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About.

Starlight Yoga is a kids yoga experience currently located in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood of West Chicago. We focus on active classes with age-appropriate yoga poses, fun music, yoga games and more.

Our current offering, Starlight Yoga Little Stars Class, helps them develop strength, balance, and coordination. We also teach breathing techniques, and offer sweet, peaceful moments to recenter.

The benefits of yoga for kids:

Improves strength and flexibility.
Teaches self-acceptance and self-love.
Encourages, compassion, generosity and respect.
Increases self-confidence and builds a positive self-image.
Builds concentration.
Nourishes creativity.
Helps to balance body and mind.

About the Founder of Starlight Yoga:

From a young age, Rachael Gage (Rae) has been crafting her sense of imagination and adventure. Whether she was running cross-country or biking, the outdoors was her playground. She found solace in the endless beauty of nature and animals. Fast-forward to a few years ago, Rae stepped away from a life of a high-intensity sales position and did a life-changing sabbatical in Mysore, India. This led to a path of integrating mindfulness and yoga in her everyday life.

As the mother of a bright two year old, Rae looks for engaging, fun, and enjoyable activities where her child can laugh and smile, burn some energy, and embrace being a kid. She has experienced first-hand the loving mischief of toddlerhood. Being a child is not always worry-free, though--life can be stressful for children too. Yoga for kids is a great way of addressing feelings that arise by using mindful breathing and physically releasing tension.

Rae founded Starlight Yoga with a passion for empowering children and caregivers with mindful tools. Our classes are designed to equip toddlers and children with tools on how to recognize and move with their emotions. This kids-centered yoga aims to calm the mind and body, improve patience, and boost confidence through yoga. We have designed fun yoga activities like “Starlight Dance” and a meditative “Starlight Sequence.” In a Starlight Yoga class, your child will experience movement through songs and games tailored to their age group. The importance is having fun with yoga! We celebrate children of all walks of life.

Rae is certified to teach yoga for children through Rainbow Kids, and is a 200hr-certified yoga teacher. When not teaching classes, you can find her around Ukrainian Village enjoying the park with her little yogini and popping into Star Lounge for her favorite latte.

We look forward to sharing our fun yoga classes with your little ones. Starlight Yoga is a safe, comfortable, and inclusive space for children to explore yoga and mindfulness. Reach for the stars with us!