We started with just kids classes and now are quickly expanding to offer programs for all ages.

At Play Kootenays your wellbeing comes first. Our mission is to focus on and normalize mental health for the whole family - that means youth and adults. We are here to create happier, healthier families. Stay tuned as we are constantly adding to our offerings.


Hailey Gardner

Founder of Play Kootenays. A mom of a busy toddler, self made entrepreneur, Early childhood educator, Yoga instructor and PL3Y instructor.


Loreen Amonson

A mom of 2, Early Childhood educator, Strong start leader, PL3Y Instructor! Serving the Castlegar Area.


Clara Halbert

A multi-certified dance expert and YOGAPL3Y instructor who is excited to continue to learn, play, and work with kids across the West Kootenays.



A twin mom with a love for the outdoors and 7 years experience working professionally with children of all ages, who is ready to teach your children in a fun and inclusive environment where your child can gain confidence and shine as an individual! Serving the Cranbrook area.


Playful Kids

A mama asked her child what they do in class and they responded: "everyone just does their best and everyone's best is different and that's okay

Twins on a Skateboard

Dance with you is the only activity he goes to with out complaining. He asks to speed up the week so he can get there quicker. 

Fashion Kids

It was well laid out, the workout kicked by butt, and the energy was fantastic, I plan on keeping up with these forever.  They made me feel phenomenal, and what a work out! (DANCEPL3Y adults)