Kids Yoga 

Taught by Amy Rider 

Yoga for 3-5 year olds (with a parent or caregiver) ~ Yoga comes to life in these fun and creative classes designed to stimulate a young child’s growing curiosity. Playful yoga poses, animated breathing exercises and imaginative relaxation techniques teach 3 to 5 year olds about their growing bodies. Sprinkled with music, crafts, picture books, and age-appropriate props, we will spark the inner yogini while enhancing language development, motor coordination and play skills.  

Yoga for 6-8 year olds ~ Cooperative games, thematic activities and storytelling engage the natural energy and enthusiasm of the 6, 7, and 8 year old child. Classes explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, visual imagery, and relaxation techniques while conveying lessons in self-expression, body image, social skills, positive thinking, and environmental awareness. This is a drop-off class.

Drop-ins are welcome!!! 

$15/class, $70/5 classes, $130/10 classes. %20 discount for siblings. Payable to Amy Rider King directly.

Please contact Amy to register at amy.rider@yahoo​.com

Baby and Me ***Interest List now forming:  We will begin a new group once we have 5 signed up***

Taught by Susanne Stauss

0-12 month olds on Mondays, 12-24 month olds on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm.  You must pre-register to join the class.  No drop ins, please.   

They say it takes a village to raise a child.  This class is intended to create that village to support and nurture growing families, foster a sense of community, and provide a resource for all the everyday questions that arise in rearing a child.  Each session will include a social time for parents and caregivers to connect with one another, swap stories and ideas, and trade encouragement.  This will be followed by music and movement designed to strengthen tactile and auditory bonds between parent and child.  Next, a discussion will be lead on topics such as organics, sleep habits, wellness, allergies, siblings, and more.  Finally, the session will wrap up with a question and answer session in which the entire group is encouraged to share their collective wisdom and experience.  Afterwards, the loft is available until 12:45 if you wish to stay and have a picnic with new friends. 

$20/class, $150/10 class series to be used within the three month season.  Drop ins welcome based on availability.  Click here to register.

Music for Growing 

Play and grow through music with miss Amelia Chapman, MT-BC

​Fridays, 11 am- Ages 6mos-5years, with a caregiver

In this Early Childhood Music group, children have the opportunity to grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually in a setting where they can be successful and have fun! Each session has carefully selected songs and music activities to target developmental milestones for your child. This musical foundation class will start your children on a path to understanding meter, rhythm, and beat.  It is the perfect head start for any child to transition to more structured music lessons as they grow older! Please visit for more information and registration.


*We are now Gathering Interest for a NEW Music for Growing class, Fridays at 10am! Please visit to express your interest. The class will begin once 4 children/families have expressed interest*​

-This class is ongoing, Fridays at 11am, and space is limited to 10 children; please pre-register to reserve a spot. After 3 consecutive absences, your reserved spot will be made available to those on our waiting list.
-Pricing: $10 drop-in, $16 for families.

*Beginning 4/17 we will offer a 5-class card for $45, or $75 for families (2+ children)
-First class is free!

Please visit for registration and more information.

Childbirth Education

Teacher Michele Nizza

This one day workshop will be offered every other Saturday for expectant parents.  It will focus on understanding changes in the body during pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and postpartum. Childbirth expert and doula, Michele Nizza, will lead you through a series of readings, discussions, videos, and labor practices to help you choose the birthing method that is right for your own specific needs and desires.  Please bring a birth ball and two pillows if possible.  To register please visit


Childbirth Workshops sponsored by Monterey Doula

Teacher Elisa Judy, DONA, Labor Trained Birth Doula and CAPPA Trained Birth Educator

The series of classes are one night events featuring specific topics to help expecting parents. These include "Dad's Only" for expecting fathers, "Comfort Measures" to learn basic techniques for a more pleasant birthing experience, and "Avoiding Common Hospital Interventions" to help develop a birth plan and discuss fundamental baby care. For specific dates and details on each workshop, see the calendar of events.  These classes are FREE but must be pre-registered as space is limited.  To register, visit 

Natural Childbirth Series

Instructor Cori Gentry, BBCI Certified Natural Childbirth Educator

This class is a ten week series for couples seeking a natural childbirth in a hospital or at home.  Learn in a community of other couples about keeping your pregnancy healthy and low risk; what to expect in the final weeks of pregnancy; what labor is like physically and emotionally for both mom and her partner; relaxation exercises and tools to achieve your desired birth; bringing baby home and establishing breastfeeding.  Couples receive a 170 page workbook and 2 disk breastfeeding  DVD.  This class has limited space, so please register at

4 Steps to Your Empowered Pregnancy
Taught by Margaret Skillicorn, Holistic Care Practitioner and Founder of the Empowered Pregnancy Immersion Program

​Monthly, every 2nd Monday 6:30-7:30pm ~ FREE!

Are you ready to embrace your Empowered Pregnancy? Then this is the workshop for you. Go home with skills to release your fears and stay present in the moment; give yourself and your baby the gift of self-care; consciously connect with your baby’s spirit; and tools to begin establishing your team of support. Margaret has been supporting people on their transformational journeys for six years. She is known for her deep intuitive connection and her healing presence.
Please RSVP to or 831-277-4457

Instrumental lessons 

Taught by Susanne Stauss, M.A. Music Pedagogy 

Now offering lessons for piano, flute, recorder, and Native American flute. The piano program is for children ages 5-6 years old.

Ms. Stauss also specializes in teaching children with learning disabilities and Autism who need patience, understanding, compassion, and a personalized curriculum.

Contact Ms Stauss for more information and available lesson times at: or call 831 915 4262

Monterey Bay Parenting
Group leader Tina McRorie
This group meets monthly to discuss a variety of parenting topics. See Calendar page for individual class topics and details. The meetings are free, but donations of $5-$10 are appreciated. Parents, children and supporters are welcome. Monterey Bay Parenting also offers playgroups at area parks. For more information visit our website: 



Pre-Registration is required for most classes. Use the contact info provided below each class description to sign up today!

2014/15 Sessions


Spring       March-May

Summer    June-August

Fall           September-November

Winter      December-February