Platypus Yoga is Yoga for EVERY BODY! Our program combines the principles of ancient yoga practices with a fun and engaging twist, which is coupled with fun music. All classes are adapted for all abilities and geared for individuals ages 5-12.

Benefits of Yoga:

  • Standing poses improve posture and strength. They also reduce symptoms of scoliosis.
  • Balancing poses improve focus, concentration, strength, coordination, and poise.
  • Back bends stimulate the sympathetic nervous system and are invigorating. They also open and strengthen the heart and chest.
  • Forward bends stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and are relaxing. They also help to massage the digestive system.
  • Inversions and more difficult poses encourage practice and build strength and self-esteem.
  • The Peaceful Garden aka DESSERT is a version of deep relaxation that allows the body to assimilate all of the benefits of the yoga practice. In this still and quiet portion of class, kids are able to create a special place in their minds where they feel peaceful, happy and safe.
  • Breathing practices are a great way to reduce stress and help with focus and concentration. They also help reduce allergy and asthmatic symptoms.
  • Meditation enhances calmness and clarity of mind.
  • The cardiovascular activity included in our classes allows kids to expend their energy in a healthy way and strengthens the cardiovascular system.
  • The sense of play allows kids to let loose, be silly and have fun.
  • Music and dancing have therapeutic properties and teach rhythm, tempo and coordination.
  • The principles of yoga teach kids kindness, sharing, compassion, mindfulness, awareness, and much more. Tools that will serve them for the rest of their lives!
Platypus Yoga class participants do cat cow poses