"Just like us, our children live in a very busy world."
A growing body of research shows that yoga helps children build strength, resilience, and confidence while teaching them breathing exercises to help focus and relax. It can also improve their posture, balance, and coordination. Yoga can provide a safe space for emotional expression, building self-esteem and empathy. It is an incredibly valuable tool for aiding children in managing stress, emotions, and relationships with greater ease.
I provide children the opportunity to learn and practice yoga in a safe and fun environment. My classes are designed to be age-appropriate and to help children learn the basics of yoga – from breathing techniques and poses to mindfulness and relaxation. I incorporate songs, games and creative activities to make classes enjoyable and engaging!
What Research Shows
Yoga in public school improves adolescent mood and affect - Felver et al., 2015
Effectiveness of a School-Based Yoga Program on Adolescent Mental Health, Stress Coping Strategies, and Attitudes Toward Violence: Findings From a High-Risk Sample - Frank et al., 2014
Evaluation of an afterschool yoga program for children - Dai et al., 2015
Effects of a Classroom-Based Yoga Intervention on Cortisol and Behavior in Second- and Third-Grade Students: A Pilot Study - Butzer et al., 2015
Comparing Universal and Targeted Delivery of a Mindfulness-Based Program for Anxiety in Children - Etherington & Costello, 2018
A Mindfulness-Based Intervention Pilot Feasibility Study for Elementary School Students With Severe Learning Difficulties: Effects on Internalized and Externalized Symptoms From an Emotional Regulation Perspective - Malboeuf-Hurtbise et al., 2016
Perceived Benefits of Yoga among Urban School Students: A Qualitative Analysis - Wang & Hagins, 2016