Kids Yoga


This class is taught by:

Janette Lapus

Janette is a native Houstonian. She grew up in Southwest Houston and graduated from Houston Baptist University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing. She moved to Birmingham, Alabama where she worked as a bedside nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Janette’s interest in patient and family-centered care was a natural fit, leading her to become involved in bereavement care. Janette returned to Houston and took a break from nursing in order to start a family. She has two beautiful children, Lucy and Joshua. When her kids entered school, Janette began her journey back into fitness through kickboxing and jiu-jitsu, eventually discovering yoga. Inspired by her fitness instructors, she completed the Yoga Teacher Training at Awakened Yoga Studio in Spring 2017. Janette’s interests outside of yoga and jiu-jitsu are creating vegetable-based smoothies, learning other forms of martial arts (Eskrima and Jeet Kune Do), promoting women’s self defense, and painting with acrylics.

Amanda Kocurek

Amanda finished her yoga instructor training earlier this year and is also certified to teach SUP yoga. Off the mat, she is a Montessori teacher, working with children (18-36 months ) for the last 9 years. "Bringing yoga into my classroom was my research project and I was amazed at how the children took to it, they wanted to do it, they asked to do it. I truly believe the breath of life and how to use it should be taught very early in life. I teach breathing techniques in my class everyday."
Amanda has been practicing yoga for the last ten years. Going through the training was such an amazing and badass experience for her. "Not only did I deepen my practice but my spirituality deepened too. I gained a lot of confidence in myself and was able to let go of the baggage and create space for new positive things in my life."

Yoga has taught her self love and to be OK with her authentic self even if someone doesn't like it. "I've learned that I'm in competition with no one. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone. I am simply trying to be better than the person I was yesterday. I'm stoked to be at Awakened Yoga Studio. See you on the mat."

Amy K. Kirby

Amy spent the first 18 years of her life dreaming of becoming a prima ballerina. It was when she realized that wasn’t practical, that she found yoga. She began practicing Hatha Yoga in college, and in 2000, fell in love with Bikram Yoga. She graduated her 9 week intensive training in Los Angeles in 2002, and opened her own studio in Sugar Land in 2006, which she maintained until 2013, when she decided that her time was better served taking care of her six little munchkins at home. These days, Amy is thrilled to bring Hot Yoga to AY, and when she’s not chasing after her husband and kids, or sticking her nose in a book, you can find her working on her newest yoga love, vinyasa flow!
Come play yoga with us! Yoga classes for kids encourage children to explore and discover the mind and body in FUN ways. Yoga for kids uses interactive games, stories, and other play-like activities to stimulate the imagination, get their bodies moving and having a great time!Through yoga, kids move to improve flexibility, balance, and strength. Kids will learn relaxation and breathing techniques to help them calm the mind, learn concentration and focus, and develop inner confidence! Open to children ages 5 to 12.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Aug 18 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Tue Aug 21 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Amanda Kocurek
  • Sat Aug 25 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Tue Aug 28 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Amanda Kocurek
  • Sat Sep 01 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Tue Sep 04 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Amanda Kocurek
  • Sat Sep 08 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Amy K. Kirby
  • Tue Sep 11 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Amanda Kocurek
  • Sat Sep 15 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Tue Sep 18 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Amanda Kocurek
  • Tue Sep 25 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Amanda Kocurek
  • Tue Oct 02 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Amanda Kocurek
  • Tue Oct 09 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Amanda Kocurek
  • Tue Oct 16 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Amanda Kocurek
  • Sat Oct 20 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Tue Oct 23 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Amanda Kocurek