Dharma Kids, located inside Dharma Health Institute, in Playa del Rey, is a unique, hand-on drop-off and drop-in program created especially for *toddlers, filled with movement, yoga, creations, stories and so much more…

Founded by two moms with toddlers, the program is created to help parents take a little time for themselves and ensure their children are in a safe setting. In the 1.5 and 2.5 hour block, children engage in a number of classes including a movement class, crafting and/or Storytime- Toddler yoga. Each class is based on a healthy ‘being’ theme including  play-based activities while making new friends.

The Hours of Operation for the Toddler Drop Off Program are 10:30am-1pm and 3:00pm-4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children can arrive at 10:30am, 12:00pm, and 3:00pm, but please be on time to pick up your child(ren)***.  Payment for day must be done online by reserving here.  Please note that our drop-in program can only accommodate 10 kids total, so please reserve your space as soon as possible.  Cancellations must be done 2 hours prior to the start of the session.  

The Dharma Kids Program is not intended to be a substitute for daycare as our space and resources are more limited than those of a daycare center. The aim of the program is to provide much needed respite for parents. Parents are encouraged to support local businesses and/or use the time for self-rejuvenation by taking advantage of on-site health services** and enjoying our location beachside. There will be a maximum enrollment of one block of time/day, as space allows.  A waiting list will be maintained for individuals who are interested in the class and will be notified if a space opens up.

The drop-in program is designed for parents and caregivers that would like to attend the Creative Movement or Storytime/TotYoga class with their child.

Reserve a space here.

Find out about prices here.

*We cannot help children with potty time during their stay (flushable wipes are available for children who need extra help with potty clean up). We recommend children go potty, with parent guidance, immediately upon their arrival.

**On-site Health Services: Dharma Health Institute offers a number of integrative therapies designed to maintain overall wellness. For parents that enroll their child in a Dharma Kids session, they will receive 10% off an integrative service that day, including External Counterpulsation (ECP), Hyperbaric Oxygen, Acupuncture, Ultrasound treatment, and/or one-one Yoga/Tai Chi or Qi Gong session. Sessions need to be booked in advance by emailing: Indicate the day, time and service requested.

***A fee of $7 will be charged for every 15 minutes that parents are late to pick up their children.