Join us in celebrating the 5th annual International Kids’ Yoga Day – online!
We are teaming up with some of the fabulous St. Louis-based kids’ yoga teachers and organizations to share classes live on our website and Facebook page.
- SonJoria Sydnor of Black Kids Do Yoga & Kissed by the Son Yoga
- Simiya Sudduth of Oxygen Project: Yoga for Youth
- Grace Luttrell of Complete Harmony STL
- Lisa Roberts of YoYo Yoga School
International Kids’ Yoga Day was founded by Teresa Power, author of The ABCs of Yoga for Kids. This event breaks down the socioeconomic and cultural barriers of society by providing access to yoga to those who would otherwise not have the opportunity. By sharing yoga as a resource for exercise and mindfulness, it can help prevent many conditions and challenges facing our youth and their families such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, obesity and stress.
Here are the official Kids Yoga Day downloads to share with your kids! Click an image to download.
Kid Yoga Day Sample Routines
Certificate of Participation & Kid Feedback Page
Live Class Schedule
- 9:30am: Toddler Time Yoga with Grace of Complete Harmony STL
- 11am: Kids Yoga with SonJoria of Kissed by the Son Yoga
- ages 3-8
- 1:30pm: Kids Yoga with Grace of Complete Harmony STL
- ages 8-12
- 3:00pm: Kids Yoga with Lisa of YoYo Yoga School
- ages 11-14
- 4:00pm: Kids Yoga with Simiya of Oxygen Project
- ages 6-11
Check back for more St. Louis-based online resources to share yoga and mindfulness with the kiddos in your life!
Complete Harmony STL
Learn more about Complete Harmony STL’s mission to share their trauma-informed yoga space and practices with kids on their website. Additional online offerings are coming soon.
Kissed by the Son Yoga
Yoga Buzz teacher training graduate SonJoria Sydnor is passionate about sharing yoga with families, especially families of color. In addition to sharing family yoga, SonJoria also teaches prenatal yoga and mommy and me yoga through her non-profit, the I Am: Collective.
Follow SonJoria on Instagram at @blackkidsdoyoga for daily doses of inspiration in the form of adorable little kiddos on their yoga mat.
Here’s a family yoga class SonJoria and her family shared on Yoga Buzz last month.
And a big shout-out and thank-you to SonJoria for initiating this online celebration of International Kids’ Yoga Day!
This non-profit organization has been sharing yoga in St. Louis-area schools for the last few years, and training yoga teachers in trauma-informed approaches.
Coming soon, Oxygen Project will be sharing a number of yoga and mindfulness practices for kids of all ages, available on their website on a donation-basis. Check out this guide to movement, breath, and rest, and stay tuned for more resources.
In the meantime, Oxygen Project manager Laurie Brockhaus suggested checking out these resources for parents from Child Mind Institute.
YoYo Yoga School
Through her time sharing yoga at Children’s Hospital, YoYo Yoga School founder Lisa Roberts has developed a number of approaches to support a truly wide range of children’s needs. Check out all these resources available online!
- Online classes (for preschoolers/toddlers, kids of all ages, tweens and teens) including mat and adaptive chair yoga all are only $1.99 each for a download that can be kept forever!
- Class Plans and Tips and Tools — all FREE and in the blog archives
- Free newsletter – with tips and tools, including instructional videos delivered every other day during this crisis (usually once per week) to subscribers and posted on Twitter and Facebook
- Online learning for pediatric professionals and parents — 45-60minute workshops live (and on demand) launching April 7th! Clear learning objectives allow people to sign up for training sessions that apply to their interests and/or work with children. Learn more here.
- Mp3 downloads of kid and family friendly guided breathing and meditation techniques
- Books and flashcards written by YoYo Yoga founder Lisa Roberts! All provide helpful skills to provide mini breaks to help kids focus as well as creative ways to support all learning styles — visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile.
What other St. Louis-based kids’ yoga resources do you know? Share them in the comments below!