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A Guide To Yoga For Families And Kids

February 17, 2012 6:00 AM

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By Anna Berend

My kids have more energy than I can ever remember having. While all this get-up-and-go is awesome it can be helpful to harness some of that energy and ground the kids while tuning into their inner calm. Kids are naturals when it comes to yoga. The stretching, posing and breathing feels more like play and games than exercise.

For kids who have trouble focusing or are quite spirited, yoga can be helpful in teaching the child to self soothe and find an inner calm. But really yoga is a wonderful habit for any child to begin at a young age. There are a number of locations around the Twin Cities catering to families and kids of all ages. Some even offer a free or discounted first class for families.

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Blooma

3919 44th St.
Edina, MN
(952) 848-1111

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Blooma offers an array of classes for moms and babies, families, youngsters and tweens. There are choices for mamas with babies as young as 6 weeks old all the way to teens of 14, plus adult and family options. Check the class schedule and find the class that best fits your family’s dynamics. The warm, inviting environment of Blooma will make newcomers and regulars feel welcome in this completely family friendly studio. Onsite child care available.

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Learning Tree Yoga

500 38th Ave. #200
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 916-9369

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This yoga studio is specifically for kids and families with a strong foundation in education. These classes are a fun way to find focus and increase attention span, build confidence and incorporate educational topics, such as math and reading and more. There is a storytime yoga, yoga with a parent, yoga for the kids of a particular age and family yoga, offered for kids from 2 years and up.

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St Paul Yoga Center

1162 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN
(651) 644-7141

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The Yoga for Kids for those 7 to 12 helps kiddos strengthen and stretch and have fun while doing it. There is also a Family Yoga that helps families relax, laugh and learn together. The fee for this class is by donation. Check website for the current schedule and to print your free class coupon.

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Yoga Center of Minneapolis

212 3rd Ave.
Minneapolis, MN
612-436-4700

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This studio offers classes for kids ages 6-9 and ages 8-12. The Kids Yoga class uses games and stories to help nurture and teach their little souls and bodies through imagination and fun. The Preteen Yoga class works on focus, breathing and relaxing. This class also works on combating insomnia, anxieties, stress and more.


Anna Berend is an attorney and the author of Motherly Law Blog. On Motherly Law, Anna writes about legal issues that affect families and offers tips and resources that pertain to those legal topics. On occasion, inspiration strikes and Anna writes about something totally unrelated to the law.You can find Anna at www.motherlylaw.com, on Facebook at Motherly Law and on Twitter @MotherlyLaw.
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