Yoga Discovery Program
(3 - 8 years)
Yoga Youngsters is designed for children ages 3 to 6 years old. The young yogis that are 3 years old come with their grown-ups, the yogis that are 4 to 8 years old are dropped off at the studio.
In our Yoga Youngsters class, the kiddos are introduced to the benefits and practice of yoga. Each 45 minute class has a different theme, such as "Off To See the Sea," and "A Day At the Zoo". By using games, stories, arts and crafts, and of course MUSIC, kids are introduced to breath awareness, yoga poses and relaxation techniques. In an 6-10 week session, children will have the opportunity to share with others and build self-confidence, as well as learn how to coordinate movement with song and create spatial awareness. Through various poses children develop strength, flexibility and balance in their growing bodies and minds.
Children and adults are required to have yoga mats for class. You have the option of bringing your own mat, using our used mats, or purchasing a Lollipop yoga mat at Musical Magic (see below).
To read more about the importance of breathing techniques for kids click on: Yoga for Kids; Let the Body Breathe, an article written by Mira Binzen, co-founder of Global Family Yoga, a teacher-training program based in Chicago, focusing on children and families.
Lollipop yoga mats were created by a mom. Her son was her inspiration for creating the Eco friendly Buggy yoga mat for children. Check out www.lollipopyoga.com for more information. Buggy mats are sold at Musical Magic. Add a mat to your order on your registration form.
The 24" x 60" x 1/8" size is larger and more appropriately sized for kids than most children's mats. All Lollipop mats are made from an eco-friendly PER (Polymer Environmental Resin), far better for the environment and your health than traditional yoga mats. They contain NO phthalates, NO dioxins, NO furans, NO heavy metals.
Available colors: Tangerine Orange and Sweet Grape
Size:24" x 60" x 1/8"