This family photo session was originally scheduled in March, but had to be rescheduled. With all the rain we had this a spring, it took us until late May to finally get the session in. Of course, the original location, one of my favorites, is still closed due to flooding, so we changed it to a location I had never shot at before. On top of not being as familiar with the location, when we finally got together, everything was wet, limiting our options for posing, but their photos still turned out great! So glad it finally worked out! Aren't they a gorgeous family?
Last week, as I was looking through different activities for families in Northern Colorado to get ideas for this summer, I came across one local small business that I thought many of my clients would enjoy, Family Balance Yoga LLC. I decided this was a great reason to bring back the Small Business Spotlight. I am so excited the Robin, the owner and lead instructor of Family Balance Yoga agreed to let me share her business with you!
After having a hard time finding local yoga classes for her daughters, Robin opened Family Balance Yoga one year ago (their official anniversary is just a few days away on June 8th!). The mission of Family Balance Yoga is to bring a yoga practice to the younger members of Norther Colorado and to provide opportunities for families to practice together.
Family Balance Yoga is a local, family business started grassroots style. Most of their instructors are certified children’s yoga teachers, certified yoga instructors for adults, schoolteachers, and moms.! Their customers appreciate that they know kids and yoga so well. They take the time to share tips and tricks for improving children’s sleep, self-soothing, anxiety reduction, self-esteem and more in their classes. Since several of the instructors are teachers as well, they understand how to work with children who have all different abilities and needs, including children who are autistic, have Down Syndrome, or are English language learners. They teach students how to practice yoga, but also how to bring yoga into their everyday lives, Some examples of this include using breathing techniques when taking a test, getting along well with others and how to feel good about oneself.
Family Balance Yoga offers yoga classes for all members of the family to practice together or apart. Classes are offered in Fort Collins in the basement of the Cafe Vino building and in Loveland inside Walk-in Chiropractic. Classes are also available through the Chilson Center in Loveland. This summer's schedule includes classes for adults, children, teens/tweens, adults/youth together, adults/tots together and more! They also offer classes for daycares, scout groups, home school groups, after school/before school programs, birthday parties, and other groups or events.
On top of offering all of these great benefits to the families in our community, Family Balance Yoga will be working with SAFY, a local organization serving at risk youth and families, to provide yoga classes to families in crisis soon!
Don't Miss This Offer! Robin has been generous enough to offer one free class to anyone who mentions this blog post when attending their first class this summer! Classes start June 14th, so check out their website: www.familybalanceyoga.com to find one that works for you! I'll be taking advantage of this offer and trying one out soon, so stay tuned for a report on my experience!