9 Family Yoga Studios in Portland

Photo by Ilona via Flickr

Photo by Ilona via Flickr

Practicing yoga is a great way to relax, get fit and get flexible. And the same goes for kids too! With so many great yoga studios in Portland, it’s no wonder that many of them also offer kid-friendly yoga options. From post-natal to family yoga, to a girls-only class, here’s a breakdown of studios that offer yoga for the whole family.

  1. Imagination Yoga.  This curriculum-based kids yoga program aims to do more than just get kids moving. They believe yoga is great for teaching kids about compassion, concentration, relaxation, and how to be “boldly kind.” They offer yoga classes throughout Portland, indoor and out. Here’s their schedule.
  2. The Bhaktishop. Much-loved yoga instructor Shana Celnicker-Chong teaches a weekly Mama & Baby yoga class at this SE Portland studio. The class is a great way to bring new parents together and get you moving again, without having to be away from your baby.
    The Bhaktishop
    2500 SE 26th Ave.
    503-244-0108
  3. Sellwood Yoga. Sellwood Yoga’s lovely, airy space in downtown Sellwood offers a monthly kids yoga class on the last Friday of the month. Aimed at ages 2-10, teachers Rosey and Annie will gently work through yoga poses with you and your kiddos. The studio also offer a number of other kid-friendly classes, including a yoga series for girls and camps.
    Sellwood Yoga
    7970 SE 13th Ave, Portland
    503-575-9982 
  4. Yoga Shala: Shala Kids. Kids ages 3-6 or 6-10 can drop-in or sign up for multi-week sessions. These classes are aimed at engaging the heart, mind and body through games, mindfulness and counseling techniques. Seasonally, Yoga Shala offers a family yoga donation class on Saturdays. Bonus for busy parents: the studio offers child care for some grownup yoga classes, giving you a much-needed break and chance to get re-centered.
    Yoga Shala
    3808 North Williams Ave, Portland
    503-963-9642
  5. Creative Roots. Creative Roots uses techniques and curriculum based on YogaCalm and Circus Yoga, leaving kids feeling more focused, relaxed and energized. From Family Yoga to Mother and Daughter Yoga to Prenatal, they’ve got you covered.
    Creative Roots
    2661 NW Thurman St.
    503-451-5179
  6. Stumptown Wellness. Stumptown offers weekly family yoga options for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Kids will be introduced to the foundations of yoga while practicing poses, playing games, and learning breathing techniques.
    Stumptown Wellness
    3235 SE 39th Ave.
  7. Southside Swap & Play. You don’t have to be a member to take a yoga class at this eastside co-op. A low-stress, low-pressure intro to parent-child yoga, your kids can participate when they want and sit it out if they need to. Drop-in, or purchase a pass for a discount.
    Southside Swap & Play
    5239 SE Woodstock Blvd.
    971-266-3023
  8. Roseway Yoga. Roseway offers a weekly donation-based Baby & Me Yoga class, perfect for nurturing your post-baby mind and body. Mats, blankets and bolsters are spread around the floor for crawlers and rollers to move around and explore on, and wooden blocks are set out for playing.
    Roseway Yoga
    6529 NE Sandy Blvd #101, Portland
  9. Harmony Yoga. Bring your family together for playful poses, animated breathing exercises, and imaginative relaxation techniques. Teacher Heather incorporates music, crafts, books and props into each kid’s yoga class to spark imagination while developing coordination and play skills. Offered in a series, with drop-ins available.
    Harmony Yoga
    2108 NE 41st Ave, Portland
    503-314-0657

What did we miss? Let us know in the comments.

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Ali Wilkinson is the Online Editor for PDX Parent, and is one of the founders of PDX Kids Calendar. She loves exploring Portland with her three small children, especially when the explorations lead outdoors, to music or to ice cream. You can read more from Ali at www.runknitlove.com.
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  • Holly Bussmus

    Firelight Yoga offers Imagination Yoga classes on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm and Saturdays at 10:00 am!
    http://www.firelightyogapdx.com/flyhigh/kidsyoga/
    The studio may also be offering an unlimited monthly Kids yoga pricing soon as well.
    1475 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR

  • Faye Johnson

    Santosha Yoga has an imagination yoga class and also family yoga 1st and 3rd saturdays of every month.

  • Clare Bean

    Yoga Refuge on SE Stark and Zenana on SE Clinton