At these fun yoga schools for kids in Singapore, your children will learn how to be strong, flexible and calm...
Hands up if you’re looking for a yoga class for your kids here in Singapore (and salute the sun with those arms in the air while you’re at it!). We’re always on the hunt for fun classes, cool workshops and adventurous camps to keep the kiddos busy, and we definitely have indoor play and outdoor activities totally covered.
But what about a regular class that has great physical and mental benefits for children? Yep, we’re talking about yoga! Those bendy little limbs will love contorting into animal poses, or stretching into a triangle shape or bow pose . So sign them up for one of these great yoga workshops and classes especially designed for kids. Namaste!
10 best yoga classes for kids in Singapore
1. Canvass Mindfulness Training Centre
Children age four to 15 years can get into art, storytelling AND yoga at Canvass. Kids will be taught different poses, both individually and in teams, and will learn the traditional pose names and stories behind each graceful move. Mini yoga pupils are encouraged to express themselves through their yoga moves, and also through creative art exercises, too. Meditation and breathing exercises are also included to give your child a sound knowledge of this ancient art. There are also loads of great classes for the grown-ups keen to try too!
Where: Canvass, online or 5A Binjai Park, Singapore 589820
2. Como Shambhala Urban Escape
Kids Yoga at Como Shambhala Urban Escape has been designed to introduce kids to a healthy lifestyle from a young age. Flexibility, strength, stamina, self-confidence, coordination, concentration and teamwork are the name of the game. The classes are dynamic and interactive and kids will be learning both yama and niyama styles of yoga. Imagination is the key to a great workout AND masses of fun!
Sophie over at So-Yoga is passionate about bringing yoga into everyone’s lives. She’s a certified kids’ yoga instructor and little ones from age six years can expect a fun, non-competitive class which will leave them feeling focused, calm (yay!), and enlightened too. Sophie is also a pre- and post-natal Yoga Alliance teacher, so if you’re needing some inner peace, before or after the arrival of a new bubba, then sign up quick smart.
4. Inspire Mum & Baby
Head to Katong for an hour of fun with your kids at this mum and child class created to strengthen not only muscles, but the parent-child bonds as well. The class includes storytelling, music, reading, arts as well as yoga fitness. If the time and location don’t quite suit your busy schedule then fret not: private lessons at home can be arranged too!
Where: Inspire Mum & Baby, 188-2 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 436990
5. Ananda Marga
Kids age five and up will will love this centre’s ethos of developing your child’s self-confidence while imparting life-long good exercise and relaxation methods too. Classes are capped at 12, and notes from the classes mean your little one can carry on practising at home (and maybe even teach you!).
Where: Ananda Marga Yoga Society of Singapore, 18 Waringin Park, Sin Chuan Garden, Singapore 416331
6. OhmSantih Yoga
We love this boutique studio’s cosy feel, and with a teaching ratio of 1:5, your little one will become an expert in no time! There are no strict curriculums or exams to worry about either. Instead, kids are encouraged to let creativity and imagination guide the class, and instructors are big on improvisation here.
7. True Yoga
Parent-child classes over at True Yoga help promote both physical and mental growth along the way. Flexibility and balance will be improved while the kids learn yoga postures which will not only be fun to master, but will also improve blood circulation, lung capacity and mental concentration along the way.
Where: True Yoga, various locations
8. Om Shiva
With multiple locations in Singapore, these studios offer not only yoga classes for your kids to bend and pose in, but they also run parent and child classes (so the kids can laugh and point when you fall out of your downward dog onto your face… we’ve been there). Classes are held in English, Mandarin or Japanese, so brush up on your language AND stretching skills at the same time. Win, win.
9. Vyasa Yoga & Ayurveda Singapore
Vyasa doesn’t just offer fun and relaxing yoga sessions for kids, the classes include stories, games and activities designed to enhance creativity, improve memory, concentration and promote health and balance. Lessons are specially designed for kids in different age groups from preschool all the way up to Grade 10.
Where: Vyasa Yoga & Ayurveda Singapore, Civil Service Club @ Tessensohn, 60 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217664
10. Kate Porter Yoga
Kate Porter Yoga offers kids yoga and parent-child classes at their East Coast and River Valley studios once a month, usually on a Saturday afternoon. The kids have fun while stretching and breathing, creating shapes with their bodies. Lessons are recommended for children between 4 and 8 years old and spots are limited to ensure that all kids are looked after properly.
Where: Kate Porter Yoga, 5000G Marine Parade Road #01-27 Laguna Park Singapore 449290 (East Coast) and 468 River Valley Road Singapore 248353 (River Valley)
Top image: Como Shambhala