There are so many benefits to children and their families…when children do yoga. That’s why we at Dream are doing all we can to offer classes and programs for children of all ages, abilities and needs. Our specially trained children's yoga instructors LOVE sharing yoga with kids, tweens, teens and families!
Dream's kids and family yoga teachers have many years' experience working with children. Several hold degrees in psychology/child psychology, and have trained and been certified by nationally recognized programs including Kripalu's Yoga in the Schools and Radiant Child.
Please consider signing up your child or grandchildren--and yourself!--for these special classes designed to meet the unique needs of growing kids and families. Also, please help other children in your life—those of your friends, of parents at work, and those in your extended family or neighborhood---know of the opportunity to participate in Dream Yoga classes. It "takes a village" to create healthy kids and families!
In addition to the group classes at our Studio, Dream Yoga also offers private yoga classes; yoga at schools and early childhood childhood centers; yoga parties; yoga for Girl and Boy Scouts; and therapeutic yoga for special needs children.
Current Offerings @ Dream Yoga & Offsite
See the most current listing of group classes for children, tweens, teens and families. REGISTER
Classes for Young Children
Infants & Toddlers (ages 6 months to 24 months): Designed to promote joy in movement,
physical explorations, self-expression, and self-confidence, this yoga class uses songs,
movement, stretching, and massage to support the development of strength, flexibility, balance,
and social competence. Currently offering in Private classes & groups & Early Childhood Centers.
Preschool (ages 2 to 6 years): Children experience the magic of yoga through stories, music,
games and movement. They are encouraged to move and use their bodies in fun and imaginative
ways, engaging in a variety of yoga poses that enable them to go from silly to calm, as they
practice breath and body awareness. Currently offering in Private classes & groups & Early Childhood Centers.
Young Children (ages 6-9 years): Through the use of stories, music, games and props, founded in theme-based teaching, children release restless energy while honing motor and language skills, boosting body and breathing awareness, and developing self-confidence. Relaxation and self-reflection is included in each session. Children participate in individual, partner and group yoga. Currently offering in Private classes & groups & Early Childhood Centers.
Dream Kids Yoga classes provide kids:
♥ Music & Movement ♥ Fun & Creative Play
♥ Strength & Flexibility ♥ More Body & Breath Awareness
♥ Improved Listening & Speaking Skills ♥ More Energy
♥ Better Focus, Concentration & Self-Regulation ♥ Greater Calm
♥ Enhanced Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem ♥ Improved Sleep & Immunity
Classes for Preteens & Teens
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& to REGISTER for Yoga 4 Tweens & Teens & Family YogaYoga for Tweens
(Grades 5-8, ages 10-13) Through poses, games and conversation, Yoga for Tweens
is designed to help preteens navigate their journey from childhood to teenager. This class gives
preteens the tools they need to improve concentration, reduce stress, and explore their bodies and
feelings in a fun and positive way. Preteens will challenge their bodies by practicing yoga
postures for increased balance, flexibility and strength and connect to their bodies and quiet their
minds through breathing exercises. Preteens will also learn how to take their yoga practice off
the mat and into their daily lives to help them find ease in the face of today’s challenges. Register Now
Yoga for Teens (High School, ages 13-18): Being a teenager is hard! The pressures of homework and tests, sports, music performances, and where to fit in the social hierarchy often leave teens feeling stressed, anxious and stripped of energy. This class will equip high school students with the tools to healthily manage their emotions and stress levels, while leaving them feeling empowered and self-confident. Students will learn breathing and centering exercises, yoga postures, relaxation and meditation techniques as well as how and when to use these techniques when facing challenges outside of class. Benefits of movement and meditation include lowered stress, greater relaxation and sleep, and improved concentration and mental clarity. Dream's Teachers are trained in the nationally renowned Yoga in the Schools Program program founded by Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, in collaboration with Harvard University. Register Now
Yoga for Moms & Daughters (Ages 10+). Are you looking for a class with your daughter that will help you connect in a fun and positive way? In Mother-Daughter Yoga, you’ll learn and practice yoga basics—breathing techniques, yoga warm-ups, and foundational yoga poses that stretch, strengthen and balance you. You’ll also learn Partner Yoga poses you can do together that will enhance your stretches and enjoyment. Each class ends with relaxation/meditation. This is a special time in which you can honor each other and create a tradition of exploring greater physical and emotional health together. Grandmothers, aunts, mother-in-laws, mother’s friends, or care-givers are also welcome as partners. Schedule a Private or Small Group Session. Also plan to attend Dream's Annual Mother-Daughter Yoga Workshop on Mother's Day, led by Dream Yoga's Mother-Daughter Team, Luann and Lauren Fulbright.
Yoga for Young Adults & College Students (Ages 18-24). A special class for young adults interested in coming together to stretch, strengthen, relax and rejuvenate during the hot, lazy and sometimes stressful weeks of summer. Take time for yourself - whether you're on break from college, just starting out in the working world, or in need of some solace amidst chaos! Together we'll practice breathing exercises, yoga poses and relaxation techniques for greater self-awareness and self-care that can leave you feeling more connected to yourself, those around you and your purpose in life! Join us for this 6-week Mini-Course that will help you increase focus, reduce stress and be your best. Privates Only
Yoga for families provides the same benefits as other yoga classes: peace of mind, relaxation, and increased bodily strength and flexibility for EVERYONE!
We offer periodic Mini-Sessions and Monthly Workshops. We also offer private classes for single Families and Groups of families. Please email your interest.
Families who do yoga enjoy:
- A stronger sense of community – parents find a safe and supportive space in which to share resources, ask questions, and learn from other parents and children interact with peers who
share similar family values.
- A non-competitive, non-judgmental, and healthy environment in which to grow.
- A bonding experience and opportunity for families to spend quality time together.
- Parents who are stronger, healthier, and happier.
- Children with improved confidence, focus, academic and athletic ability.
- Improved sleep habits and ability to calm and focus themselves.
- Less stress, more fun, and a spirit of health and well-being that crosses generations.
Family Yoga (Ages 6- 11).
Are you looking for a healthy way to stay active & connect with your child(ren)? Then Family Yoga is for you! In this class, children and their grown-ups (parents, grandparents, other caregivers) learn & practice basic yoga poses; and enjoy yoga stories, games, songs. Through yoga and community, we create a fun, energetic and non-competitive environment that supports our efforts to build stronger social and emotional connections, boost physical fitness & self-expression, let go of stress, and learn skills to be focused & calm. All families with or without yoga experience are are welcome! Registration is for one adult and one child. Please register other family members separately for the discounted fee of $5.
NEW! MINDFUL FAMILIES: Ages 5-11: Art & Yoga for Focus, Fitness & Calm
Family Art & Yoga Night features simple yoga warm ups and poses, including fun partner poses and creative group games, along with mindfulness-based art activities tied to a specific theme. The class will also include beginner-level forms of meditation and relaxation. This is a GREAT way to:
- Introduce children and/or adults to the practice of yoga in a very accessible, non-competitive space
- Develop a greater sense of calm and focus
- Encourage collaboration and cooperation among family members and in the community we create as we come together.
All ability levels welcome. No prior yoga experience necessary.
Fee: $27 for each Adult & child (Early Bird); $5 for each additional child.Fee includes $5 for Art Supplies.
Family Yoga for Li'l Kids (Ages 3 - 6). We’ve combined our popular Family Yoga curriculum with our highly successful Preschool Yoga program to meet the specific developmental needs of young children and their families. In this 45-minute class, youngsters explore self-awareness and self-regulation, and build confidence and self-esteem. They enhance strength and body awareness while engaging in yoga stories, games, and poses along side their parents, grandparents, siblings and other family members. This class is an ideal opportunity for families with young children to come together to play, learn, grow and have FUN as a family. Registration is for one adult and one child. Please register other family members separately for the discounted fee of $5.
CLICK HERE to See Current Class Schedule & to REGISTER
CLICK HERE to Register for Mindful Families
Private Yoga Sessions for You & Your Child (All Ages). A special opportunity to learn and practice yoga that’s designed especially to meet your unique needs and goals. Learn new life skills. Get stronger
and more flexible. Partner and play. Fun and meaningful. Make memories that will last a lifetime! Sessions are 60 to 75 minutes, depending on age of child.
Therapeutic Yoga for Special Needs Children (All Ages). Designed to meet the unique needs of children who struggle with their physical and social development. Mostly private therapeutic classes, led by certified yoga teachers with training/experience using yoga to help children with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Teretts, more.
Tribal Yoga for Older Teens & Young Adults with Autism. This class is uniquely designed to offer teens and young adults with autism an opportunity to develop skills for personal empowerment and emotional balance, and to explore their own physical strength and coordination. Participants will practice breathing techniques, yoga poses, cross-body work, and mindfulness activities based in themes such as trust, self-care, and connecting with their own goodness and joy. This class is led by Lisa Danahy (E-RYT 200, RCYT) who is trained in Kripalu Yoga in Schools and is a registered Radiant Child Yoga trainer. In creating the curriculum for this class, Lisa draws on her background in education, her BA in Psychology, and her specialized training in working with individuals with autism. Class size is limited. Before registering, and to ensure student eligibility to join this group, please contact Lisa@DreamYogaStudio.com.
Yoga Parties (All Ages, Preschool to High School & Adult). Celebrate any special event, like a birthday or graduation. Themes are personalized to match the interests of the guests. This two-hour party can be hosted at Drea
m's studio or at your location. See Yoga Parties.
Yoga for Brownies & Scouts. Theme/Emphasis of Class: Fitness, Focus & Stress Reduction. Meets requirements of badges--Healthy Habits, Physical Fitness.
Yoga in Schools (Mobile Yoga Enrichment Program for All Ages). Ask your school to bring a certified Dream Yoga instructor to your school. Yoga at school is not only convenient for parents who want yoga for their children. When conducted in a school setting, yoga fosters cooperation and compassion, improved concentration and greater calm. Plus it builds a more fit and emotionally-balanced community of learners.
Working directly with schools, childcare facilities, PTAs, private wellness organizations, and local businesses, Dream Yoga brings quality yoga programs and special events to school communities throughout the DC metropolitan area. These yoga programs are designed specifically for the population with whom we are working and include the following:
- Weekly Classes in Schools for Children of All Ages (Infants to Teens)
- Workshops for Students
- Workshops for Faculty & Staff
- Parent Seminars and Workshops
All classes are tailored to the needs of the organization and will typically contain breathing exercises, warm-ups, experiential activities, games, yoga postures, deep relaxation, and meditation techniques to strengthen awareness of the connection between the mind and body.
Children’s classes are founded in theme-based, experiential learning. Adult and teen classes cover topics such as stress management, emotion and behavior regulation, self-appreciation and confidence, and relationship building skills. All classes cultivate mindfulness, develop compassionate.
Contact Dream Kids Program Coordinator, Lisa@DreamYogaStudio.com or Dream Yoga Studio Owner Luann@DreamYogaStudio.com to schedule a Yoga in Schools program for your school community.
For Information and to schedule a Private or Family Yoga Sessions, contact Luann.