27 @ Christ Church
  • November 3 @ St Marks Church
  • November 9 (Two Rivers PD Day) @ Christ Church
  • November 10 @ Christ Church
  • December 1@ St Marks Church
  • January 2, 2018 @ Christ Churchcoloring
  • January 19 @ Christ Church
  • February 15 (TR PD Day) @ Christ Church
  • February 16 @ Christ Church
  • March 2 @ Christ Church
  • March 26-28 (Mon-Wed of Spring Break) @ TBD
  • Apr 13 (TR PD Day) @ Christ Church
  • April 16 @ Christ Church
  • April 27 @ Christ Church

We will announce May/June camps once any snow makeups have been determined.

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Dec
9
Sat
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Trial Class – Sat @ Christ Church, Winter 2018 @ Christ Church
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga helps children learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stres
s, and connecting to their bodies in a loving way while having fun. A kids yoga class encourages children to move creatively in a non-competitive environment while honoring each child’s unique expression of the poses.

Breathing Space classes incorporate age-appropriate poses, breathing, movement, games, music, and art. Classes often revolve around a philosophical or natural theme and always include some form of quiet relaxation.

Sign Up ButtonDemo class is at 10 am on December 9.

kids yoga collage

 


Register ButtonWinter 2018 Saturdays series at 11 am with Jessica, $162 for 9 classes (no class President’s Day weekend). Series registration required; no drop-ins.

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Dec
10
Sun
Family Yoga & Mindfulness Winter Workshop Series @ Shenanigans Art Space
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Family Yoga is structured like an age-appropriate kids yoga class – with poses, sequences, mindfulness activities, songs, and games, and an emphasis activities for parents and children to do together. Classes often revolve around philosophical, seasonal, or narrative themes and always include some form of quiet relaxation.

family yoga, double squat

Winter Second Sundays Workshop Series

  • December 10 – Nutcracker yoga – Calling all soldiers and sugar plum fairies – come enjoy a classic tale in a new way! Families will bring the Nutcracker story to life through yoga, dance, music, and lots of heart. Bring your sense of wonder and magic and join us for a special journey that will get you into the holiday spirit!
  • January 14 – Cozy yoga – It’s cold outside, so let’s inject warmth into our bodies, hearts, and family connections! We’ll breathe, move, reflect and cuddle up. Bring your favorite blanket or wrap, and anything else that makes you feel extra cozy – pajamas welcome.
  • February 11 – Love – Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little love bugs, family yoga style! We’ll breathe, move, and play games to foster affection and connection.
  • March 11 – Gratitude – Celebrate your good luck! We’ll use movement and mindfulness to discover the awe and wonder of everyday life – and find that rainbow and pot of gold that’s inside of YOU.
  • April 8 –  Bloom – Join us for a nature-themed class to welcome new possibilities as the world wakes up from winter. Through poses, dance, connection, and contemplation, we’ll celebrate what makes you blossom!
  • May 13 – Mom & me – Treat yourself to a special Mother’s Day yoga class with your littles. We’ll use breath, movement, massage, and art to connect, rejuvenate, and shower you, mom, with love!

family class, legs up the wallWhere: Shenanigan’s Art Space, 316 F Street NE, basement

How Much: Your best deal is to commit to all 6 classes at $108 for the first parent/child pair. Standard makeup policies apply. Families can drop into individual classes for $25 per pair or $60 for any 3 classes. Additional children are 50% off. No charge for a second adult.

Siblings welcome: Register the first child and then contact us to pay half price additional children. No charge for up to two parents/caregivers attending. Recommend bringing a second adult if any siblings are younger than 4 years old.

Our 4 year old yogis are welcome in this class or in Preschooler Family Yoga. Family Yoga activities are a bit more challenging, games have more complex rules, and we ask students to stay on their yoga mats more than classes for 2-4 year olds. Please don’t hesitate to contact us about choosing the right class.

 

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Jan
2
Tue
Kids Yoga Day Off Camp @ Christ Church
Jan 2 @ 8:30 am – 5:45 pm

kids yoga class, prek

Our camps provide students from PreK-4th grade with a fun, creative, educational and enriching experience on DCPS days off for professional development or parent-teacher conferences. We’ll do yoga movement classes, mindfulness activities, relaxation, games, crafts and outdoor time.

partner poseWe offer a non-competitive and supportive environment where kids can learn to learn to work cooperatively as well as learn to care for and nurture themselves.

When & How Much?

  • 8:30 am – 3:45 pm – $80 per day, $75 when registering for 6 camps at once (use discount code “multicamp6”)
  • 3:45 pm-5:45 pm – additional $15 per day, includes Games Club class by Labyrinth Games & Puzzles.

Learn more about camps. Read our frequently asked questions.

One camp, multiple registration options: PreK, K-4th. Please choose the correct grade range. We have very limited space for PreK (4 year old) campers. Learn more about 4 year olds and camp.

Camp is available on the following dates:

  • September 22 @ Christ Church
  • October 27 @ Christ Church
  • November 3 @ TBD
  • November 9 (Two Rivers PD Day) @ Christ Church
  • November 10 @ Christ Church
  • December 1 @ TBD
  • January 2, 2018 @ Christ Churcharts & crafts
  • January 19 @ Christ Church
  • February 15 (TR PD Day) @ Christ Church
  • February 16 @ Christ Church
  • March 2 @ TBD
  • March 26-28 (Mon-Wed of Spring Break) @ TBD
  • Apr 13 (TR PD Day) @ Christ Church
  • April 16 @ Christ Church
  • April 27 @ Christ Church

We will announce May/June camps once any snow makeups have been determined.

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Jan
6
Sat
Winter Early Childhood and Kids Yoga Classes Begin
Jan 6 – Jan 12 all-day

two year olds in supported fish poseOur kids & family classes, for crawling babies through teens, are offered in multi-week class series; registration is required, no drop-ins. Winter classes begin January 6 and continue through mid March.

Tot Yoga (crawling-24 mo)

Toddler  Family Yoga (steady walking-3 yrs, younger siblings welcome)

Preschooler Yoga (21 mo-4 yrs, younger siblings welcome)

4 images of kids and family yoga

Kids Yoga & Mindfulness (~4-8 yrs)

  • 11:00 AM Sat with Jessica @ Christ Church (drop-in trial class Dec 9).
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Kids Yoga & Mindfulness – Sat @ Christ Church, Winter 2018 @ Christ Church
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Yoga helps children learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress, and connecting to their bodies in a loving way while having fun. A kids yoga class encourages children to move creatively in a non-competitive environment while honoring each child’s unique expression of the poses.

Breathing Space classes incorporate age-appropriate poses, breathing, movement, games, music, and art. Classes often revolve around a philosophical or natural theme and always include some form of quiet relaxation.

Register ButtonWinter 2018 Saturdays series with Jessica, $162 for 9 classes (no class President’s Day weekend). Series registration required; no drop-ins.

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Jan
13
Sat
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness – Sat @ Christ Church, Winter 2018 @ Christ Church
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Yoga helps children learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress, and connecting to their bodies in a loving way while having fun. A kids yoga class encourages children to move creatively in a non-competitive environment while honoring each child’s unique expression of the poses.

Breathing Space classes incorporate age-appropriate poses, breathing, movement, games, music, and art. Classes often revolve around a philosophical or natural theme and always include some form of quiet relaxation.

Register ButtonWinter 2018 Saturdays series with Jessica, $162 for 9 classes (no class President’s Day weekend). Series registration required; no drop-ins.

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Jan
14
Sun
Family Yoga & Mindfulness Winter Workshop Series @ Shenanigans Art Space
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Family Yoga is structured like an age-appropriate kids yoga class – with poses, sequences, mindfulness activities, songs, and games, and an emphasis activities for parents and children to do together. Classes often revolve around philosophical, seasonal, or narrative themes and always include some form of quiet relaxation.

family yoga, double squat

Winter Second Sundays Workshop Series

  • December 10 – Nutcracker yoga – Calling all soldiers and sugar plum fairies – come enjoy a classic tale in a new way! Families will bring the Nutcracker story to life through yoga, dance, music, and lots of heart. Bring your sense of wonder and magic and join us for a special journey that will get you into the holiday spirit!
  • January 14 – Cozy yoga – It’s cold outside, so let’s inject warmth into our bodies, hearts, and family connections! We’ll breathe, move, reflect and cuddle up. Bring your favorite blanket or wrap, and anything else that makes you feel extra cozy – pajamas welcome.
  • February 11 – Love – Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little love bugs, family yoga style! We’ll breathe, move, and play games to foster affection and connection.
  • March 11 – Gratitude – Celebrate your good luck! We’ll use movement and mindfulness to discover the awe and wonder of everyday life – and find that rainbow and pot of gold that’s inside of YOU.
  • April 8 –  Bloom – Join us for a nature-themed class to welcome new possibilities as the world wakes up from winter. Through poses, dance, connection, and contemplation, we’ll celebrate what makes you blossom!
  • May 13 – Mom & me – Treat yourself to a special Mother’s Day yoga class with your littles. We’ll use breath, movement, massage, and art to connect, rejuvenate, and shower you, mom, with love!

family class, legs up the wallWhere: Shenanigan’s Art Space, 316 F Street NE, basement

How Much: Your best deal is to commit to all 6 classes at $108 for the first parent/child pair. Standard makeup policies apply. Families can drop into individual classes for $25 per pair or $60 for any 3 classes. Additional children are 50% off. No charge for a second adult.

Siblings welcome: Register the first child and then contact us to pay half price additional children. No charge for up to two parents/caregivers attending. Recommend bringing a second adult if any siblings are younger than 4 years old.

Our 4 year old yogis are welcome in this class or in Preschooler Family Yoga. Family Yoga activities are a bit more challenging, games have more complex rules, and we ask students to stay on their yoga mats more than classes for 2-4 year olds. Please don’t hesitate to contact us about choosing the right class.

 

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Jan
19
Fri
Kids Yoga Day Off Camp @ Christ Church
Jan 19 @ 8:30 am – 5:45 pm

kids yoga class, prek

Our camps provide students from PreK-4th grade with a fun, creative, educational and enriching experience on DCPS days off for professional development or parent-teacher conferences. We’ll do yoga movement classes, mindfulness activities, relaxation, games, crafts and outdoor time.

partner poseWe offer a non-competitive and supportive environment where kids can learn to learn to work cooperatively as well as learn to care for and nurture themselves.

When & How Much?

  • 8:30 am – 3:45 pm – $80 per day, $75 when registering for 6 camps at once (use discount code “multicamp6”)
  • 3:45 pm-5:45 pm – additional $15 per day, includes Games Club class by Labyrinth Games & Puzzles.

Learn more about camps. Read our frequently asked questions.

One camp, multiple registration options: PreK, K-4th. Please choose the correct grade range. We have very limited space for PreK (4 year old) campers. Learn more about 4 year olds and camp.

Camp is available on the following dates:

  • September 22 @ Christ Church
  • October 27 @ Christ Church
  • November 3 @ TBD
  • November 9 (Two Rivers PD Day) @ Christ Church
  • November 10 @ Christ Church
  • December 1 @ TBD
  • January 2, 2018 @ Christ Churcharts & crafts
  • January 19 @ Christ Church
  • February 15 (TR PD Day) @ Christ Church
  • February 16 @ Christ Church
  • March 2 @ TBD
  • March 26-28 (Mon-Wed of Spring Break) @ TBD
  • Apr 13 (TR PD Day) @ Christ Church
  • April 16 @ Christ Church
  • April 27 @ Christ Church

We will announce May/June camps once any snow makeups have been determined.

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Jan
20
Sat
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness – Sat @ Christ Church, Winter 2018 @ Christ Church
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Yoga helps children learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress, and connecting to their bodies in a loving way while having fun. A kids yoga class encourages children to move creatively in a non-competitive environment while honoring each child’s unique expression of the poses.

Breathing Space classes incorporate age-appropriate poses, breathing, movement, games, music, and art. Classes often revolve around a philosophical or natural theme and always include some form of quiet relaxation.

Register ButtonWinter 2018 Saturdays series with Jessica, $162 for 9 classes (no class President’s Day weekend). Series registration required; no drop-ins.

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Classes at Schools, Daycares or Other Venues

Sometimes it simply makes more sense for yoga to come to your child. Breathing Space Family Yoga instructors are available to teach classes at your home, school, daycare or other venue. We do one-time events, such as birthday parties, as well as ongoing classes. Find out more.

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Contact us: (202) 599-0434 inquiries@breathingspacedc.com

Thanksgiving Schedule

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

Class Calendar

see our full class calendar

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 Yoga for Kids and Teens
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 Yoga for Kids and Teens
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 Yoga for Kids and Teens
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 Yoga for Kids and Teens
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 Yoga for Kids and Teens
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 Yoga for Kids and Teens
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 Yoga for Kids and Teens
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 Yoga for Kids and Teens
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 Yoga for Kids and Teens
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 Yoga for Kids and Teens

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