This just in from Stroller Traffic! “Yoga for the diaper set has certainly caught on. The latest offering comes from A Magic Forest play space, where yoga instructor Melissa Bechtel is putting a Waldorf-inspired spin on sun salutations with mantras like “Down is the Earth, up is the sky; Here are my friends, and here am I.” Bechtel, who will be leading the new Mommy-and-Me classes at the Culver City space, says the rhythm and word repetition is meant to deepen the engagement of wee ones, whether they’re in your arms or by your side. Bechtel plans to focus on restorative postures and strengthening, but will also dedicate some time during each class to address participants’ individual issues such as back pain for moms or colic for babies. The weekly classes start this Tuesday, November 6, from 10:15 to 11:00am, and are limited to twelve pairs; $18 for drop-in, or $64 in advance for a four-class series. Price includes open play the day of the class.”
A Magic Forest
12512 W Washington Blvd., Culver City
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