Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga®
Ages: Newborn to Nearly Crawling
Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga classes contain dozens of unique yoga postures designed to support baby’s development. Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby’s sleep.
During a Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga class, babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms. For parents, this class is a special opportunity to meet other moms, get support, and learn about baby's emerging personality. Most of the yoga we do in Itsy Bitsy Yoga is for baby, but you will also learn breathing and relaxation techniques as you practice a bit of yoga yourself.
No yoga is experience required. Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga was created by Helen Garabedian, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator, yoga teacher, and mother. Classes are taught by Anita Kaiser, a trained & certified Itsy Bitsy Yoga Facilitator.
Tots Itsy Bitsy Yoga®
Ages: Crawling to 24 Months
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Tots is a supportive, fun-loving, and active yoga class. As tot’s mobility increases, classes offer tot-centric poses that encourage and support their physical explorations. Tots become more confident in their moving bodies as they practice yoga both in and out of class.
During a Tots Itsy Bitsy Yoga class crawlers and walkers playfully practice yoga postures while they are standing, sitting up, walking, and jumping. Parents also get to do a little yoga, but no yoga experience is required.
Tots Itsy Bitsy Yoga was created by Helen Garabedian, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator, yoga teacher, and mother. Classes are taught by Anita Kaiser, a trained & certified Itsy Bitsy Yoga Facilitator.
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Yoga for Kids
Ages: 2 Years to Pre-teen
Each class will have a combination of the following components:
Asanas - yoga postures that are a basic element of yoga practice - these postures help build body awareness and increase positive body image. They also help to build fine motor skills, coordination, muscle control, balance and endurance.
Pranayama - breathing exercises - these are help clear the mind and focus ones energy. Breath controls the mind and the emotions leading to reduced stress levels.
Mantras - short phrases or positive affirmations that form the focus for our meditations.
Meditation - a state of lucidness and alertness but a freedom from thinking. The benefits of this help to increase attention span, the ability to sit still, as well as being calm and quiet.
Responsive Singing - This helps to develop rhythm and melody, as well as hand eye coordination, and concentration.
All classes will end with a deep relaxation. This offers the body a chance to absorb all of the benefits of the yoga class. This is a time to let go, heal, rejuvenate and relax.
Some classes will also include a creative movement component.
for Babies, Toddlers and their Parents
We all know how wonderful yoga is despite the lack of substantial medical research on its benefits for adults or for children. Helen Garabedian, however, has been blessed to share yoga with thousands of children between birth and age 4 since she conceived Itsy Bitsy Yoga® in 1999. Parent participants, early childhood professionals, and yoga texts repeatedly report the following benefits:
Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga® Benefits:
- Deepen the parent/child bond
- Help baby sleep longer and better
- Improve baby’s digestion and ease tummy troubles
- Relieve fussiness and colic
- Discover ways to enhance your baby’s motor development
- Strengthen the immune system
- Encourage neuromuscular development
Toddler Itsy Bitsy Yoga® Benefits:
- Deepen the parent/child bond
- Improve body-awareness
- Playfully relieve stress and frustration
- Increase your child’s attention span
- Provide an outlet for social interaction
- Nurture self-esteem and creativity
- Build a fit, healthy lifestyle
Parent/Caregiver Itsy Bitsy Yoga® Benefits:
- Discover your child’s personality and learning style
- Learn ways to calm your child
- Build your confidence as a parent
- Reduce your stress and anxiety
- Create memorable moments with your child
- Engage in a structured physical activity
- Get more sleep!
The benefits listed here for toddlers carry through to children of all ages. Why not get your child started on the right path today?
Private lessons are available at an hourly rate.