Monday, January 4, 2010

Yoga; Working out with Baby (or not)

Doing yoga is one of those things I always put on my "to do" list every New Years. It is so restorative. For a mommy, the moments to be calm and just breathe can help a lot.

Accordingly, I looked up places to do yoga with your baby or tot. Of course, I have yet to try one (silly New Years Resolutions).

Keep in mind that yoga studios' schedules change frequently, so double check this information before packing your baby up and hauling off for class.

Carrboro Yoga Company
http://www.mycyco.com/

This is the place to Yoga in Carrboro. (To those in the Know, it is CyCo (pronounced "Psycho")).
Paula Huffman teaches here. She is fabulous. She led me and many people I know through prenatal yoga. She also offers birthing classes. She is a star resource for pregnant mommies in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area.

PostNatal class, Tuesdays 10 - 11:15 am

Hillsborough Yoga and Healing Arts
http://www.hillsboroughyoga.com/

This is Paula's own studio. She even has a tab called "All About Babies" on this website.

Mom & Tots yoga, Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 am
Mommy Baby yoga, Thursdays 10:30 -11:45 am

By the way, if you would prefer to do your yoga practice without your lovie, Hillsborough Yoga and Healing Arts is now offering childcare during some of their daytime hours. That's right, a yoga studio that will watch your child while you go work on your downward dog. Fantastic!

(I also know that Paula is welcoming of new mother's stopping their practice to nurse and otherwise feed the baby. It is a very open environment, so don't be apprehensive!)

Triangle Yoga
http://www.triangleyoga.com/

Right off of MLK Blvd. You can swing by the Birthing Center shop, too, while you are in the area.

PostNatal yoga, Mondays 10:30 -11:30 am

Itsy Bitsy Baby Spa in Cary
http://www.itsybitsybabyspa.com/

A little further afield for those of us on the Chapel Hill side, but another great option.

Mom & Baby Yoga (6 wks to 12 mos), Wednesdays 11:00 - 11:45 am & Saturdays 10:00 - 10:45 am

Healthy Moms North Carolina
http://www.healthymomsnc.com/index.asp

The same company that brings you the aqua classes. The only yoga is offered in Raleigh.

Mom & Baby Yoga, Fridays 9:30 -10:45 am

2 Comments:

At July 21, 2010 at 10:30 PM , Anonymous Laura said...

Try out the Kid's Yoga at CYCO! Sounds like a good thing for the bloggers to try! Michele is wonderful, my 4 yo loves the class and I escape for a coffee downstairs! For info on their website you have to look under the workshops tab, not under the class schedule option.

Kid's Yoga Ages 2-6 with Michele Nettesheim
Date: Sun 8/1/2010
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Kids' Yoga
Kids’ Yoga at CYCO is designed to provide kids with a place to HAVE FUN and gain an introduction to the fundamentals of yoga through playful breathing exercises, poses and games. Kids Yoga aims to provide a supportive, non-competitive environment for nurturing and developing such important skills as:

strength and flexibility (both physical and emotional)

creativity

self-acceptance and self-confidence

cooperation and teamwork

compassion, generosity and respect for self and others

And most importantly, did we mention that it is FUN??? Parents, feel free to stay and participate or get away for a few minutes of me-time (happily, Weaver Street Market is just downstairs!)

Summer classes will be held on July 11, August 1 and August 15 from 9:30am to 10:15am. Only $10!

 
At July 22, 2010 at 7:24 AM , Blogger chapelhillmom said...

Thanks for the information, Laura. C might be a little too young to do this yet, but I look forward to trying it when he gets older & adding it to the blog then!! He loves movement, and Cyco rarely gives a bad class. What a great idea. In the meantime, sounds like something that is good for the Events Calendar? Thanks so much for the tip!

 

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