Yoga Classes for Kids in Charlotte
Where to find yoga classes in the Charlotte area for kids.
Yoga isn't just for adults anymore. Local studios are expanding the benefits of group yoga classes to youngsters. The studios below offer kid-only classes to children as young as 6, in addition to Mommy and Me classes. Yoga helps to strengthen and stretch bodies and teach body awareness, as well as mental strengthening and stretching. Learn more about how yoga benefits kids, then let your children try a class at one of these area studios.
Mommy and their "mini-me's" (ages newborn-12 months) can come for Mommy and Mini yoga classes. Kids ages 6-12 can come for Kids Yoga to stretch their minds and bodies, practicing a breathing techniques and meditation. 1318 Central Ave., D2. 704-332-9911. y1now.com.
It's truly a family affair at Charlotte Family Yoga. Certified kid's yoga instructors teach little kids yoga for ages 4-6, big kids yoga for ages 7-9 and toddler yoga for ages 2-3 with a parent or caregiver. Classes are taught with the Karma Kids philosophy. Through yoga poses, games, activities, music and stories, children grow strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness. Child care is available for infants on up for moms and dads who want to come find their "ohm." 10215 Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte. 704-992-1145. charlottefamilyyoga.com
Okra, located in Plaza Midwood, offers play-based yoga classes for kids that explore games, breathing techniques and poses each Tuesday and Thursday from 4:45-5:45 p.m. for kids ages 4-11. Kids can work on balance, coordination and self-awareness all while "playing." The class time is synced with a deep stretch class for adults. 1912 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte. 704-266-1443. okracharlotte.com
Y2 opened it's renovated space at Cotswold Village Shops in 2016. Hot yoga is the name of the game at most Y2 classes, with an exception being the Y2 Kids class. Designed for kids 6-11, the classes are playful and incorporate fundamental yoga poses and a touch of collaboration and cooperation. It also has a childwatch program for moms and dads who need to reset with little ones in tow. 274 S. Sharon Amity Road, 704-456-9642. y2yoga.com.
Located in Belmont, Simply Yoga offers Mommy and Me yoga for moms with infants to 4-year-olds. They also offer Kids Holy Yoga that includes Bible stories and teaches principles of kindness, joy, peace and patience (who doesn't need that?), and a 60-minute Kids Yoga Class for ages 8 and older. Classes range in price from $8-$10. 65 Glenway St., Belmont. 704-266-2641. simply-wellness.com.