What is Mindful Yogic Parenting?

Mindful Yogic Parenting is an integrative approach designed by Lori Wilen that combines yoga asana and philosophy, journaling and artistic expression, conversation and application from the mat to parenting.

In the Sunday night Mindful Yogic Parenting classes, Lori will guide yogis through a gentle asana and meditation practice connected to a theme. We will then have time to reflect on our experiences and shift into considering how the theme connects to being a parent. By carefully creating a safe and sacred community space, Lori will then facilitate discussion among yogis that will help each person identify ways to bring more conscious parenting practices into our lives with children.

No prior yoga experience necessary.


Lori Wilen is a graduate of Willow Street Yoga Center’s YTT-200 program. She began her yoga journey in an Iyengar practice about 25 years ago and became more interested in meditation almost 15 years ago. Lori is an experienced educator and facilitator. She was an elementary classroom teacher for ten years and has worked with teachers, administrators and others in education settings since. Lori aims to bring love, joy and peace into her yoga practice for herself and with others. She strives to build a warm community in her teaching and focuses on alignment, breath, and attention to the mind and spirit. Lori is also passionate about taking yoga off the mat and enjoys exploring the idea of yogic parenting with her own two little ones and with other parents.