Practicing yoga disciplines the mind and strengthens the body, making it excellent preparation for performing a root canal while riding a roller coaster. Give future thrill-seeking dentists a fighting chance with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a package of five classes at Om Kids Yoga Center in Pawtucket (a $75 value).
Founder Elyse Rotondo marshals her Master's in elementary education and more than 100 hours of children's yoga training to foster self-confidence and health-consciousness in youngsters. Courses run the growth gamut, catering to limber little ones, toddlers, tweens, and teens. Parents and progeny can bond in Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga (for infants 6 weeks old to just crawling, 45 minutes) as yogis teach parents more than 150 infant asanas designed to calm colicky babies, promote digestion, and boost immune systems. Yogi-Tots (for kids 3–4 years old, 45 minutes) engages kiddies with yoga games, puppet shows, singing, and dancing, and Get Bent (for kids 13 and older, one hour) enlightens older namaste novices with exercises and activities that focus on flexibility and self-esteem building, resulting in confidence that can touch its own toes.
Transcending the rigid strictures of conventional calendars, Om Kids Yoga Center hosts private lessons for any parent who can rally four or more children. Scheduled classes are offered twice per week, and parents can drop off pliable progeny at whatever sessions are most convenient.
999 Main St.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860Get Directions