Kidding Around Yoga With Eight Leos

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

About Kidding Around Yoga

Every Kidding Around Yoga class offers a complete, age-appropriate Yoga practice including breathing instruction, relaxation techniques, stretching and strengthening poses, all using fun-filled music, games, and imagination. KAY’s secret is our playfulness, keeping your child motivated, excited, and moving. This is not your typical Yoga class. A KAY class gets children singing, dancing, skipping, marching, jogging, shaking, laughing, hopping, limbo-ing, and storytelling ALL while practicing Yoga to original KAY music.

Kidding Around Yoga classes are a unique opportunity to give your child skills that will provide a sense of balance, calm, and power for years to come.

For further information, check out KAY Global or contact me at I can’t wait to share KAY with you and the little Yogis in your life!

About Eight Leos

Happy Day small Yogis! My name is Rachel and I am a 200-RYT, RCYT, and KAY certified yoga instructor.  While enrolled in my 200-hour teacher training I started to share what I was learning with my two children and quickly learned how I talk with adults about yoga is different than how you talk to a 9 and 6-year-old.  I believe everybody can benefit from yoga and KAY offers, games, songs, stories, actives and more to help introduce your child to the benefits of yoga.  I look forward to sharing my passion and knowledge of yoga with your children as we discover movement, songs, and stillness.


Class Schedule

Fall 2020 Teen Yoga 6 week program!

Birthday Parties

Looking for an outside the mat birthday party idea?  Why not host a kid’s yoga themed party?  Kids will dance, play games and sing all while practicing mindfulness and a little yoga.  Party themes can be tailored to fit your needs.  Email or call for private party prices and availability.

Girl Scouts

Curious about yoga?  Looking for a fun way to earn a Badge and patch this year?  Look no further, Kidding around Yoga with Eight Leos offers two options to earn a badge and a patch.  Through, games, songs, yoga postures, and mindful activities your troop will get to know their bodies and play in a healthy way.  They will also learn how to stress a little less and gain tools and skills they can take back to the whole family.

Girl Scout packages start at $12.00 per person (badge not included) and have an option to earn a fun Kidding Around Yoga Patch for an additional $3.00.  All Prices include a 60-minute yoga-themed class with the option for a mess-free craft.

I have the flexibility to travel to your meeting location or online during your regularly scheduled meeting time. Please email me with questions and I would be happy to send you more information and a proposal for your troop.



Using Mindfulness Practices to Redirect Behavior

Disciplining our children or even simply redirecting undesired behaviors has been a hot button topic that spans generations and cultures. Our schools are no exception. Mindfulness and yoga are being adopted in schools as contemporary ways to meet the social and emotional needs of students, so why should we not start with those same practices at home? Yoga has been shown to improve self control and help to reduce stress. What if we began instilling the principles of yoga at home through behavior redirection and carefully crafted disciplinary methods? Yogi Jaggi Vasudev, known as Sadhguru, is a huge proponent of using yogic practices within the family to manage behavior as a kind of family culture.



Creating a Mindful Homework Space

Imagine your child being excited to do homework! The word “homework” can cause anxiety in children and adults. The thought of having to assist my elementary school children with today’s math homework causes me, as the parent, anxiety. Kitchen tables, living room desk spaces, and small home offices can all be a productive space for the adults in our homes to complete tasks, but are they the best places for our children to complete homework?  Simply setting aside homework time in the evening is the first step in creating lifelong homework habits.  

Summer 2020 Beach Yoga

Donation Based Adult Beach Yoga at Wabassis Lake Park

All levels donation based beach yoga. New to yoga or a seasoned yogi, this all levels beach yoga class is for you. Bring a towel and water bottle and enjoy a 60 minute flow, over looking Wabasis Lake. All classes are donation based; suggested donation $10-$20. A portion of all donations goes back to Wabasis Lake Park. Admission to Wabasis Lake Beach is free and parking is free.*Weather permitting, classes are held outside on the beach and subject to cancellation.

July 5,12,19

August 1,8,22



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