Diane Hamilton

Little Buddhas

Our Classes

Our classes bring yoga to children from toddler to pre-teen through song, game, yoga, storytelling, breathwork, mindfulness activities, group and partner poses, and so much fun.

Contact Us to schedule a class or learn more.

Class Descriptions

Parent/Baby:  A postpartum class for parents to connect with baby and one another, while offering baby connection and gentle movement to promote calm and wellness. Pose instructions include postpartum healing and core strengthening (as well as awareness of abdominal separation/special needs); classes inclusive of fathers and adoptive parents or specialized upon request.

Parent/Toddler: For an adult with a child aged 18 months through 3 years old. Introduces children to yoga in a fun and playful way, including songs, games, stories, and partner poses.  Offers the opportunity for parents and children to connect with one another and with the community in an intentional space.

Family:  For any number of adults and children per family.  Geared toward ages 4-11 while offering a workout for interested adults!  Songs, games, story and group experience, including introductions to mindfulness and meditation. 

Children’s Yoga (ages 3-6): A children-only class that brings yoga to children through song, storytelling, games, mindfulness activities, relaxation, breathwork, and so much fun. 

Children’s Yoga (ages 6-9): For the growing child, this class includes more storytelling, advanced games, daily mindfulness practices, relaxation techniques, and cognitive development.

Pre-Teen Yoga (ages 10-12):  At this age, class still includes cooperative games and a playful spirit, with adult languaging to meet preteens where they are comfortable and capable. Single gender or mixed.

Teen Yoga (13-18):  An adult class without the adults.  Judgment-free zone with intentionally created space for exploration and validation of tough emotions.  A gentle yet physically active class with plenty of opportunity for a mental challenge, focus and relaxation.  Single-gender or mixed.

Bring the joy of connection into your living room, personalized for the needs of your family members and lifestyle on any given day!

  •   Enjoy family time honoring the inner feelings, needs and truths of the people you are closest to.
  •   We will tell age appropriate stories, play games, sing songs, practice mindfulness, and find a balanced center for the family to focus on.

Play together as we develop a shared language around how to handle stress, tension, and big emotions throughout the day.

We begin private programs with a child-centered intake, that allows us to collaborate with parents in the creation of prioritized goals for the child.  One-on-one sessions with the child in your home or a comfortable location will focus on teaching the child the tools necessary to achieve these goals on their own in a committed daily or weekly practice. 

Ongoing private sessions can help support general resilience and emotional regulation, as well as specific issues such as

  • Sibling Adjustment
  • Divorce Response
  • ASD
  • ADHD
  • Performance Stress
  • Athletic Injury

“The yoga class Courtney leads is the most beautiful piece of teaching I have ever seen.  She is so present, so filled with love, so playful, so willing to let each child be where he or she is at.  She is a joy to watch.” 

Mother of a student

“My children used to take Little Buddhas classes. Now I have my own daily practice each morning, which is truly transformative.”
Kartik, parent

“I am so grateful that my daughter has yoga with Diane each week.  She comes home and teaches [my partner and I] how to stay calm. She says we need to practice breathing.” 
Mia’s mom

“After a series of mindfulness sessions with Little Buddhas, my seven-year-old child with high functioning autism observed his 4-year-old brother having a tantrum, and he said to me, ‘He needs to go learn some yoga exercises.’”</span

Parent

Ithaca, New York

Contact Diane Hamilton for activities in Ithaca NY. Reach Diane at [email protected] or visit our contact page.

Arcata, California

Contact Courtney Schroeder for activities in Arcata, CA. Reach Courtney at [email protected] or visit our contact page.