Balavikas FAQs

You may have few questions about Balavikas. We have listed some commonly asked questions. If you have another question, please contact us.

Who can enroll in Balavikas classes?

Children of age 4 or above can enroll.

How much does it cost to enroll?

  • First child $70 per year. (includes text books)
  • Additional children $30 each (includes text books)

What time should I drop off my child?

Balavikas class starts sharp at 10:30am. Please try to be in class at least 5 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. The students arriving late will unfortunately miss the yoga session but can still join the rest of the class at 11.00 am for shloka and levelled-class instruction.

What time should I pick up my child?

  • Classes end by 11:45 am for Level 3,4,5 and 6 students.
  • Classes end by 11:30 for Level 1 and 2 students.

What is the appropriate time to enroll?

Balavikas follows academic school year. Mid-August is the best time for enrollment.

Are there classes during summer vacation?

Balavikas is closed for the summer.

Is there any dress code for children?

Children should be dressed modestly and appropriately. Please ensure that they are dressed comfortably since they will be practicing yoga.

On the days when special projects are scheduled, there will not be any yoga, so children can wear traditional clothes to suit the occasion.

What are special projects?

Special projects are inspiring art, craft, cultural, or religious activities that help in connecting the children to their spiritual self. Some of the special projects we have done in the past are preparing prasad for the temple deities, students working as a team in making a garland for goddess Mahalakshmi, students performing 16-step pooja, students group learning to play dandiya etc., During the days of special project there will not by any yoga class and students can wear traditional clothes to suit the occasion.

As a part of community volunteer program, Balavikas students prepare, and serve meal at the Tulsa Day Center twice each academic year.

What to bring to class?

Parents need to ensure that their child/children bring their Purna Vidya text book and pencil pouch to class.

Are there any holidays?

Yes. We do have fall, winter, spring breaks and few more holidays. Please refer to Balavikas calendar for details.

What else is in Balavikas Program?

Every second Sunday when Balavikas is in session, after Bhajan, special Birthday- archana will be performed by the priest in the temple hall for each Balavikas student whose birthday falls in that month. Parents and children are encouraged to participate and receive prasad.