Yoga for kids in NYC
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. Be sure to check Yogi Beans' website for other locations' schedules.
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 might 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 Fairy Yoga (ages 2–5), CircusYoga (ages 7 and up) and Girl Yoga Power, a class for ages 7–10 that focuses on building a positive self-image and demonstrating kindness towards others. Karma Kids also offers a class that specifically caters to children with special needs. Various prices. All ages.
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. Various prices. All ages.
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, Afro Yoga and Move and Sing! Movement Infused Sing-a-Long. All ages.
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! P.S.: There's a New Moms Talk Group that's definitely worth checking out. 5000 Broadway, Suite A (breadandyoga.com). Various prices. All ages.
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, a 12–week offering that benefits kids ages 3–5 and 6–9 (you can also simply do a drop-in for kids' class during that time frame). Call for details. 279 Church St, 3rd Fl (646-490-8888, lyonsdenpoweryoga.com). Various prices. Ages 3 and up.
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. In the Studio's after school drop-off yoga class on Mondays, little ones will learn traditional poses, try meditation and sing songs together. Your crew will also dig Kids' Yoga and Teen Yoga programs hosted by Harlem Yoga Studio. Various prices. All ages.