When:
December 11, 2018 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
2018-12-11T09:45:00-05:00
2018-12-11T10:30:00-05:00
Where:
St. Marks Church
301 A St SE
Washington, DC 20003
USA
Cost:
$20 to drop-in, no charge for current students
Contact:
Breathing Space
2025990434

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Pop-up/Drop-in class! Try out a class on Dec 11 before committing to the winter series! Current students can attend as a make up for any classes missed in the Sept-Dec series.

Toddler Family Yoga (walking-4 years) classes are engaging and fun. Class incorporates age-appropriate yoga poses, dance and creative movement, songs, stories, and games as children learn yoga through social interaction, repetition, and play. Yoga can help toddlers and preschoolers learn how to relieve frustration, improve motor skills, and increase attention span by actively following directions.

preschooler yoga

We incorporate imagination, songs, words and stories and age-appropriate postures and activities to support your preschooler’s growth and development while creating an enriching family activity.

We encourage each child to embrace their own unique expression of yoga poses while supporting their development and growth. Parents and children playfully move together through poses, songs, and activities appropriate for early walkers through preschoolers.

Appropriate from steady walking through 4 years. Younger siblings welcome: Walking siblings older than 1 year must register. Crawling or in-arms babies may attend free.

When:
December 11, 2018 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
2018-12-11T09:45:00-05:00
2018-12-11T10:30:00-05:00
Where:
St. Marks Church
301 A St SE
Washington, DC 20003
USA
Cost:
$20 to drop-in, no charge for current students
Contact:
Breathing Space
2025990434

 

  • tot yoga playing with parachuteParents fully participate so should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move.
  • No yoga experience required for either parent or child.
  • Yoga mats are not used in this class except during the last few minutes for relaxation. Feel free to bring your own or borrow one of ours.
  • Let go of expectations: We don’t expect full participation by children, and sometimes hardly any on the first day. Some children will be most comfortable observing and some might even wander the room and appear not to be participating. This is all developmentally appropriate and totally fine. Yes, try to engage your child in class, but feel free to simply relax and enjoy your child however they choose to participate.
  • Parents should plan to fully participate in family and early childhood classes. The more yoga you do, the more your child will do (even if not until you get home). One adult must be present, up to two adults are welcome on weekly basis, and the same adult need not be present every time.
  • Please bring only water or milk/formula in closed top containers into the yoga classroom. Breastfeeding is always welcome.
  • Please no photos during class. Not all parents are equally comfortable with having their children photographed and phones are potentially distracting to toddlers who are pretty savvy about what they do. If you would like photos of your little one doing yoga, please take them before or after class or during the last two weeks of the class when the instructor suggests group photos. If one of our instructors takes photos at any time, feel free to request a copy of your child or watch for logo-ed version to turn up on our social media sites so you can re-share.
  • Things to leave at home: Toys, stuffed friends, and even lovies (if at all possible). Very special friends can watch class from the windowsill if necessary, but toys of any kind just cause conflict in class.

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When:
December 11, 2018 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
2018-12-11T09:45:00-05:00
2018-12-11T10:30:00-05:00
Where:
St. Marks Church
301 A St SE
Washington, DC 20003
USA
Cost:
$20 to drop-in, no charge for current students
Contact:
Breathing Space
2025990434

St Marks Episcopal Church is located at at 301 A St SE (map), just a block off Pennsylvania Ave SE and a few blocks walk from Union Station.  

Exterior of St Marks ChurchThe most prominent part of the building is the Nave, or sanctuary. To access the dance studio (or undercroft for camp), enter through the A-Street courtyard. Use the door by the bike racks and take the stairs or elevator to the left of the entry way.

  • Tuesday early childhood and baby yoga classes are held in the dance studio on the second floor.
  • Strollers can be left in the lobby downstairs or brought up and stored outside of the studio door.
  • Please remove shoes before entering the dance studio.
  • Bathrooms are on the lobby level.
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About Your Instructor

When:
December 11, 2018 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
2018-12-11T09:45:00-05:00
2018-12-11T10:30:00-05:00
Where:
St. Marks Church
301 A St SE
Washington, DC 20003
USA
Cost:
$20 to drop-in, no charge for current students
Contact:
Breathing Space
2025990434

Jennifer Mueller has been teaching yoga for children and families in Washington DC since 2008. Jen is a Yoga Alliance® Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RTY 200) and Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCTY) as well as a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Jen and Maya volcanoLike so many, Jen first came to the yoga mat because of an injury, seeking nothing more than to feel better and balance her body for running. When she became a mother, her yoga practice became even more important: for building strength and flexibility, as relief for the discomforts of pregnancy and then the stresses of parenthood, as a reminder of the miracle of the human body and of her own resources and capabilities, and a regular connection to her breath and true Self during a time of significant identity changes. Her weekly baby yoga class during maternity leave encouraged her to embrace her daughter in the same loving, non-judgemental way that her own practice did for herself.

Jen teaches Breathing Space Baby Yoga & Play classes, Tot, Toddler and Little Families Yoga, afterschool classes, and directs day-off and summer camps . . . in addition to a bunch of behind the scenes stuff to keep it all running.

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