Exercise is part of a well-balanced life and a healthy lifestyle. While many children often find running and jumping fun, introducing your child to alternative forms of exercise can be a great way to help them learn about different cultures and develop new skills. Yoga is an exceptional option that’s challenging and low impact.
A child’s physical development can benefit from the stretching and strength training exercises that yoga offers. Luckily, there are many opportunities in our area to help your child get into a yoga session. Here’s our list of yoga classes for kids around Lone Tree, Colorado.
The Little Gym at Park Meadows
Children in…child’s pose by Amanda Hirsch is licensed with CC BY 2.0
The Little Gym at Park Meadows is a favorite option for many parents — and for a good reason. Structured classes in a supportive learning environment help children explore their likes, learn about their abilities, and test their physical limits while developing self-confidence under the tutelage of trained instructors.
The Little Gym focuses on three-dimensional learning and maintains the same principle that we at Crème de la Crème believe: Whole-child nurturing is fundamental to healthy development. Classes at the Little Gym at Park Meadows focus on physical development and brain-boosting skills, such as concentration and process learning, as well as citizenship.
With many opportunities to socialize with peers, your child can develop strong relationships that they can carry with them throughout the years. Although the Little Gym primarily focuses on gymnastics, they also offer parent/child classes and camps that feature special stretching and yoga-focused skills. There are also enrichment clubs that extend learning and include more socialization as well as arts and crafts. If you’re thinking about hosting a birthday party soon for your little one, take the stress out of it and plan everything at the Little Gym at Park Meadows. Parties begin at $435.00.
- Location: 8600 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 750, Lone Tree.
- Hours: 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Closed on Sunday.
- Contact: 303-285-0104.
Lone Tree Recreation Center
The Lone Tree Recreation Center is an awesome resource for the Lone Tree community. While you’re getting your workout in or even enjoying some outdoor swimming, you’ll also love the many programs available, from drawing and art to writers’ workshops and piano lessons.
Families can take advantage of the welcoming and nurturing atmosphere and join in the fulfilling class called the Family Self-Defense Workshop. Led by Irene Bowden, owner of Shotokan Karate Colorado, this class teaches learners of all ages how to harness the power of the mind and body. Your entire clan can learn to become more alert, focused, and self-confident.
Youth Yoga at the Goodson Recreation Center Hub focuses on bending, stretching, strengthening, and increasing flexibility. Through poses, breath work, and fun, kids learn about the physical and mental benefits that yoga offers and can see how the practice of yoga complements daily activities and athletic performance. Parents are encouraged to register with their children. The class is ideal for children from 6 to 12 years of age. Yoga in the Park is a free yoga session held on the last Tuesday of every month at Belvedere Park. It’s also a great opportunity to get some fresh air and sunlight.
- Location: 8827 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree.
- Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
- Contact: 720-245-2601.
Young Yokes Kids Yoga and Teacher Training
Young Yokes Kids Yoga and Teacher Training has an environment and courses designed specifically for kids. This 501(c)3 is a nonprofit organization based in Denver. While its expansion to other major locations, including Albuquerque and Seattle, can be attributed to its success, Young Yokes is one of the only Registered Children’s Yoga Schools in Colorado. Young Yokes was created with the awareness that there was a growing necessity to merge yoga and children together. Yoga has a slew of benefits to offer youth, including added focus, decreased anxiety, and a stronger sense of self.
Some of the yoga classes offered at Young Yokes are pre-recorded and available for free online. Choose from fun topics, such as Toddler Yoga with Caitlin, where movements are chosen specifically with a growing toddler’s needs in mind. Other courses include Caregiver and Me Storytime Yoga and Caregiver and Kids, a letter series that helps children explore and learn about the alphabet. Teen Yoga with Caitlin is a 45-minute session that explores the concept of Santosha, or contentment, and what it means for the individual body and life.
Family Yoga, with an amusement park theme, is an all-level session to practice mindfulness and breathing work. It can be a wonderful way to wind down in the evening or get the day started while bonding with your child. You can do yoga anytime on your own schedule.
- Hours: Always open.
- Contact: 303-919-3808.
So, there you have it. Crème de la Crème of Lone Tree welcomes the opportunity to share with you our list of the top yoga classes for kids in and around Lone Tree, Colorado. Whether your child is new to the practice or is an established yogi, it’s a great experience and a way to help their physical, social, and emotional development. What do you think of our list? Is there something that interests you and seems like a good fit for your child?
While you decide on your next yoga and stretching class, consider Crème de la Crème of Lone Tree for your family’s child care needs. We have many amenities to help your child stay active and develop lifelong healthy habits. Call our friendly staff at 303-625-6837 to see our water park, baseball diamond, basketball court, and soccer field. We even have a koi pond, ideal for meditation after a yoga session. Make your appointment to learn about our educational programs and how your child will benefit from a Crème de la Crème experience.