Yogi Kids & Fit Families
When Yogi Kids founder Liza Doll became a mother of three girls within 18 months, she realized that her new position as a full-time mom wouldn’t allow her to continue working as an elementary-school teacher. She never lost her passion for teaching, however, so she took up every part-time gig she could find, including tutoring, leading Sunday-school classes, and working in preschool physical education. As her kids got older, she found that they began to take an interest in one of her personal passions—yoga. A new idea sprang into her head: she would open a studio where she could combine her love of teaching kids with her love of yoga, facilitating a place where tots could be active while learning how to be calm and self-reflective. Now, along with her cadre of dedicated instructors, "Miss Liza" teaches young'uns to be yogis, offering classes ranging from game-filled preschool sessions to more advanced preteen lessons for kids up to 13 in a non-competitive atmosphere with small student-to-instructor ratios.
To meet the demands of moms and dads, Doll and her team now offer more than 40 adult classes a week, including beginners' yoga, more advanced power yoga, Zumba, and total-body fitness.