Silver Lake to Santa Monica, from kundalini to hatha, there is one
universal among the Southland's diverse yoga scene: Kids are welcome...While
the benefits of yoga are well known--it is said to help develop
focus, balance, and motor skills--teachers agree that it is especially
beneficial for children in developing self-confidence.
"The differentiation between yoga and every single other thing
that a child is going to do in his or her life is that it's entirely
noncompetitive," says Shana Meyerson, founder of mini yogis
yoga for kids in Los Angeles. "A kid will never be told in
yoga 'You're wrong, you're not good enough, go sit on the bench,'
or be the last kid picked for a team.
"It's huge for their self-esteem--especially for kids who aren't
athletically inclined," Meyerson says. "In yoga, you try
it, you've done it, you're perfect. It's great to have a place where
kids can go, release some stress, release some tension and get in
touch with their bodies."
"Stretching Bodies, Horizons" April 3, 2003
Yogainmyschool.com "Sharing Yoga with Kids with Shana Meyerson" Internet Radio Interview click to play
October 12, 2010
click to play Inquire Within Podcast "Yoga for Children" Interview with Darren Main
January 21, 2011
Also featured in:
SonntagsZeitung (Switzerland), November 2007
Dossier TV (Hungary), October 2007
Magazine, September/October 2007
Florida Parenting, 2006-2007 After School and Field Trip Guide
World Now TV (Japan), May 13, 2003
The Invisible Hand (Anderson School of Business, UCLA), May/June