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We know that stress gets in the way of families being able to connect, have healthy relationships, and build life skills.  That’s why we offer yoga workshops for children, teens, parents, and grandparents that are different. Our workshops are focused on reducing stress and calming the nervous system, building mind body awareness, and strengthening emotional regulation skills.  Our smaller classes are led by teachers who not only gently guide you through the moves, but they also ensure you are supported throughout the entire class so that you leave feeling renewed and rejuvenated.

Yoga for Parents, Grandparents, & Caregivers

Led by Missi Chenier of Santosha Yoga Therapy

Beginners Yoga for Parents and Caregivers

Being a parent and caregiver is hard work! The to-do list is never ending with cooking, cleaning, laundry, and getting everyone where they need to be on time.  Meeting your own needs seems impossible.  Some days the stress just builds too high. Stress has a huge impact on our ability to be the parents and caregivers we want to be.  It reduces our ability to be patient, to truly listen with understanding, and to respond in helpful ways. We’re here to help.

We know the positive benefits yoga has on reducing stress and building the mind, body, connection. This class will strengthen your self-awareness so that you can recognize the first signs of stress and use strategies to slow it down, helping you to be the parent and caregiver you want to be.

Your body will improve its flexibility and move more freely, you’ll be able to slow the mental chatter, and you will feel more in control of your emotions and actions.  With this newfound awareness, you will be able to take care of your stress and experience healthier connected relationships with your family.  It’s okay if you can’t touch your toes as no experience is needed.  No fancy outfits required either.

Cost: $20 per class (5 class and 10 class passes available).

Class Time: 10:00am to 11:15am 

Class Dates:  September 7, 9, 28, 30, October 5, 7, 26 28, November 2, 4, 23, 25, 30, December 2, 2021

Yoga for Better Sleep

Sleep issues are among the greatest health and wellness concerns around the world.  Most of us at one time or another have suffered the consequences of poor-quality sleep or lack of sleep. Sleep deprivation causes and aggravates ailments like stress, heart conditions, high blood pressure, obesity, anxiety, and depression. This class will provide practices that lead to preparing the body for sleep, establishing a healthy nighttime routine, and offer meditation and breath practices to support sleep (you can even transfer what you learn to your kids, so they get better sleep too!).

This class will introduce methods to help you sleep, therefore improving your ability to think clearly with focused attention, integrate and utilize new information, manage your emotions and feel more balanced and flexible, improve gross and fine motor skills so your body moves the way you want it to, and mindfully engage in your relationships with family and friends.

Cost: $20 per class (5 class and 10 class passes available)

Class Time: 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Class Dates: September 16, 23, October 12, 14, 19, 21, November 9, 11, 16, 18, December 7, 9, 14, 16, 2021

Soul Care Sunday

With all the responsibilities we face during the week, when do you turn the focus inward and tend to your own heart?  The extra-long to-do lists, running kids to their activities and social outings, figuring out what to feed everyone, and managing your own professional workload, prevents you from being able to truly take care of you.

Soul Care Sundays is here for you! Yoga is a practice that involves body, mind, emotions, and spirit, and bringing them all into harmony.  It is more than self-care; it is soul care.  This class will allow you to come together in community to tend to your own needs which often get pushed aside.  Gentle movement, breath work, and meditation come together to support your own mental health and wellness.  When we support our soul, we strengthen our ability to listen, to care, and to be the person we want to be.

Cost: $20 per class (5 class and 10 class passes available).

Class Time: 9:00am to 10:15am

Class Dates: September 19, 26, October 3, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 21, 28, December 5, 19, 2021

Restorative Yoga for Insomnia Workshop

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. You may still feel tired when you wake up. Stress is a leading factor contributing to insomnia.

This workshop will teach you simple practices to prepare your body for a restful sleep and help you restore balance to your circadian rhythm. No prior yoga experience or knowledge is necessary. All props will be supplied.

Cost: $60.00

Class Date: September 26, 2021 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Registration is required for all classes due to limited class sizes.  For registration or questions, please contact Missi Chenier at:


Telephone: 519-995-1875


Yoga for Children, Adolescents, & Families

Led by Natalie Mayor Litt of Little Tree Yoga Studio

Children and youth today are experiencing more stress, anxiety, and depression than ever before.  As a result, they experience challenges regulating their emotions, developing self-care routines, and maintaining healthy friendships.  Our yoga classes are designed to help children and youth connect with their bodies, thoughts, emotions, and actions so that they can develop insight and awareness, build emotion regulation skills, and increase self-esteem and confidence.  We aim to build life-long skills for social, emotional, and mental well-being.

Parent and Toddler: 3 to 5 years

During the duration of these classes, we will explore the writings of Eric Carle as we transform our bodies and minds. This class is designed to provide space for parents to connect with their children in a playful way, while supporting them in exploring the wonders of their world and learning about their bodies and breath.

Cost: $20 per class or $75 for a 4 week series

Class Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Class Dates: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 2021

Children: Ages 6 to 9 years

During the duration of these classes, children will have the opportunity to explore their internal worlds and build an understanding of how their thoughts, breath, and body are connected.  Children will begin to learn how to use their breath to change body sensations and calm their minds.

Cost: $20 per class or $75 for a 4 week series

Class Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Class Dates: Mondays September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 2021 or Wednesdays September 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021


Preteen/Teen: 10 to 16 years

During the duration of these classes, preteens and teens will strengthen their understanding of the connection of thoughts, body sensations, emotions, and actions.  Yoga movements will be used to build awareness of the connection as well as to teach strategies to challenge and shift thoughts, emotions, and sensations.  These strategies are created to transition out of the yoga room and into real life experiences so preteens and teens have more tools in their toolbox to handle peer conflict, stress, and challenging experiences.

Cost: $20 per class or $75 for a 4 week series

Class Time: Mondays 7:30pm – 8:30pm or Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:00pm

Class Dates: Mondays August 16, 23, 30, and Wednesday September 8, or Wednesdays August 18, 25, September 1, 8, 2021 

Mother and Daughter Yoga

Partner yoga has many benefits, especially in our families. We learn how to be gentle and kind, we develop acceptance and compassion, how to be respectful and trusting and how to connect and communicate and cooperate. It’s a great opportunity to open the heart and create space for connection. You and your partner will be encouraged to move slowly and mindfully with each other and speak up if there is a need to adjust the pose or have more or less pressure/tension in the pose. This is a space where communication can be strengthened and relationships nurtured.

Cost: $25 per class or $90 for a 4 week series

Class Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm 

Class Dates:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 2021 

Registration is required for all classes due to limited class sizes. For registration or questions, please reach out to Natalie Mayor Litt at:


Telephone: 519-991-0320