Yoga classes have become a staple amongst soccer moms, athletes and body-builders alike. Now kids can get in on the bliss as well with kids yoga classes offered throughout the city. Like adult classes, kids yoga classes are often offered on a monthly basis as well as a one time drop-in class. Kids yoga has been proven to improve focus, self confidence and coordination in children as young as 4 years old.
Check out one of the participating kids yoga centers below.
1. Yoga 4 Kids (Kingwood)
Boys and girls age 7 to 12 learn yoga poses through games, music, stories and art. Year-round classes are from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and summer camps are available as well. Extend yoga training for the little ones with supplemental materials including the Yoga 4 Kids Game and Yoga 4 Kids DVD (purchase on their website). Yoga classes are $99 per month.
3626 Glenwood Springs Dr.
Kingwood, TX 77345
2. Big Yoga (River Oaks)
Big Yoga is located in the River Oaks area just off Allen Parkway. Big Kids Yoga aims to foster self-confidence and creativity in children between ages 4 and 10. Expect games, structured exercises and the occasional craft project. Rates are $50 per month ($40 per month for children of Big Yoga members) or drop in for $15. Big Kids Yoga also offers a 3-day summer camp.
3115 Allen Pkwy. (1st floor)
Houston, TX 77019
3. Yoga Collective
Yoga Collective offers the Mom+Baby Yoga course that focuses greatly on rebuilding core strength and functionality, strengthening the back muscles and relieving tension in all those muscles that are overworked while caring for a new baby (think neck and shoulders).
This is a 6-week course and the rate is $80. If one session is enough, opt for a $15 drop-in class.
3938D N. Shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX 77018
4. Earth Kids Yoga
Benefits of kids yoga classes at Earth Kids Yoga span from speech improvements to physical coordination. Using games, music and imaginary travel, children will learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques. Classes at Earth Kids Yoga are donation-based, so students are encouraged to pay only what they can comfortably afford. Park classes, private lessons and birthday parties are available.
1208 Pennsylvania (in Carmel Temple Annex)
South Houston, TX 77587
5. Happy Belly Studios
Every Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Happy Belly Studios offers kids yoga classes. The class is open to children age 5 to 11and introduces yoga poses by way of creative play. Course fee is $55 for 4 sessions and $16 per drop-in.
920 Studemont St. Ste 400
Houston, TX 77007
6. Houston Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Center
Kids yoga at Houston Yoga and Ayurvedic Wellness Center are divided into two groups: age 3 to 5 and age 6 to 12.
Kids yoga (3-5) is currently offered on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Youth yoga is on Tuesday afternoons from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Purchase a 4-class package for $40 or a drop-in voucher for $12.
13602 Kluge Rd.
Cypress, TX 77429
7. Motherhood Center
At the Motherhood Center, yoga classes will enable students to repair the postpartum body, meet other mothers in a warm and welcoming environment, and strengthen the bond between mom and baby. Instructors are understanding of the fact that babies may need several breaks throughout the class and encourage mothers to soothe them as needed. Each class ends with a gentle baby massage. No previous yoga experience is required for these courses.
3701 W. Alabama Ste. 230
Houston, TX 77027
8. Blooming Souls Wellness
Upon attending kids yoga classes at Blooming Souls Wellness, expect children to improve focus, hone gross motor skills, increase attention span, breath consistently and intentionally and interact with peers.
Yoga poses are introduced in an engaging and imaginative way. These classes are for children age 6 to 13.
4100 Westheimer Ste. 233
Houston, TX 77027