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Children's Yoga Center
(CYC) offers Traditional Hatha Yoga classes for children and adults of every age in and around the  Sonoma,  Kenwood, Glen Ellen, and Santa Rosa areas.  We offer classes in our location as well as on site in community schools, or at your location.

Our Philosophy
Yoga is over 4000 years old and addresses the many challenges associated with a busy lifestyle. Yoga is a tool towards healthier living. It is an honor to share the teachings.  Among the many health benefits of Yoga reducing stress is on the top of the list.

Yoga is more than just physical exercise. Yoga is a non-competitive exercise that incorporates breathing exercises as well as diet and emotions for good health. What we think and how we behave is also an important part of Yoga. Yoga helps the whole person.  With Yoga, you regain your strength and vitality.  It helps children by giving them tools they need to become healthy individuals with good habits and healthy lifestyles.  The right tools makes the job easier.

Our goal is to teach Yoga to as many children as possible. and the many health benefits to children of all ages and backgrounds by offering these valuable Yoga programs.  We have a special interest in teaching Yoga to at-risk youths and under served communities.  Our vision is to create and inspire Yoga Programs everywhere.  Call us if you'd like us to help create a program at your location or at your child's after-school program.   We also offer Yoga for adults and persons with special needs.

Founder, Rochelle Hanlon RYT500
Children's Yoga Center founder, Rochelle Hanlon, is a graduate of the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco. She was born in Buffalo, New York and moved to California in 1977 and has been a part of the Sonoma Valley Community for the last twenty eight years.   As a holistic body~worker for 20 years, Yoga was the next logical step. In 1995 Rochelle (Shelly) first started her studies of the subtle Yoga practices at the Sonoma Ashram.

Rochelle is Certified to teach beginner and intermediate Yoga for people of all ages.  Currently She is in an internship program at the BORP fitness Center in Berkely Ca. She ihas also studied Healing Yoga for people with special needs and Raja Yoga the study of self and the philosophy of Yoga,training her favorite  was Childrens Yoga, with Madhuri Flynn at Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco.

Teaching Yoga to children is her passion.

Rochelle is available for private and group classes at your location. Rochelle introduced Yoga to the Boys and Girls Club in Sonoma and brought Yoga to 100's of children for three and a half years in the after-school enrichment program.     Boys & Girls Club

Rochelle Hanlon, RCYT

for more information contact us:
or call 707.938-0160