What is Family Yoga Like? - Breathing Space

Breathing Space Family Yoga classes are structured so both parents and children can enjoy themselves while moving in a supportive, non-competitive environment. While many of the poses will look familiar to adult yogis, a kids class flows very differently than an adult yoga class.

Family classes are structured very much like an age-appropriate kids class with more emphasis on partner poses and connections between parent and child.

  • We incorporate lots of songs and games centered around movement and mindfulness.
  • There’s lots of emphasis on social interaction.
  • We use many props never found in an adult class: hula hoops, balloons, scarfs, crayons, and more.
  • Many classes incorporate story telling or books.

Class themes vary according to student interests and instructor creativity. Possibilities include the following themes:

  • philosophical – kindness, honesty, courage, respect, discipline, generosity;
  • natural – change of seasons, growth & change, elements: water, earth, wind fire;
  • life events and places – holidays, travel, a visit to the zoo, jungle safari, desert adventure.

Parents should plan to fully participate in family classes. One adult must be present, up to two adults are welcome on weekly basis, and the same adult need not be present every time. Looking for a class your child can take solo? Check out kids and teen yoga.

Early Childhood Yoga (crawling-4 yrs)

All our early childhood classes are taught family-style. Up to two parents may attend these class with the registered child. Little Family Yoga welcomes walking younger siblings to join the fun, no charge for infants under 1 year. Learn more about early childhood classes.

Early childhood yoga classes are offered in three formats:

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