The Yoga Peace School™ is our unique yoga-based program that unites the mind, body and spirit while providing little yogis age 2-5 with the foundation of a fun yoga practice and the freedom to express themselves creatively through music, dance, theater and nutrition. With an emphasis on social and emotional development, each child will build strength and confidence through partner work and individual activities. We also stress the importance of breath work to teach the children about self-regulation.
In addition, environmental and cultural awareness is a large component of our curriculum as we take “journeys” around the world and learn about other countries. We’ll be pairing yoga with nutrition class, theater, Spanish and music as the focus shifts to a different discipline each day. Our belief of quality over quantity is reflected in our class size, as they are small to give individualized attention to each student. We will also introduce gardening by growing our own vegetables and herbs in our very own community garden. Each child will have a square foot to plant the seed of his or her choosing for the season. The goal of the program is to implement healthy, holistic habits, tapping into the children’s inherent curiosity and receptivity. Together, we will create a safe and comfortable space filled with hours of pure peaceful fun!
We believe in the lasting effects of introducing children to healthy food and emphasize the benefits nutritious foods can have on our bodies. We serve our little yogis fresh fruit/veggies from our community garden or from local producers when we can. Our snacks are always a whole food and never processed. We are a nut-free facility, and we are sensitive to the unique dietary restrictions for each of our families.
The school year begins the day after Labor Day and ends the week before Memorial Day. The program follows the AISD school calendar for student holidays.
This classroom will integrate lots of yoga play, sensory exploration and learning to work together as a community. This group will spend a lot of time outdoors exploring nature, playing freely and tending to our community garden! The class is limited to 10 students max for the highest quality individualized attention.
This classroom will be diving into yoga on a slightly deeper level as their attention spans and engagement in class is at a greater capacity. They will begin to learn the ancient language of Sanskrit in regards to yoga poses, age-appropriate yogic theories such as ahimsa (peace), energy, mindfulness and sensory exploration through relaxation, breath and meditation. In addition to yoga, this group will spend ample time outdoors exploring nature and tending to our community garden. This group is limited to 12 students for the highest quality individualized attention.
This is a weekly Friday program that will offer our signature preschool style yoga class, a nutritious snack and tons of yoga play both indoors and out! This is a more informal program than our YPS™ and has been created to offer an excellent addition to your child's weekly activities! The class will be limited to 20 students for the highest quality individualized attention. YPD calendar and holidays run concurrently with the YPS™ calendar.
*Tuition is collected on the 1st of each month. Monthly tuition is based on yearly enrollment and is already prorated with the holidays.*
Our Yoga Peace School families receive 15% off any of our camps and 10% off merchandise in our Little Yoga Shop and weekend family classes.
Vanessa was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where she first developed her love of staying active through adventure in nature. She spent her childhood camping, hiking, biking, skiing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and traveling all across the country. She also found a strong passion for theatre and dance at an early age, which grew to become a profession in her later years. It was a theatre friend in high school who first introduced Vanessa to yoga, and it quickly became part of her daily life.
Vanessa began teaching children's theatre at an early age and has been working with...more
Litta was born and raised in Dallas, TX and moved to Austin, TX to study Chemical Engineering at UT Austin. She discovered the joys of yoga in 2009 and has been practicing ever since. Litta stumbled across children's yoga at The Little Yoga House and was immediately drawn to it. Children have always been an inspiration and source of happiness for Litta, so she felt right at home.
In March 2015, after two years of working as an environmental engineer, Litta decided to take off on a cross-country bicycle tour with her best friend. Throughout this adventure coupled with the teachings of...more
Sarah moved to Austin from a small beach town were she indulged her love for everything water related. She would spend her days teaching art, movement, swimming in the ocean, and playing on the beach. Sarah also discovered her passion for children’s yoga and the art of play there as well. Five years ago she moved to Austin and quickly fell in love with the vibrant playful city. She and her kids love the amazing lakes and hidden swimming holes. Her main interest is childhood development through play and the healing arts. It amazes her daily how much children learn and grow as individuals...more