Many teachers have found charm in the animal associations of various asana. Antonia King, owner and founder of Zooga, Yoga for Kids, in Culver City, ran with that vision. In her tangerine-colored space bursting with plush toys, she has created a playful living zoo-like environment where children can learn animal poses. Everything about Zooga is a sanctuary for yoga for kids.
Zooga Yoga for Kids and Families
Zooga is thoughtful in its mission and impressively executed. The layout and schedule caters both to the needs of busy parents and developing children. Whimsical murals fill the walls of both studios. The images are used interactively for poses and games in a deliberate anti-tech approach. Here, children as young as six weeks are encouraged to use their senses, connect to their bodies, and cultivate mindfulness.
Many signature classes incorporate Yogaplay®, a specific trademark of Zooga that uses games and props to foster creativity while staying true to the yogic values of mind/body health. In addition to the variety of yoga, dance, music and parent and me fitness classes, Zooga offers one-of-a-kind birthday parties, kids nite out and camps. Zooga’s kids retail boutique also integrates with the experience.
Kids Yoga and Transformation at Zooga
“We’ve seen children totally transform,” King said just as a group of beaming toddlers waddled through the glass doors. “Students from the program have demonstrated improved focus and conflict-resolution skills. They are more in tune with their bodies and kinder to one another.”
The Zooga community has been thriving for six years. Their flagship location on Washington Boulevard in Culver City was completed in December, 2017, supporting families both on and off the mat. Franchises in West Hollywood and the South Bay have recently opened.
The Zooga Family Boutique
In addition to classes, Zooga’s boutique integrates with the experience. The retail selection is also community-focused and features items by local female artisans like Mommy and Me matching leggings.
Zooga offers an amazing new client special for one month of unlimited classes for you and your little yogi. Register online today at: zoogayoga.com.
For More Information about Zooga Yoga
11054 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Kiara Kinghorn is a cardio-dance enthusiast, writer and editor for LA Yoga Magazine, and manager at The BOD by Kym.