The families that come to our studios never cease to amaze us! Today we sat down with Mom of two, entrepreneur, blogger and hair stylist extraordinaire, Martha Lynn Kale.
Tell us a little about yourself-- what do you do, who do you do it with, and why do you do it?My name is Martha Lynn Kale and I am a wife, mom and entrepreneur living and working in Austin, TX. I have...more
Screentime. It’s a modern parent’s big dilemma. Sure, there are tons of learning games, apps, and DVDs out there for kids of all ages, and that’s great. You’ve also got the parental controls on lock across all your platforms-- this isn’t the wild west, after all. Still, though, it just doesn’t feel quite right to let a 5 year old luxuriate in front of the T.V. or iPad when the weather outside is so nice. And by the thousandth...more
As adults, we sometimes forget that we’re not the only ones experiencing stress — our little ones can feel it too. Practicing yoga and meditation can provide real, concrete benefits for kids and families dealing with the stressors of everyday life. By emphasizing the importance of being truly present, yoga can foster a new sense of peace during the chaos.
Benefits include: stress reduction, strength development, enhanced communication...more
For our second installation of Moment on The Mat we interviewed Austin Wardrobe Stylist and Digital Editor of Love Child, Cristina Facundo Bocanegra. Cristina started coming to The Little Yoga House when her son Bowie was barely 6 weeks old. She needed the camaraderie of other moms and he enjoyed the nice long stretches and baby massages! We talk career, yoga and Cristina's perfect day in...more
- You and your kiddos will love these Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls. They’re nutritious, flavorful, and full of protein. Bonus: as blogger Kristine of Kristine’s Kitchen points out, you can pass them off to kids as cookie bites.
- “These energy bites really do taste like a no-bake cookie,” Kristine shares, “I’ve added a little vanilla extract to the mixture to help bring out the cookie flavor.”
- Older kids can...
Yoga, meditation, wellness routines… All ideas we typically reserve for adults but, here at The Little Yoga House we're on a mission to change that mentality. Adults are not the only ones that benefit from a well rounded wellness routine, our children need it too. Today we're focusing on 3 easy meditation techniques to practice with your kiddos.
To start, what is meditation?
Meditation is a specific technique in finding...more
Kids Night Out Aerial Edition
The Little Yoga House’s Kid’s Night Out: Aerial Edition offers kids and tweens the opportunity unwind from the school week with a little aerial yoga and more. The night includes an aerial yoga class, pizza, movie and guided relaxation. All while parents sneak off to a nice, kid-free dinner.
Kids 1st grade through 8th...more
- It’s 8pm. Dinner is over, the dishes are done (maybe), bath time is over, and you’re ready to fall into a heap, but the kids are bouncing off the walls. We’ve all been there. First you ask nicely, then you beg, then you bargain (“Ok, ok, one more story…”). What if there was an easier way? Good news-- there is, and not only will it calm your kiddos, but it might just calm you down a touch as well.
- According to the Mayo...
- Mother’s Day is just about here, so we have a round up of the best gifts for all kinds of moms. Read on for some of our favorite ways to spoil that special lady.
- Fronks This one is great for the health conscious mama. Do you know a mom who’s all about that Paleo life or Whole30? Or maybe she’s vegan, or just trying to cut back on dairy? Perfect. Fronks is an...
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so we’ve rounded up some of the most exciting activities coming up around town to celebrate everyone’s #1. From classic brunch to some more high-flying activities, we’ve got you covered for the big weekend.
The Little Yoga House’s Mother’s Day Workshop
A great alternative to the typical Mother’s Day brunch, The Little Yoga House is combining crafts,...more
We're thrilled to announce a new series on our blog, A Moment On The Mat. In this series we'll be featuring different families from our yoga community.
Our first interview is with Jesse Coulter -- mother of three, blogger & YouTube entertainer! Jesse shares the highs and lows of parenting on her blog and social media daily. We laugh along with her family dance parties and empathize as she makes tough decisions for the...more
Spring isn’t just a time for new flowers, Barton Springs, and planning for summer camps-- it’s also time for all kinds of testing at schools, from STAAR tests to finals, kids of all ages are feeling the strain. According to the American Test Anxiety Association as many as 20% of school aged kids deal with test anxiety. As a parent, it’s not easy to watch your kid stress out like a tiny adult, but so often we feel powerless to help them combat...more
You've asked and we've answered! We found an easy, quick recipe to keep your mat clean and safe without any harsh chemicals. From sticky kid hands to dirty feet to serious grown-up sweat, this cleaner will take care of it all so you can savasana in peace.
- One small spray bottle
A small strip of paper & a pen or marker (to make a label, of course!)
1 cup of water, preferably...
Going out to eat with children always presents a series of challenges. The conundrum: you go to a restaurant that appeals to you, eat actual good food, but potentially endure whining from the smaller family members, attempt an off-menu order, and/or compromise nutritional value for the little ones (buttered noodles, anyone?). Option two: you go to a kids’ restaurant to avoid tantrums, eat mediocre food, and almost always skip nutritional...more
ACHOOOO! Allergy season is definitely upon us here in Texas (does it ever end?). It seems that nothing is safe from the fine yellow dust settling on every surface, and no one is safe from the congestion, watery eyes, and fatigue that come along with it. Oak pollen, y’all.
For many of us, the symptoms of these allergies are mild, but nonetheless annoying. So what’s a parent to do when their children are spending the first glorious days...more
Kids yoga camps at The Little Yoga House are the perfect way to make the whole family feel refreshed and rejuvenated during school breaks. While parents can enjoy a few quiet days to themselves to take a much-needed break, kids will spend the break learning, exploring, and laughing, all while experiencing the benefits of our kid's yoga classes! Our day camps provide a wide range of fun and stimulating activities that will develop your little...more
Being a new mom can bring on exciting challenges, special moments, and opportunities for growth as a mother along with physical growth and development. Practicing yoga with your baby, sometimes referred to as postnatal yoga, mom and baby yoga classes, or mommy and me yoga classes, offers many benefits to mommy and baby alike.
Re-alignment of the Body
Carrying your baby with you throughout your pregnancy has caused...more
The teenage years can be a rollercoaster, filled with unexpected and new changes that can put strain on the teen's foundational relationships. The benefits of yoga for tweens and teens address many of these new stressors, while providing a healthy output for individuals who are looking for new ways to express themselves as they move from childhood to adulthood. From a strictly physiological standpoint, the body of a teenager experiences...more
As an expecting mommy-to-be, looking for a safe form of exercise can be a real challenge. While prenatal yoga often provides the gentle sense of movement advised by physicians, have you ever considered prenatal aerial yoga as a fun, unique way to stay active during your pregnancy?more
The most wonderful time of the year is quickly approaching. With the excitement of the winter months nearing, getting your family on your yoga mats can be a crucial step in maximizing the joy of the holiday season. Whether you're looking for a consistent weekly class schedule to enrich these winter months for your little one or a short, fun-filled weekend of holiday yoga excitement, The Little Yoga House has exactly what you need.more
As an adult and a parent, stress and chaos seem to be part of the job description. But did you know this stress and chaos can also have negative psychological and physiological effects on your children as well? Numerous studies confirm that practicing the art of meditation can provide real, concrete benefits for kids and families dealing with the stressors of everyday life. Consistent meditation leads to:more
The quest to find the most original, fun, and exciting birthday party for your young one can be a challenge. With The Little Yoga House, you can customize any of our kid's yoga party packages or yoga birthday parties to create the perfect yoga adventure for your birthday boy or girl! Our programs include kid-friendly yoga birthday parties that can offer a breath of fresh air from the traditional kid’s birthday scene while also allowing you as...more
Is your child a climber, a little monkey, or a ball of energy? Allow them to put their creative energy to good use at an aerial yoga for kid’s class at The Little Yoga House. Aerial yoga features the use of silks suspended from the ceiling to give your child the feeling of safe, weightless flight. Participation in an aerial yoga class has many benefits for children of all ages, from the development of social skills to neurological and...more