Yoga for Kids & Teens
Yoga is a fun and interactive way for children and teens to build strength, to release excess energy and to develop a healthy body and body image. Kids tend to lead intense lifestyles due to overstimulation, academic and social pressures, blended families and busy schedules, all which create stress that can be hard for them to identify and clearly communicate. Our yoga practice provides tools children, teens and families can use to alleviate stress and find calm and balance in a safe, non-competitive environment.
Learn more about specific benefits of yoga
Summer 2013 Kids & Teen Classes
In addition to our summer camps for ages 5 - 12, we will offer the following drop-in schedule for kids:
Ages 3 - 10 | Wednesdays, 4:00 - 4:45 pm | Coordinates with an adult class for parents to practice as well
Karma Teens | Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm | Coordinates with an adult class for parents to practice as well
For ages 11-12, please call us to determine whether your child would best match with the younger or older age group based on descriptions below.
We will continue to hold Family Yoga on Saturdays, 9:00 - 9:45 am for ages 2+.
Karma Yoga for Teens 13 & up (donation based class)
This class introduces traditional sequencing an invigorating format to build strength, balance and flexibility while restorative postures and closing relaxation relieving physical and emotional stress. Karma Yoga encourages you to direct these benefits of your practice towards others in the community as well. This is a donation based class from which partial proceeds will benefit charitable organizations as decided upon by the students.
Sundays 5:00-6:00pm | Led by Annie Damsky | $5 suggested minimum donation | Starting May 30, our Teen Class will move to Thursdays at 4:30 pm (for summer)
Kids 8-Week Series
Now registering for Fall 2013
Our sessions follow a loose curriculum through which kids and teens continue to add knowledge of poses, build strength and develop mindfulness with each class. All classes move from warm-up to active play, through mindfulness exercises and closing relaxation. Kids Series require full 8-week registration (one day per week), unless otherwise noted or a session is not at capacity, at which a student may drop-into a single class for $15.
All classes below are led by Annie Damsky
3-5 years old
Classes incorporate traditional yoga poses through age appropriate story telling, song and group activity, aimed at developing spatial body awareness, group participation, creativity and attentiveness.
Mondays 1:30-2:15pm | Register now for August 19 - October 14 (excludes Labor Day)
5-8 years old
Classes incorporate traditional yoga poses through age appropriate creative movement, group activities, games and more, with a focus on building strength, balance and body awareness. Concentration techniques are introduced to calm the mind and body.
Wednesdays 4:00 - 4:45 pm (coordinating drop-in class for adults 4:00 - 5:00 pm)
Register Now for August 21 (22) - October 9 (10)
9-12 years old
Class focus is on building strength, maintaining flexibility and developing balance through invigorating movement, creative sequencing of yoga poses and group activities. Mindfulness thematics are introduced, as well as techniques for stilling and focusing the mind and reducing stress.
Thursdays 4:30-5:15pm | Register now for August 22 - October 10(coordinating drop-in class for adults 4:30 - 5:30 pm)