If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you understand how calming the practice can be for both your mind and body. That’s why it should come as no surprise yoga offers a lot of the same benefits for children. According to the National Institutes of Health, yoga aids in development, reduces stress and anxiety, boosts wellbeing, promotes physical activity, improves focus and attention, and mitigates emotional and behavioral problems. Pretty cool, right?
Now, let’s dive into the local treasures where your little ones can unleash their inner yogi while having a ton of fun:
Full Circle Yoga
Want to try slithery cobra pose? How about monkey pose? All the postures in this weekly class are inspired by your kid’s favorite animals. In addition to mastering the yoga basics, five-to-twelve-year-olds get to unwind through play and mindfulness.
Fridays at 4 p.m.
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Elevate Yoga Center
For the mini superheroes in your life, Elevate Yoga Center’s Air Kids class is a game-changer. Designed for ages six to twelve, this class encourages confidence-building, strength-finding, and mind-calming, all while swinging in a silk hammock.
Fridays at 5 p.m.
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Anana Prana takes a page from the Kidding Around Yoga model, blending yoga with play, storytelling, music, and art. Offered in both Hunters Creek and Edgewood locations, this class is tailor-made for engaging children’s shorter attention spans while instilling them with yoga basics.
When: Mondays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
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Wildflower Farm Orlando
For a dose of uniqueness, kids (eight and up) and their caregivers can relax and stretch in the company of baby goats! Before the session starts, you even get to feed these furry friends warm milk and capture all the adorable selfies your heart desires.
When: Select Days
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Imagine Performing Arts Center
In the realm of Oviedo’s Imagine Performing Arts Center, yoga classes for teens offer the perfect escape after a stressful day or a delightful complement to their other athletic pursuits.
When: Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m.
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Kids Create Art
Is your preschooler a budding Picasso or maybe a tiny yogi in the making? Kids Create Art, located at Loft On Main in Windermere, invites little ones aged three to five to weekly art and yoga classes.
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Orange County Library System
OCLS’s Mindful Start Family Yoga caters to the tiniest yogis aged 0 to seven, held at various local library branches. This class injects just the right amount of fun and silliness into poses, featuring an imaginative journey to calm young minds through puppets, parachute games, and moments of rest. Also, parents of preschoolers can head over to the Eatonville Branch Library for Mindful Play Learning on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Whether your tiny tot is channeling their inner superhero, mimicking their favorite animals, or finding artistic expression on the mat, these classes promise more than just physical activity—they cultivate a lifelong love for well-being. So, let the adventure begin! Bring your little yogis to these vibrant sanctuaries and watch as they stretch, laugh and discover the delightful path to inner peace. Namaste, young ones! 🌟🧘♀️🌈