Yoga for Families & Children
The mission of Breathing Space is to provide wellness services and education for children and families, offering classes for children and families of all ages in Washington, DC.
Yoga for Kids and Teens
Yoga helps children learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress, and connecting to their bodies in a loving way while having fun. Our kids and tween 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.
Family Yoga is structured like an age-appropriate kids class with an emphasis on poses and activities for parents and children to do together. Age ranges and sibling policies vary.
Early Childhood Yoga
Yoga helps babies, toddlers, and preschoolers explore movement milestones, gain confidence, build strength and fitness, learn a tool for self-regulation, connect with parents and caregivers, and set the foundation for healthy body attitudes and a fit lifestyle. Breathing Space baby, tot, and preschool classes feature a mix age-appropriate yoga poses, songs, stories and games.
These parent-child classes are engaging and fun, encouraging each child to embrace their own unique expression of yoga poses while supporting their development and growth (Nannies, grandparents, and other caregivers welcome too).
We offer full day yoga and mindfulness camps during school days off and summer breaks. See camps.
Weekly Kids & Teen Yoga Classes
Weekly classes are offered in 45 minute-1 hour increments, depending on the age range. Kids and tween or teen classes not listed as family classes are for children only. Family members are kindly asked not to watch class.
“[Yoga] class is without question a highlight of our week...Our daughter was seven months when we started, and she has only grown more and more interested and engaged each week. Jen creates a warm environment for babies to play and learn, consistently introducing new concepts, exercises and experiences that make every session different. She also welcomes both parents to participate, and it has become a wonderful way for us to start our weekend together as a family.”