happy baby classes
We know that when it comes to yoga + wellness, one size does not fit all. Because of this, we’ve worked hard at creating a list of services that offers something for everyone. From our yoga classes to our support groups, we offer a variety of styles, and times so that stay-at-home parents and working parents can enjoy our services.
happy baby's DAILY prenatal classes include a range of yoga, fitness + dance for pregnant mamas wanting to build strength and flexibility to help their bodies and minds prepare for labor + delivery. We offer several community-building prenatal yoga classes throughout the week, catering to almost every scheduling need + each instructor offering their own nurturing, restorative spin. Dancing for Birth, led by a wonderful pre/postpartum doula, is an incredible prenatal dance series choregraphed to teach your body many of the best natural positions for birth + help you feel comfortable using them. Our Baby Bump Bootcamp is a fitness class designed specifically for expectant mamas to continue strength + cardio training safely throughout their pregnancy.
We offer postnatal/baby + me yoga, as well as our "mama fitness" classes, for mamas who are ready to safely restore their core, muscular strength/endurance + get back into their workout routine. These include: postnatal yoga class (or series) intended to nourish + ease all the discomforts + body challenges that come from childbirth + carrying your baby; baby + me yoga, which combines yoga + play to strengthen your body, as well as the bond between you + your baby (daddies + other caregivers welcome); mama cardio blast, bootcamp, and sculpt, which are intense cardio + strength training classes (though modifications will ALWAYS be available) that will help to boost your energy + take back your body (with your little ones in tow).
Toddler + Me Yoga (as well as Family Yoga) with co-owner Jules are fun, playful classes that introduce children to age-appropriate yoga sequences (often through engaging songs and stories), as well as breathing and relaxation techniques, while helping to strengthen coordination and flexibility, build body awareness and inspire confidence. The younger children begin their practice with the parent/caregiver -- initially just observing, sometimes through parallel play, then imitating + engaging, and eventually (typically around 3 y.o.) developing their own practice + participating in classes independently (see below for KID classes). Our Ballet: Tots Who Twirl classes with Dance With Miss Alice are an adorable (low-pressure!) introduction to the art of ballet + dance in general, while also incorporating yoga fundamentals.
Around 3 years old, children become ready to begin participating in classes independent of their parent/caregiver + our drop-off yoga, dance + music classes provide a fun but nurturing space to do this. Yoga helps children thrive in a non-competitive space. Benefits of yoga for children include increased strength, flexibility + coordination, ability to concentrate, body awareness + self-confidence, and less stress. Our kids (+ tween/teen) YOGA classes, taught by Jules, offer these benefits but are also very active, which helps to engage kids in a playful, high-energy (yet mindful) way. These classes are divided into three (recommended) age groups: downdogs (3 - 6 y.o.), updogs (7 - 11 y.o.), and hbYOGA the mindful movement (12 - 16 y.o.). Enchanted Ballet + Preschool PopRock (see music classes below) are geared towards 3 - 6 y.o. + are offered as progressive classes to build upon dance + music skills acquired in their parent + me counterparts, though no prior experience is required.
happy baby offers interactive music classes for infants through early elementary. Once again, each of our classes offers something a little different. All of our music classes are fun classes for parent/caregiver and child to experience songs, instruments + dancing together. Baila Baila + Bailo y Aprendo (Spanish) offer early exposure to another language through song + dance. Jam Session uses puppets, as well as instruments + songs to introduce children to music fundamentals, such as notes + rhythms, in addition to hands-on exposure to a different "instrument-of-the-week". Mr. Tucker's Tot Rock (0 - 4 y.o.) + Preschool PopRock (3 - 6 y.o.) offer a fun but educational atmosphere, incorporating classic/folk rock favorites + imaginative storytelling through music/movement, while also fostering confidence + creative play.