Kid's Self Defense - Celebrating Confidence


This class is taught by:

Bea Porter

Bea Porter is a mother of three girls, coffee addict and self-proclaimed foodie. She originally registered for Yoga teacher training so she could learn more advanced poses. She didn't know then how much of a life change it would be for her.

Through yoga teacher training and her practice at Awakened, she realized that yoga is about more than just the poses. She grew as a person and made significant life changes that led her to become more confident and make the leap from employee to business owner managing social media!

Bea received her 200-hour yoga certification in March of 2018 from Awakened Yoga. She still enjoys getting into new and advanced poses but has found so much more from your daily yoga practice and meditation.

Bea enjoys balancing poses, will avoid chair pose when possible and is a big fan of using blocks! She has a passion for partner yoga and loves the connection that comes when practicing next to someone.

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.
Have you ever thought about introducing your child to martial arts?
 
Welcome to Awakened Yoga's Kid’s Self Defense Class- Celebrating Confidence!
 
Your child will gain confidence by becoming more aware of their surroundings as well as learning basic Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense moves! We will also incorporate some light yoga exercises to help warm-up and cool down our yogi/ninjas. Come and join the fun as we Celebrate Confidence for our kids!
 
Ages 5-12
No extra $. Use class pass!!
 
*** We ask all participants to remove all jewelry prior to self-defense class.***
 
Wear comfortable athletic clothing.
Bring water.
 
 
*Keep scrolling to learn more about Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Janette!*
 
The late Carlos Gracie Sr. learned the art of Jiu-Jitsu from Mitsuya Maeda and opened the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in 1925. It was in this Academy that Helio Gracie adapted the Japanese techniques into the modern Jiu-Jitsu that we know today. Helio Gracie developed a defensive form of fighting designed for a weaker person to defend themselves against a bigger and stronger person. It is very important to learn how to defend yourself on your feet as well as on the ground. Anyone can safely learn Jiu-Jitsu and enjoy the benefits of practicing this wonderful martial art! The benefits of training Jiu-Jitsu are increased strength, flexibility, endurance as well as improved overall well-being.
 
Janette Lapus is a purple belt under Royce Gracie/Chad Kight at Sugarland Mixed Martial Arts and a Yoga instructor at Awakened Yoga Studio.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jan 19 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Bea Porter
  • Sat Jan 26 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Bea Porter
  • Sat Feb 02 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sat Feb 09 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sat Feb 16 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sat Feb 23 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sat Mar 02 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sat Mar 09 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sat Mar 16 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sat Mar 23 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sat Mar 30 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sat Apr 06 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sat Apr 13 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sat Apr 20 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sat Apr 27 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sat May 04 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sat May 11 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Janette Lapus