For children in Pre-K to Grade 2
Kids’ Yoga Discovery is just that – a discovery of yoga, self and the world. ChildLight Yoga classes engage children through movement exploration, music, theme-related games and inspired, yoga-play to capture their attention and their imaginations as they refine their physical, social and emotional skills. Classes end with visual imagery and relaxation exercises, teaching children to quiet both mind and body.
During each seasonal session, CLY instructors focus on thematic ideas such as peace, respect, gratitude and healthy living, presented at an age-appropriate level, expanding upon them as children become capable of deeper awareness and comprehension. As children complete classes and activities related to given themes, they earn unique pins to affix to their ChildLight Yoga mat bag (included in the one-time registration fee). In this way children enjoy a sense of accomplishment and progression as they explore ideas related to a positive and healthy lifestyle.
All of our sessions are appropriate for children who are new to yoga, as well as for those who are continuing their instruction.
What to Bring/Wear:
Though we do have yoga mats available for use at the studio, it is recommended that you bring your own yoga mat to prevent the spread of germs. Note that we have mats available in the boutique for as little as $10. As well, please have your child bring along a refillable water bottle with a spouted lid. Dress for movement. Tights are not recommended.
What people are saying:
"Miss Gina is a wonderful teacher. The kids absolutely adore her and are so happy throughout the entire class and excited to attend the next week. It really helps my daughter with her balance as well as breaks her out of her shell socially." ~ Lyndsey G.
"I love watching my daughter grow. Her confidence has increased. She loves yoga and looks forward to every class." ~ D. Currier
FAQ: Why session based classes for this age group, versus drop-in?
We engage children in yoga practice in ways that are meaningful, appropriate, and inviting to them! This means our classes will look quite different from an adult yoga class (no experience necessary!) as we regularly incorporate music, creative movement, props, stories, games, etc. Children THRIVE on repetition, familiarity, and predictability and to honor this we unfortunately do not offer a drop-in option for Kids Yoga Discovery PreK -Grade 2 classes. The session-based classes provide children with the opportunity they need to become familiar with the instructor, the group, and the routine established in class. This truly makes a difference in the atmosphere of the class and foster's children's confidence, participation, and overall well-being. If you find after a few classes that it's truly not a good fit for your family, please talk to the instructor or the office and we'll gladly work with you. We strive to make our young yogi's practice fulfilling for them!
Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children, by Lisa Flynn
"Play with the practices in this book and bolster your child's resilience and self-esteem as you enhance your relationship." ~ Amy Weintraub
Check out our blog, The Kids Yoga Resource!