While yoga classes are extremely popular with adults, we often associate yoga with intense periods of concentration, challenging poses, and quiet relaxation, leading us to ask… can this really work for kids?
Michelle El Khoury, owner of Yogamazia in Richboro, answers with an enthusiastic, YES!
Michelle has been practicing yoga for 10 years, and is a certified yoga instructor for both adults and children.
She was so impressed with the way yoga transformed their lives that she said good-bye to corporate life of 20 years to pursue her passion full time by opening Yogamazia – a studio aimed at parents-to-be and children from babies to teens.
There is a common misconception that yoga has a religious association or cultural message, but yoga as practiced in most areas is simply rooted in the philosophy of developing a strong mind-body connection.
Extensive research also confirms how the benefits of yoga for children and during pregnancy are substantial and wide-ranging.
A few of the most important benefits include improved physical strength and flexibility, stress management and emotional regulation, and increased self-esteem and confidence.
For athletes, yoga is an outstanding activity to improve flexibility, endurance and strength, prevent injury, as well as balance the mental aspect of competition.
Yoga can also have tremendous rewards in terms of academic performance or to enhance activities requiring concentration and focus such as preparing for exams, music training, dance or theater.
Learn more at www.yogamazia.com for more information, call 855-466-2942 or visit 130 Almshouse Road, Unit 106, Richboro, PA, 18954. FB/IG: @yogamazia.