Kids Should Bee Themselves

Growing up is hard to do. But Maura Bradley thinks she’s found a way to make it a little easier.
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Growing up is hard to do. But Maura Bradley thinks she’s found a way to make it a little easier.

Bradley recently opened a yoga studio for children right on Main Street in Manasquan. Bee You Yoga invites young people from age 6 months through the teen years to practice their downward dogs, sun salutes and other poses.

With extensive yoga-teaching credentials for children and adults, Bradley says she was moved to focus on kids after participating in a camp for children who were affected by cancer. “That camp and those kids completely changed my perspective,” she says.

With a little help from a bumblebee named Charlie, the studio’s mascot, Bradley is sharing her vision for a less-stressed childhood both at Bee You Yoga and at schools across Monmouth County. She’s also paying it forward by holding monthly classes to raise money for designated charities. Last month, proceeds benefited You Cannot Be Replaced; in April, the beneficiary is the Ashley Lauren Foundation.

Bee You Yoga also has classes for special needs, athletes and scouting troops and offers birthday parties and summer camp.

Bee You Yoga 74 Main St., Manasquan; 732.722.7133, beeyouyoga. com

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