Baby and Tot Yoga are BACK!

This is a video of Penelope learning how to take a deep breath and say Om!  She JUST figured this out.  All it took was one hour of yoga with older toddlers (This week I starting teaching a local preschool, one hour a week) doing it and she figured it out.  I am constantly amazed at how quickly babies learn and how much yoga they can actually do.

To do this with your child, simply take a deep breath.  I exaggerate the breath for her now, but when she is older, I will be less dramatic and more “yoga like.”   And you say something like, “Mama is taking a Deeeep Breath!  It makes me feel calm and happy.  Can you take a deep breath?!”  For an older toddler, you can add, “Put your hand on your belly and feel it move up and down when you take a deep breath.”

Below is the description and information about my new yoga classes I am starting the beginning of September.
So if you are local, come on out!  If your not local, don’t worry I am still going to keep doing a yoga tutorial every Wednesday here at the blog.

Join Stephanie Brandt Cornais, and her tiny assistant, as they share their yoga journey with you. Stephanie has been a yoga teacher for 10 years and teaching kids yoga for the last 5. She previously owned Mama and Baby Love yoga studio. She is a new mom to Penelope was born on 11.11.09. You can find her at her blog,

Class will be in her home (in Southwood. 3801 Piney Grove Drive), in her dinning room turned yoga/playroom!

Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga
classes contain dozens of unique yoga postures designed to support baby’s development. Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby’s sleep and digestion among other things. During a Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga class, babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms. For parents, this class is a special opportunity to meet other moms, get support, and learn about baby’s emerging personality. Most of the yoga we do in Itsy Bitsy Yoga is for baby, but you will also learn breathing and relaxation techniques as you practice a bit of yoga yourself. No yoga is experience required.

If your baby is not yet crawling being with our Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga class. Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga class is Mondays, 9:45 to 10:30a.

Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Tots is a supportive, fun-loving, and active yoga class. As tot’s mobility increases, classes offer tot-centric poses that encourage and support their physical explorations. Tots become more confident in their moving bodies as they practice yoga both in and out of class. During a Tots Itsy Bitsy Yoga class crawlers and walkers playfully practice yoga postures while they are standing, sitting up, walking, and jumping. Parents also get to do a little yoga, but no yoga experience is required.

If your tot is mobile but less than 24 months join the Tot Itsy Bitsy Yoga. Tot Itsy Bitsy Yoga is Thursdays, 9:45 to 10:30a

**Tot Yoga starts September 9th.  Baby Yoga starts September 13th.**

Registration not required. Just show up! Price is $10 for a drop in, or you can purchase a 5 class card for $40 ($8 a class).

If you have an older toddler, they are welcome to come. They are welcome to watch, participate, or we can set the older kids up in the living room with age appropriate toys or even some cartoons.

If you are pregnant, most all poses are safe, gentle and appropriate.

For questions or more information please email Stephanie Brandt Cornais at

I look forward to sharing yoga with you and your family!

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  1. Wish I could come to your classes. I don't think my nearly two-year-old would stay focused enough for your tot class, but it would be fun to bring the Beast for your baby class. If you ever decide to have a class on the weekends maybe I can come.

    Best of luck with your classes! (:

  2. Young Yoga Masters says:

    This video is just so cute! Her expression is so sweet and she's so full of curiosity. Seeing her follow the dog at the end has just taught everyone what baby/toddler yoga is really like.

    Lovely blog – I just found you and am looking forward to following.

  3. Stephanie says:

    @eidolons…like Young Yoga Master mentions, tot yoga is not like an adult yoga class where all is quiet and zen. Its more like do a yoga pose for 3 seconds and then go explore something else, so your 2 would fit right in!

    Also, when I had the studio, I always had a second round of classes on Saturday to accommodate working mama's but I don't want to add anymore classes and cut into our family weekend time, so sorry!

    But in the future I might do a weekend Family Yoga class…

    Hi and welcome, Young Yoga Masters! Thanks for the sweet words. :)

  4. Stephanie: The problem with my toddler is that I can't actually see him participating at all. He alternates between running amok and being shy. Also, I totally understand why you don't have weekend classes at your house. I'm not a working mom, but I'd prefer to leave my older two kids at home with my husband, who does work. So I don't know that a bunch of Mondays in a row would be a good idea for him. I'm still tossing around the idea of trying to convince him anyway, though. (:

  5. I cannot get enough of watching sweet, chunky, Nella… I am so happy to hear you are teaching yoga again!!

  6. Stephanie says:

    Yup, some toddlers are just like that in class. Some want to nurse/cuddle the whole time and then when they get home they do yoga non-stop. So its still always a great experience, even if they don't participate fully. And in my experience, usually by the third class, the tot has warmed up to me, the place, and the other kids that they start to participate more and more.

    Hope to see you both sometime!!

  7. I'd love to come, but Rebecca takes her morning nap at that time. Do you think you'll have a Noon yoga class in the future?

    By the way, I remember you from the prenatal yoga class and Best Beginnings BFing support group! Your baby is only five days older than mine. :-)

  8. Stephanie says:

    Hi Beth! Oh I feel ya, we are chained to their nap schedules!! I will have to change class time eventually, when Penelope changes up her nap schedule, but for now she naps at 11a and 4p. Sorry! I would love to see you and your baby again!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Please note that I did not realize that September 6th is Labor Day, so Baby Yoga class will start the following week on the 13th!

  10. I love this video! And, the yoga info you post! And, your blog in general! Penelope is absolutely adorable and I think just a couple months older than my Eli (1.30.10), so it's great to see what I have to look forward to. Eli and I do yoga everyday– his favorite is Twistee. He is also on an 11a and 4p nap schedule! I hope we can make it to a few classes! <3 <3

  11. I would love to start coming to classes with my Allison (3 mo. tomorrow!) is it too late to just show up now that classes have been going on for a while or can we still come crash the party?

  12. Crash the party! I have combined baby and tot yoga into one class on Thursdays at 9:45a at least until the holidays are over. There is no pre-registration or anything, just come when you can!

    Email me at stephanie dot brandt dot love at gmail dot com and i will send you directions.



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