The Kids Kula | Yoga for kids in Kansas City

  1. Why should kids do yoga?  Kids are smaller versions of adults. They get stressed, overwhelmed, excited and physically fatigued. A personal yoga practice can help lessen the negative mental and physical effects of a child’s daily life.
  2. What should kids wear to yoga?  The most important thing to consider is comfort (no zippers, buttons, snaps, or stiff fabrics).  Also keep in mind we do inversions so fitted tops and bottoms will keep body parts covered. Loose clothing can always be worn over fitted items if your child feels more comfortable.
  3. Can parents stay to watch? We welcome parents, all we ask is that parents respect the time, space and atmosphere along with us by leaving electronics in cubbies, staying for the entire class, allowing the instructor to manage students unless asked to assist. As a thank you for respecting student and teacher privacy, we will always offer a few moments after class for photos to be taken of any students that wish to participate.
  4. What do we do if we are late? It happens to all of us, just enter as quietly as possible and store your belongings.  If we are observing a quiet moment, simply observe with us wherever you are standing. Then when we begin moving again you can grab your props and join us.
  5. What do we need to do before and after class?  We try to start on time as much as possible, so have your mat laid out and ready to begin.  It’s always a good idea to use the restroom before class (all yogis should). After our closing, students will need a couple of minutes to store their mats and ask any questions.
  6. What if my child doesn’t participate?  A new space, new words and new movements can be intimidating to kids.  Allow them time to sit on their mats and observe this new activity. They may take the entire class to feel ready or they may jump right in to the games.  No matter what, they will be getting benefits even if they don’t physically join in right away.
  7. Does my child have to attend the class for their age group?  If you have questions or concerns about what age group is the best fit for your child, please don’t hesitate to ask.  If a change in age group is the most appropriate fit for your child, exceptions can usually be made; just call or email ahead of time please.
  8. Can children with unique and special needs come to a public class?  We are all about commUNITY in The Kids Kula.  If your child requires some extra special attention, please do not hesitate to contact us before class so that we can be as familiar with your little yogi as possible.