Cat Pose, Cow Pose, and Cobra Pose, oh my! You know you can count on animals to make anything fun – and that includes yoga, which is an awesome (and proven) way to teach kids to learn healthy lifestyle habits for a fit future. NJMOM rounded up some of our favorite NJ kids yoga studios around New Jersey that will have you roaring in Simhasana (Lion Pose), surfing on your mats in Ardha Pincha Mayurasana (Dolphin Pose), or even suspended upside down in aerial yoga. But don’t take it from anonymous intro text – head to any of these kids and family yoga studios in New Jersey and find out for yourself how to jumpstart your kids’ day.
Nama-Stay In with the Best 12 Kids and Family Yoga Studios in NJ
1. Bee You Yoga Studio
Do you want your kids to “bee” authentically themselves? Bee You Yoga Studio in Manasquan embraces this kid-power positivity with wide open arms. Through yoga and mindfulness classes for children from six weeks to 18 years old, kids learn the skills and mindset to be confident, awesome, thoughtful, open – really, just to “BEE YOU.” It’s also the first kids-only studio at the Jersey Shore and happens to be owned and run by NJMOMpreneur Maura Bradley, just saying. Bee You Yoga also offers specialty mommy-and-me retreats, summer camps, and birthday parties – last year, they were honored with the “Best Kids Yoga Birthday Parties” by Monmouth Health & Life Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards.
74 Main St., Manasquan, NJ 08736
2. Firefly Yogis
Firefly Yogis is a dedicated kids and family yoga studio in Rumson offering a safe and creative space just for our young yogis. Using interactive, age-appropriate class techniques, Firefly Yogis provides everything from fun baby bonding classes to energizing strength and flexibility building classes for big kids and athletes. Bonus: there are also family yoga classes which focus on partner poses and prenatal yoga for pregnant mommas to increase muscle endurance needed for childbirth.
113 East River Rd., Rumson, NJ 07760
3. Powerflow Yoga Kids
Want a space where children can come as infants and stay through their teen years? Whether your child is a newborn or 18 years old, there is a class that will fit their needs and skill level at Powerflow Yoga Kids in Bloomfield. Through proven techniques such as kid-specific postures, sun salutations, crafts and more, your little ones will be feeling engaged and energetic at Powerflow Yoga Kids. They also offer music therapy to groups who will benefit the most from sound therapy. Pro tip: Bookmark their Parents Night Outs – every last Saturday of each month, you can drop your children off at the studio; they have a kids yoga party, you get a break. Win-win!
1283 Broad St., Bloomfield, NJ 07003
4. Yoga 4 Kids
How does science and yoga work together? For starters, the teachers at Yoga 4 Kids, a kids-only studio in Toms River, are all licensed clinical therapists. In their clinical practice, they teach pediatric clients coping strategies to deal with anxiety; at Yoga 4 Kids, they empower little yogis with asana practices that include guided meditation and breathing techniques. Their focus is on offering classes for ages six weeks to 18 years old, but don’t forget the Mommy and Me classes – perfect for a little one-on-one time with your yogi.
21 B Main St., Toms River, NJ, 08753
5. Pediatric Therapy and Yoga of Morris
More than just a yoga studio, Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris is a pediatric holistic center in Morristown. Specializing in treating children with developmental disabilities, spinal deformities, orthopedic and acquired disorders, this center teaches therapeutic yoga following the Yoga for the Special Child Method. The team of licensed therapists and yoga teachers leads mixed classes, or classes just for girls or for boys. All are non-competitive and focus on breathwork, motor control and timeliness with movement.
18 Elm St., Morristown, NJ 07960
6. DIG Yoga
At DIG Yoga in Lambertville, the kids yoga programs encourage “joy in the journey” to help promote collaboration and cooperation instead of competition. Classes are designed to engage the mind, body, and spirit in a way that honors all the ways children learn – storytelling, songs, games and poses, and most importantly, fun! DIG offer classes multiple times a week for kids between ages 5 and 12 to get their yoga on. And let’s not forget about DIG’s fun yoga birthday party packages and kids summer camp.
204 N. Union St., Lambertville, NJ 08530
7. Grow Yoga
It’s all about cultivating community at Grow Yoga in Galloway. Head to South Jersey and try a class at this community-oriented yoga studio for all ages, even for the littlest ones. With dedicated classes for kids ages 3 to 12, Grow Yoga has something for everyone. From Baby & Me and Toddler & Me classes to yoga for autistic children and family yoga, kids will explore the basic principles of yoga and guided meditation, and get on the path to life-long mind and body benefits.
325 East Jimmie Leeds Rd., Galloway, NJ 08205
8. Plaay Fitness and Yoga
If you’re looking to try something new and adventurous to spice up your yoga life, head to Plaay Fitness and Yoga in Ocean City for some of the best aerial yoga around. More than just a trendy yoga fad, aerial yoga allows you to use gravity to find growth and add new dimension to your practice. Try their family aerial yoga class (for children ages 8 and up) or a kids-only aerial yoga class (for ages 11 to 15). You and your kids will be sure to see yoga poses you’ve done a hundred times in a brand-new light once you add the hammock factor.
910 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226
9. Soul Power Yoga
Founded by two sisters who ditched corporate America to pursue a work-life balance on the mat, Soul Power Yoga in Marlboro offers yoga for all ages. Their kids classes for ages 5 to 15 teach the practice through age-appropriate tactics like storytelling, songs, breathing, and meditation, partner and group poses. The teachers’ empowering and encouraging style allows kids to embrace their full potential.
455 County Road 520, Marlboro, NJ 07746
10. Honor Yoga
Like a little swing in your yoga? Honor Yoga in Princeton offers aerial family yoga classes that will get you and your family’s spirits uplifted despite being suspended from the ceiling. (For a fun twist on this trendy yoga, try an Aerial Glowga kids party at Honor Yoga!) Or sign up for a 4-week kids yoga series which will teach kids simple poses, how to calm down their active bodies and minds, and creative visualizations. Afterward, swing by Whole Foods Market next door for some fresh juice and salad bar eats.
3495 US-1, Suite 120B, Princeton, NJ 08540
11. Bloom Yoga
Your kids ranging from 4 to 12 years old can jumpstart their spring doing yoga at this Bergen County studio. Bloom Yoga in Fair Lawn is gearing up for their spring session with Teeny Yoginis and Tween Yoga classes that provide age-appropriate learning through creative techniques like incorporating animal imitations and nature and using expression games, music, art, and storytelling. This studio also offers birthday parties for your yoga-loving youngster – 90 minutes in the studio, followed by pizza and drinks.
13-20 River Rd., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
12. LoYa Yoga
Although this yoga studio caters to adults, LoYa Yoga in Summit also has a great kids program that will keep your child engaged and energized with classes for ages 7 to 18 years. LoYa Yoga teaches your child to control their body movements and emotions through the restorative power of yoga. This studio also offers yoga classes specifically for young athletes to help prevent injury.
86 Summit Ave., Third Floor, Summit, NJ 07901