Remember when you wore your yoga pants to an actual yoga class, and not just for chasing the kiddos around the block? You can put those Lululemons to good use again when you take your kids out to a yoga class. Many of these studios offer family yoga classes you can stretch and twist right along with your little yogis. Read on for our list of top spots for kid-friendly yoga.
It’s Yoga Kids
With its clean and spacious studio in the Presidio and great classes for toddlers, preschoolers, 5 to 8 year olds, special needs kiddos of all ages, and family yoga; It’s Yoga Kids is the perfect place to get your little ones started on their yoga journey. Every class includes breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, mindfulness practices, cooperative games, and art!
Cost: Drop-ins are $20 for Sunday family yoga classes and Friday baby (pre-crawlers only) classes. All other classes require registration. The next 10-week session starts March 18 so sign up now!
FYI: Registration for a series requires a one-time fee of $50 for a membership, which includes a t-shirt and a yoga mat.
Ages: All ages
The Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco
This Victorian house in the Mission is home to a wide variety of classes. Families can enjoy a yoga class together on the first Sunday of every month, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. They also offer parent and baby yoga classes also available on Wed. mornings and yoga for kids ages 3-12 on Tuesday afternoons.
Cost: $20/family yoga; $14 drop-in for other classes.
Ages: All ages
770 Dolores Street at 21st Street
San Francisco, Ca 94110
Sports Basement Presidio
The Sports Basement offers a free kids yoga class every Sun. from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Kids will meow their way through cat pose, moo their way through cow, and learn a wide variety of poses all while having fun.
Ages: 2 and up
The Sports Basement – Presidio
610 Old Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94129
This cheerful studio in the outer Richmond offers yoga for kids of all ages every Sat. from 10 – 11:15 a.m. As of Jan. 2014 they are also now offering hip-hop and ballet classes for kids, too.
Cost: Drop-in class for ages 18 and under are $16. Special pricing for children of members or adult + kid combo packages.
Ages: All ages
3729 Balboa St (between 38th and 39th Ave.)
San Francisco, Ca 94121
JCCSF Family Yoga
The Jewish Community Center of SF is known for kid’s swimming classes and childcare programs while mom + dad work out, but did you know they also offer a family yoga class every Friday from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.? It’s the perfect way to unwind from the week of daycare/school/work and welcome the weekend!
Cost: Membership includes the cost of most fitness classes, otherwise nonmembers can purchase a pass for $24 a day or $12 with a member joining you.
Ages: All ages
3200 California St. at Presidio
San Francisco, Ca 94118
Kids love the yoga classes at JAMaROO because they get to improve their balance, coordination, listening, and focusing skills in a lively and fun atmosphere. Thirty-minute classes are offered for 2 to 3, 4 to 5, and 5 to 7 year-olds and class size is limited to 10.
Cost: $175 for an 8 week session or $28 for a drop in class.
2001 Pine St.
San Francisco, Ca 94115
Yoga Tree SF
San Francisco’s premier yoga studio the Valencia, 6th Ave., and Telegraph locations offer classes for moms and pre-crawling babies. While they don’t offer any toddler classes, the Valencia St. location offers a kids yoga class for ages 4-13. Taught by instructor (and awesome mom) Elise Collins, kids learn the tradition of yoga through games and interactive play. It’s every Friday from 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Cost: $10/drop-in per child
1234 Valencia St. (between 23rd and 24th St.)
San Francisco, Ca 94110
Yogalayam, Prana Yoga Center
Small, friendly, and full of community spirit this is one of the top spots for tots yoga in the Bay Area, with classes for kids of all ages on an ongoing, drop-in basis. Yogalam offers a yoga class for toddlers (with parents) on Mon., 9:15 – 11:15 a.m., kids ages 3 to 5 on Tues., 4 – 5 p.m., and ages 6 to 9 on Wednesdays from 4 – 5 p.m., and ages 10-12 on Thurs., 4 -5 p.m.
Cost: Kids classes: $9 per class, toddler + parent classes are $20
Ages: All ages
1723 Alcatraz Avenue
Berkeley, Ca 94703
Bloom Retreat, Walnut Creek
This place lives up to its name by offering a retreat from the hectic, busy world with loads of classes and events that appeal to mamas and kids alike. Tues. & Thurs. at 3:45 p.m. they offer a yoga class for kids designed to engage your little ones through games, breath-work, stories and songs while integrating traditional poses.
Cost: $20/non-members, drop-in. $18/members
1444 S. Main St.
Walnut Creek, Ca 94956
|Photo courtesy Yoga Shala|
Flying Yoga Shala
On Tues. & Thurs., 4 – 4:45 p.m., this studio offers an active and super fun class for kids and their parents. A mix of yoga games, postures, music, and even sometimes yoga freeze dance! Designed for the kids but moms and dads usually get a good stretch in too. Advance registration required. Kids classes are held in the annex, which is one block from the main studio.
Ages: Geared toward ages 3-7, all ages welcome
4202 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, Ca 94609
This popular place for yoga offers a ton of options, from prenatal and baby and mama to toddlers (18 months to 3 years), preschoolers (3 to 5 years), and even family yoga on Saturdays from 9:15am to 10:00am (open to all ages with a focus on kids 2 to 7). School-aged kids get to try out a complimentary class first so they can be placed in the one that suits them best. Registration is required.
Cost: Drop-in: $18 for a drop in class or $20 for 3 classes. For Family Yoga, $18 for one adult and one child, $4 for each additional family member (children under 2 are free).
Ages: All ages a
309 8th Avenue
San Mateo, Ca 94401
Photo credit: Yoga at Change via Yelp
Yoga at Change
This highly regarded yoga studio in San Mateo offers baby and toddler yoga every Monday at 9 a.m., and mom and baby yoga on Thurs. at 9 a.m. They also offer lots of yoga classes with childcare in the same room, as well as prenatal classes and workshops including yoga for teens.
Cost: $16/class, drop-in
Ages: All ages, primarily 0-4
400 Ben Franklin Ct.
San Mateo, CA 94401
Yoga Bharati offers a wide variety of classes for kids of all ages. Children learn to relax their minds and bodies through breathing exercises, simple chanting and getting to play fun yoga games. They even offer classes to help improve eye health! Classes are located at several South Bay locations: Milpitas, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale. They also offer classes in Fremont. Check website for exact times and locations.
Cost: $60 per month (20% off if you sign up for 3 months). All classes require preregistration.
Ages: 5 – 13
133 E Fremont Avenue
Sunnyvale, Ca 94087
Stretch Play Yoga at Play
This super sweet indoor play space in Los Altos offers two kids yoga classes on Thurs., from 10-10:30 a.m. and 3:45-4:15 p.m. Taught by instructors from Stretch Play Yoga–an organization started by two Peninsula moms who have developed a yoga curriculum for social emotional learning taught throughout elmentary schools on the Peninsula. Check out their website, stretchplayyoga.com, for more info on the schools they teach in, and to find out if your kid’s (Peninsula-area) school can set up a program.
Cost: Classes are included in play pass; which start at $10/family for half-an-hour but we recommend at least a one hour pass for $20/family because once the kids get there they’ll want to explore. Family passes are kids, siblings, and parent/guardian. Discounts available if you purchase multiple play passes.
170 State St.
Los Altos, Ca 94022
Photo courtesy Stretch Play Yoga facebook page
Pomegranate Prenatal Yoga and Parent Center
The name says it all! This is a great place to connect with other parents and moms-to-be, and to reconnect with your kids. There is a regular kids yoga class, on Tues from 4 – 4:45 p.m. but check the online schedule online to be sure the class is happening.
Bonus: this center offers a regular Sunday morning partner yoga class with childcare, ongoing mom and baby classes, as well as a folk music class for kiddos!
Cost: $18/drop-in or 5 class pass for $75
25 Tamalpais Ave.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
This studio offers reoccurring, imaginative kids yoga workshops (registration required) for kids ages ages 3-6 and 7-12. Current series is Mar. 6-Mar. 27. Call studio or check online for more details.
Cost: $55 for entire series
Ages: 3-6 and 7-12
600 Manuel T. Freitas Parkway
San Rafael, Ca 94903
Know of another yoga studio that offers yoga for kids? Let us know in the comments below!
— Amber Guetebier