The YPS™ Mission
The Yoga Peace School™ is our unique mindfulness based preschool program that unites the mind, body and spirit while providing little yogis ages 12 months - 5 years old with the foundation of a fun yoga practice and the freedom to express themselves creatively. With an emphasis on social and emotional development through mindfulness, each child will build strength and confidence through both group work and individual activities.
Yoga is the union of the Mind, Breath and Body and the Yoga Peace School™ explores learning through our very own Peaceful Approach to Learning™ (PAL) method: movement, breath, patience, respect, community, communication and mindfulness. Our program provides a safe space for students to explore, grow & play all while developing tools to be the Peacemakers we need in our great big world.
In addition, environmental and cultural awareness is a large component of our PAL™ curriculum as we take “journeys” around the world and learn about other countries through dance, food and games. Each day we explore different topics such as nutrition class, theater, language, art, music and tinkering. We also stress the importance of mindfulness and breath work to teach the children about self-regulation and self-awareness.
Our belief of quality over quantity is reflected in our class size, as they are small to give individualized attention to each student. We learn to respect and love nature by growing vegetables and herbs in our very own community garden. The goal of our program is to implement healthy, holistic habits, tapping into the children’s inherent curiosity and receptivity. Together, we will create a safe and comfortable space filled with hours of pure peaceful fun!
- 12 months - 2 years
- *Ratio: 1-5 (Max 10)*
Our Mindful Minis are our youngest yogis who have just entered the toddler stage where we begin to see their magical personalities come through. They are filled with curiosity, are sensory seeking, fun, loving and excited to soak it all in. In this group we begin to encourage sharing and learning to play safely with friends. Our Peacekeepers spend time helping each yogi find a sense of independence and awareness of their emotions.
- Ages 2-3
- *Ratio: 1-6 (Max 12)*
The Little Lotuses are blossoming into independent, energetic and creative little beings. Their minds are full of new ideas and they are beginning to seek more connection with their peers. We encourage and facilitate this through group play, partner activities in yoga & dramatic play and outdoor free play. We create a safe environment for them to express individual feelings through social & emotional time and our Peacekeepers offer tools to help them set individual boundaries in a kind and respectful way.
- Ages 3-5
- *Ratio: 1-6 (Max 12)*
The Peacemakers are thriving through imagination, creative play and are excited to learn about anything and everything they can absorb. This group dives deeper into their yoga practice while also learning about other cultures around the world. Each week we travel to a new country to explore their unique nature, their language, discover what creatures are found there and how people there truly live. With this knowledge, these yogis begin to connect and feel a sense of belonging with our brothers and sisters all over the world. During social & emotional exploration we allow space for students to share their emotions in a safe & welcoming environment. A Peacemaker yoga class will include centering, grounding, warm-up stretches, sun salutations, yoga songs, yoga games, mindfulness, breath-work, relaxation, massage and cultural awareness through art and stories. They will learn the language of yoga with the poses in Sanskrit and will be able to teach their favorite pose by graduation! We encourage all of our yogis to be the yoga teachers for others and to go out and share their knowledge of peace and love with the rest of the world.
Program Info & Rates
Our program is year-round with an official school year start date in mid-August (similar to AISD) and graduation is the last week of May.
● Student holidays: MLK Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Indigenous People's Day
● Thanksgiving break (1 week)
● Winter break (2 weeks)
● Spring Break (1 week)
● Summer break (2 weeks)
● 4 early dismissal days/year (2:00pm release)
School Hours: 8:00am-5:30pm Monday-Friday
*drop off is between 8:00-9:00 and pick-up is anytime after 2:30*
T/TH : $770
M/W/F : $1,017
Additional Program Fees
Initial Enrollment fee $300
Annual Re-enrollment fee $150
Annual supply fee $250 (Due in August, prorated for mid year start)
Nap Mat Fee $75
*Tuition is collected on the 1st of each month. Monthly tuition is based on yearly enrollment and is already prorated with the holidays.*