Yoga Kids

Kids yoga is a fun physical activity that takes place in a supportive and non competitive environment, so that the kids can develop their capabilities. The classes have a theme and include games, exercises, traditional yoga poses, breathing techniques and relaxation.

The kids are active participants in the class, spontaneity and class structure alternate so that they can learn from one another and express themselves creatively.

This atmosphere encourages children to cultivate their inner strength and to accept themselves. They develop strength, movement coordination, flexibility, balance, body awareness, better concentration and self confidence. They learn to respect their body, others and their environment.

Benefits of kids yoga (The list is adapted from the RKY manual)

  • helps build concentration
  • improves strength and flexibility

  • increases self confidence and builds a positive self-image

  • nourishes creativity

  • helps to balance body and mind

  • teaches self-acceptance and self-love

  • develops self-discipline and self-control

  • helps have a better body posture

  • fortifies all body systems: skeletal, nervous, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, hormonal and muscular, improves the understanding of anatomy.

  • increases awareness of the breath

  • it is non competitive

  • expands awareness of nature, animals and the environment

  • encourages cooperation and teamwork

  • teaches how to relax and reduce stress

  • encourages compassion, generosity and respect.