yoga trainingBy Kimaya Singh

Yoga schools and teachers have multiple opportunities to get local families involved in their classes. Yoga is a popular activity that allows one to strengthen his or her mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well being. Parents practice Yoga for meditation and relaxation purposes and find it beneficial to relieve daily stress. There are many ways Yoga instructors can meet the increasing needs and desires families have in their pursuit to exercise together.

Availability

Yoga teachers and facilities that offer a variety of classes and class times, help accommodate a family’s busy schedule. Private in-home Yoga training sessions, which are offered by some instructors, can benefit stay-at-home parents. This also helps people who have medical conditions inhibiting their ability to travel to a Yoga school. Often the only convenient time for one to exercise is during their lunch hour. Yoga teachers can take advantage of this by working with businesses and offering group classes for employees.

Variety

Offer classes that meet a parents’ specific need or stage in their life. Yoga classes for pregnant students will benefit needs for relaxation, as well as aid in joint discomfort, and muscle pain that commonly occur during pregnancy. Classes that allow a new mother to practice Yoga with her infant can help deepen the connection between a mother and her child. Parent-child classes are increasing as parents’ desire their children to experience the benefits of Yoga training. Studies have shown that Yoga can benefit all children, and is especially beneficial to children with special needs. Accommodations should be made for these children and their parents. Classes for couples, allow parents to connect and relax together after a stressful day.

Pricing

Parents have many responsibilities, including financial ones. To make Yoga available to all families, a focus should be made on offering classes with flexibility in family prices. Shorter classes, or package discounts, can help families and encourage them to practice Yoga regularly. Family discounts motivate parents to bring their children and enjoy family Yoga classes together.

Accommodations

Large Yoga schools, with more than one studio, and that understand the demands of parenthood, can offer kids classes during adult class times. Understandably, this can prevent parents from missing classes due to the inability to find child care, and allows parents to relax and focus on Yoga, while knowing that their children are nearby and safe.

Yoga can connect families and allow parents to relax and exercise together. Yoga schools can make training available to everyone, and specifically to parents and their children.

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