Mini Yogis

Local yoga classes for kids offer healthy and fun activities to support physical and emotional development



Instructors Near You:

These local studios offer yoga classes for kids:

Kreative Kids Yoga
Rockaway, 973.820.1298
kinderkidsyoga.com

Mia Yoga
Montclair, 973.752.8232
miayogamontclair.com

The School of Royal Yoga
Chester, 908.879.9648
theroyalpathwaysinc.com

South Mountain Yoga
South Orange, 973.763.4433
southmountainyoga.com

Starseed Yoga
Verona, 973.783.1036
starseedyoga.com

Studio Yoga
Madison, 973.966.5311
studioyoganj.com

Yoga Montclair
Montclair, 973.233.9642
yogamontclair.com

In many U.S. classrooms, children are busy learning their As, Bs, Cs—and asanas. Yoga for children has become increasingly popular as kids as young as preschool age have become more stressed.

“Yoga is a great way for kids to learn to calm down, breathe and focus while having fun in a noncompetitive way,” says Allison Morgan, an occupational therapist and an instructor for Radiant Child Yoga, which certifies teachers of children’s yoga throughout the state. The practice also helps kids gain muscle strength and body awareness, and studies have shown it can even help children with special needs to communicate better.

Yoga poses are often modeled after things kids are familiar with, such as animals or their natural environment. RCY instructors also teach children songs that express positive messages to the tune of popular nursery rhymes. “So instead of singing ‘I’m sexy and I know it,’ which they hear on the radio, the kids can sing, ‘I am brave, I am bold, my own spirit I can hold,’” Morgan says, adding that most children already have a positive attitude that just needs nurturing: “Kids are just big souls in little bodies.”

 

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