Are you looking for a fun way to introduce your child to yoga? Then look no further than the Family Yoga Classes hosted by Gratitude Yoga!
This unique class focuses on the littlest yogis in the room, which is a unique perspective compared to some of the other Mom and Baby yoga classes where the mom or dad is the focus of the yoga instruction. You may not get a great workout from the class, but your child will not only become more comfortable with yoga movements, but also yoga terminology.
Knowing that kids between the ages of 2 and 5 will respond to the 45 minute session differently, Miss Lisa takes a laid back approach to her instruction. She guides all participants through different movements, using kid-friendly terms such as “have your toes kiss” that helps young ones have fun while performing the yoga inspired movements.
If kids have the wiggles or giggles, it is encouraged instead of ignored, and Miss Lisa partners up with both moms and parents in order to showcase certain activities. Her positive nature fills the room and makes everyone feel their best, even if you struggle with something as simple as tree pose.
The activities during the Family Yoga session include individual, partner, and group collaboration, which help children socialize and learn together, as well as encourage parents to get to know one another.
Our favorite part of the class was when the instructor passed out a colorful sheet with all of the different poses we reviewed during the session and we then had the opportunity to practice any and all movements we preferred. It was so fun to hear the snakes slithering, see the warriors striking a pose, and of course, practicing my favorite—child’s pose.
For only $10 per person and free parking (located in the lot behind Old Town Social), the Family Yoga class at Gratitude Yoga is a great way to bond and unwind, practicing relaxation techniques to use during the following week. Yoga mats, blocks, and straps are provided…simply show up ready for some fun! Classes are held every Sunday from 3:30-4:15 pm at Gratitude Yoga Chicago.
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