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Kidding Around Yoga

with Shelley Dean

Fun-filled kids yoga, meditation, and mindfulness for schools, events and more.

About Shelley Dean

Shelley Dean and Stacy Shapiro, E-RYT-200 have been working with kids and families for the past 15 years. In 2010 Shelley founded Rhythm ‘n’ Ruach, a musical and interactive program for children of all ages and adults of all ages. When Shelley and Stacy met during a Rhythm ‘n’ Ruach music class, their passion for sharing yoga and meditation with children and families came out and together have brought Kidding Around Yoga to St. Louis.  Shelley is a dedicated wife and mother of 4.  Stacy is a wonderful mother of 3, and a Nana to 4 adorable children.

The Magic of Kidding Around Yoga

When children experience KAY classes, they are not only building physical strength and flexibility, they are learning skills that will provide mental and emotional benefits throughout their lives! The magic of Kidding Around Yoga is our unique class programming. KAY teachers are experts in meeting each child’s needs, providing creative activities, games, songs, and crafts based on traditional yoga and meditation practices.

Our children live in a busy world and KAY classes are an oasis providing a safe place to be creative, move freely, and experience calm. We look forward to being part of your child’s day!

More Information

Class Schedule

Kidding Around Family Yoga Classes.

The methods we use in a KAY class are insanely creative and will keep your child practicing yoga for years to come! Singing, dancing, massaging, jogging and storytelling are just a few of the techniques we use, but the possibilities are endless. Our classes are geared  towards families with kids ages 18 months-12 years old. However, you know how “flexible” yogis can be! If you want to bring an infant or your grandmother – just ask!

All Levels Encouraged.


  • Saturdays 10:30am Sept. 3- October 22  Staenberg JCC Mind & Body Studio
  • Sundays  4pm   Sept 4 – Oct 23 Fox JCC


  • $112/ 1 child
  • $192/ 2 children
  • $232/ 3 children or more
  • Parents are free.

Contact Shelley Dean 314-494-3245 ,

Birthday Parties

Want a fabulous birthday party experience for your child?

Contact me to go over location, pricing and all of the fun-filled details!

Girl Scouts

Hello local Scouts and neighborhood leaders!

I would love the opportunity to introduce the Science of Yoga to your troop/den and help them earn a Yoga Fun Patch.

While teaching the Science of Yoga, KAY provides a curriculum that is specifically designed to help children be active, learn to relax, improve focus, and have FUN in a non-competitive environment. I will offer a class customized for your troop level, which can include a special scout story, meditation techniques, games, activities, and much more!

I teach all troop/den levels and can even do private sessions as well.

I look forward to hearing from your organization to schedule a class soon.

Contact Info

Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States


Bringing Mindfulness into the Classroom

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Relaxation & Meditation for Kids

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