Thousands of children in the Toronto area
have experienced YogaBuds™' unique combination of classical
Iyengar yoga with elements of play, creative movement and
various art modalities in a fun and non-competitive environment.
Yoga and children is a fabulous mix.
In light of today's growing concerns about the risks of childhood
obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, stress epidemics and eating
disorders, arming our children with invaluable life skills
is every parent's responsibility.
Benefits of Yoga for Kids
is a healthy, safe and enjoyable activity
that brings the joys and benefits of exercise to children.
At YogaBuds™, as children playfully move, bend andstretch
their bodies in easy, natural and fun-filled yoga ways they:
- develop body awareness including improved
- learn relaxation and concentration skills
- increase flexibility, muscle tone, strength,
- learn anatomy
The yoga games and yoga postures help children to:
- build self-esteem and confidence
- develop improved concentration, attention
- increase self-awareness and self-discipline
- enhance self-expression through creativity
- improve social skills through peer interaction
Classes - View Weekly Yoga
- YogaBuds™ offers kids classes weekday
afternoons. Classes are 45
minutes in length.
- 5-9 years
Cooperative games with themes, partner
music, and art combine to help this
age group explore yoga postures and relaxation skills (including
- 10-14 years
Classes integrate more formal instruction
with playful activities to challenge students in their yoga
process as they learn postures and breathing exercises.
Stress management techniques and meditation are also focused
Please call to schedule a teens class;
minimum number required to form a class is six student.
Classes for Kids
In this exciting new class combining
yoga and art, children will have an opportunity to explore
their imaginations; discover and express their own personal
style and creativity; have fun, and feel great about themselves
in very special ways. Young yogis and artists will be presented
with a different theme and idea each week which will be integrated
into yoga postures, guided imagry, yoga philosophy and the
Every year YogaBuds™ visits schools in the Toronto area to
run free yoga clinics for students. Check out the Around Town section of the site to find out more.
Special Needs Students
Yoga is an effective complementary treatment for children
with various special needs. Children diagnosed with Attention
Deficit Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and various
other special concerns have benefited from their participation
at YogaBuds™. Students with special concerns can often be fully
integrated into regular classes or benefit from one-on-one
individualized private sessions. YogaBuds™ director Temmi
Sears also specializes in yoga therapy for children
with migraines, anxiety and other stress related conditions.
Learn how your child can benefit from
At YogaBuds™, children develop an invaluable
source of strength as they learn to draw on their own inner
center or calm and stability. Most importantly, the
kids have fun while gaining incredible benefits to
their overall health and well-being.
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comments from Kids in YogaBuds™ classes.