Best Yoga Class for New Moms, August 2011
In most “Mommy and Me” yoga classes—where parents bring their babies while fitting in a few vinyasas
—wailing is part of the soundtrack. Leah Miller, who teaches the Monday morning “Parent & Me” class at Silver Lake Yoga
, cultivates a more Zen atmosphere by tending to the bambinos, too. As she cruises the class, guiding the grown-ups in a moderate-to-tough hatha
routine, she zeroes in on the fussiest infants, scooping them up for a stroll or a brief bounce on the yoga ball. Miller's no-big-whoop attitude toward infant meltdowns is a bonus. “Our goal is to let moms do as much yoga as possible,” she says.