Kid Stuff — Stumptown Family Yoga

Last year, when my boy was smaller and we had a little more weekday time together, I sometimes took him to a parent-child yoga class at Stumptown Yoga in SE Portland. For parents out there, I totally recommend it, especially on those rainy Portland mornings when everyone needs to MOVE. The best part was that it was truly kid-focused. Teacher Shannon gently reminded parents that kids should feel free to participate or not, and interpret poses as they wished. Not the thing to do if you’re looking for a classic, meditative yoga experience — it was quite a bit noisier than typical grown up yoga, much bouncier, and, honestly, more fun.

I never actually sketched during class, but here’s one from memory of a bunch of yogic crocodiles, prowling the swamp.

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