Hands up if you are 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 at one of these great yoga workshops especially designed for kids. Namaste!
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!
Canvass, 5A Binjai Park, Singapore 589820, p. 6466 5184, e. email@example.com; canvass.com.sg
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!
Como Shambhala Urban Escape, #06-01/02 Delfi Orchard, 402 Orchard Road, Singapore 238876, p. 6304 3552, e. firstname.lastname@example.org; comoshambhala.com
Sophie over at So-Yoga is passionate about bringing yoga into everyone’s lives. She is 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 and 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.
So-Yoga, various locations (mostly around East Coast), p. 9632 4032, e. email@example.com; soyoga.com.sg
Inspire Mum & Baby
Head to Eunos or Suntec on a Saturday 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!
Inspire Mum & Baby, 116 Changi Road, WIS @ Changi, #02-08, Singapore 419718, 3 Temasek Blvd, #02-728/729/730, Suntec City Tower 4, Singapore 038983, p. 9234 1866 e. firstname.lastname@example.org; inspiremumbaby.com/home
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 to them too. Classes are capped at 12, and notes from the classes will also be given too so that your little one can carry on practising at home (and maybe even teaching you!).
Ananda Marga Yoga Society of Singapore, 18 Waringin Park, Sin Chuan Garden, Singapore 416331, p. 6344 6519, e. email@example.com; anandamarga.org.sg
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, kids are encouraged to let creativity and imagination guide the class, and instructors are big on improvisation here.
OhmSantih Yoga, 50A Bussorah Street, Singapore 199466, p. 9336 2556, e. firstname.lastname@example.org; ohmsantih.com
With locations over in Turf City and Holland Village, these studios offer not only 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.
Om Shiva, #01-02B Horse City, 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287992, p. 9090 2257, e. email@example.com; 45 Jalan Rumia, Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278000, p. 9689 5392; omshivayoga.com
Being In Yoga
If you are looking for a parent and toddler class to try with your little one, then head over to Being in Yoga to learn together how to perform simple postures through the use of images, symbols and sounds. The class runs whenever there is sufficient demand so get your mummy friends on board with you.
Being In Yoga, #02-01 Blue House Village, Turf City, 2 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287988, p. 9830 3808; beinginyoga.com
Classes over at True Yoga are specially designed for kiddos age six to 11 years, and 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.
True Yoga, Level 4 Pacific Plaza, Scotts Road, Singapore 228210, p. 6733 9555; Level 4, 10 Collyer Quay, Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315, p. 6536 3390; www.trueyoga.com.sg
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.
Vyasa Yoga & Ayurveda Singapore, Civil Service Club @ Tessensohn, 60 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217664, p. 9626 2425, e. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.vyasasingapore.com
Top image: Como Shambhala
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