Kid tested, mother approved.
When I first started practicing yoga, I was a dad that had plenty of extra time. I say extra, but as many of you know that statement has a limiter attached. My "extra time" had an "extra tiny human attached." So you know, cooking breakfast, going grocery shopping, hanging out at the park, they were my jam. But yoga? That was for people with extra, extra time.
Enter Shana Levine and Robin Kurian. The studio where I practiced had kid and adult yoga classes simultaneously twice a week, taught by these two. So twice a week I was guaranteed my practice because of this reliable "child care." What's more is this child care was actually forming patterns of consciousness, and body awareness in my daughter that were an absolutely necessary foundation for her continuing health even now. Her physical health as well as nonviolent communication skills, body autonomy, self love, and an ability work together with kids of all different ages, were all things she got just "while I was practicing." As parents, we need a minute sometimes, and that is totally fine. Our kids need a minute too, and I was so glad for her minute to be spent in a conscious way.
I am so excited to offer this possibility to other parents. For more information about Shana read her article here. Now let's ALL practice.