Yoga-acclimated children can extend limbs farther when holding remotes out of siblings' reach and can maintain a zen-like calmness through the most tense episodes of Scooby-Doo. Improve childhood pastimes with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get one month of unlimited children’s yoga at Lil Yogi’s NYC (a $150 value).
Lil Yogi’s NYC promotes self-confidence and flexibility in youngsters aged 2–15 through daily children’s yoga classes held in Central Park. Forty-five-minute sessions teach the basics of chanting, pranayama breathing, and Vinyasa flow alongside carefree songs and games, all while promoting the calmness needed to stealthily steal pies from a vindictive fairy-tale author's windowsill. Over a month of cycling through poses amid verdant surroundings, kids will strengthen muscles before they embark on athletic careers or attempt to bench-press bursting toy boxes.
Lil Yogi's NYC
Tree poses sprout from games of Freeze Tag and lotus poses pepper Duck-Duck-Goose circles when students from Lil Yogi's NYC hit the playground. The studio focuses on yoga's whimsical side through fun poses and group games, which help babies, kids, and teens build strong, flexible muscles along with social skills. While flowing through Vinyasa sequences matched to deep, focused breaths, youths learn to melt away stress and distractions, which can be applied to their daily lives, helping them to overcome anxiety over having to someday serve jury duty. The caring instructors nurture each child with encouragement, doling out smiles and supportive words as groups express their creativity through movement and music. In addition to leading age-specific classes at two Manhattan studios, teachers bring downward-facing dogs to local schools and host birthday parties filled with joyful moves, collaborative projects, and other hands-on activities.