Family Yoga for All Ages
Sunday April 2, 4-5 pm.
$20 for one adult and one child. $5 each additional adult (payable when you arrive). (Additional participants are free for members).
Teacher: Meredith McCullough
Join us in the studio once a month for Family Style yoga. Designed with our tots/preschooler yogis in mind, this class welcomes younger and older sibling and one or more caregiver for an afternoon of family yoga fun.Together we will learn songs, games, and poses the encourage body awareness, increase attention span, nurture creativity, and generally support development across a range of ages and abilities … but mostly we’re in it for the fun. Caregivers are expected to fully participate in class, but no prior yoga experience is required for adults or children. Come play yoga with us!
Register online to reserve your spot. Registration for additional family members can be paid at the studio.
Yoga for Movers and Tots (Crawling to Age 4 with caregiver) – Next series starts on April 28
Special one-time drop in class on Friday April 21 for all ages! Registration opens soon.
Yoga for Movers and Tots is an opportunity for crawlers, movers, and preschoolers to begin to explore yoga – alongside their parent or caregiver – in a caring, safe, and FUN environment. Together we will learn songs, games, and poses that are designed to encourage body awareness, increase attention span, nurture creativity, and generally support development across this range of ages. Each class incorporates repetition, social interaction, music, fun with props … and always play! Duration of class is one hour, with dedicated time for free play built into the first 10 minutes of class. Siblings welcome. Caregivers are expected to fully participate in class, but no prior yoga experience is required for either caregivers or children. Be prepared to join the action!
Please note that we don’t offer drop ins or make-up sessions for this class. We keep our pricing as affordable as we can, and we thank you for your understanding that in order to remain this affordable, we aren’t able to accommodate schedule shifting or make ups.
Fridays at 11 am to noon. April 28-June 9. No class on May 26. $100 for all 6 classes.
Teacher: Meredith McCullough
Baby & Me Yoga (6 weeks to almost crawling) – Next Series Starts on April 28
Inspired by the Itsy Bitsy yoga model, most of the “yoga” is for the baby, but each week we take time to introduce breathing/relaxation techniques and include some gentle yoga moves for caregiver as well.
Most appropriate from 6-weeks postpartum until baby is mobile. No previous yoga experience necessary. No yoga mats are necessary, but please consider bringing a receiving blanket and small toy each week. Also note that babies are always welcome in this space where sleeping, feeding, and even crying are legitimate ways to participate in class, so please bring whatever else you need to be comfortable.
Fridays, 12:15 to 1:15 pm. April 28-June 9. No class on May 26. $100 for all 6 classes. Register here.
Teacher: Meredith McCullough
Learn more about Baby & Me Yoga in Petworth News!
Prenatal Yoga: A Special 6-Week Series
Prenatal yoga helps moms prepare for birth by building body awareness, stretching, releasing stress, and cultivating concentration. This series is specially designed to build community and and help you navigate the ups and downs of pregnancy as you get ready for the arrival of your little one.
Connect with your growing baby as you connect with yourself.
Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm, May 10-June 14.
Teacher: Meredith McCullough
Register here. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page).
What people are saying:
“Meredith is absolutely awesome, and Eliana and I have really enjoyed her class. I really credit Meredith and the class for giving me strength and reassurance during maternity leave. I was pretty frazzled when I started with my then 5-week old baby!” M.Y. 9/29/16
“Thanks again for a great class. E and H were both so delighted, and so happy to get out and move on a cold day. I really appreciate the gift of being able to watch E develop through her changing interaction with the class content and kids over the now almost two years! We really treasure the unplugged quality family time and I’m so glad it continues.” Z.S. 1/9/17
Meredith McCullough Bio
Meredith began her own yoga practice over 15 years ago – first to get a little exercise and later to try to find sanity and balance despite a stressful job as a consultant. She stuck with yoga thanks to a welcoming and vibrant yoga community. Early in her practice she was drawn to an alignment-based school of teaching, connecting to a clear and thoughtful way of articulating poses, an invitation to participate fully and creatively in everyday life, and the fact that laughter on the mat was not only tolerated, but encouraged. She has continued to grow and share her love of the practice ever since. When her first son was born in 2013, she started to take infant, then toddler classes, and her family has continued the journey together. Meredith carries a sense of playfulness into her classes for both children and grownups, and is excited to share with students of all ages the joys and challenges that yoga reveals both on and off the mat.
Meredith is grateful to all her teachers along her path, particularly alignment-based instructors Desiree Rumbaugh, Christina Sell and Ross Rayburn who have influenced and inspired her. She completed her first teacher training at Willow Street Yoga (Takoma, MD) in 2006, followed by Level 1 and 2 Teacher Training intensives with Amy Ippoliti and therapeutics with Amy, Ross, and Jenny Otto. In addition, Meredith has completed teacher trainings for infants and children through ChildLight Yoga, LilOmm, and Tranquil Space. Meredith is the co-author of The Seven Women Project, which she wrote with her mother Karen McCullough. Meredith continues to practice with and learn from her teachers, friends, and family. She just can’t get enough yoga play time!
Babysitting for Daytime Classes
We offer occasional babysitting for our Friday 9:30 am classes. Reservations are required, either by email or by registering online.
The introductory rate for babysitting is $5/class per child. Petworth Parent Rose Riggs will be at the studio with toys and games for your little ones. You’ll be attending class in the next room, so if there are any problems, questions, or concerns, you’ll be on the other side of the door.
If you’re already purchasing a drop in class, just add the babysitting charge onto your pass. If you already have a class card, you can pay the $5 in cash when you come to the studio. (Please note that if you use your class card, it will deduct the childcare from your regular classes. That’s fine, but you may end up with an odd number of credits on your account!). Either way, you must reserve in advance by emailing us or paying online!
- Children must be healthy
- Out of respect for all children in the group, please do not bring in any food or drink.
- The babysitter will ask the parent to step out of the class for crying or distressed children. We want your children to feel safe & supported, and will not allow children to cry for extended periods.
- Please ALWAYS take your child to the bathroom/change diapers before class starts. We will ask you to step out of class if your child needs to go. Remember to bring extra diapers and wipes 🙂
- All soiled diapers must be removed from the studio immediately (they can be set outside the front door until the end of class).
- Childcare is limited to 5 children.
- Please remember we are a yoga studio, and not a daycare center. We want to make this an enjoyable experience for all, while honoring the practice of our community.
Please contact us with questions!
Music Together® family music classes, ages birth to five
(Please do not contact LYC about these classes–they are run by a partner organization).
Winter session starts January 9-March 16. Mondays at 9:30, 10:30, or 11:30; Tuesdays at 4 pm; Thursdays at 10:00 am | $240 – one child, new family; $230 – one child, returning family; $190 – siblings over 9 months; FREE – siblings under 9 months.
This is a music and movement program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and the adults who love them. We will spend 45-minutes each week singing songs and playing rhythm instruments. We use chants, finger plays, dance and movement activities in a playful, relaxed environment. Tuition includes richly- arranged recordings of all the music (2 cds—one for home and one for the car—plus digital access to stream and download the music), a beautifully illustrated songbook, and a parent guide to help you encourage your child’s musical growth at home.
For questions, please contact Mandy at TriStarMusicTogether@gmail.com
Are you interested in a private event for your child?
Contact us about birthday parties or other kids yoga events.