Learn about a local yoga studio with kid-focused classes that help them build confidence, self-esteem, concentration and a sense of calm.
Modo Yoga Studio is teaching a new generation how to live a healthier lifestyle.
“Kids Yoga is a physical experience that connects children to their breath and body. Kids Yoga helps to develop a child’s confidence and self-esteem while enhancing their concentration and sense of calm. Physically, yoga enhances flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness,” says Ellen Bradley, Studio Owner of Modo Yoga. “Kids Yoga provides a bridge for children to connect more deeply with their inner self and develop an intimate relationship with the world around them when they feel anchored to their own soul. Yoga truly brings the marvelous inner light that we all have to the surface!”
With locations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, Modo Yoga has been around for 10 years. They have more than 50 teachers, a team of five managers, and seven customer service representatives.
The inspiration behind starting Kids Yoga was because of her three daughters. “I want my three girls to share in the gift of yoga, just as I have been able to,” Bradley says. “I felt inspired as well to give our community an opportunity to not just touch the lives of parents and adults through yoga, but children of all ages!”
There are a variety of different Kids Yoga classes from when a mom is pregnant to teenage years. Bradley says they offer Prenatal Yoga, Mommy and Me (two months-crawling), Toddler Times (ages one to three), Yoga Play (four to seven), Tween Yoga (ages 9-12), and Teen Yoga (12-16).
There are seven pillars that shape Kids Yoga and Modo Yoga, according to Bradley, and they are: Live green, Reach out, Be peace, Be accessible, Live to Learn, Be Healthy, and Be Community.
“We create a children’s yoga theme each month at Modo that is thread throughout all the classes. These themes are based on the pillars,” she says. “Our intentions, guided meditations, stories, poses and activities are inspired from the theme that month.”
Modo Yoga is unique because it is accessible to everyone. “We offer classes that are mindfully guided to create physical strength, cleanse the body, and ultimately clear the mind so one can feel renewed in mind, body and spirit,” Bradley says. “People ultimately leave feeling more alive and grateful for life. The positive energy is palpable in our studios and it truly begins with our amazing team of compassionate and passionate teachers!”
Bradley defines success by knowing that people’s lives are being impacted. “Success is simply knowing that you have touched one heart, one breath at a time. In changing one heart, we can change the hearts of many,” she says. “Success for me is using my gifts and light to make the world brighter and a better place.”