Kids Yoga for Ages 4 to 11
With Juli Eckmeier
High Energy and Fun. Empowering and Educational.
Children of this age love to role-play and pretend, so this yoga class lets them be who they are. This class is high energy and fast paced to keep them focused and moving.
Yoga can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behavior, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in children. Yoga improves balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity in children as they learn balanced growth and new ways to strengthen the mind and body.
Yoga and mindfulness offer psychological benefits for children as well; empowering the child to self-regulate emotions and achieve calm in an overstimulating world. Yoga improves behavioral issues for all children including those with learning disorders and has also been shown to improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders. Research also suggests that yoga can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by improving the core symptoms of ADHD, including inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It can also boost school performance in children with ADHD.
Kids yoga helps children develop motor skills, ability to socialize and develop a greater self-reliance and empathy. Class ends with a period of calming relaxation.
Kids Tell Us:
“Is this yoga or exercise? I thought yoga was boring”
“This is so fun!”
“How did I get tired and awake at the same time?”
“I feel calm already!”
“You’re right, it is good for my brain!”
“Yoga is awesome!”
“I like the sleeping part”
“I like when she does the wake up part, it reminds me of home”
“You have a really nice voice I like listening to it”
“Oh no! I don’t want it to be over yet!”
“I could do this forever!”
Juli Eckmeier, Yoga Instructor and Mother
She strongly believes that yoga is beneficial for every age, body and mind and loves the chance to spread her enthusiasm on the subject! She is an artist, musician, nature enthusiast and “mother of chaos”, having four children and lots of animals at home!