The physical advantages of yoga are well-known – developing strength, improving flexibility and balance, along with better concentration and focus. But it’s not just adults who can benefit from practising regular yoga, with children also able to reap the rewards of this ancient form of exercise.
The benefits of yoga for kids includes helping their balance and concentration, improving their fine and gross motor skills, improving digestion, reducing stress and helping them relax and unwind. You may be surprised to learn there are a number of yoga classes for kids running across Perth. Here’s where you’ll find them.
Yogazoo is the first kids yoga school in Perth and runs classes for children aged from 2.5 years to 16 years. They also hold yoga parties for kids and boys only classes for boys aged between 11 and 14 years.
Bloom Yoga in Duncraig run kids yoga classes for children aged between five and 11 years, plus teen yoga classes and sessions for parents and their children. Their classes are small, with just ten places available for each session.
Funky Yogis provides fun and dynamic yoga classes for children aged between four and seven, eight and 12 years and for teens. Classes are run by qualified yoga teacher and primary teacher, Renae Bedells who has experience with children of all ages.
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Tamara Yoga – Claremont and Bibra Lake Address: 6 Gugeri Street, Claremont
Phone: 9385 2242
Tamara Yoga has a children’s course, which is playful, creative and fun and is designed to help children improve their ability to concentrate and relax. Classes help develop children’s balance, posture and co-ordination and is are great way to keep your kids active.