Awesome ‘Ohana and Keiki Yoga Classes on O‘ahu
The whole family can zen out, find bliss and just have fun with Island Paddle Bliss, Three Little Ducks Hawai‘i, Yoga Under The Palms and Yoga Floats.
B y now you are likely familiar with the benefits of yoga, so why not expose your kiddo(s) to them too? These traditional and unique keiki and ‘ohana yoga classes can help calm the mind, increase awareness and mindfulness, develop strength and flexibility, etc. But perhaps most importantly, they‘re fun!
Keiki and Aerial Yoga at Yoga Under the Palms
At Yoga Under the Palms, keiki yoga classes—open to children ages 3 to 7 years old—include playful yoga postures, breathing techniques, free play and a creative activity. Parents must remain on the premises during the class, so you’re encouraged to find your om, too! After all, the kids classes take place at the same time as adult classes. Win-win. For keiki ages 6 to 9, there’s an aerial yoga class that helps build strength and awareness. While the practice of being upside down is exciting, the support from the aerial hammocks also has a soothing effect.
Class schedule varies, 3574 Wai‘alae Ave., Kaimukī and 167 Hamakua Dr., Kailua, yogaunderthepalms.com, @yogaunderthepalms
‘Ohana Yoga With Three Little Ducks Hawai‘i
Pediatric physical therapist and registered yoga teacher Dr. Suma Metla of Three Little Ducks Hawai‘i is hosting monthly ‘Ohana Yoga classes at Ka Makana Ali‘i. Keiki ages 3 to 10 years old (and their caregivers!) can connect to each other and the community through physical activity, and to adopt healthier habits overall. What’s more, this family-friendly yoga experience takes place during the Move & Groove series at Ka Makana Ali‘i’s Wednesday Farmers’ Market.
Classes take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Ka Makana Ali‘i, 91-5431 Kapolei Parkway; and on Thursday, July 20 and Thursday, Nov. 9, at Windward Mall, 46-056 Kamehameha Highway, threelittleduckshawaii.com, @threelittleduckshawaii
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SUP Yoga With Island Paddle Bliss
Keiki can learn, play and find bliss at this floating yoga studio. Island Paddle Bliss offers a variety of yoga classes for adults, kids and a combination of both—including keiki camps and programs such as half-day SUP yoga classes and school break clinics. Owner and instructor Topaz Aleah Davis lends brings her positive energy and draws from her background as a professional ballet dancer, as well as multiple yoga and meditation certifications. The result is a unique and invigorating experience. The offerings are arranged by age, and all of the hour-and-a-half-long classes allow keiki to soak up sunshine while learning basic water safety, as well as SUP and yoga techniques. Kids 13 and up also get to practice beachside yoga, yoga Nidra, journaling and meditation.
Class schedule varies, Ala Moana Beach Park, islandpaddlebliss.com, @islandpaddlebliss
Light Up the Night With Yoga Floats
The whole family can experience the magic of the Pacific Ocean at night in this standup paddle board yoga class. Keiki (ages 8 and older) will delight in the fluorescent blue, green, purple, and red lights that illuminate the water. The yoga practice itself is slow and calm, so it’s great for getting the kids (and their tired parents!) to wind down. Friday night classes are extra special since you can enjoy the Waikīkī fireworks show from your paddle board.
Classes take place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30 or 7 p.m., Magic Island, yogafloats.com, @yogafloats