For Children and Families

 Birthday Parties and Special EventsPhoto by Secil Cornick

Enliven your child’s birthday party or other special event with custom-designed yoga or dance facilitation. I create each event around the child’s particular interests and include a variety of activities that make time fly. Props, movement stories, creative exploration, songs and games are all part of these memorable events. Parties can be held in your home, in a rented facility, or weather permitting in an outdoor space. Contact me for scheduling and further info.

 

Knowing how much fun my daughter has at her yoga class with "Miss Lauren", we asked Lauren to lead a dance/movement session at her birthday party. We were delighted to see how all the children, a mixed age and gender group, were instantly drawn into the dances and games. Lauren is a natural with kids and she engaged them in non-stop joyful action - incorporating props, pretend games and animal impressions... All the parents at the party told us what a great idea it was to have her there. She went above and beyond any sort of "standard" kids’ entertainment, even learning the happy birthday song in my mother tongue and teaching it to the children. It was evident she truly enjoys doing what she does.

                                                                                                --Secil, Midwood, Brooklyn

Photo by Eileen KellyLauren Tepper has a gift for using story-telling, games, and music to inspire young children to dance.  In her classes you find not only little ballerinas, but also stomping dinosaurs, pouncing tigers, galloping zebras, spinning tornados, and all manner of imaginative creations.  As a preschool teacher, I have been impressed by how Lauren captures the attention of young children and weaves education about controlled, creative movement into the fun.

--Eileen, Park Slope, Brooklyn

"Lauren's youth yoga is a wonderful mix of non-competitive exercise, imaginative play and positive social interaction.  Lauren introduces challenging poses in creative and fun ways. My five-year-old Theodore loves to do the "happy baby" alongside his 18-month-old brother. 

 Lauren leads a brisk, yet calm class, emphasizing fun and "doing one's best". I especially like her kind but firm tone with the kids; she never talks down to them, but instead stresses personal responsibility, explaining how certain actions elicit predictable reactions.

 When he skips into Lauren's studio, Theodore is truly exercising mind, body and spirit, chanting “Na-ma-ste!" 

 

--Maria, Kensington, Brooklyn 

Parent-baby sessions

Children and their adults look forward to my yoga and dance sessions. Parent-baby sessions give the grownups a chance to stretch and strengthen while the children play and participate with story, song, and movement.  Contact me to schedule or to purchase a gift certificate for that special mom or dad in your life.

Lauren is wonderful at balancing the "fun" of yoga with the practice. During the Parent and Baby classes Lauren is able to give her full attention to both the adults and the children, keeping the flow of the class so that you can both relax and do the work. I especially enjoy the way she is attuned to each individual, giving pointers and suggestions catered to each student's ability. I look forward to her class every week, and couldn't recommend her more!

 --Rachel, Ditmas Park, Brooklyn