Why My Child Does W Sitting


W-sitting is when your child sits on the floor with knees together and feet on either side of their hips. It is called that because if you look at them from above, it looks like they are making a W with their body. If you see your child temporarily sitting in this position, or use… [read more]

Garden Markers Kid Craft DIY

garden sign craft

Oh, be still my heart! Look how big she is! It feels like just yesterday that it was the end of 4th trimester but somehow Penelope is four and half years old. I try to do some sort of art/craft every afternoon so that we both have time to connect and decompress together after a busy… [read more]

The Best Kids Yoga Books & DVDs

kids yoga rain big 370

How freaking cute is this picture?!  It was drizzling on this day and Penelope said she wanted to go outside and do yoga in the rain.  Who am I to say no?  So for about ten minutes she was doing mountain, warrior and tree poses, outside, in the rain, naked. I am a Certified Yoga… [read more]

A Yoga Burrito


This picture may look like I am torturing my child, but we are playing the Burrito game! I learned the Burrito game when I attended my Itsy Bitsy Yoga training ( I have been a Certified Itsy Bitsy Yoga Facilitator since 2006). It is a fun game to play when your yoga class has started to loose… [read more]

Baby, Tot, & Tyke Yoga: Star Pose!


The other week when we went to the beach, we did a little yoga.  Miss Penelope and I love to do yoga outside spontaneously.  Yoga has so many benefits, but one of the reasons I love sharing it with Penelope is that it is a form of play.   And playing with your child is so… [read more]

Tree Pose

Steph in tree

This picture was taken by Robin Adams Photography back 2006, right before I opened up my yoga studio. I used this picture in some marketing collateral.  Seems like another lifetime ago!  Otherwise known as life BP (before Penelope). I love tree pose so stinkin’ much.  It is one of those poses, where when you look… [read more]

Spontaneous Yoga!


Here a few pictures of Penelope doing yoga on our trip to California. Pretty much where ever she goes, she will bust out into some spontaneous yoga. It’s amazing to watch. Some Down Dog. Some Donkey. And Frog Pose. And a little Rolio, in the middle of a hike.   I posted some of our… [read more]

Yoga for Your Child: Frog Pose


Frog Pose, for your child, is essentially Garland Pose (also known as Squat Pose.)  So Mamas, when you are demonstrating this pose for your child, YOU get all the benefits!  And whether you are trying to conceive, pregnant or somewhere on your post partum journey, this pose is SO good for you. What I love… [read more]

Child Yoga: Donkey!


Donkey is the next stage of advancement after your child has learned Down Dog and later mastered. It’s such a fun yoga pose for your child.  The pride they feel when they can accomplish it, is priceless. So just like any other pose, you show them the pose first and then ask them to do… [read more]

Butterfly Pose for Tots


Butterfly pose is such a fun and easy pose for your toddler. You can start teaching this pose as soon as they have mastered sitting up. In fact, most babies, as they are learning to balance while sitting up, will naturally put their feet together in front of their bodies,  to create a more stable… [read more]

Yoga Wednesday: Bridge Pose!


This is a picture of some of the little yogis in a past Tot yoga class. Aren’t they cutie pies!? They are all doing Bridge Pose. As this age, it is heavily assisted by parent or caregiver but as they grow and develop, they start to do it on their own. Eventually they will even… [read more]

ABC’s of Yoga for Kids


This is kinda a lazy yoga tutorial, but its been a crazy busy week so far, and today I am keeping a friends baby, who is about the same age as Penelope.  Let’s just say, I am really glad I don’t have twins! Here is a great site that a friend posted on her facebook… [read more]

Tot Yoga: Warrior!


This is the tot pose for Warrior. This pose is so much fun once baby can stand! They don’t have to be able to stand by themselves, just be able to stand while holding onto something. They love it! First to get them to come over to the wall. Try to let them crawl over… [read more]