Yoga for kids
This UES studio teaches kids about meditation, focus and breathing techniques while moving through various yoga poses. Try Me & My Bean for an introduction to yoga with musical instruments, fun props and catchy songs, or sign 'em up for Bean Yoga where kids will try fun partner poses, bends and twists (calming foot rubs are included, which tend to be a major favorite for the little ones). Tweens and teens feeling left out? There's also specific yoga classes for each age group.
There are many children's yoga classes to choose from at Karma Kids—so many, in fact, that you might have trouble picking! To start, you will want to explore Kids' Community Yoga, where kids ages 2–5 (and a parent) are invited to partake in fun games and poses. There are also kids-only classes for ages 3–4, 4–6, 7–9 and 10–12. Our favorite of the current offerings may very well be Girl Yoga Power, a class for ages 7–10 that focuses on building a positive self-image and demonstrating kindness toward others. Karma Kids also offers a class that specifically caters to children with special needs.
This Staten Island Yoga Studio offers family yoga and children's yoga that caters to kids ages 6 months and up. You'll find Teen Yoga, Big Kids' Yoga, Kids' Yoga and Family Yoga among the offerings—even Mom and Tot Yoga for parents with children ages 1–3.
This Brooklyn yoga studio is dedicated to kids and families, providing engaging classes for flexible little ones. Featuring kid-sized props, a rubber floor, an outdoor space and stroller parking, Monkey Do! Yoga is an interactive environment where kids can get their zen on. The studio offers a variety of play-based classes held during multiple time slots as well as classes like Pre/Postnatal Yoga and Move and Sing! Movement Infused Sing-a-Long.
Bread and Yoga offers both prenatal and postnatal yoga classes. We're especially excited about Parent & Me classes, where moms and their kids can enjoy fun yoga poses together. There are also games, rhymes, songs and storytime for baby to enjoy! If you have older ones in your brood, you're in luck: Bread and Yoga also offers after-school programs, summer camps, birthday parties and other fun family events that'll help everyone master their favorite poses.
Apart from your regular just-for-adults awesomeness (Power Flow, Hot Yoga and 45-minute power classes), Lyons Den Power Yoga also offers a stellar program called Power Cubs for youngsters ages 2–12 (which is divided by age groups). During this adventure in all-things zen, little yogis will learn new poses and garner an understanding of meditation in fun, kid-friendly ways.
In an effort to make yoga accessible to everyone, 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 through games and music. The offerings also allow kids to learn traditional poses, try meditation and sing songs. All ages.
Home to three studios and over 200 classes per week, The Yoga Room in Astoria dedicates much of its time to focusing on new moms and their babies. Tots as young as eight weeks old are invited to Mommy & Baby classes, where they'll enjoy soothing hands-on yoga and massages that intends to help little tummies and sleep cycles, while other moves aim to help mom beat post-partum struggles. Remember to bring a blanket for your little! Mommy & Toddler classes are offered for children up to 3 years old and includes stories, puppets, music within its class routine. Expecting a new bundle of joy? Sign up for the prental classes.
Sacred Sounds Yoga wants everyone to get involved with the calming discipline, and its variety of offerings are proof. Toddlers, kids, tweens and teens are invited to stretch their way through typical yoga classes or take their interest to new heights with aerial yoga. Parents can opt for drop-in classes, or—if their little yogi really takes to the sport—get a five or 10 class pass.
Say it with us now: "Om!" Kids might feel more invigorated than zen after an afternoon trying out aerial dance and circus tricks at this NYC hotspot. Prepare for a combination of lyra, trapeze, silks and rope if your pint-sized athlete decides to enroll in one of the Circus Playground courses, which are divided by skill level. Be on the lookout for seasonal family events, camp offerings and cool series.
Shanti Baby Yoga caters to all ages. Before your little one arrives, stretch and improve your flexibility during prenatal yoga. But don't let your routine change once your nine months are up. Then, you'll have to opt for Mama & Shanti Baby Yoga, where you both will enjoy soothing stretches and even some singing, too! Kids ages 4–7 are invited to try out skills for themselves with a kids class, and tweens and teens can get in on the action, too, with a yoga offering for their age group. If the whole brood likes to participate, check the schedule for the next Family Yoga pop-up class!