If you’re a parent looking to navigate Portland’s yoga scene, here are some fabulous local businesses making it a little easier for you and your little ones to find your savasana.
Ready Set Grow at 5433 NE 30th Ave in Portland is an adorable brick-and-mortar yoga and movement studio dedicated especially to families and those looking to grow their families. They offer classes for pregnancy and postpartum, dance and yoga classes you can do with your baby or toddler, classes for parents and caregivers, young children, and the whole family. They also offer parenting classes, playgroups, childbirth education, and support groups.
Jamie King offers kids’ yoga and tumbling classes, including a weekly one on Mondays at 4:30 at the Portland Playhouse. The classes offer a chance for the youngest yogis to explore movement, breath, develop physical skills, channel their energy, stimulate their imagination, and promote creativity in a safe and welcoming environment. View the class schedule, and check out the library of online kids’ yoga classes.
Villa Sport at 13900 SW Meridian Street in Beaverton is a fitness studio that welcomes families and offers a yoga class designed for families of all types. They offer a number of other family-friendly classes, too — check out their offerings here.
This new play space in Beaverton plans to offer prenatal, postpartum, parent + infant, kids and infant/toddler yoga classes. Projected opening is January 2024.
Santosha at 4720 NW Bethany Blvd, STE F-1, in Portland offers a Family Flow class on Friday mornings at 11 am. It caters to children from babies to five years old, aiming to create a playful and nurturing environment that fosters physical and emotional development as well as connection between kids and their grownups.
Imagination Yoga does not offer any active classes in Portland, but this curriculum-based kids’ yoga program offers training if you’d like to become a kids’ yoga or mindfulness teacher. It aims to do more than just get kids moving. They believe yoga is great for teaching kids about compassion, concentration, relaxation, and how to be “boldly kind.”
Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube is another way families in Portland (and anywhere) can do yoga together — they have everything from Frozen yoga to “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” yoga, as well as kids’ mindfulness and mental health videos, all with bright colors and engaged adults to keep kids interested.
The pandemic was hard on yoga studios, and the number of options for kid-friendly yoga in Portland has taken a hit. Below are two local businesses that are not yoga but may meet some of the same needs.
Barre3 is a ballet-based workout studio that, like yoga, focuses both on strength and length, as well as on mental poise; and all their locations have childcare. Studios are currently located in N Portland, SE, and Lake Oswego.
Reader Favorite Winner Fit4Mom offers workouts for mothers, from prenatal to any age of children. Their goal is both to help moms get exercise, and to help support them by helping them build their villages. Locations are currently available in 26 West, SE, Clackamas/Oregon City, and Lake Oswego/Tigard.
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