Best mommy and me classes in NYC
This UES Studio teaches kids about meditation, focus and breathing techniques while moving through various yoga poses. At Me and My Bean class, parents can practice with their little ones. There are also plenty of classes geared towards just your kiddos, too. Ages 6 weeks to 16 years.
This studio, which offers vinyasa, forrest, prenatal and postnatal classes, draws a lot of experienced yogis. It also draws plenty of families and offers a variety of Mommy & Me programs, including Postnatal Yoga and Tiny Tots, Tots and Family Yoga. Bend & Bloom also has kids-only programs, including Lil Yogis 3–5, Lil Yogis 6–9, Tween Yoga and Teen Yoga. All ages.
At this yoga studio specifically aimed toward the younger set, kids use basic poses and their imagination to improve flexibility, coordination and focus. Try a mommy and me (parent and child class), where you and your kid (walking–3) can bark in downward dog and hiss in cobra pose, or send the kids to glow-in-the-dark yoga, where games and partner poses will keep kids 5–7 busy. There are even mommy and me pilates classes to try, too! All ages.
This Harlem yoga studio welcomes yogis of all ages; parents, be sure to check out Family Yoga (ages 2 and up with an adult present), where little ones learn the basics of yoga through games and music. Moms and newborns may also like Baby & Me, where they'll gently stretch and practice deep breathing while very little ones get their first taste of yoga with massage and movement. Kids' yoga is available as well, plus there's prenatal yoga for expecting moms. All ages.
Your seedling will blossom at this Chelsea play space, which includes a 2,500-square-foot indoor playground featuring a soft-play climbing area, a shape-sorter garden, a sports section and nine permanent exhibits that mimic the Big Apple. Sign up for a seasonal series of two-hours classes that allow parents and 2-3-year-old children to gradually separate at their own pace. Teachers guide kids through exciting activities involving movement, art and music. Ages newborn to 5 years.
Set in the courtyard of the Westbeth artist community, this spot looks more like a gallery than a tot stomping ground. But inside, it's warm and inviting. Crawl around with your baby at All Four on the Floor for some movement games (Ages 4mos–12mos) or try Baby Moves 'n Grooves to clap, sing and play with musical instruments like tambourines and drums. P.S.: Don't miss Cortex 101 and 201, which focus in on fine motor skills! Ages 4 months to 30 months.