Bija Kids Yoga will be offering classes at Pomme in Dumbo. Twelve week session begins September 16 (schedule here). Bija Kids is in its sixth year and by the fall, they will expand to five Brooklyn yoga studios. Twelve schools will have its yoga classes as part of their school-day curriculum or after-school programs. According to their site, levels range from those who can crawl up to nine years old. Its philosophy is based on the idea that all seeds – or bija in Sanskrit – have the ability to flourish with proper care and nurturing. Bija Kids founder Lauren Maples says (via email): children learn discipline, focus, strength, and techniques for dealing with stress. They also build the foundation for a healthy, peaceful and happy life.
“In this day and age when kids are generally over scheduled, over programmed and plain overwhelmed, offering them the powerful benefits of a yoga practice just seems natural to me,” Maples says.
If you are looking for an incentive to enroll your child, doodledeals is offering 50% off 12 weeks of Bija Kids Yoga (only valid until tomorrow). (Side note for parents: doodledeals is a discount site for NYC parents. Go to doodledeals to sign up (we don’t work there or know anyone there. We simply like their deals.)