13 Oct Say Hello to Shari Vilchez-Blatt, Founder & Creator of Karma Kids Yoga
Tell us a bit about yourself
I’m Shari Vilchez-Blatt, founder & creator of Karma Kids Yoga! I’ve been sharing yoga with kids in our city and outer boroughs since 2002.
I’m a NYC momma, anti-racist, animal lover and girl boss. I love empowering others by showing them their own super powers. You may have seen me on Sesame Street sharing yoga with Murray and Ovejita in Yoga School or at a local NYC park sharing yoga with the community.
Where are you based and what areas does your business cover?
We have been based in Flatiron/Chelsea however, we serve all the boroughs, as well as NJ and Long Island. We share yoga in daycares, preschools, elementary, middle and high schools, in public, private and charter, serving kids of all abilities. We also have public classes for infants through teens and their families. And due to covid, we became a global virtual studio space for kids around the world!
Tell us a bit about your business and what inspired you to start it
Our yoga program offers yoga and mindfulness for all ages. We meet kids where they are energetically and plant seeds of kindness, compassion, empathy, teamwork, self-love and body awareness while strengthening and stretching the body! We include music, books, theatre, art, science, facts and the imagination into each class, in an age appropriate and super fun way! We play yoga. I was inspired to create Karma Kids Yoga due to my love for yoga and children, and that there was a need for it. Which is why I opened a yoga studio dedicated just to children. A space just for them!
What can we expect to see from you in the future?
You can expect to see us continue with virtual classes so that we can connect with kids and families around the world. You can expect to see Karma Kids Yoga in more and more schools, building community around NYC, and more family yoga classes overall! Yoga is something you can do together with your child forever!
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