A Chat with Bala Shala, yoga for kids
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are just for kids and their parents! Bala Shala has over 30 years of experience on our staff of making yoga fun and approachable. We are passionate about what we do and greatly believe in the proven benefits of yoga for kids of all ages.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
We make it FUN by using tools like games, puppets, props, and imagination. Kids have natural energy, so we find ways to channel it into a beneficial and nurturing yoga practice.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I was a yoga teacher for adults for 10 years and have always been a child at heart. I began to study ways to share yoga with children and had the time of my life while learning. Yoga for kids became my passion. After 5 years of teaching yoga in schools, it was time to open a space dedicated to kids.
What do you love most about your job?
EVERYTHING! We get to hold and breathe with babies, see the magic through the eyes of a toddler, encourage a kid to find balance and strength, allow a teen to let go, restore, and find peace, and watch families connect through breath and movement.