This is what happens when you want to share something you love with your children and that something happens to have such a lasting, loving effect on your own life that not sharing it with your children seems selfish.
This is what you do when your children watch you change and evolve and become more flexible in body and mind and want to try it too and share it with their friends.
A yoga studio for kids is born.
We certainly didn’t call it a yoga studio in the beginning. It was playtime with mommy when my daughters, then 6, 4 and 2 years old liked trying different yoga poses with me, learned how to take deep, mindful breaths and loved lavender oil neck rubs at bedtime.
It evolved naturally and soon enough friends of my daughters were coming over to practice yoga with us. In 2012 we converted a space in our home dedicated to yoga and FlyKids Yoga was born.
Offering weekly classes, camps, glow in the dark yoga parties and other themed yoga fun, something that started out as quality time with my girls was expanding into something bigger.
Yoga for kids is served up a little differently than an adult yoga class. Laughter, silly faces, games and conversation are shared in each class. The side-effects, however, are the same: positive body awareness, improved self-esteem, strength, flexibility, breath awareness and emotional awareness are just a few of them.
Giving children a safe, nurturing, non competitive space where they can fully realize their potential is our intention at FlyKids Yoga. Regardless of beliefs or what they “do”, each child is given the opportunity to grow into the best version of themselves.
FlyKids Yoga now has a well-trained team of compassionate yoga teachers that I am happy to also call my friends. We are a family devoted to enriching the lives of the children in our community.
Our yoga classes have expanded and include 4-6 years, 7-9 years, yogi and me (parent and me class), family yoga, 10 to teens and more.
The benefits of yoga are far reaching and are for everyone and every child. We are excited to have yours join us!