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Working out and making new mom friends is a win on so many levels and the perfect way for you to stay healthy and active with your little one in tow. From fun mommy and me classes to yoga studios just for families, you and your little can get moving and make some new friends along the way.
Yoga Focus offers a combined class for prenatal women and postpartum moms and babies. Postures for the postpartum women are taught with a focus on strengthening and realigning the body after childbirth. Specific areas such as the pelvic floor, abdominals, neck, shoulder, and back are targeted by the postures. Some of the benefits women experience in the class include regaining strength, flexibility, and energy, as well as finding balance and restoration. This class also provides a space for mothers to connect with one another. It is not a vigorous or traditional yoga class.
Yoga is a life long practice that will stay with your child as they grow. Born Yoga classes are designed to encourage self-discovery by building your child’s self-esteem and confidence, enhancing flexibility, and improving balance and coordination. Through mindful breathing techniques, they will learn how to relax and self-regulate their bodies. These skills are achieved through developmentally appropriate yoga games, creative poses and simple to challenging yoga flows.
Moms on the Move is a FREE group for Moms (and dads) of all ages. Whether you have kids in kindergarten, graduating in college, or a little one on the way – this is the group for you! Moms on the Move meets weekly and includes runs/walks around the Birmingham store and surrounding neighborhoods along with partnerships with local studios. Moms on the Move purpose is to support each other in motherhood and movement.
Detroit Mama Hub is an inclusive space that provides support, education and wellness services that allow new and expectant mothers to grow and thrive. Detroit Mama Hub offers programs, classes, and resources to support mothers through pregnancy and the first two years of parenthood.
Honeymama + Baby Yoga is a mix of movement, meditation, mantra…and motherhood. This all-levels class is perfect for beginners and regular practitioners. This is a class for mama to practice and for babe to witness and connect. Sleeping, eating, cuddled, crying babies are all welcome. Create your ritual, mama.
Nature’s Playhouse is an all-natural play & wellness center for children & families. The space offers a return to the play experiences of yesteryear, Nature’s Playhouse provides valuable resources designed to support and enrich parents, parents-to-be, caregivers and families. Fitness classes include various yoga classes, belly dance and play class, and dancing for birth class.
FIT4MOM is the nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy, through postpartum and beyond, their fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind, and spirit.
Free Forest School of Detroit is a FREE group, open to young children and their parents or caregivers. This is a welcoming and non-judgmental group where parents and caregivers can practice giving children space and autonomy to explore and create in nature. Free Forest School of Detroit meets weekly throughout the year at nearby wilderness areas. We share a snack, take a hike, play in the woods, and have circle time. Parents get a chance to unplug and step back, kids and their imaginations take the lead!
We thrive in the natural world and believe all people can find connections with each other and nature. Hike it Baby acknowledges not everyone has the same history and experience with outdoor activities and many people and communities have been excluded or not invited into this space. This is why Hike it Baby works to be the most effective hub of tools, information, and community inspiring all families with babies and young children to get outside and connect with nature. Hike it Baby supports all families, builds community, and celebrates nature.
DownPup Yoga offers various yoga classes to kids ages 2-12 and their families, at various locations in and around Plymouth, MI. DownPup Yoga was born from a passion for kids intersecting with a passion for yoga! They aim to take the best parts of yoga and share them with Yogi “Pups” in a fun and approachable way. Classes include Parent & Me, Kids Yoga, Family Yoga, Art/Storytime Yoga, and more.
This new event series welcomes families from all over Metro Detroit to wake up on Sunday mornings and stroll together. This FREE event is hosted on the Detroit Riverfront, full of playgrounds, sandboxes, nature, water and 3.5 miles of walkways perfect for a stroll. So whether you walk the whole thing, go for a jog or don’t even get past the playground, you’ll be joined by hundreds of other families and littles ready for fun. Follow LittleGuide Detroit on Instagram and Facebook or click the link to sign up for updates about our first stroller roll!
ABOUT ASHLEY HUBBARD-PORTER
Ashley Porter is a Chicago native who now calls Birmingham home. Ashley and her husband Mike and son Jake love attending local festivals, exploring Detroit’s diverse food scene, and venturing outside of Metro Detroit to enjoy the natural beauty of Michigan. With a background in Early Childhood Education, Ashley loves connecting with and supporting families in her community, which is why she is so excited to be a part of LittleGuide Detroit.