Discover Rewarding Interactions and Fun for the Whole Family + Sensory Play Places

Having a sister on the autism spectrum and knowing first hand how day-to-day life can affect her sensory processing, I’ve experienced how important it is for businesses to adapt. Heading into public with my sister generally results in short trips due to her being overwhelmed with loud noise triggers and bright lights.  If your child or family member has sensory issues you know how even short outings can result in stress and chaos. 

There is a strong need for parents and families with special needs children to participate in stress-free fun.

Thankfully, Kalamazoo has a growing list of businesses that are accommodating and accessible for individuals with special needs. This allows families of all needs and abilities to bond through fun and learning. 

Read on for activities and businesses that put forth special effort into creating an environment conducive to sensory and limited mobility individuals. 

Sensory Friendly Places Near Kalamazoo

Thanks to our sponsor, Santosha Wellness

Santosha Wellness is a children’s wellness center that offers a variety of services, from pediatric therapy and yoga to infant massage, baby and me programs, and social skills groups!

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Inclusive Activities, Events, and Places to Play

Engaging a child in sensory play is always a win-win.

We’ve found 6+ spots around Kalamazoo that include sensory-friendly activities. If lights, sounds, and crowds become major obstacles for your family, this list offers a calming setting.

And, make sure to review specific sensory-friendly events happening year-round.

We’re thrilled to see such businesses take the lead and hope to see more places follow suit.

Kalamazoo Valley Museum - Sensory Play

Stretch and Breath with Yoga at Santosha Wellness

Yoga soothes the body. All Abilities Yoga, offered at Santosha Wellness, is designed for all ages, but is especially well-suited and structured with extra support for children with special needs. The class is designed to develop listening skills, motor skills, social-emotional skills, and self-confidence while increasing strength and flexibility.

Classes will include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. This class is led by a highly trained yoga instructor who has additional training in teaching yoga to children with special needs.

Sensory Friendly Classes Kalamazoo

Jump, Twist, and Fly to the Sky – Sky Zone Portage

Four times a year, Sky Zone offers Special Needs Sensory Friendly Jump from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 

Every effort is made to accommodate jumpers with any kind of special needs. The first hour provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs. The second hour includes music due to other programming. 

SkyZone does have a ramp for wheelchairs or scooters to ascend to the second trampoline level for family members needing mobility assistance. You will surely enjoy all of the ample areas for lounging and comfortable seating for those not participating in the jumping. 

Turn the Lights Up and the Sound Down for a Celebration!

Celebration Cinema Crossroads offers Sensory Showtimes developed in part with the Family Hope Foundation. Lights are dim but remain on. The volume is lowered and movies begin at showtime with limited previews. Cheering, calling out, clapping, and strolling around the theatre is welcomed. 

For those with limited mobility, each theatre has wheelchair access seating as well as companion seats parallel. 

Find Innovative Fun For All at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Kalamazoo Valley Museum renovated one of their more popular areas for children to play and explore – now called the Innovation Lab. 

They have added new spaces that will allow for a quieter experience as well as backpacks located at their front desk that are stocked with sensory tools to increase focus and help with movement. 

Kalamazoo Valley Museum

For the Planetarium they are happy to provide glasses and headphones or earplugs on request to make sure every guest has the opportunity to enjoy the wonder. Lap blankets and pillows are also available for use. 

For those with limited mobility, the museum is well-equipped. Ride the elevator to the second floor and you’ll see a majority of the innovation lab areas are extremely accessible. In addition to the other exhibits you can find limited mobility friendly toys and activities in the toddler area.

Enjoy the Magic of Theatre and Music

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre caters to families by offering sensory-friendly performances for all of their Civic Youth Theatre productions. All designated shows are also ASL Interpreted and the Civic offers Audio Descriptive Performances for the visually challenged. The Civic is part of the nationally recognized Penguin Project for the 2019-20 season. They give youth and young adults with special needs the opportunity to participate directly in the community theatre experience. The Civic’s Penguin Project Production will be Annie Jr (June 2020).

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra has sensory tools available for shows at their marketing table to make performances more comfortable. They offer headphones, sunglasses, earplugs and fidget toys to borrow. 

Center Stage Theatre provides a sensory-friendly performance for their seasonal shows. The performance is reviewed by a consultant from the Kalamazoo Autism Center to alter or remove elements to meet the needs of individuals attending the performance. 

For those with limited mobility, the three theater locations above are equipped with ramps and handicapped seating areas.

Seasonal Activities

Kalamazoo offers a number of accessible parks to enjoy the outdoors. Visit Upjohn Park a “boundless park” featuring adaptive playground equipment, a multi-use field, a picnic shelter with tables and accessible bathrooms. Ramona Park in Portage has an accessible playground with a colorful soft surface.

Gull Meadow Farms partnered with Kulture City and became sensory certified in 2019. They offer sensory bags filled with: noise-canceling headphones, fidget toys, special badges, and weighted lap blankets by request. The farm hosts designated sensory nights – a modified setting with fewer crowds, less waiting in line, and no music. 

The farm has a paved path for those with limited mobility and the majority of the farm is flat and easy to maneuver. You can find handicap parking near the entrance of the market. 

Sensory Activities Kalamazoo

Sensory-Friendly Events Around Kalamazoo

Saturday October 19, 2019

Sensory-friendly Movies at Celebration Cinema Crossroads

Date: Sat 10/19/2019
Location:Celebration! Cinema Crossroads & IMAX – 6600 Ring Road PortageWhere "Shhhhh!" isn't allowed! Family Hope Foundation and Celebration! Cinema present a unique movie experience for individuals with special needs and their families. Enjoy a disability-friendly environment where everyone is welcome to be who they are! With an audience of your peers, special families can enjoy something fun together that you might [...] Time:10:30 am

Saturday October 26, 2019

Into the Woods Jr.- Sensory Friendly Performance

Date: Sat 10/26/2019
Location:Comstock Community Auditorium – 2107 N 26th St KalamazooJoin us as Center Stage Theatre brings our fall youth production of Into the Woods JR to the stage. This show will feature all of your favorite characters - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), the Witch and more! Get tickets here Time:2:00 pm

Thursday October 31, 2019

Baby and Me Yoga

Date: Thu 10/31/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed for parents/caregivers and their little ones. The first part of each class will be aimed at caring for the caregivers. We'll stretch, strengthen, and breathe together, encouraging self-care and cultivating community. The second part of the class will include gentle stretches and massage techniques for the [...] Time:10:00 am - 11:00 am

Toddler and Me Yoga

Date: Thu 10/31/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class, designed for toddlers and their caregivers (parent, grandparent, nanny, etc!), is all about movement, stories, and fun! We'll breathe and play together, nurturing community and encouraging language development, gross motor coordination, social skills, and self-confidence. Ages: walkers through age 5 Time:11:30 am - 12:15 am

Monday November 4, 2019

All Abilities Yoga

Date: Mon 11/04/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed for all ages and children. This class is structured with extra support for children with special needs. Class is designed to develop listening skills, motor skills, social-emotional skills, and self confidence while increasing strength and flexibility. Classes will include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. All Ages! Time:4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Teens Yoga

Date: Mon 11/04/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is specifically designed for teens to work on strength and flexibility while relieving the stress of daily life. Each class is structured with positive intentions and themes geared towards teen ages. Classes include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. Ages: 12-17 Time:5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday November 6, 2019

Toddler Yoga

Date: Wed 11/06/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed to inspire a child's natural thirst for knowledge. In this imaginative session, we combine simple yoga poses with songs, puppets and stories that engage social, sensory and motor skills while increasing strength and flexibility. Classes include postures, breathing exercises and relaxation time. Ages: 2-4 Time:10:00 am - 10:45 am

Kids I Yoga

Date: Wed 11/06/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooRecalibrate after school with a fun, engaging, and balancing yoga class! These classes are for kids of all abilities, and will include a variety of yoga and mindfulness practices. We'll play games, read stories, move our bodies, and learn about being kind, healthy, and confident. Ages: 4-6 Time:4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Kids II Yoga

Date: Wed 11/06/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooRecalibrate after school with a fun, engaging, and balancing yoga class! These classes are for kids of all abilities, and will include a variety of yoga and mindfulness practices. We'll play games, read stories, move our bodies, and learn about being kind, healthy, and confident. Ages: 7-9 Time:5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday November 7, 2019

Baby and Me Yoga

Date: Thu 11/07/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed for parents/caregivers and their little ones. The first part of each class will be aimed at caring for the caregivers. We'll stretch, strengthen, and breathe together, encouraging self-care and cultivating community. The second part of the class will include gentle stretches and massage techniques for the [...] Time:10:00 am - 11:00 am

Toddler and Me Yoga

Date: Thu 11/07/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class, designed for toddlers and their caregivers (parent, grandparent, nanny, etc!), is all about movement, stories, and fun! We'll breathe and play together, nurturing community and encouraging language development, gross motor coordination, social skills, and self-confidence. Ages: walkers through age 5 Time:11:30 am - 12:15 am

Monday November 11, 2019

All Abilities Yoga

Date: Mon 11/11/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed for all ages and children. This class is structured with extra support for children with special needs. Class is designed to develop listening skills, motor skills, social-emotional skills, and self confidence while increasing strength and flexibility. Classes will include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. All Ages! Time:4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Teens Yoga

Date: Mon 11/11/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is specifically designed for teens to work on strength and flexibility while relieving the stress of daily life. Each class is structured with positive intentions and themes geared towards teen ages. Classes include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. Ages: 12-17 Time:5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Toddler Yoga

Date: Wed 11/13/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed to inspire a child's natural thirst for knowledge. In this imaginative session, we combine simple yoga poses with songs, puppets and stories that engage social, sensory and motor skills while increasing strength and flexibility. Classes include postures, breathing exercises and relaxation time. Ages: 2-4 Time:10:00 am - 10:45 am

Kids I Yoga

Date: Wed 11/13/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooRecalibrate after school with a fun, engaging, and balancing yoga class! These classes are for kids of all abilities, and will include a variety of yoga and mindfulness practices. We'll play games, read stories, move our bodies, and learn about being kind, healthy, and confident. Ages: 4-6 Time:4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Kids II Yoga

Date: Wed 11/13/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooRecalibrate after school with a fun, engaging, and balancing yoga class! These classes are for kids of all abilities, and will include a variety of yoga and mindfulness practices. We'll play games, read stories, move our bodies, and learn about being kind, healthy, and confident. Ages: 7-9 Time:5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday November 14, 2019

Baby and Me Yoga

Date: Thu 11/14/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed for parents/caregivers and their little ones. The first part of each class will be aimed at caring for the caregivers. We'll stretch, strengthen, and breathe together, encouraging self-care and cultivating community. The second part of the class will include gentle stretches and massage techniques for the [...] Time:10:00 am - 11:00 am

Toddler and Me Yoga

Date: Thu 11/14/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class, designed for toddlers and their caregivers (parent, grandparent, nanny, etc!), is all about movement, stories, and fun! We'll breathe and play together, nurturing community and encouraging language development, gross motor coordination, social skills, and self-confidence. Ages: walkers through age 5 Time:11:30 am - 12:15 am

Saturday November 16, 2019

The Three Musketeers- Sensory Friendly Performance

Date: Sat 11/16/2019
Location:Parish Theatre – 426 South Park St. KalamazooBased on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes, and above all, honor. The story, set in 1625, begins with D'Artagnan, who sets off for Paris in search of adventure. Along with D'Artagnan goes Sabine, his sister, the quintessential tomboy. Sent with D'Artagnan to [...] Time:10:00 am

Monday November 18, 2019

All Abilities Yoga

Date: Mon 11/18/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed for all ages and children. This class is structured with extra support for children with special needs. Class is designed to develop listening skills, motor skills, social-emotional skills, and self confidence while increasing strength and flexibility. Classes will include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. All Ages! Time:4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Teens Yoga

Date: Mon 11/18/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is specifically designed for teens to work on strength and flexibility while relieving the stress of daily life. Each class is structured with positive intentions and themes geared towards teen ages. Classes include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. Ages: 12-17 Time:5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday November 20, 2019

Toddler Yoga

Date: Wed 11/20/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed to inspire a child's natural thirst for knowledge. In this imaginative session, we combine simple yoga poses with songs, puppets and stories that engage social, sensory and motor skills while increasing strength and flexibility. Classes include postures, breathing exercises and relaxation time. Ages: 2-4 Time:10:00 am - 10:45 am

Kids I Yoga

Date: Wed 11/20/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooRecalibrate after school with a fun, engaging, and balancing yoga class! These classes are for kids of all abilities, and will include a variety of yoga and mindfulness practices. We'll play games, read stories, move our bodies, and learn about being kind, healthy, and confident. Ages: 4-6 Time:4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Kids II Yoga

Date: Wed 11/20/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooRecalibrate after school with a fun, engaging, and balancing yoga class! These classes are for kids of all abilities, and will include a variety of yoga and mindfulness practices. We'll play games, read stories, move our bodies, and learn about being kind, healthy, and confident. Ages: 7-9 Time:5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday November 21, 2019

Baby and Me Yoga

Date: Thu 11/21/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed for parents/caregivers and their little ones. The first part of each class will be aimed at caring for the caregivers. We'll stretch, strengthen, and breathe together, encouraging self-care and cultivating community. The second part of the class will include gentle stretches and massage techniques for the [...] Time:10:00 am - 11:00 am

Toddler and Me Yoga

Date: Thu 11/21/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class, designed for toddlers and their caregivers (parent, grandparent, nanny, etc!), is all about movement, stories, and fun! We'll breathe and play together, nurturing community and encouraging language development, gross motor coordination, social skills, and self-confidence. Ages: walkers through age 5 Time:11:30 am - 12:15 am

Sunday November 24, 2019

Santa Cares Day

Date: Sun 11/24/2019
Location:The Crossroads Mall – 6650 South Westnedge Avenue PortageJoin us Sunday, November 24 for Santa Cares Day in Portage, MI! Children within all spectrums of special needs and their families are welcome to our sensory-friendly event to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit and photos with Santa at The Crossroads. If you'd like to reserve a complimentary [...] Time:8:30 am - 10:30 am

Monday November 25, 2019

All Abilities Yoga

Date: Mon 11/25/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed for all ages and children. This class is structured with extra support for children with special needs. Class is designed to develop listening skills, motor skills, social-emotional skills, and self confidence while increasing strength and flexibility. Classes will include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. All Ages! Time:4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Teens Yoga

Date: Mon 11/25/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is specifically designed for teens to work on strength and flexibility while relieving the stress of daily life. Each class is structured with positive intentions and themes geared towards teen ages. Classes include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. Ages: 12-17 Time:5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday November 27, 2019

Toddler Yoga

Date: Wed 11/27/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed to inspire a child's natural thirst for knowledge. In this imaginative session, we combine simple yoga poses with songs, puppets and stories that engage social, sensory and motor skills while increasing strength and flexibility. Classes include postures, breathing exercises and relaxation time. Ages: 2-4 Time:10:00 am - 10:45 am

Kids I Yoga

Date: Wed 11/27/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooRecalibrate after school with a fun, engaging, and balancing yoga class! These classes are for kids of all abilities, and will include a variety of yoga and mindfulness practices. We'll play games, read stories, move our bodies, and learn about being kind, healthy, and confident. Ages: 4-6 Time:4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Kids II Yoga

Date: Wed 11/27/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooRecalibrate after school with a fun, engaging, and balancing yoga class! These classes are for kids of all abilities, and will include a variety of yoga and mindfulness practices. We'll play games, read stories, move our bodies, and learn about being kind, healthy, and confident. Ages: 7-9 Time:5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday November 30, 2019

Elf the Musical- Sensory Friendly Performance

Date: Sat 11/30/2019
Location:Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street KalamazooBased on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf on a journey to find his own identity. As a young orphan, Buddy crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. The boy is raised as an elf until his [...] Time:10:00 am

Holiday Kids Yoga Workshop

Date: Sat 11/30/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooJoin Miss Sarah for a yoga adventure, mindful crafting and relaxation time! ✨ Drop off your little yogi for a fun uplifting yoga workshop! We'll start with mindfulness arts & crafts, practice energy releasing yoga, then we'll take a snack break. We'll finish with calming poses, affirmations and relaxation. Ages [...] Time:10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sensory-friendly Movies at Celebration Cinema Crossroads

Date: Sat 11/30/2019
Location:Celebration! Cinema Crossroads & IMAX – 6600 Ring Road PortageWhere "Shhhhh!" isn't allowed! Family Hope Foundation and Celebration! Cinema present a unique movie experience for individuals with special needs and their families. Enjoy a disability-friendly environment where everyone is welcome to be who they are! With an audience of your peers, special families can enjoy something fun together that you might [...] Time:10:30 am

Monday December 2, 2019

All Abilities Yoga

Date: Mon 12/02/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed for all ages and children. This class is structured with extra support for children with special needs. Class is designed to develop listening skills, motor skills, social-emotional skills, and self confidence while increasing strength and flexibility. Classes will include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. All Ages! Time:4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Teens Yoga

Date: Mon 12/02/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is specifically designed for teens to work on strength and flexibility while relieving the stress of daily life. Each class is structured with positive intentions and themes geared towards teen ages. Classes include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. Ages: 12-17 Time:5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday December 4, 2019

Toddler Yoga

Date: Wed 12/04/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed to inspire a child's natural thirst for knowledge. In this imaginative session, we combine simple yoga poses with songs, puppets and stories that engage social, sensory and motor skills while increasing strength and flexibility. Classes include postures, breathing exercises and relaxation time. Ages: 2-4 Time:10:00 am - 10:45 am

Kids I Yoga

Date: Wed 12/04/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooRecalibrate after school with a fun, engaging, and balancing yoga class! These classes are for kids of all abilities, and will include a variety of yoga and mindfulness practices. We'll play games, read stories, move our bodies, and learn about being kind, healthy, and confident. Ages: 4-6 Time:4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Kids II Yoga

Date: Wed 12/04/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooRecalibrate after school with a fun, engaging, and balancing yoga class! These classes are for kids of all abilities, and will include a variety of yoga and mindfulness practices. We'll play games, read stories, move our bodies, and learn about being kind, healthy, and confident. Ages: 7-9 Time:5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday December 5, 2019

Baby and Me Yoga

Date: Thu 12/05/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed for parents/caregivers and their little ones. The first part of each class will be aimed at caring for the caregivers. We'll stretch, strengthen, and breathe together, encouraging self-care and cultivating community. The second part of the class will include gentle stretches and massage techniques for the [...] Time:10:00 am - 11:00 am

Toddler and Me Yoga

Date: Thu 12/05/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class, designed for toddlers and their caregivers (parent, grandparent, nanny, etc!), is all about movement, stories, and fun! We'll breathe and play together, nurturing community and encouraging language development, gross motor coordination, social skills, and self-confidence. Ages: walkers through age 5 Time:11:30 am - 12:15 am

Monday December 9, 2019

All Abilities Yoga

Date: Mon 12/09/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed for all ages and children. This class is structured with extra support for children with special needs. Class is designed to develop listening skills, motor skills, social-emotional skills, and self confidence while increasing strength and flexibility. Classes will include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. All Ages! Time:4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Teens Yoga

Date: Mon 12/09/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is specifically designed for teens to work on strength and flexibility while relieving the stress of daily life. Each class is structured with positive intentions and themes geared towards teen ages. Classes include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. Ages: 12-17 Time:5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday December 11, 2019

Toddler Yoga

Date: Wed 12/11/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed to inspire a child's natural thirst for knowledge. In this imaginative session, we combine simple yoga poses with songs, puppets and stories that engage social, sensory and motor skills while increasing strength and flexibility. Classes include postures, breathing exercises and relaxation time. Ages: 2-4 Time:10:00 am - 10:45 am

Kids I Yoga

Date: Wed 12/11/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooRecalibrate after school with a fun, engaging, and balancing yoga class! These classes are for kids of all abilities, and will include a variety of yoga and mindfulness practices. We'll play games, read stories, move our bodies, and learn about being kind, healthy, and confident. Ages: 4-6 Time:4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Kids II Yoga

Date: Wed 12/11/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooRecalibrate after school with a fun, engaging, and balancing yoga class! These classes are for kids of all abilities, and will include a variety of yoga and mindfulness practices. We'll play games, read stories, move our bodies, and learn about being kind, healthy, and confident. Ages: 7-9 Time:5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday December 12, 2019

Baby and Me Yoga

Date: Thu 12/12/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed for parents/caregivers and their little ones. The first part of each class will be aimed at caring for the caregivers. We'll stretch, strengthen, and breathe together, encouraging self-care and cultivating community. The second part of the class will include gentle stretches and massage techniques for the [...] Time:10:00 am - 11:00 am

Toddler and Me Yoga

Date: Thu 12/12/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class, designed for toddlers and their caregivers (parent, grandparent, nanny, etc!), is all about movement, stories, and fun! We'll breathe and play together, nurturing community and encouraging language development, gross motor coordination, social skills, and self-confidence. Ages: walkers through age 5 Time:11:30 am - 12:15 am

Saturday December 14, 2019

Holiday Kids Yoga Workshop

Date: Sat 12/14/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooJoin Miss Sarah for a yoga adventure, mindful crafting and relaxation time! ✨ Drop off your little yogi for a fun uplifting yoga workshop! We'll start with mindfulness arts & crafts, practice energy releasing yoga, then we'll take a snack break. We'll finish with calming poses, affirmations and relaxation. Ages [...] Time:10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Monday December 16, 2019

All Abilities Yoga

Date: Mon 12/16/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed for all ages and children. This class is structured with extra support for children with special needs. Class is designed to develop listening skills, motor skills, social-emotional skills, and self confidence while increasing strength and flexibility. Classes will include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. All Ages! Time:4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Teens Yoga

Date: Mon 12/16/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is specifically designed for teens to work on strength and flexibility while relieving the stress of daily life. Each class is structured with positive intentions and themes geared towards teen ages. Classes include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. Ages: 12-17 Time:5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday December 18, 2019

Toddler Yoga

Date: Wed 12/18/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed to inspire a child's natural thirst for knowledge. In this imaginative session, we combine simple yoga poses with songs, puppets and stories that engage social, sensory and motor skills while increasing strength and flexibility. Classes include postures, breathing exercises and relaxation time. Ages: 2-4 Time:10:00 am - 10:45 am

Kids I Yoga

Date: Wed 12/18/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooRecalibrate after school with a fun, engaging, and balancing yoga class! These classes are for kids of all abilities, and will include a variety of yoga and mindfulness practices. We'll play games, read stories, move our bodies, and learn about being kind, healthy, and confident. Ages: 4-6 Time:4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Kids II Yoga

Date: Wed 12/18/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooRecalibrate after school with a fun, engaging, and balancing yoga class! These classes are for kids of all abilities, and will include a variety of yoga and mindfulness practices. We'll play games, read stories, move our bodies, and learn about being kind, healthy, and confident. Ages: 7-9 Time:5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday December 19, 2019

Baby and Me Yoga

Date: Thu 12/19/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed for parents/caregivers and their little ones. The first part of each class will be aimed at caring for the caregivers. We'll stretch, strengthen, and breathe together, encouraging self-care and cultivating community. The second part of the class will include gentle stretches and massage techniques for the [...] Time:10:00 am - 11:00 am

Toddler and Me Yoga

Date: Thu 12/19/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class, designed for toddlers and their caregivers (parent, grandparent, nanny, etc!), is all about movement, stories, and fun! We'll breathe and play together, nurturing community and encouraging language development, gross motor coordination, social skills, and self-confidence. Ages: walkers through age 5 Time:11:30 am - 12:15 am

Friday December 20, 2019

Sensory Friendly Night

Date: Fri 12/20/2019
Location:Kalamazoo Nature Center – 7000 North Westnedge Ave KalamazooKNC will open the Visitor Center after regular hours once a month to offer a quieter, sensory-friendly experience for families with children on the autism spectrum or who have sensory processing needs. The evening includes pizza, a craft to take home, and a live animal to meet. Spaces are limited [...] Time:6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday December 21, 2019

Sensory-friendly Movies at Celebration Cinema Crossroads

Date: Sat 12/21/2019
Location:Celebration! Cinema Crossroads & IMAX – 6600 Ring Road PortageWhere "Shhhhh!" isn't allowed! Family Hope Foundation and Celebration! Cinema present a unique movie experience for individuals with special needs and their families. Enjoy a disability-friendly environment where everyone is welcome to be who they are! With an audience of your peers, special families can enjoy something fun together that you might [...] Time:10:30 am

Monday December 23, 2019

All Abilities Yoga

Date: Mon 12/23/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is designed for all ages and children. This class is structured with extra support for children with special needs. Class is designed to develop listening skills, motor skills, social-emotional skills, and self confidence while increasing strength and flexibility. Classes will include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. All Ages! Time:4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Teens Yoga

Date: Mon 12/23/2019
Location:Santosha Wellness – 4341 S Westnedge Ave Ste 2210 KalamazooThis class is specifically designed for teens to work on strength and flexibility while relieving the stress of daily life. Each class is structured with positive intentions and themes geared towards teen ages. Classes include postures, breathing exercises and meditation. Ages: 12-17 Time:5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday January 17, 2020

Sensory Friendly Night

Date: Fri 01/17/2020
Location:Kalamazoo Nature Center – 7000 North Westnedge Ave KalamazooKNC will open the Visitor Center after regular hours once a month to offer a quieter, sensory-friendly experience for families with children on the autism spectrum or who have sensory processing needs. The evening includes pizza, a craft to take home, anda live animal to meet. Spaces are limited to [...] Time:6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We love that more businesses are realizing the need for sensory and handicap accessible programs and are shifting towards a more inclusive environment. If you have any more places to add please leave them in the comments below!

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