Kids' yoga studio opens in Midwest

Thursday 3 January, 2008

zen zoneMore evidence that children's yoga is going mainstream comes with the opening of a dedicated yoga studio for kids in the American Midwest.


The Zen Zone will be one of only a handful of studios in the USA offering a child-friendly environment.

Classes will include a special needs programmes, birthday parties and schools classes.

Co-founder Leah Morgan says: "We feel strongly that children today can benefit tremendsly from yoga, the same way many adults do.

"It can help kids relax, focus and increase flexibility. Virtually all kids can do it, regardless of their shape, size or athletic ability.

"Yoga is a wonderful non-competitive activity. What makes yoga for kids different than for adults is that it is fun, silly and crazy at times.

"For younger children, we incorporate stories, puppets and games. For older children, we may add contemporary music to keep the kids engaged."

The Zen Zone will also be a Green studio, sourcing environmentally-friendly cleaning and paper products with the aim of keeping the studio's carbon footprint to a minimum.

The Zen Zone - at 413 MW Muray Road, Lee's Summit, opens on January 7.






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