If you’re thinking of new and unique after-school activities to enroll your kids in, yoga can be a fantastic option with many benefits for your little one.

Introducing the practice of yoga into your child’s daily routine can be a truly transformative and enriching experience. Yoga places a strong emphasis on mindfulness and playfulness, fostering an environment where your child can become more present and curious about their own sense of self.

As your child embarks on their journey on the yoga mat, they’ll acquire crucial life lessons such as balance, groundedness, strength, self-awareness, and compassion—qualities that every parent undoubtedly wishes for their child to carry with them on their life journey.

Introduce your child to the wonderful world of yoga with these fantastic options available in and around Austin:

Where: 1308 W Anderson Ln. Suite A, Austin, TX 78757

Studio Satya offers classes for every member of the family!

Kids ages 5–11 can start their yoga journey by learning about yoga poses, working with their breath, playing with opposites to find balance (such as loud/quiet, rigid/soft), and delving into fundamental yogic principles. Additionally, the studio offers a variety of family yoga classes catering to caretakers with infants and toddlers, as well as yoga sessions designed for the entire family. These family-oriented classes encompass Storytime Yoga, a 45-minute session involving storytelling, movement, and songs; Baby & Me, tailored for babies as young as 6 weeks old up until they start crawling or walking with their caregivers; Crawlers & Toddlers; and Parent & Child for parents or caregivers with children aged 3-5. These classes start with musical activities and movements, follow a structured routine of exercises, transition to partner poses and imaginative play, and conclude with relaxation time. The Family Yoga sessions foster self-discovery, family bonding, and improved teamwork among families.

Where: 5806 Woodrow Ave, Austin, TX 78756

The Yoga Peace School is a unique early childhood preschool program for kids ages 12 months to 5 years old.

The school offers a Peaceful Approach to LearningTM, which is a curriculum they designed rooted in ancient yogic philosophies and explored through social and emotional development, play, mindfulness, and yoga.

Classes are divided into age groups, including Mindful Minis for children 12 months–2 years, who will be encouraged to share and learn to play safely with friends; Little Lotuses

for ages 2-3 who enjoy group play, partner activities in yoga, dramatic play, and outdoor free play; and Peacemakers for ages 3-5 who will dive deeper into their yoga practice while also learning about other cultures around the world.

Where: Austin, TX

ATX Yoga Girl offers inclusive yoga classes for all levels.

From community groups to one-on-one classes in your home or office, as well as special events, unique spaces, schools, retreats, and family yoga.

Family yoga classes combine storytelling and music to create a playful environment where everyone feels welcome. Toddler yoga classes are where kids can stretch, breathe, move, dance, relax, create, and have fun! These classes will include age-appropriate yoga and movement, including breathing, poses, games, stories, music, relaxation, meditation, and more.

Kid’s Yoga (and teen yoga) uses song, dance, storytelling, breathing, and partner work. All classes incorporate age-appropriate games, meditation, and relaxation.

Where: Austin, TX 78732

Satyananda Yoga Center offers online yoga classes for kids ages 4 to 12 and Harmony of Head, Heart, and Hands for ages 7 to 12 years old.

Classes are based on age, ability, and need. All classes teach poses, asana; using the breath, pranayama; relaxation techniques such as Shavasana and Yoga Nidra from Pratyahara; and concentration techniques to focus and calm the mind from Pratyahara, Dharana, and Dhyana.