Child's pose: Get kids active at one of Austin's fun yoga camps
Now that school's out, most kids are looking to get out of the house and stretch their arms wide to take in the world outside of their classrooms.
With all of the yoga studios populating our fair city, it's no wonder that one of the many possibilities for summer activity be yoga camps for kids. In addition to soccer, ballet, film and wilderness survival, yoga camps are a new way to teach students specialized skills while getting their bodies moving.
Here ae a few of Austin Yoga Hub's suggestions on where to let your students salute the sun in classes designed especially for them:
Ages 3-7: June 4 - 7; July 9 - 12; July 30 - Aug 2
Ages 8-12: June 18 - 21; July 16 - 19; Aug 13 - 16
Teens: June 12 -14
Throughout the summer, South Austin's Say OM Yoga hosts their Yoga Kidz Camps for three different age groups. Kids' classes run from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. and include meditation, breathwork, creative expression and snack time. Teen classes are from 1:30 - 4 p.m. and provide introductions to personal yoga practice, meditation, journaling, hooping and more. Registration: $150.00 - $160.00.
Ages 2 - 5: June 4 - 13; June 18 - 27; July 9 -18; July 23 - Aug 1; Aug 6 - 15; Aug 20 - 29 (all Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - noon)
Ages 4 -8: July 10 - 19; Aug 7 - 16 (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 - 4 p.m.)
Ages 7 -11: July 10 -12 (Tuesdays - Thursdays from 1 - 4 p.m.)
Austin's family yoga center invites you to bring your young ones to themed camps of various durations for several age groups. Class themes include topics such as: Space Monkeys (yoga amongst the stars), Superheroes (special powers yoga) and Rainforest Adventures. Find the topic that will get your child the most energized. Registration: $99.00 - $230.00.
Ages 7 and up: June 11 - 14
Combining creativity with balance and stress reduction, Synergy Kids Camp is a great way to introduce children to the same practice you love so much. Classes run each day from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., so students will have the opportunity to work on art projects, create a yoga journal and enjoy music in addition to learning the basics of yoga. Sibling discounts available. Registration: $150.
Ages 6 - 10: July 16 - 20
Budding Yoga Camp is a team-taught class for youngsters in the Northwest Austin yoga studio providing a full range of classes on flexibility, breathing and and flow. Sibling discounts are provided if you have more than one budding yogi, and classes run from 9 - 11 a.m. each day. Registration: $125.
Ages 6 - 12: June 18 - 22
Combining singing, crafts, story time, games and more, Kids Yoga Summer Camp at Bodhi is a week-long, early morning (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.) camp that promises a fun and structured learning environment to instill strong foundations for regular yoga practice. Registration: $150.00.