When I discovered there was a kids yoga studio in Fredericton, I was immediately drawn to it. I have done yoga off and on for years, and my girls and I recently started doing Cosmic Yoga together. So I knew that this was something they would love. But even better, I wanted to take pictures of it.

Before I could reach out to Hannah, the owner of Whimsy Birch Kids Yoga Studio, I entered a couple of her giveaways. I won a free class for Sofia. After the class (which was awesome, by the way), I chatted with Hannah a bit and mentioned the idea of taking some photos for her. I hoped that she would take me up on it. I had been looking for a small local business to collaborate with, and it seemed like a perfect fit.

A partnership formed

When Hannah reached out to me to take photos of one of her classes, I asked if she was interested in joining together to do more than just photos. I was thrilled when she agreed, and we started making plans.

The first step: take some photos.

Every month Hannah has a themed class. In April, it was Rainbows. I thought that was a perfect theme to take pictures of. And I was right! Her studio is so clean and fresh, yet relaxing with little pops of colour everywhere. She had brought glow bracelets for the kids, and planned a art project for them.

Whimsy Birch is all about mixing movement (yoga) with creativity and mindfulness. So there was a bit of everything, starting with some fun stretching and games, then creating abstract art and finally slowing down with some meditation exercises. It was perfectly aimed at kids to keep their attention while making sure they had fun.

The next step: looking forward.

Now that we have some photos to work with, we are making plans for other ways to help each other. Owning your own business can be lonely and stressful, so having someone who understands to go through it together and brainstorm is invaluable.

I’ll be taking more photos for Whimsy Birch for sure, and in the meantime we are offering our clients special gifts. Book a lifestyle session with me and you’ll receive a FREE class from Whimsy Birch! And if you sign up for classes with Whimsy Birch, you’ll receive a coupon from me for a free print. Gifts for everyone! :)

We are so lucky to have people like Hannah to create spaces for our children like Whimsy Birch. This summer she is holding summer art + yoga camps and themed classes, and you can always purchase a pass or book a birthday party. Visit her website for details.

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