Every parent could use a dose of Zen in their life, so we’ve unearthed several yoga classes geared toward babies, kids and families who are interested in chanting ‘Om’ together. In addition to being a healthy and fun form of exercise, yoga classes may help aid in everything from an infant’s digestion to an adolescent’s ability to concentrate. Yoga helps improve body image and has been proven to help lengthen attention span as well. So get ready to perch atop a mat with your pint-sized yogis, and re-channel your chi at one of the following classes.
*Note: Call studios or visit websites to confirm schedules, which are subject to change.
Sellwood Yoga’s Kid’s Yoga Portland class is geared toward kids ages 3-7 years old. Singing, dancing, games and relaxation round-out the session, which incorporates traditional and creative yoga poses. Fridays 4:00 – 4:45 pm, Kid’s classes drop-in fee $10 or buy a Kid’s Yoga 5 pass for $40 ($8 per class, expires after three months.)
Zenana Spa offers yoga classes for moms, babies and kids. Their kid’s yoga class, on Friday’s at 9:30 am, is an interactive class designed for parents and children ages 2-5. This class highlights imaginative thinking and takes a playful approach to yoga, as participants become dogs, cats and elephants and partake in storytelling, music and games. $15 per class.
Zenana Spa also offers a class called “First Saturday Yoga for You and Baby Too!” on the first Saturday of each month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. This postpartum yoga class is designed for new mamas to share their birth stories, create community with other mothers and to restore their body with gentle yoga geared toward healing, strengthening and toning. The other Saturdays of the month, “Yoga for You and Baby Too! Movement Class” is taught from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and the focus is more on practicing yoga with baby than on bonding with other moms. $12 drop-in or 5 classes for $55.
Stumptown Yoga has a kids & parents yoga class on Mondays & Wednesdays from 10:30 – 11:30 am. The class is geared toward ages 2-6, but kids of all ages are welcome to attend. Highlights include yoga poses, games and family bonding activities. Stumptown Yoga also offers a kid’s yoga class for ages 6-11 on Saturdays from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Drop in rate is on a sliding scale from $8-$10 per family, or per child for the kid’s yoga class.