Class Tips, Fees and Policies

Breathing Space - Tot Yoga Class at Hill Center

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You can find our yoga class descriptions, family wellness programs, or class and event calendar on the website.

Our registration site is mobile friendly and is the primary way we take payments. Most of our class venues do not have a receptionist so it’s a great help to the instructor if you take care of this yourself in advance.

And don’t miss our Tips for New Students for what to expect in class itself and our Camp Frequently Asked Questions for camp-specific policies. 

Breathing Space Class and Purchase Policies

By registering for a class or camp with Breathing Space, you agree to the following policies: 

Enrollment and Attendance

Breathing Space does not allow single class drop-ins to kids & family classes for crawling babies or older children. Why?

Semester Commitment is Best for Both Students and the Program

We’ve written before about the benefits of committing to a weekly yoga class. Children, even more than adults, benefit from the consistency and progressive teaching enabled by full registration.

Kids yoga operates in an unusual context. While adult yoga classes are very often drop-in based, you cannot just occasionally show up to any other kind of teacher-directed children’s class. There’s no  drop-in ballet, gymnastics, music, art, karate, etc. All of these programs require registration in a series of classes or monthly membership. This creates a stable class and allows lessons to build upon on each other.

Session Commitment Encourages Consistent Attendance

As a parent, there are tons of demands on my time and regularly attending a class requires commitment. Paying ahead of time gives me that sense of obligation to actually go every week. This is true for me with my own classes and it’s doubly true for me to motivate my child out of the house, even for activities she (or we both) adore.

Session Commitment Enhances the Student Experience

As a children’s instructor, I find:

  1. Drop-in classes are not in the best interest of the child. It often takes 3 or 4 classes for a child, especially a toddler, to feel comfortable with a new place, new people, and a new routine. Children benefit from repetition and structure. Since drop-in students tend to only show up once or twice a semester, they miss out on the full benefits of the experience.
  2. Drop-ins detract from the experience of the students who have committed to a full session of classes because my attention is drawn to the new student – on everything from taking payment and filling in the parent on policies, facilities, and expectations, to making the new child feel comfortable.

But . . .

There are two major objections that I hear from parents to registering for an entire session:

  1. That they aren’t sure if class will be right for their child. We get that. It can be hard to even imagine a toddler or preschooler yoga class if you’ve never attended one.

    That’s why we offer a No Risk Refund Policy – Not sure if class will be right for you or your child? Register and come to the first class. If you notify us in writing within 24 hours of class that you will not be able to continue the session, you will pay only $20 for the class you attended. (See refund policies for more information.)
  1. That they have travel or other schedule obligations that prevent full attendance. We understand schedules can be tricky. We intentionally skip holiday weekends and other high-travel times and offer a very generous make-up policy. To make up a missed class:
    • Any family member may take any other appropriate class during the same session – this means a similar kids class or parents can take an adult class;
    • If there is space in your class, you may bring a friend as your make-up class. Please confirm space availability with your instructor.

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Baby Yoga & Play (precrawlers) @ Lighthouse Yoga Center - April-May 2019 - Tuesdays @ Lighthouse Yoga Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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Tot Yoga (crawling-24 months) -  Spring 2019 - Wednesdays @ Shenanigans @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Tot Yoga (crawling-24 months) classes are engaging and fun. Class incorporates age-appropriate yoga poses, dance and creative movement, songs, stories, and games as children learn yoga through social interaction, repetition, and play. We encourage each… Continue Reading Class Tips, Fees and Policies
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Tot Yoga (crawling-24 months) @ ...
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Tot Yoga (crawling-24 months) @ St. Marks - Thursdays - Spring 2019 @ St. Marks Church | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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10:30 am Little Family Yoga (21 mo-4 yrs)...
Little Family Yoga (21 mo-4 yrs)...
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Little Family Yoga (21 mo-4 yrs) @ St. Marks - Thursdays - Spring 2019 @ St. Marks Church | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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12:30 pm Back to Work After Baby – Spring...
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Back to Work After Baby - Spring 2019 - Beyond the Bump (Postnatal) @ St. March Church (Dance Studio)
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6:30 pm Prenatal Yoga – April/May 2019 –...
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Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Prenatal Yoga – April/May 2019 – Thursdays @ Realignment Studio @ Realignment Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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