Why yoga for kids?

"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others." ~ Peace Pilgrim

Yoga for children is quite different than yoga for adults. However, they need it for many of the same reasons. Kids today have busy lives and have a lot of demands on their attention and energies. The world today is one full of opportunities for overstimulation. Yoga is a chance to develop skills that will be physically and mentally beneficial.

A few of the skills your child could develop in yoga:

  • Development of awareness of their bodies
  • Development of coordination
  • Stress Management through breathing, awareness, meditation, and healthy movement
  • Strengthening of concentration skills
  • Community in a healthy non competitive group
  • Increase in self confidence
  • Cultivation of positive self image

Most importantly, kids yoga is joyful and playful! Forget any mental picture of rows of perfect, quiet, little yogis. Kids yoga is playful. There is a lot of movement. It may appear chaotic at times. It may be noisy. And that is all okay!

As the name Storybook Yoga implies we will be weaving together words and movement. We will incorporate movement and breath exercises to make stories come alive. We will use the stories to introduce and reinforce our themes. Using movement, breath, literature, art, nutrition, games, and music we will create an experience that appeals to all the senses and learning styles.

Current Programming

Playgroup Yoga

Do you have a group of friends you like to get together with on a regular basis? Or who you would like to get together with on a regular basis? Let us make it more relaxing for you and your kiddos! We come to you and provide a story time/yoga lesson/yoga games for the kiddos while you get to chat/relax with friends.

$10 per child 30 minute lesson.
$15 per child 45 minute lesson.

Please contact us for booking arrangments

Preschool Yoga

We will come to your preschool and provide in house yoga lessons for your students. Can be 1/2 hour, 1 hour, or two 1/2 hour sessions per week.

Curriculum can be faith based, using resources such as The Jesus Storybook Bible, or can be non faith based and utilize classic and contemporary children's literature.

Please contact us for booking arrangments

Afterschool Winddown

Serving elementary aged students. Fun with games and age appropriate yoga flows. Incorporating ideas about peace, self control, mindfulness, and positive thinking.
Day/Time TBD
Message to be added to contact list.

Also offering private bookings for mom groups/preschools/etc. Message us to discuss scheduling.

Hello, I'm Deetz

I'm a certified kids yoga instructor.

I wish you peace, the kind that lights you up from the inside out.

Deetz, a native of Coastal North Carolina, moved to Charleston in 1999. Her educational career has taken her from Appalachian State and the mountains of North Carolina to College of Charleston where she earned her Masters of Teaching: Early Childhood Education. She has taught 4 year old child development, Kindergarten, and 3 year old preschool classes. Deetz completed her 50 hour Kids Yoga Instructor Training (R- KHYI) through Holy Yoga. She is a contributing faculty member to Kids Yoga Academy, an online resource for kids yoga teachers.

I discovered children's yoga while teaching kindergarten. A parent came in and led a Cat in the Hat yoga practice during Dr. Seuss Week. I was delighted!

Deetz currently lives on Daniel Island with her adventure loving husband and three incredible children.

Please feel free to contact me