Beyond: Family Classes

As your babies grow, so do the offerings we have to support you! Check out Kindermusik, Infant Massage, Baby Signs and GroovaRoo Dance Classes, and Essential Oils Workshops for Prenatal and Young Families



Introducing the World through Song and Dance!

You’ll witness your child’s developmental evolution in language skills, literacy, listening, problem solving, social skills, self-esteem, and musicality. And it happens within a nurturing environment-full of energy, imagination, music, dancing, and playful delight. Miss Helen offers two different tracks of musical curriculum: Kindermusik classes and her own Music with Miss Helen classes. These classes are appropriate for infants through ages 5 and Helen has ongoing sessions for different age groups.   

Upcoming Class Dates:

Learn more about upcoming Fall 2019 Classes and costs at the link below!

Helen also offers FREE trial classes, contact her for more information.

Current Session Times:

Infant-18 month Olds

  • Wed 9:30-10:15am

  • Thur 11:30-12:15pm

  • Thur 5:30-6:15pm

18 month - 3 1/2 Year Olds

  • Wed 10:30-11:15am

  • Thur 9:00-9:45am

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Essential Oils Classes

Visit Kristen’s website for more information about these science-based classes and why she found it important to put together these essential oils classes.

Essential Oils for Pregnancy & Delivery:  October 18th

6pm - 7:15pm, The Root 3385 Lanatt Dr. $30 Includes massage oil.

Essential Oils for Families w/Small Children: September 12th or November 7th

6pm - 7:15pm, The Root 3385 Lanatt Dr. $30 Includes massage oil or aroma therapy spray.

Registration: or text 916-768-0344. $30 class fee may be paid in cash, check, or Venmo @kristendbreaux, and payment by credit card will have a $5 fee for the total amount of $35. 

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Intro to Infant Massage

Bring your pre-crawler and join Jillian Van Ness for our hands on, "Intro to Baby Massage" class.

This 90 minute class will cover the benefits and foundations of baby massage, appropriate pressure, recommended oils, how to read baby's engagement cues, as well as massage strokes for one area of the body. A short, PDF/handout of the learned principles will be provided for home practice.


Cost: $50 (minimum five registrants)

Upcoming Dates:

October 5th

November 24th 11am-12:30pm

December 19th 5:30-7pm

Older child? SAVE THE DATE: Beat the Holiday Crazy with our first ever Toddler Massage Class taught by Jillian on 11/24.

Want to learn more? Join our 3-week series with Kristen Breaux where you'll learn a full body massage routine, adapting it as they grow, how to stimulate brain development through touch, and more. See more below.


Infant Massage Series

It’s a physiological phenomenon that requires ongoing cultivation, practice, and investment. Infant Massage is an incredible tool to enhance bonding. When we make skin-to-skin and eye-to-eye contact with our babies during massage routines, the production of Cortisol (stress hormone) temporarily ceases while simultaneously, the production of Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Prolactin (bonding and growth hormones) increases. Which means both you and baby will feel the positive effects!

This class series is so much more than simply learning massage strokes. Your babies senses are being stimulated from the sound of your voice, the smell of your skin, the sight of your smile, and the touch of warm oil in your hands. It is the rhythmic, repetitive and caring interactions from you that help form your babies synapses increasing optimal brain function and development.

Learn to safely massage your own baby in this fun and educational, three week series.

Cost: $130 (minimum five registrants)


Upcoming Class Dates:

October Series: 23rd, 30th, & Nov 6th Wednesday’s 12:45-2pm

January 2020 Series: 8th, 15th, 22nd Wednesday’s 12:45-2pm


GroovaRoo Dance Classes

Jillian’s back with Prenatal & Babywearing Dance classes! Join this fabulous group of caregivers for a fun, four-week series. We’ll learn how to safely wear/move with baby while learning simple choreography to popular songs. Not only will you have a blast, you’ll also get a low-impact, aerobic workout in a social atmosphere while bonding more deeply with your baby (whether in your belly or in your arms). As each week’s routine builds on the last, you’re guaranteed to leave with a boosted mood, confidence, and a movement repertoire with which to soothe baby or practice at home. Even fussy babies or ones who don't like to be worn have enjoyed this class. All are welcome! No prior baby wearing or dance experience necessary.

Cost: $65 (minimum eight registrants)


Upcoming Series:

Thursdays October 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th: 12:30-1:45pm