Facts About Yoga for Kids & Teens:

  • Kids yoga improves self-esteem and self-awareness
  • Untitled4People with high self-esteem are more likely to create healthy, secure and honest relationships, and are less likely to develop eating disorders, depression or other mental health conditions
  • The average kid watches five hours and three minutes of television daily
  • Nationally, DC has the 9th highest amount of overweight kids at 35.4%, Maryland at 28.8%, and Virginia with 31.0%
  • Yoga has been proven to reduce stress, improve concentration & relaxation, and promote healthy lifestyles
  • Youth development programs, such as YoKid, offer kids the opportunity to experience fun, challenge, and enjoyment, while increasing their self-esteem and decreasing their stress
  • Kids involved in regular physical activity are less likely to smoke than those who are not
  • The increasing competitiveness in youth sports settings has linked sports to numerous negative social outco
    mes including acts of violence and aggression. Yoga, on the other hand, is a noncompetitive activity.
  • Yoga improves skill development, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility
YoKid asks our kids & teens to tell us about how they feel about their experience in the YoKid Yoga Program. ┬áThis is what we’ve found:
  • 70% of YoKid kids & teens surveyed, report that yoga helped them with school work
  • 82% of YoKid kids & teens surveyed, report that yoga helped them learned how to keep still
  • 61% of YoKid kids & teens surveyed, report that yoga helped them with managing their anger
  • 92% of YoKid kids & teens surveyed, report that yoga helped them with concentration
  • 85% of YoKid kids & teens surveyed, report that yoga helped them with patience
  • 88% of YoKid Yoga kids & teens surveyed, report that yoga helped them feel healthy
  • 77% of YoKid Yoga kids & teens surveyed, report that yoga helped them to make friends
  • 88% of YoKid kids & teens surveyed, report that yoga helped them with to feel calm