Family Yoga: Mindful Moms & Kids
The one-hour class provides Moms (caregivers, grandparents, etc.) a flow-based 45-minute yoga practice, while your children take part in a 45-minute class that features yoga, music and mindful activities a couple of doors down. We bring Moms and children together for a final 15 minutes of shared yoga-focused games and crafts. Best for children 4 years to 7 years of age, though younger and older siblings are certainly welcome.
Cost: $22/family for each session with one child - $5 for each additional child
After several years as a Bikram student, Nina discovered Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga on a retreat in Mexico in 2009. The invigorating physical practice was the initial draw, but later, the meditative elements, self inquiry and community that comprise this style of yoga took hold. They inspired Nina to dig deeper into her practice, become a teacher and express her love of yoga with others in a more profound way. She completed the Baptiste 200-hour teacher training and achieved her certification in late 2010 and has been teaching weekly ever since. In 2011, Nina and her husband moved to Oak Park to start a family. Nina has since been inspired to share her love of yoga with their two children, Lucas and Elsie. In 2017, Nina became certified in children’s yoga through Kidding Around Yoga and co-founded Mats and Munchkins to develop and share family and children’s yoga programs in the community she’s grown to love.
Lindsay Lempa Aldape
Lindsay brings her passion for yoga, art and literature to the Mats and Munchkins team. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at Moksha yoga center in Chicago and is certified to teach children's yoga through Global Family Yoga. She has also completed a continuing education course on the therapeutic application of teaching yoga to children. She hopes to make a positive impact on the Oak Park community by empowering children to take charge of their own self-care and be their very best and truest selves.