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Yoga for Children

‘y is for yoga’ offers yoga classes to children from the age of 24 months to 16 years.  Established in 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa,’ y is for yoga’ is dedicated to guiding children and teens through the principles of yoga asana in fun, exciting and simple ways.

Childhood is a time of vibrancy, creativity and natural curiosity – a perfect time for kids to explore how their bodies and minds function, and to learn how to nurture a calm and contented mind.

The approach followed by ‘y is for yoga’ is to use the traditional yoga asana to create new (and strengthen existing) neural pathways in order to:

  • Build strong and flexible bodies
  • Teach relaxation techniques
  • Improve focus and concentration
  • Increase learning potential
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Increase body and spacial awareness
  • Develop self-assuredness, confidence and self-expression
  • Sharpen and expand awareness
  • Help children to cope with the stress of modern living effectively