I went to a Mommy and Me Yoga class on the Upper West Side and it was nothing compared to Karma Kids. Avener and I (and the friends I was with) had to leave early because the class couldn't handle his crawling. Made me appreciate even more the Karma Kids studio and all the instructors. - Becca Shahar
Walking into Karma Kids Yoga is like walking into an oasis of peace and fun for kids of all ages. My husband started taking my daughter when she was 3 and she couldn't understand why Daddy couldn't lift his leg over his head like she could! At night, she would request to practice their Downdog and Boat poses together. She would sing the Sundance song and always end with a foot massage for all of us! It was a special treat for her to go to yoga and she never wanted to miss a weekend. And even though we moved uptown, we still love coming to the downtown studio - the tattoos and apples that are given to the children make it a complete experience. Having had yoga parties 2 years in a row, we can say that Karma Kids Yoga throws the best parties in town! They take care of all details, the instructors are top-notch and privide fun and engaging activities for the group, and make it an unforgettable experience for the birthday child. -Rachel Greenfield
Karma Kids Yoga offers an amazing program for children. My twins (a girl and a boy) have attended classes offered by Karma Kids Yoga for the past two years. They are now 8 years old. They both love it! The instructors are fabulous. The classes are fun, educational, challengeing, and very rewarding to children. - Peri Edelman Baugher
My daughter, Rose, started taking yoga with Shari at Karma Kids when she was 5 years old. Rose wasn't interested in team sports, so I was looking for a physical activity which she could be comfortable with. Right from the start, Rose was welcomed into a gentle, nurturing place where she could learn the movements at her own pace. She soon felt proud that she was able to master the poses. Yoga gives her confidence in her body, which, now that she's 11, is very important. She also sees other kids with different bodies and different abilities and each is able to do yoga in their own way. At Karma Kids there's a perfect balance of fun, learning, exercise and relaxation for her. She looks forward to yoga each week and would even like to take more classes at Karma Kids. - Susan Kramer
Not only is Shari a great yoga teacher who the kids flock to, but she is also giving of her time to the community. I have watched her grow Karma Kids over the years sharing her way of practicing yoga throughout NYC and training teachers sometimes beyond NYC. I admire her entrepreneurship and professionalism, while maintaining her touch in everything Karma Kids does.
I can't thank you enough for the wonderful party and job you did in making it special for Siena and easy for me! I've been fans of yours and your program from the beginning, but I was particularly impressed in how magical you make things while being professional and lovely. It was a wonderful party - top to toe - and I'm gratefull to you for caring so much for what you do. - Susan Harris
I started taking Olivia, my 4 year old daughter, to KKY when she was just months old. I loved the teachers, the warmth, the atmosphere and especially the fundamental message it was sending Olivia. I wanted her to learn and understand the essential need for taking the time to stretch, breathe, and strengthen in a relaxing and rewarding environment. Each visit to KKY has been a happy, healthy and nurturing experience for Olivia and she always wants to come back for more! Thank you KKY for all your love and making such a special impact in our lives. - Deb Calman
Grandpa Mike couldn't resist during one of his powerpoint sales presentations including a slide of our daughter doing tree pose. He got lots of comments about how well our 3 year old was posed! She loves Karma Kids Yoga and you don't have to ask her twice to show off her favorite poses. She has learned how to focus and think about how her entire body works in harmony--that if she focuses her eyes it will help the rest of her body balance. But most of all, she finds it fun, especially story time yoga. - Jeenhee Kim
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you again for such wonderful experiences in your class while we were in NYC. Kiana loved every minute of it, and led her father through and entire class of yours when we returned to San Francisco - including offering him an apple at the end of class! - Melylah Smith
I just wanted to let you know that everyone, especially Jake, had a great time. He kept asking "When are we going back to yoga?" All the little toughes that you did from the paw prints to the guitar duo were wonderful. We played Lay Down Sally when we got home and Jake started to dance around the apartment! You really made the day special for all of us. - Beth Miller
And from our students...
We have been taking classes at KKY ever since we were in the first grade. The fun activities, poses and relaxation always cheer us up after a hard day. It's great to see familiar faces in class as well as meeting kids who are new to yoga. We also enjoy the music, which is appropriately relaxing or energizing. Now that we are in 7th grade, KKY has helped us have more strength and confidence. We've
loved every minute of class over the past six years and look forward to future KKY classes.
Katherine and Emily