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The First Family Yoga Studio in Toronto!

When YogaBuds™ was established in 1994, the studio was the first to offer Family Yoga in Toronto. In 1997 Temmi Ungerman Sears, director of YogaBuds™, combined her background as an Expressive Therapist, Special Education teacher and yoga teacher to pioneer the kids yoga movement in Canada with the launch of the highly successful YogaBuds™ for Kids program.

Since then Temmi has taught thousands of children in the Toronto area as well as ParentChild classes and workshops. YogaBuds™ has received extensive media coverage in both print and television media, nationally and locally.

Temmi has been trained to teach children's yoga directly by Geeta Iyengar (the daughter of B.K.S. Iyengar), who is a yoga master and scholar and has over 30 years experience teaching childrens yoga in India.

Call 416.785.7888 or email YogaBuds™ to register


Thousands of children in the Toronto area have experienced YogaBuds™' unique combination of classical Iyengar yoga with elements of play, creative movement and various art modalities in a fun and non-competitive environment.

Yoga and children is a fabulous mix. In light of today's growing concerns about the risks of childhood obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, stress epidemics and eating disorders, arming our children with invaluable life skills is every parent's responsibility.

Benefits of Yoga for Kids

Yoga is a healthy, safe and enjoyable activity that brings the joys and benefits of exercise to children. At YogaBuds™, as children playfully move, bend andstretch their bodies in easy, natural and fun-filled yoga ways they:

  • develop body awareness including improved posture
  • learn relaxation and concentration skills
  • increase flexibility, muscle tone, strength, and balance
  • learn anatomy

The yoga games and yoga postures help children to:

  • build self-esteem and confidence
  • develop improved concentration, attention and focus
  • increase self-awareness and self-discipline
  • enhance self-expression through creativity and imagination
  • improve social skills through peer interaction

Classes - View Weekly Yoga Schedule

  • YogaBuds™ offers kids classes weekday afternoons. Classes are 45 minutes in length.
  • 5-9 years
    Cooperative games with themes, partner yoga, storytelling,
    music, and art combine to help this age group explore yoga postures and relaxation skills (including breathing exercises).
  • 10-14 years
    Classes integrate more formal instruction with playful activities to challenge students in their yoga process as they learn postures and breathing exercises. Stress management techniques and meditation are also focused on.
  • Teens
    Please call to schedule a teens class; minimum number required to form a class is six student.

YogaArt Classes for Kids

In this exciting new class combining yoga and art, children will have an opportunity to explore their imaginations; discover and express their own personal style and creativity; have fun, and feel great about themselves in very special ways. Young yogis and artists will be presented with a different theme and idea each week which will be integrated into yoga postures, guided imagry, yoga philosophy and the art project.

YogaBuds™ Community Involvement
Every year YogaBuds™ visits schools in the Toronto area to run free yoga clinics for students. Check out the Around Town section of the site to find out more.

Special Needs Students
Yoga is an effective complementary treatment for children with various special needs. Children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and various other special concerns have benefited from their participation at YogaBuds™. Students with special concerns can often be fully integrated into regular classes or benefit from one-on-one individualized private sessions. YogaBuds™ director Temmi Ungerman Sears also specializes in yoga therapy for children with migraines, anxiety and other stress related conditions.

Learn how your child can benefit from Private Sessions with Temmi.

At YogaBuds™, children develop an invaluable source of strength as they learn to draw on their own inner center or calm and stability. Most importantly, the kids have fun while gaining incredible benefits to their overall health and well-being.

Call 416.785.7888 or email YogaBuds™ to register

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