As study after study tout the positive effects of kids’ yoga, the number of studios offering children’s programs continues to grow. Leading the charge to keep it accessible to all, not just families that can afford the $15 – $20 price tag per class is Greenpoint’s Hosh Kids.
Launched in January 2013, Hosh Kids provides affordable classes in health, wellness, and movement for children. They currently offer classes like “Little Dancers” and “Little Yogis” in 13 Brooklyn schools for just $50 per class. They also offer children’s studio classes for only $6.25 per session.
“We’re committed to offering school children customized and innovative programming,” said Program Director and Co-Founder Henry Cross. “[But] it has to stay consistent with our mission of ‘health, wellness and movement as a right of life, rather than a luxury. All children deserve access to yoga and movement classes at rates that put purpose before profits.”
Hosh customizes its programming to best represent each school’s culture. Classes in yoga, dance, music and art programs are student-focused and structured, providing a blend of physical activity and movement that every child needs.
A recent California State University study examined the correlation between yoga and academic performance, discipline, attendance and self-esteem. The study showed that students who had high participation in yoga class also had fewer referrals or discipline problems. The research results also showed a statistically significant link between yoga participation and better grades.
“Hosh Kids provides amazing, interactive classes for children ages 3 months-5 years at both of my daycare centers,” said Ilana Angeliades, Owner/ Director of Lolly’s Learning Center & Brighter Babies Early Development Center. “The organization is professional and the teachers are well trained in all the best practices for young children. We are very fortunate to offer the Hosh Kids experience to our 120 children. The parent feedback has been very positive.”
Hosh Kids offers studio classes in creative movement and yoga to kids ages 18 months-5 years old on Mondays and Wednesdays (full schedule below). A monthly pass (eight classes) is $50 and drop-in classes are $10. Free trial classes are available as are sibling discounts to families with more than one child enrolled.
To get Hosh Kids into your school or for additional information, contact Henry Cross at Henry@hoshyoga.org or call (718) 599-9642.
55 Nassau Avenue
Monday 3:15 pm- Little Yogis (3-5 years)
Monday 4:15- Baby Yogis (18months-2years)
Wednesday 3:15- Creative Movement (3-5 years)
Wednesday 4:15- Baby Dancers (18months-2years)