Yoga for Kids

For centuries, yoga has been used to calm our bodies and quiet our minds. At Tranquil Little One, you’ll learn special yoga poses adapted specifically for children that teach them how to calm the body and quiet the mind. Together we can create an easy yoga plan that creates a union of mind, body and breath for your child.


With yoga, your child can override their stress response and learn to develop:


+ Mental focus   + Balance   + Physical focus   + Flexibility   + Strength

Relaxing the body’s stress response can positively influence areas of their daily life, including:

 

+ Concentration & learning   + Decision making   + Sleep   + Thought organization   + Creative thinking 

+ Confidence and self-esteem   + Controlled reactions   + Self-regulation


Yoga Poses

The physical component of yoga is the exercise of completing and moving through yoga poses and “flows” (a series of poses together) that connects the body, mind, and breath. Yoga poses are designed to open joints as well as stretch and strengthen the muscles. They can also move lymph through the body, which plays an important role in how well the immune system functions. Some poses have specific effects, such as waking up communication between the right and left sides of the brain, or increasing concentration skills.

Breathing

Breathing can be a powerful tool to help change how your child feels. When they learn to breathe deeply, children can interrupt the stress hormone response and soothe their own nervous system. They can even use their breath to energize their body or clear their minds all by themselves.

 

  • A “Take 5” breath can help settle their anxious feelings at school

  • Using “Bunny Breaths” can help them concentrate on homework

  • Some “Buddy Breathing” with their favorite stuffed animal can calm the mind at the end of the day


Mindfulness

Have you ever seen a child play outside, and pause for a moment while they look up to the sky? They are taking a mindful minute and observing their surroundings. Being present in the moment allows us to see things as they are, without an emotional response. It allows us to be more patient and compassionate towards ourselves and others.


Your child will learn mindfulness practices or activities that focus on using all 5 senses. We will use moments of silence, visualization exercises, and activities that promote intentional movements and thought patterns. Once your child has discovered that place of tranquility within themselves and become more connected through mindfulness activities, they will long to return to that place of stillness. You as the parent can incorporate these practices or activities into your child’s daily routine.​

 

In Home Sessions

Tranquil Little One will travel to your home and work one on one with your child.  Which These sessions are perfect for those that don't have time to travel to the studio, or for children that have social anxieties or challenges that make coming to a class in a studio difficult.  

 

Your child...

  • will learn special yoga poses adapted specifically

  • explore how to calm the body and quiet the mind

  • build strength, balance, focus and coordination through movement 

  • practice breathing and mindfulness 

 

Together we can...

  • create an easy yoga plan that creates a union of mind, body and breath for your child  

  • strategize how to add movement, breathing, mindfulness and other coping skills to your child’s day to day routine


 

At School or Community Group 

Tranquil Little One brings yoga straight to you and your students at school, daycare, community center, town library, playgroup, or after-school program! Classes are tailored to the specific age of the group from toddlers up to Middle School students. They can be taught in a gym, meeting room or right in the classroom. These classes are structured to be interactive and fun!

 

Classes include...

  • yoga poses and flows

  • breathing techniques

  • mindfulness practices 

  • lots of fun!

 

Practicing yoga regularly is shown to assist students in...

  • being present and ready to learn

  • enhancing focus and concentration

  • supporting social and emotional learning

  • waking up sluggish or tired minds

  • improving posture


 

In Local Studios 

Tranquil Little One travels to studios throughout New England teaching regularly scheduled yoga classes as well as workshops or workshops for a wide range of age groups.  Students learn yoga poses and flows, breathing techniques and mindfulness exercises geared specifically to their development and/or age. These classes are structured to be interactive and fun! 

 

Age Groups include:

  • Baby and Caregiver

  • Tot and Caregiver

  • Toddler/Preschool

  • Elementary School

  • Middle School

  • Family yoga classes 

 

Consistently doing yoga can help with...

  • improving their coordination

  • boosting circulation

  • promoting mindfulness through concentration

  • supporting social emotional growth

  • improving posture and strength