5 Great Places for Kids’ Yoga Classes Around Philly
Find Zen for your little ones.
Philly’s kids and teens have more anxiety than ever. But getting them into yoga may help them better navigate the stresses of school now and adulthood later. Here, five local sanctuaries that offer Zen for little ones.
For the preschool set: Mama’s Wellness Joint
Storytelling and music will trick the three-to-five-year-olds in this seasonal yoga series (the next one starts September 8th) into thinking it’s playtime — when they’re really dipping their toes into impulse control and teamwork. $60 for all four classes or $17 for drop-in. 1100 Pine Street, Midtown Village.
For adventure seekers: Honor Yoga
Weekends are for young yogis at this luxe chain of studios, which offers classes at Jersey outposts in Hamilton, Pennington, Princeton and more. Kids four to 10 attend meditation-focused sessions; more advanced tweens learn arm balances, and the most intrepid can opt for aerial lessons. $15 to $20 drop-in. Multiple locations.
For rambunctious kids: Sol Yoga Studio
Owner Angela Travaglini Wilson turns to creative games like yoga limbo and “toega” (she tosses colorful cotton balls on the ground and has kids pick them up with their toes) to make asanas as engaging as iPads. $12 drop-in. 117 West Ridge Pike, number 4, Conshohocken.
For an after-school activity: Three Queens Yoga
Just in time for back-to-school, local yoga teacher Ashley Tryba will lead elementary-schoolers in regular Tuesday and Thursday classes from September through December that include postures, breathing exercises, and aromatherapy elements. $295 to enroll. 410 Monroe Street, Queen Village.
For book-lovers: Little Yoga Collective library classes
Working with the Free Library, yogi Wesley Blades offers gratis flow classes incorporating reading, journaling and games. (She teaches paid children’s classes elsewhere.) So far, she’s planned sessions at the South Philly branch and the Parkway Central Library on dates through November — check @littleyogacollective on Insta for updates. Free. Locations vary.
Published as “Child’s Pose” in the September 2019 issue of Philadelphia magazine.