Yogapeutics

Yogapeutics

Yogapeutics allows kids to thrive in school and life through aerial yoga, mindfulness and sensory strategies. Currently, our services and sales are paused due to Covid-19.

Hang in there and stay uplifted!

Operating as usual

07/15/2020

Yogapeutics--the whole of it-- is forever folded into the treasure trove of my heart. If your family has ever moved and played at Yogapeutics then you must know that you're tucked in there, too. At this particular moment, having a heart chock-full of people like you feels pretty paramount because, as you know, 2020 is really something! Perhaps this year is the one for which all of history's mindfulness lessons were made, and even with all my training, I'm still slogging my way through it.

Lucky for me, you keep showing up to nudge me out of my haze and shift perspective--like the other day when the monotony of laundry duties was punctuated by the delightful discovery of a tee-tiny Yogapeutics shirt and the sweet memory of how so many of you were *that* small when we first met. Or when a moment of worry was dispelled by a few glances at a photo album of y'all showing off your mind-blowing, funny and clever pose creations and I was assured that as long as the world has you in it, we're all gonna be okay. Then today, I was trudging around the house feeling completely uninspired until I stumbled upon a handwritten gratitude note that you composed for me "just-because", which reminded me how often you were actually *my* teacher and cheerleader instead of the other way around. As it turns out, the most meaningful lessons at Yogapeutics didn’t actually come from the teacher. They came from you and the opportunity to from witness your trust in me and growing connection to others. I learned the most from watching you approach your challenges with playful curiosity and wonder. I’m following your lead to find my way through this moment.

For all my love of the hammock, now that I think of it, it's never actually been the thing that picks me up off the floor, and hugs me close, so to speak. The hammock has always just been a bridge to better knowing and learning you. It’s a symbol for the feelings of delight, comfort and heightened perspective we all seek in life. I began this journey with the intention to help give you a physical, mental and emotional boost for the hard work of life, but I didn't expect that in doing so you’d dig a deep well of gratitude within me, which releases in great gushes to lift me up in all the ways, too.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

01/06/2020

Yogapeutics Class Sneak Peek

Take your child's physical, mental and emotional wellbeing up a notch in 2020 at Yogapeutics! All of our classes include mindful movement and playful stress-management techniques, guided relaxation, and uplifting aerial yoga poses in our one-of-a-kind bungee hammocks! Classes are small to facilitate a calm space and positive peer connections, and classes are taught and designed by parent, occupational therapist and yoga therapist, Lindsey Lieneck. RESERVE A HAMMOCK FOR YOUR YOGI AT: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/YogapeuticsLLC?season=2749106

10/01/2018

Yogapeutics's cover photo

campsself.active.com 10/01/2018

ACTIVE | Yogapeutics - Online Account

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR EARLY 🐦 RATE for the spring session (Jan 8-April 18)! We welcome new and returning students ages 5-16!
Come hang out!
https://campsself.active.com/YogapeuticsLLC

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09/24/2018

Nama STAY & hang out in the hammocks with these amazing kids and teens as long as they'll let me! #upliftedinallways #newdigs #namastéandhangout

09/05/2018

Look! Yogapeutics trained teacher, OT and creative extraordinaire, Laurie Hebert, was featured in the current edition of Natural Awakenings for her therapeutic work with the hammock! The picture with Laurie and the little yogi captures "inverted lotus," a pose co-created by a student at Yogapeutics! Now, it's being taught to other kids and is featured in a magazine! What a joy! One of my favorite (also completely organic and unplanned) impacts of our classes is the opportunity for all students actually take part in creating, teaching and uplifting each other in all the ways! IMHO, kids make the best poses! #hammocksuperstars #namastayandhangout

09/05/2018

Y'all (exhales audibly with relief)! I'm back and feeling renewed after a much needed month in hiding and vacay. It was a joyful, but completely exhausting 3 years in my old space on Brodie, and I've learned some valuable lessons for bettering what we've dubbed: Yogapeutics 2.0! Here's a sneak peek at our new digs next to Balance Dance Studios in the Bravo Building near the intersection of Westgate and 290. What a sweet spot it's turning out to be! More pics coming soon! #backinthesaddleagain #upliftedinallways

[04/04/18]   Reposting because I still feel exactly the same about our extraordinary Melissa! Happy birthday, dear sister friend!

03/20/2018

Mom & Child Aerial Yoga + Mindfulness at Yogapeutics!

Mamas, our kids are growing up crazy-fast, aren't they? Come reconnect with yours at Yogapeutics! Ditch the distractions, overwhelming to-do list and screens for an hour of playful partner poses in our yoga hammocks plus, mindfulness games and guided relaxation that was created by mamas and kids for all the mamas and kids! One mama-figure per 7-12 year old. Just $30 per couple for this good, new-fashioned fun! No experience required! Wed March 21st 6-7pm OR Wed March 28th 6-7pm. Register here: https://yogapeutics.as.me/?appointmentType=2426338

wildflower.org 03/05/2018

Aerial Yoga - Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Come hang out in the trees with me Friday and Saturday mornings at 9:30am or 11:00 am for a drop-in aerial yoga and mindfulness class at The Wildflower Center! This is entry level/beginner! You can do it! Extra savings for Wildflower Center members! Register here: https://www.wildflower.org/event/aerial-yoga/

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02/21/2018

It’s cold and rainy in Austin today, but LOOK! A yoga hammock rainbow just arrived! #makingmyownsunshine #NEWhammockcolors

02/12/2018

Wanna know how to teach mindful (S-L-O-W and focused) walking in a way that inspires high energy kids and teens to WANT to move slowly for an extended period of time? Add an element of play and engage the senses! We had so much fun with our mindful movement theme at the studio. Our gel (mindful walking) tiles are a big hit! If only all the sidewalks looked like this...😉

01/23/2018

Yogapeutics

FREE YOGA THERAPY SESSION FOR ADULTS AT YOGAPEUTICS THIS SUNDAY, JAN 28th! Y'all, we have TWO different FREE opportunities 2pm and 3:15pm! See info below to reserve your FREE spot and come ease your ol' bones and rough nights, friends!

Easing Aches and pains Jan 28th 2-2:45pm : Jess Goulding will demonstrate how yoga therapy can be simple, accessible and a calming salve for everyday aches and pains through a 45 minute class that includes gentle yoga on the floor, breathing techniques and opportunity for Q & A! No experience necessary! Registration required. Sign up here: https://yogapeutics.as.me/?appointmentType=5220078

BETTER SLEEP: Sunday at 3:15pm Begin the new year with less insomnia, and easier transitions to sleep! Join certified yoga therapist and seasoned yoga teacher, Jess G., in our studio for a gentle yoga session focused on sleep. Discover how yoga therapy can be simple and accessible salve for better sleep through a 45 minute class that includes gentle yoga on the floor, breathing techniques and opportunity for Q & A! No experience in yoga required. Participants must be 18 and up. REGISTER HERE to reserve your FREE spot:. https://yogapeutics.as.me/?appointmentType=5220216

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tinabryson.com 01/09/2018

The Yes Brain

Y’all! THIS is out today, and I’m so excited to share! My friend @TinaBryson and @DrDanSiegel have a new book! THE YES BRAIN is for you if you want to encourage and cultivate resilience in your child. They talk about how to help kids remain open and flexible in their approach to the world (saying YES) as opposed to being shut down, reactive, and rigid (saying NO) If you found #WholeBrainChild and #NoDramaDiscipline to be helpful, you’re gonna LOVE The Yes Brain! Order here: http://www.tinabryson.com/yes-brain #YesBrain

tinabryson.com When facing challenges, unpleasant tasks, and contentious issues such as homework, screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is what New York Times bestselling authors Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson ca...

12/05/2017

Y’all, Look at me hanging out with my friend Sarah at her amazing tiny house aerial yoga studio here in Austin! It’s going to be featured on the DIY network this Thursday Dec 7 at 8pm/7central! She and her daughter built this amazing creation together! Isn’t it fabulous? Check them out at Thrive Tiny Studio!

11/22/2017

We’ve created a gratitude jar at Yogapeutics this month, and it became so full of paper with students’ gratitudes written on them that we decided to put some on the walls to make room in the jar for more. Everyday, I go into the studio and read these sweet gratitudes written by the students, parents, caregivers and the Yogapeutics team, and let me tell you—it fills my heart right up to the tippy top to see all these people recognizing what’s good in their lives, which brings me to you! I am truly grateful for your presence in this community. Thank you for letting Yogapeutics have a spot on your newsfeed and in your life! My gratitude today is YOU!

huffingtonpost.com 11/15/2017

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

If you have ever been to Yogapeutics, you know we are BIG fans of Growth Mindset and the Power of "Yet". This is a great article on encouraging Growth Mindset by praising children for their efforts.

"Kids praised for their effort tended to take the challenging task, knowing they could learn more. They were more likely to continue feeling motivated to learn and to retain their confidence as problems got harder."

huffingtonpost.com My toddler struggled to buckle the straps on her high chair. "Almost," she muttered as she tried again and again. "Almost," I agreed, trying not to hover...

huffingtonpost.ca 11/08/2017

Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues

"Payne conducted a study in which he simplified the lives of children with attention deficit disorder. Within four short months 68 per cent went from being clinically dysfunctional to clinically functional. The children also displayed a 37 per cent increase in academic and cognitive aptitude, an effect not seen with commonly prescribed drugs like Ritalin"

huffingtonpost.ca When my dad was growing up he had one sweater each winter. One. Total.He remembers how vigilantly he cared for his sweater. If the elbows got holes in them my grandma patched them back together. If he...

childmind.org 10/30/2017

The Power and Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation| Child Mind Institute

"In the last few years mindfulness has emerged as a way of treating children and adolescents with conditions ranging from ADHD to anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, depression and stress. And the benefits are proving to be tremendous"
"How do you explain mindfulness to a five year-old?.... not to define the word but rather to invite the child to feel the experience first—to find their 'still, quiet place.'"

childmind.org How a meditation practice can help kids become less anxious, more focused. The power of mindfulness to keep calm in a chaotic world.

10/30/2017

Just finished up 3 days of aerial yoga teacher training with these amazing women! My body is tired but my heart is full! #upliftingthenextgeneration #yogapeutics

bustle.com 10/25/2017

19 Signs That You're Not Just Clumsy — You Have Dyspraxia

A great and simple explanation of dyspraxia, including signs that you aren't just clumsy!

bustle.com Here's a running list of what I did by accident in the past 24 hours: I spilled boiling water on my big toe. I left my credit card in a Thai restaurant. I tried on two white T-shirts and discovered stains on both. I nearly fell out of the shower whil…

10/23/2017

Today, we hosted a blessingway for the multi- talented Tamara: our creative director, OT, play engineer and Yogapeutics extraordinaire, as she prepares for maternity leave. 👼🏻 She is so incredible, y'all. I'm seriously going to miss her brilliant presence at the studio, but it also delights me to be able to say "heck, YES," to offering the kind of super flexible, integrate-motherhood-and-career-at-a-comfy-pace work opportunity I always wanted for myself.

5 years ago, I began Yogapeutics in my dining room as an answer to needing more flexibility, playfulness and aligned purpose in my journey as a mother and therapist. I was away from my girls so much, and though I always had amazing bosses and wonderful jobs (really, I did), I couldn't exactly bring my kiddos to work when childcare fell through, and after taxes, I practically worked solely to pay childcare tuition. It was a grind, and I was an exhausted, cranky heap of a person at the end of each day. It's not the kind of modeling I had hoped to do as a parent, and not the kind of message about work I wanted to teach them.

Though I certainly still struggle with the juggle of motherhood and a career, I am constantly evolving a new way to merge the two at Yogapeutics. If you've been to our studio, you've probably seen my girls there with me (kinda sorta) working the front desk or peer assisting in class or just making a mess in the waiting room😏. It's a relief to be able to bring them along sometimes when I don't have or can't afford childcare. I love to have them learn work ethic and business skills by my side. Having my daughters witness the work I do (and see why I do it) and learn some life skills in the process is honestly one of my favorite elements of this work. Therefore, I am committed to making Yogapeutics a mama-friendly space that affords that opportunity to other women that want the same for themselves and their children. Yogapeutics allows women to earn and learn at a pace that feels most comfortable for each individual across a lifespan--which ebbs and flows along the journey.

I am a firm believer that when women are empowered to receive the work flexibility they need to support their physical/mental health and their families while simultaneously invoking a strong sense of purpose in their work, they will *always* rise to make a difference in the world and demonstrate high-quality work. So far, every single one of these pictured ladies (including the little girls☺️) have affirmed that belief for me!

Blessings to Tamara, who will be an amazing mama, and to her new babe, who will be a welcome new member-in-training of our sweet little tribe. After this week, Tamara will be doing some make-a-difference work for Yogapeutics from home because that's what she needs right now, but when she's ready, I sure do hope she'll be back in the studio (sometimes, with a babe in tow) because flexibility isn't just something I practice in yoga class! It's what I most want for women/mothers (and men/fathers) in the modern workplace. Anybody wanna come join us?😉❤️🙏💪#wecandoit #TeamYogapeutics #family #ittakesavillage

childmind.org 10/20/2017

Teaching Kids About Boundaries | Child Mind Institute

This week in class we discussed boundaries in both yoga and in social environments! In yoga, boundaries help you to have a good understanding of what your body and mind needs to feel comfortable and safe! Outside of yoga, we try to be mindful of our own boundaries as well as the boundaries of others to have peaceful interactions with others!

This article provides some great examples of how you can help your child set boundaries for themselves as well as respect those of others.

childmind.org As kids mature socially they need to learn how to set and respect boundaries. Teaching them about empathy and self-awareness is a good place to start.

10/18/2017

Hey Austin Mamas! We have a class for you!

Join us for a 6 week holistic series taught by the amazing yoga therapist (and seasoned mama), Jess G. In this class, we will integrate the healing mental and physical benefits of yoga & mindfulness with current science of wellness and women's health.
This therapeutic, playful class is mostly floor yoga with the hammock used as a prop. It is an ideal class for moms of babies, kids, or teens! No experience of yoga is required.

Classes will be on Mondays from 8:30am-9:45am beginning 10/30-12/8 (with no class Thanksgiving week)

You mamas deserve this! Register here: https://yogapeutics.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?appointmentType=category:Adult+Group+Classes

10/10/2017

Parent Education you'd like to see at Yogapeutics Survey

I'm going to be personally teaching parent info sessions in 2018, but first, I wanna know what information you need most, and what's the easiest way to access it? Just 4 questions and you are done and done! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBDMXT2

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greatergood.berkeley.edu 10/09/2017

How Gratitude Motivates Us to Become Better People

"Gratitude is not just a pleasant, passive emotion but rather an activating, energizing force that may lead us to pursue our goals and become better, more socially engaged people."

greatergood.berkeley.edu Some critics charge that gratitude is selfish and breeds complacency. But research by Christina Armenta and Sonja Lyubomirsky suggests otherwise.

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