About Us

Mama Bear Yoga was founded in 2015 by Erin Leach (a mom, yogi, and Harford County native) to fill a need she saw in the community. Our classes aren't just about physical fitness (although that is a very large bonus of regular yoga practice).  Yoga meets children where they are, acknowledging the perfection of wherever that is. Mama Bear Yoga provides a safe space for all children to be themselves and for their caregivers to connect with them in that moment. By incorporating basic tenets of yoga, such as breathing, mindfulness, and affirmation, Mama Bear Yoga is laying the groundwork for happy, healthy, and balanced children who will grow into happy, healthy, and balanced adults. Most importantly, our classes are FUN and full of joy! Coming to class gives you and your child time to forget about everything else that is going on in your lives and focus on the joy of being together--just a mama bear and her cub.

Our Instructor

Erin Leach is a wife, mom, yogi, sometimes-crafter, Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor (CCLYI), and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). Before becoming a mom, she worked for over ten years as an elementary school teacher and counselor.  She also worked in private practice as a child and family therapist. Practicing yoga with young children and their families brings her great happiness, and she looks forward to the opportunity of sharing the gift of children's yoga with you and your precious little cubs.