Whether your little is yet to make an appearance, is no longer so little, or anywhere in between, there’s a yoga studio in Chicago that will leave them feeling a bit more zen. Read on to plan your yogi-in-training’s next date with the mat.

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For Expecting Mamas
You’re probably already familiar with the benefits of prenatal yoga, but head to Sweet Pea’s Studio, Chicago’s first family yoga center, where moms are treated to so much more than a yoga class.  Whether you choose to attend childbirth classes, book a massage or drop-in on a breastfeeding clinic, this studio is sure to help you find a tribe and be the best mama you can be!

Sweet Pea’s Studio
3717 N. Ravenswood Ave. #214
Online: sweetpeasstudio.com

For Bouncing Babies
If you’re looking for an activity that will benefit you and your baby, head to Cocoon Care for their Baby and Me Yoga Class or any other post-natal class, because your little is welcome to join! In the Baby and Me Yoga Class, not only will you build your own strength, but you’ll also build a bond with your bundle of joy.

Cocoon Care
409 W. Huron, Suite 100
Near North Side
312-265 0615

For Terrific Toddlers
You might think your toddler can’t do yoga because sitting still is just so difficult, but check out the schedule from Buddha Belly Kid’s Yoga for classes to keep toddler’s entertained and grounded. These classes nurture toddler’s natural desire to move and play, while focusing on poses that help them relax. Private lessons are available for kids of all ages.

Buddha Belly Kid’s Yoga
Online: buddhabellykidsyoga.com/

photo: Tula Yoga

For a Crowd
If you want to give yoga a whirl with the whole family in tow, head to Tula’s Family Yoga on Sundays at 3:30 p.m. Families up to 4 people can participate in the class that includes breathing exercises, dancing, story time and relaxation for only $12.

Tula Yoga
2827 W. Belden Ave.
Logan Square
Online: tulayoga.net

Gratitude Yoga also offers a family class that welcomes young and less young.  On Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. the all-ages class introduces your crew to relaxation techniques like meditation and journaling, while having fun!

Gratitude Yoga
510 W. North Avenue
Old Town
Online: gratitudeyogachicago.com

For School Age Kiddos
By the time your littles are in school, they can make decisions on their own regarding health and well being. Encourage them to check out Yogakids at Ahimsa Yoga Studio on Oak Park where they’ll learn techniques that encourage self-control, maturity and well-being, while maintaining a focus on good times!

Ahimsa Yoga Studio
441 South Blvd.
Oak Park
Online: Ahimsayogastudios.com

photo: Bloom Yoga

For Everyone
At the accessible Bloom Yoga Studio, they make it their mission to have something for all ages and stages of yoga practice.  From prenatal yoga to story time yoga to teen yoga, Bloom Yoga Studio can support your family through all of life’s stages.  Check out their programs to help your kids develop lifelong healthy habits.

Bloom Yoga Studio
4663 N. Rockwell
Online: bloomyogastudio.com

Share your favorite place to practice yoga with your littles in the Comments below.

— Lisa Snart

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