JANE & HAPPY LITTLE YOGI
Happy Little Yogi was founded in 2009 by Jane Oppegaard.
Our mission is to introduce children to yoga from an early age in a fun and playful way. Through the practice, children learn to connect with their breath, tune into their body, self-regulate and grow up understanding the essential mind-body connection that yoga offers.
Jane started to practice Kundalini Yoga in 1999, liking the balance of physical exercise to the clearing and calming the mind through meditation and sound. Having suffered with scoliosis for most of her life, the practice proved to have incredible effects on her posture and mobility. Jane decided to train and qualified in Kundalini Yoga in 2008, training at the Amrit Nam Sarovar School and then with Gurmukh Kaur in the USA. Her desire to teach yoga to children led her to qualify in Child Play Yoga with Gurudass Kaur in 2009 and The Radiant Child School in 2010.
In 2019, Jane caught up with Anne Pestiaux, whose children she had been teaching at pre-teen classes a couple of years prior. During that time, Anne had also qualified as a yoga teacher (Vinyasa Flow). Jane & Anne decided to partner and grow Happy Little Yogi, so they can bring yoga to more children.
Together, they launched The Happy Little Yogi Flow Teacher Training.
Jane’s years of experience as a teacher combined with Anne’s business skills make a great team to bring yoga to more children.