Roundup: Kids Yoga Classes
Boston-area moms (including Gisele herself) are rolling out their yoga mats and bringing the kids. And studios are getting in on the action by offering kids yoga classes. Check out our list of where your child can start their journey with yoga under your instruction or while you relax in your own class.
Coolidge Corner Yoga
Owned and operated by a mom, Coolidge Corner Yoga offers simultaneous kids and adult classes throughout the week. You can choose from five different classes for ages 4 to 14. Purchases passes or just drop in, and let your child explore yoga as you relax with an adult class next door.
Coolidge Corner Yoga, 1297 Beacon Street, Brookline, coolidgeyoga.com, 617-879-0861
Blissful Monkey Yoga Studio
New mothers with small babies need the healing powers of yoga more than ever, and Blissful Monkey provides the perfect class. “Mom and Baby yoga” on Wednesday mornings is a gentle, relaxing class designed to help new moms regain abdominal muscle tone and develop a deeper connection with their babies. Yoga daddies are also welcome, and because of babies’ unpredictability, you can arrive up to fifteen minutes late and still take part in the class. Students are asked to bring a blanket for the baby to lie on during class.
Blissful Monkey Yoga Studio, 663 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain. Wednesday mornings, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., blissfulmonkey.com, 617-522-4411
Petit Papillon Yoga
Petit Papillon focuses on bringing families together through yoga. You can practice yoga with your children or leave them to explore on their own through age appropriate practices. Classes are available for all age groups, including adults, as well as for children with special needs. Locations in Quincy and Hingham offer classes for just kids and for you and your kids.
Petit Papillon Yoga, 550 Adams Street, Quincy and 6 Shipyard Drive, Hingham., petitpapillonyoga.com, 617-471-0603
Prana Power Yoga
At the Woburn location, Prana Power Yoga offers weekly drop-off kids’ classes so you can take a much-needed break or a concurrent yoga class of your own. Prana also offers kid’s yoga birthday parties for the young yoga enthusiast in your family. Bring both of your children and get 50 percent off the second child’s class fee.
Prana Power Yoga, 356 Cambridge Road, Woburn. Sundays at 11 a.m., pranapoweryoga.com, 781-933-9642
Buddhaful Kids Yoga
Instructed by yogi Mary Kaye, Buddhaful Kids Yoga is designed to be the first step in your child’s lifelong yoga journey. She offers coed classes for kids ages 7 to 12 and ages 13 to 17 on Tuesdays. Choose from five different sessions throughout the year or sign up for private family lessons with Mary Kaye. Classes are all offered at the Laughing Dog Yoga Studio in Wellesley.
Laughing Dog Studio, 159 Linden Street, Wellesley. Kiddie Yoga, Tuesdays 4 to 5 p.m. and Teen Yoga, Tuesdays 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., buddhafulkids.com, 781-235-9162
Spirit Bear Power Yoga
Whether you have a teenager in need of relaxation, or a kindergartner who needs a safe place for exercise, Spirit Bear Power Yoga has a class to fit your needs. Family Yoga gives you a chance to be a part of your child’s first experiences with yoga, and Empowerment Yoga for Teens will help reduce your teenager’s stress and help them unravel their complicated emotions. Pre-register to insure your child has a space.
Spirit Bear Power Yoga, 19 Main Street, Natick, spiritbearpoweryoga.com, 508-655-9642