The Little Yoga Warriors story
My name is Jessica Rothenberg, mum of two beautiful children, wife to the most supportive husband I could have ever wished for and founder of Little Yoga Warriors. I am a fully trained, qualified and insured Baby Massage and Baby Yoga Instructor based in Medway, Kent, UK.
The Little Yoga Warriors journey so far...
At the end of 2017 I was feeling lost, for the first time in a long time I didn't have a clue which direction my life was going in. Little Yoga Warriors was born New Year's Eve 2017. I was half way through maternity leave with my second child when it dawned on me I needed a new plan... A plan that fit in around my family and a job that made me happy and fulfilled.
Before embarking on this new adventure I worked in London for 9 years working for a Magazine Company, since graduating in Magazine Publishing and Marketing it was all I had ever wanted to do... until I became a mother, then the commute and long days became very unappealing not to mention the cost of childcare and the added train fare.
I started to brainstorm, what did I enjoy doing doing? Since 2007 my family and close friends have fund-raised a lot for charity through doing mainly fitness challenges, in 2008 I cycled Lands End to John O Groats (1000 miles in 10days) in 2009 I did a charity Skydive. In 2013 I ran the London Marathon. As well as doing various charity runs in between.
So from there I decided I wanted a carreer away from an office environment that involved fitness but also helping others, I wanted a job with a purpose where I felt like I was actually helping and making a difference to others lives.
Since having children being able to dedicate time to fitness has been tough. I joined a baby yoga class with my daughter when she was 12 weeks old and I loved it, we did it weekly until she was 11 months old and attempting to crawl all over the newborns. It was an hour of my week where I felt like my old self without feeling mum guilt as my baby was with me giggling and cooing. I went with "mum friends" who now are friends for life. Baby Yoga was such a lovely bonding experience for my firstborn and I. When i backed to work I missed that time with her.
When my son was born a year after returning to work. (2 years 1 month after my daughter) I searched for local baby yoga classes and there were none available. I toyed with the idea of training but deemed it to risky until New Years Eve.
In January 2018 I enrolled with an amazing training provider Blossom & Berry and have not looked back since.