long island yoga for kids

Long Island Yoga for Kids

Yoga is my absolute favorite way to exercise.  I also love to recommend yoga for kids. Years ago I got into yoga as a form of exercise and stress relief.   I ended up loving it so much that I was certified to teach “Group Exercise” through the American Aerobics Association with the hopes of teaching yoga as a hobby.  I did that for a year and liked it very much, but decided that I like being a member of a class more than I like being the instructor.  However, I am a huge believer in the old saying “everything happens for a reason”.   I learned yoga well enough to teach it and to combine it with my “OT” knowledge, which really helped me to use yoga as a therapeutic activity with my students.

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I love to recommend Yoga as a hobby for my students.  It is perfect for kids who

  1. Just don’t enjoy/ can’t keep up in competitive sports
  2. Need to strengthen their core, postural muscles, and the rest of their body
  3. Have attention issues, focusing, loss of concentration
  4. Have difficulty following directions
  5. Have digestive issues
  6. Have anxiety and/or depression
  7. Have difficulty socializing

Yoga really does work on everything.  I also love the new trend of Aerial Yoga or Antigravity Yoga.  A few months ago I observed an aerial yoga class in Long Island and was totally floored by how many skills were addressed in a hammock!

Aerial yoga can be beneficial for children for children with sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, low tone, and more.

 

There are many therapeutic benefits to practicing yoga.  It can help a child’s gross and fine motor coordination, increase social skills, and reduce hyperactivity.

In my research, I found that some yoga instructors are specifically certified to teach kids by the Yoga Alliance.  Learn more about that here…

So anyway!  Here are some places in Long Island that have Yoga classes specifically geared towards children. Please let me know if you know of other places that offer classes.  My goal with the Long Island Links posts is to offer Long Island parents and families go-to resources for things just like this!

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Disclaimer: I have not been paid to promote any of the businesses below. I also am not affiliated with them.  This is simply a list based on my research. It is up to you to decide if this facility meets your needs.  

Please let me know if there are any other yoga places that you know of!

 

Long Island Yoga for Kids


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Absolute Yoga Studio

Offers Kids Yoga, Teen Yoga, Family Yoga
Woodbury
http://absoluteyogastudio.com/


Breathe N Flow Yoga  

Offers Pre-Natal Yoga, Post-Natal Yoga, Kids Yoga ( 5- 12) Big Kids  (11 to 14) , Mommy and Me (Must register: Infant to 2 years) Kids Private Group Instruction upon request
Family style yoga, adult class runs at the same time as the children’s class

Periodically offers workshops: Look out for  Kids Mindfulness Malabead Workshop in March
Freeport
(516) 632-9626
http://www.breathenflowyoga.com/

 


Emerge Yoga and Wellness 

Offers traditional mat yoga and antigravity yoga for kids (ages 5 to ten) and teens (11 and up)
Girl Scout Badge programs and classes and kids parties
Bellmore
http://www.emergeyogawellness.com/classes/kids/


 

Goodness Yoga

Offers story time yoga, kids yoga, play and stretch yoga
East Rockaway
http://www.goodnessyoga.com/kids-yoga.html 


FITmixx 

Bellmore
Kids yoga classes available on demand.  Contact for info about Kids Classes  (516) 851-2292
http://fitmixxbellmore.com/


Om Sweet Om 

Offers classes for Babies, Mommy and Me, Kids classes ages 1 and up
Port Washington
(516) 944-9642
http://omsweetomyoga.com/


Revolution Yoga 

Offers  Kids Yoga, Teen Yoga, Mommy and Me, Pre-Natal,  Post-Natal and Baby, Kids Parties and Private Yoga
Rockville Center
http://www.revolutionyogaspace.com/


Sensational Development 

Offers a variety of Yoga and Aerial Yoga classes for children of all needs and abilities
Massapequa
http://www.sensationaldevelopment.com/ 

 


Yoga Long Beach 

Offers Kids,  Mommy & Me, and  AntiGravity Yoga
Long Beach
(516) 889-0808
http://www.yogalongbeach.com/

 


Yoga Rocks 

Offers Kids Classes and programs throughout Long Island.
http://yogarocks.us/kids-yoga/find-yrk-teacher/ 

 


Yoga Shack

Offers kids yoga, yoga mini-camps,  summer camps, Birthday parties
Bethpage
http://www.theyogashack.net/

 


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Balance Yoga and Healing Arts Center 

Offers Toddler and Kids Yoga in 4 week series. Must Register
Huntington
http://www.balanceyogaandhealing.com/

 


FAMILY TREE YOGA and WELLNESS

Offers Yoga for Youth and Community Groups
Nesconset
http://www.familytree-yoga.com/home.html

 


Just Breathe Yoga

Offers kids classes every Sunday and a Kids and Me class every Saturday
Also,  check out the new prenatal class
Sayville
http://www.justbreatheyoga.com/ 


Peaceful Planet Yoga  

A yoga studio dedicated entirely to children’s classes
Sag Harbor
http://www.peacefulplanetyoga.com/

 


Pure Anam Yoga 

Periodically offers kids workshops, contact for information
Ronkonkoma
http://www.pureanam.com/


Simplicity Yoga   

Offers Mommy and Me and Children’s Yoga
Kingspark
http://www.simplicityyogastudio.com/

 


Yoga for Everyone

Offers Yoga for Babies and Kids of all ages
Classes are scheduled based on interest and space availability.  Call if interested
Farmingville
http://www.yogaforeveryoneli.com/kids_yoga.html 

 


Yogaholic 

Offering family classes starting January 24th (5 weeks session)
Must pre-register
Center Moriches
 http://yogaholic.net/ 

 


 Yoga with Danielle Rae 

Offers Reiki with kids, special needs yoga, private sessions, group session, classes at her studio and more!
Hauppauge
http://yogawithdaniellerae.com/kids-yoga/

 


Yoga Lila Montauk   

Offers Yoga for Kids and Young Adults
Montauk
http://yogalilamontauk.com/

 


Yoga Rocks  

Offers Kids Classes and programs throughout Long Island. Check the link for a location near you…
http://yogarocks.us/kids-yoga/find-yrk-teacher/ 

 


My goal is to keep this list as up to date as possible, so please let me know if you have any problems, places close, etc. in the future.  Thank you!

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3 thoughts on “Long Island Yoga for Kids

  1. Danielle Rae Bonfanti says:

    Hi Jamie! I see I am on your website! Very cool! Thank you for including me! I working in the schools daily and every day with special needs kids privately at my studio. Where is your private practice? You have wonder resources on your site! Please reach out if you would like to connect further!

      • Danielle says:

        Hi Jamie! I moved my studio to a bigger location on Landing Ave in Smithtowna I have hired and trained (in special needs yoga) more teacher to serve special needs kids and adult, typical kids and adults privately! We also take Self Direction to help move students reserve the Benefits of yoga!

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