Yoga for Kids

What is Yoga for Kids?

Yoga for Kids is a specialized form of yoga designed to introduce children to the practice of yoga in a fun, engaging, and age-appropriate manner. It incorporates elements of yoga postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), mindfulness techniques, and relaxation practices tailored specifically for children.

The primary objective of Yoga for Kids is to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being while nurturing qualities such as flexibility, strength, balance, focus, self-awareness, and relaxation. The practice aims to provide children with tools to manage stress, build self-confidence, develop body awareness, and cultivate a positive mindset.

Yoga for Kids classes often involve playful and interactive activities, storytelling, games, songs, and visualization exercises that capture children's imagination and keep them engaged. The sessions are typically structured to include a warm-up, yoga postures, breathing exercises, mindfulness activities, and a final relaxation or guided meditation.

Yoga for Kids is typically taught by instructors who have specialized training in teaching yoga to children, such as accredited Isha™ Hatha Yoga teachers, and classes can be found in yoga studios offering a safe and supportive environment for children to explore and enjoy the practice of yoga. The practice is taught with simple, guided instructions, and children can continue to practice at home, with regular practice sessions also available at the studio.

Benefits of Yoga for Kids

  • Physical Health: Yoga for Kids promotes physical fitness, flexibility, strength, coordination, and balance, contributing to overall health and well-being.
  • Emotional Well-being: Yoga helps children develop emotional intelligence, manage stress, and cultivate positive coping strategies, fostering emotional well-being and resilience.
  • Concentration and Focus: Regular practice of yoga enhances concentration, focus, and attention span, which can positively impact academic performance and learning abilities.
  • Self-Confidence: Yoga empowers children to explore and appreciate their bodies, abilities, and unique qualities, fostering self-confidence and a positive body image.
  • Mind-Body Connection: Through yoga, children learn to connect their breath, body, and mind, cultivating self-awareness, mindfulness, and a deeper understanding of themselves.
  • Stress Reduction: Yoga techniques, such as breathing exercises and relaxation practices, help children relax, reduce anxiety, and manage stress in a healthy way.
  • Social Skills: Yoga classes provide opportunities for children to interact, cooperate, and communicate with others, enhancing social skills, teamwork, and empathy.
  • Improved Sleep: The practice of yoga can promote better sleep patterns, help children unwind, and support quality rest, contributing to overall well-being and energy levels.
  • Creativity and Imagination: Yoga encourages children to use their imagination, creativity, and self-expression through storytelling, games, and imaginative poses.
  • Life Skills: Yoga teaches children important life skills such as self-discipline, patience, resilience, and the ability to listen and follow instructions.

Practice Requirements

  • Suitable for ages 3-12
  • Low-level intensity
  • No prior knowledge or background in yoga is required


  • Yoga for Kids (weekly session): 30€ monthly

  • Family Yoga (weekly session): 25€ monthly
  • Yoga for Kids Weekend Workshop: 75€
  • Discount possible for those who need it. 


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    Frequently asked questions

    At what age can children start practicing yoga?

    Children can start practicing yoga as early as preschool age (around 3-4 years old). There are specific yoga programs tailored to different age groups, ensuring age-appropriate practices and activities.

    Do children need prior experience or flexibility to practice yoga?

    No prior experience or flexibility is necessary for children to start practicing yoga. Yoga for Kids is designed to be accessible and inclusive for children of all fitness levels, abilities, and backgrounds.

    Are there any safety concerns in practicing yoga for kids?

    Yoga for Kids is generally safe, but it's important to practice under the guidance of a qualified instructor and ensure proper supervision. Modifications and adjustments can be made based on individual needs and abilities to ensure safety.

    How long are typical yoga sessions for kids?

    Yoga sessions for kids can vary in duration depending on their age and attention span. Generally, sessions for younger children may range from 20-30 minutes, while older children can engage in longer sessions of 45-60 minutes.

    What can children expect in a yoga class for kids?

    Yoga classes for kids often incorporate a combination of yoga poses (asanas), breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, games, storytelling, and sometimes music. The classes are designed to be engaging, interactive, and fun.

    Can yoga help with behavioral issues or hyperactivity in children?

    Yes, yoga can be beneficial for children with behavioral issues or hyperactivity. The practice promotes self-regulation, mindfulness, and emotional well-being, which can contribute to better focus, attention, and behavior.

    Can children with special needs or disabilities practice yoga?

    Yes, yoga can be adapted and modified to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities. Instructors with experience in adaptive yoga can provide appropriate modifications and support for inclusivity.

    Can parents practice yoga with their children?

    Absolutely! Practicing yoga together can be a great bonding experience for parents and children. Some yoga studios offer family yoga classes, or parents can incorporate yoga into their daily routines at home.

    How often should children practice yoga?

    The frequency of yoga practice for children can vary. Starting with a few sessions per week and gradually increasing the frequency is a good approach. Consistency is key to experiencing the benefits of yoga.

    Can yoga help children with stress or anxiety?

    Yes, yoga can be beneficial for children dealing with stress or anxiety. Breathing techniques, relaxation exercises, and mindfulness practices taught in yoga can help children manage their emotions and promote a sense of calmness.