Virtual Classes – May 2020

Hey everyone!

Hope everyone is doing their best during this unusual time. I have been trying my best to keep things light, positive and as productive as I can here at home. Luckily, I am still working and have been occupied with Lola’s virtual learning, which has its ups and downs. She’s doing great, but I began to worry (no surprise there, right mamas?) that she was spending entirely too much time on her iPad. So, with a little research and a touch of desperation, I found alternative ways to keep her busy. I stumbled upon so many virtual options for her therefore I decided to share my list with all of you!

If you’d like to be included on this list, please shoot me an email!

Playday

Offering online creative classes for children 4 years old and older

$10 per class

Contact: info@playdaynyc.com

Sattva Yoga JC

Offering Live stream family yoga classes:

Toddler Yoga – Every Monday at 11:30am

Itsy Bitsy Baby Yoga – Every Friday at 11:30am

$10 per class

$39 2-week Livestream unlimited pass

Contact: info@sattvayogajc.com

Fairytale Fantasy Princess Parties

Offering FREE virtual story times on their Instagram and Facebook pages. There is a new story time/craft every Monday morning.

Facetime play dates:

$50 for 15 min virtual play dates (One on one attention with the character of your choice includes customizable activities such as stories, crafts and songs)

$20 for a pre-recorded message (customized for your child)

Contact: fairytalefantasyprincessparty@gmail.com

Miss Yvonne Swim School

Offering virtual arts & crafts and science experiments Monday through Friday at 11am.

Must pre-register in order to receive the box with the appropriate supplies to your doorstep – FREE SHIPPING.

$18 per class – your choice of any 2 classes per week.

Contact: 201-600-4640

A Sound Start

Offering virtual music classes for children up to 6 years old.

Contact: info@asoundstart.com

Code Wiz Jersey City

Offering daily virtual classes in coding and robotics as well as supervised Minecraft server play.

Contact: jerseycity@thecodewiz.com

The Inner Athlete

Offering their very own YouTube channel series named the Coaches Corner

Contact: info@innerathletenj.com

Jump Ahead Pediatrics

Offering virtual speech and occupational therapy sessions

Contact: admin@jumpaheadpediatrics.com

The Body Lab JC

Offering quarantine martial arts inspired workouts every Thursday at 3pm

Contact: @thebodylab_jc

Singing with Molly

Offering virtual singing lessons

Packages or single lessons available for purchase

Contact: singingwithmolly@gmail.com

TinyTouch

Offering virtual infant touch and massage worshops for babies 3 weeks to 1 year old

$25 per session

Contact: @tinytouchjc

 

Lola taking a virtual art and yoga class!

Namaste, Moms

I’ve practiced yoga on and off for the past 7 years. When I was first introduced to yoga, I instantly fell in love with how it made me feel. I’ve practiced vinyasa, hot yoga, pre-natal yoga and most recently, gentle yoga and meditation. I’m always on the go, both physically and mentally — I just don’t know how to stop. I’ve even contemplated taking up transcendental meditation but finding the time to attend an introductory class has been an obstacle in itself. Luckily for me, Kathleen Kraft, studio manager and YogaCity NYC regular features writer, offered me the opportunity to attend the gentle yoga and meditation class by the Michelle Timek Yoga studio.

Anytime I am covering an event or business for the blog, I want to make sure it can be beneficial to my fellow moms. Well, a few minutes after sitting down with Kathleen, owner Michelle Timek and her husband Dan walked in with their newborn baby girl and it made me smile from ear-to-ear. Seeing her walk in with her child assured me kids are welcomed and will be treated with care and attention; it can be very disheartening to support a business that does not welcome children with open arms. At that very moment, I knew exactly why I was sitting there! In addition, I get to support a new mom and a fellow mompreneur.

Kathleen has been teaching yoga for 3 years and also teaches kids yoga/creative movement to 3rd and 4th graders at the Stevens Cooperative School in Jersey City and Hoboken. A few of the other instructors are moms as well, and all of the instructors have a pre-natal background. The studio offers mommy and me classes for children ages from newborn to 5-years-old. At the moment, they offer two sessions on Tuesday and Saturday. This is a mommy friendly studio!

Located on the 9th floor at 150 Bay Street in downtown, you immediately feel an at home vibe; maybe that’s due to the fact you are in an actual residence. Studio owners Michelle and Dan actually live on one half of the studio. The space has great natural light and a wonderful corner of horticultural beauties.

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On October 29th, the studio is hosting a babycare and breastfeeding preparation workshop. The course is being taught by Jayne Freeman, who has been working with pregnant families for over 8 years in and around Jersey City. She is a certified childbirth educator, breastfeeding counselor and postpartum doula. Jayne has also taught at several pediatric practices & hospitals; she was a consultant for the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health where she directed the postpartum mood disorder initiative. To register for the event, please visit: http://www.michelletimekyoga.com/workshops

I will keep you all updated on future workshops. When the warm weather returns, we can all attend rooftop yoga, the only studio is Jersey City offering such a thing! I simply can’t wait.

xoxo