Yoga for babies can be a powerful way for caregivers to strengthen their bond with their infant while simultaneously promoting motor, social and emotional skills. For older kids, yoga helps them develop strength, flexibility, balance, body awareness and focus. An early introduction to yoga paves the way for a life of healthy habits.These Hartford area studios will help you and your little yogi find your moment of Zen. Be sure to check out our complete guide to classes in Connecticut. Namaste!
West Hartford Yoga - West Hartford
WHY offers Baby & Me Yoga, a series class designed for any caregiver and their baby ages 6 weeks to pre-crawling. The focus is on infant developmental techniques and poses as well as ways for caregivers to squeeze some precious yoga into baby-filled days. They also offer WHY Kids, for ages 4-8, designed to improve strength and balance while helping children learn how to be more peaceful, patient, and healthy.
Bloom Yoga Fitness Studio - Southington
Bloom gets moms ready for birth in their "Blooming Bellies" prenatal classes, then welcomes the little ones into their own yoga practice in "Blooming Babies." The class instructs parents in infant massage techniques as well.
Lotus Yoga - Manchester
In this class, mom and baby will explore play and breathing while mom takes an opportunity to practice some healing stretches. This class encourages improvisation with baby, regaining flexibility after birth, and stimulates gross motor skill development.
Imagine Studio - West Hartford
This toddler yoga class is fun and active, helping your toddler's mobility and flexibility increase as you spend time together doing something healthy. Parachute and bubbles are included and no previous yoga experience is required.
Hartford Hospital Wellness Center - West Hartford
This is a four-week series offered by the hospital at their Blue Back Square location. This class helps mom regain core strength and calming techniques for baby. Recommended for babies 6-weeks to 6 months.
My Fit Mommy - West Hartford/Glastonbury
Meet other moms and get in shape! This Mommy and Me yoga class is suitable for all levels. Children age 6 weeks to 6 years are welcome. Children and moms will learn relaxation techniques and have an opportunity to strengthen the child-mom bond.
Sacred Rivers Studio - East Hartford
This family style yoga class is for moms and children ages 3-10. Storytelling, imagination and music are included along with basic yoga positions.
Journey of Yoga - Simsbury
This Simsbury location offfers classes for kids, ages 4 to 9, to attend independently. Children will experience the benefits of fitness and relaxation. The studio also offers family classes where caregivers and children ages 4 and up can practice together.
River Rock Yoga and Wellness Center - Wethersfield
In Toddler & Me Yoga, parents will reconnect with their inner child: watch children giggle as you moo like a cow, trumpet like an elephant, and act completely silly! Adult-friendly modifications are offered so that moms or dads can also get some yoga time of their own. Kids Yoga, for ages 5-10, provides a non-competitive form of group exercise that promotes strength and flexibility while teaching children how to relax and focus as they explore breathing, moving, and games.
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Originally Published 03/24/2015