Yoga for Children & Teens
Research 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 & Mindfulness Classes
Yoga class encourages children and teens to move creatively in a non-competitive environment while honoring each student’s unique expression of the poses.
Breathing Space classes incorporate age-appropriate poses, breathing, movement and mindfulness games, concentration and focus techniques, and relaxation. Classes often revolve around a philosophical or natural theme and sometimes include discussion, art, or journaling.
Mindful Art & Stories Extension Courses
Breathing Space students camps always feature art projects and lots of stories. This year, yoga class is offered by live instruction over Zoom and we have a new opportunity for self-paced arts and stories projects on the Ruzuku online courses platform.
New lessons will be available first thing every camp or weekly class morning and can be completed anytime, even months later. There will be an arts & crafts project, a story book (with read along video provided), a featured yoga pose, and a reflection activity or guided relaxation for each day.
See also: Family Yoga, which 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.
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.
Afterschool or Enrichment Yoga Classes
School-based class might be offered as extra-cirrikculars or during the regularly scheduled day. Learn more about scheduling a class at your child's school
Homeschool Yoga Classes
Homeschooler classes might be on our public schedule, so anyone can register, or for a private homeschool group, at their venue or one we organize.