With multiple RYT certified yoga instructors and Certified Children’s Yoga Teachers, Footprints is able to offer Yoga classes to all age groups in multiple settings. Footprints also offers programs like Family Yoga where children and parents can practice side by side. The benefits of a Yoga practice are endless. Yoga is a form of exercise that can be modified to all levels of fitness. Yoga is about moving and stretching the body, and breathing and calming the body. Yoga increases flexibility and strength and improves posture. Many chronic conditions can be decreased or alleviated by a regular yoga practice, joint pain, depression, sleep disorders, high blood pressure and many others. An overall boost in happiness and self confidence comes from a regular yoga practice. Children benefit greatly from exposure to yoga, providing them with skills they can incorporate into all aspects of their lives. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, develop self-awareness and connect with the world around them. It opens them up to a creative and imaginative environment for learning. Yoga increases strength, flexibility and balance, creates body awareness, and improves general health and well-being. Beyond the physical benefits, yoga improves concentration, boosts self-confidence and teaches children tools for self-calming.