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about us

Positivity and Movement for Busy Minds

Little Yogis is a mobile Yoga & Mindfulness program for kids in York Region (Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Stouffville) aged 2 - 13 years with the goal of improving physical, mental, and emotional health through our curriculum.

Little Yogis partners with schools, childcare centres, non-profit, and for-profit organizations to improve the health and wellness of our communities.

We are proud to be an approved external service provider for the York Catholic District School Board!

Toronto Star Readers' Choice 2023 Diamond Winner for Little Yogis Academy
meet the owner

Monica Xu

Hi! I’m Monica. Let me tell you a little bit about my journey and how my passion has brought me here. I’m a mom of 2 young girls, and I can say wholeheartedly that a self reflection during motherhood has landed me right here. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and have worked over 10+ years in the demand planning industry. I started to practice yoga because I wanted to get some movement after sitting at a desk all day.

What started as a form of exercise and a time filler in my early 20’s has now evolved to a form of just ‘being’ - through breath, movement, and a state of mind. As I evolved personally through lived life experiences, I started to realize that the inner work and physical practice has transformed into a way of life. My journey to children’s yoga began when I started to wonder how I can add tools and techniques to empower and impact my children's world. I want to provide children with the lifelong tools in their mental toolbox and where they can make this a learned behaviour in a natural way. It could only brighten, benefit and enlighten their world, touch their hearts and minds because they truly are our future.

Monica Xu


My name is Amy Parsons. Mother to three kiddos, family based photographer, Islander, and yoga teacher! 

I completed my first yoga training with Modo Yoga in Montreal in the fall of 2010 and went on to do my Modo Flow training in Halifax a few years later. I taught full time for several years before changing directions and operating a successful photography business here on the Island. I am a people person and feel as though my background of teaching yoga, and photographing families with young children will serve me well in this new adventure. I've been told that I make my clients/students feel comfortable and I can't wait to bring that skill with me to Little Yogis. 

While I absolutely LOVE photographing all of the beautiful babies and families on PEI (and will continue to do so), I look forward to getting back to my roots in the yoga community. The mental health crisis is real, and I see symptoms within my own family which has led me here! Children need to learn to move their bodies, self regulate, and be mindful of their thoughts/actions. I strongly believe that our children model OUR behaviour and I want to be the change within my own family. I can't wait to help Island kiddos develop healthier habits and mindfulness with the incredible Little Yogis/Busy Minds program.

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