Try yoga for kids for a little zen in your household! Yoga stimulates the physical, mental and emotional abilities of a child. It can also manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement. Yoga classes can introduce children to a healthy lifestyle; it's a fun way to increase confidence and positive self-image in a non-competitive environment. Here are our favorite studios around Dallas and Fort Worth that offer yoga classes for kids.
PowerKids Sports & Fitness - Acro Yoga/Tumbling & Strength
Lisa R: This youth-focused gym teaches fitness through creative and almost irresistibly intriguing classes. Kids in the Acro Yoga and Tumbling class learn traditional yoga poses while building core gymnastics skills and having fun. Parents love the team-work focused environment in which kids build self esteem while learning to work with and trust others. Kids will be amazed at the acrobatic yoga tricks and feats of strength they'll be able to achieve after just a few sessions.
Cost: $72/month or $95/5 classes
Namah Shivaya Yoga
Lisa R: Namah Shivaya Yoga teaches both physical postures as well as yoga philosophy in their accessible classes grounded in Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa, Kundalini and Kriya Yoga. Their 45 minute children's classes teach kids how to cope with everyday stressors through play, songs, and rhymes. Kids improve strength, flexibility, and balance while also learning breathing techniques that improve focus, cooperation, and relaxation.
Cost: $10/class, $80/10 classes
Lisa R: We Yogis is dedicated to providing "Yoga for All" through classes for every age, skill level and unique ability. Parents love the on-site childcare for kids 3 months and up, while kids love the fun classes that progress from early childhood to tween and teen classes that start to introduce a typical "flow" that builds strength and balance.
Cost: $16-$18/class, $60 monthly unlimited, $45/ yoga camp. Childcare $5/session
Life Time Athletic
Lisa R: This chain of luxury gyms has everything mom and dad need to stay fit and keep the kids entertained. Parents can enroll infants through teens in almost every type of class imaginable while they hit the gym. Kids learn and play in a dedicated "academy" space, with room for yoga, art, dance and more. Night-out events, like Kids Yoga Raves, and camps offer more opportunities for member-kids to experience yoga and other activities. Call member services for more info.
Age: Daytime yoga classes typically for 7-11yrs.
Cost: Daytime classes typically included with membership starting around $199/mo
Yogees Yoga 4 Kids
Lisa R: This multi-city yoga franchise uses stories and games to help kids develop a life long love of yoga and mindfulness. Parents love how classes reinforce a love of reading and kids love the creative games that keep class moving. Yogees teachers go through a specialized yoga certification program that prepares them to work with kids. Yogees classes are held in a growing number of schools, libraries, and yoga studios throughout the DFW metroplex. Check their class schedule to find one near you.
Cost: Free to $15/class
Summit Climbing, Yoga and Fitness
Lisa R: This chain of gyms focused on climbing and yoga offers special daily rates for kids as well as one day school holiday fitness and climbing camps. Day passes for both kids and adults include unlimited climbing, yoga and abs classes, although kids-only yoga classes are only offered during special events and summer camps. Contact the branch nearest you for info about upcoming events.
Age: Camps for 3-12 yrs
Cost: $12/day kids 13 and under. Check the website for "student night" specials.
Crescent Yoga Studio
Lisa R: This yoga studio and yoga boutique is devoted to keeping clients healthy through all stages of life. Kids can get in on the action in several fun summer series that introduce basic poses and breathing exercises while building self-esteem, healthy habits, and confidence. Kids enrolled in these 90 minute sessions will also take part in cooperative games, music and art that adhere to a different theme each week. Stay tuned to their Facebook Events page for details about upcoming classes.
Cost: $20/class, $50/3-weeks
$25/month family membership
Lisa R: The mom behind Yogi Squad, Brooke Blankenship, is a 200-hour registered Yoga Alliance Instructor with degrees in early childhood education and library science. In addition to customized private lessons and adult classes, Brooke combines her library background with her love of yoga in affordable story-time themed yoga sessions for kids. Check the Facebook event page for details and upcoming themes.
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