Integral Yoga for Kids

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Integral Yoga for Kids is a comprehensive program of Yoga for children, to help promote the health and peace that are the birthright of every child. Classes are fun, filled with singing and chanting, asana appropriate to each age group, and the introduction of anatomy, breath work, deep relaxation, and meditation.

Taught by Jyothi Larson and Lakshmi Pidel, who have years of experience working with children, these Yoga classes will foster flexibility, coordination, and body awareness while increasing concentration and self-esteem.

Postnatal is for new mothers and babies. Toddlers attend classes with their adults. Three- to 5-year-olds and 6- to 10-year-olds attend on their own. Adult class cards are valid for Integral Yoga Kids classes. No previous Yoga experience is required.

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Postnatal (6 weeks to 12 months) Mondays 1:30–2:30 p.m. Taught by Jyothi
IY Kids 1-3 Wednesdays 10–10:45 a.m. and Thursdays 4–4:45 p.m. Taught by Lakshmi
IY Kids 3-5 Tuesdays 4–4:45 p.m. Taught by Lakshmi
IY Kids 6-10 Wednesdays 4–5 p.m. Taught by Lakshmi

This meditation music was lovingly created by our amazing Kids (ages 6-10) in the Wednesday 4 p.m. class. Enjoy!

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Sun., Apr. 2 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Family Yoga: Kids Kirtan
David Newman (Durga Das)

David Newman (Durga Das) will gather with the children and sing devotional Indian chants (Kirtan) in an uplifting, spirited, and playful way. The kids will enjoy singing and dancing and learning new mantras in a fun, inviting, and ... more >>

Sun., May 7 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Family Yoga: Mindfulness Practices Through Storytelling
Yoga with Nitya

Enjoy Yoga through storytelling filled with original songs and characters to engage your body, breath, and imagination. Our story will take us to Farmer Brown’s Farm, where we will engage in a breathing meditation with Yoga Nidra. ... more >>

Did you know?

Lynne Lakshmi Pidel 500_bA 200-hour Yoga teaching certificate is required to teach Integral Yoga for Kids.

Most children’s Yoga teachers have only a teaching certificate based on a minimum of 40 hours. Integral Yoga for Kids requires that anyone teaching children at the New York Institute or in schools throughout the five boroughs have at least a 200-hour Integral Yoga teaching certification and additional training with me on our Kids program.

Integral Yoga for Kids classes are the most affordable New York City!
Also, you’re supporting a longtime, established, nonprofit, community-oriented organization in New York City.

  • A single class costs $17.
  • Integral Yoga’s 5-, 10-, and 20-class cards can be shared by the whole family, and those class cards never expire.
  • Your child’s first class is FREE! And he or she gets another free class on his or her birthday, when a friend may come free of charge.
  • Family Yoga is also offered on the first Sunday of each month (check www.iyiny.org for listings) at a very family-friendly price.

School Closures

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We are open! Integral Yoga classes for children and adults take place all year round. We are closed on Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day.


Yoga At School™

Integral Yoga has a very comprehensive program for bringing Yoga to children of all ages into New York’s public and private schools.

  • Our 200-hour certified instructors are qualified to teach teachers, staff, and parents in addition to children.
  • Ask us about workshops for teachers to support their curriculum in such areas as nutrition, mindfulness, conflict resolution, and meditation.
  • Ask us about staff retreats either here at West 13th Street or in your school. Integral Yoga is a vendor with the New York City Department of Education.
  • For more information please call Chandra at 212-929-0585, extension 74, or e-mail Chandra@iyiny.org.