Little Lotus Yoga Studio is a Yoga Studio Just for Kids

Downtown Cranford Director Caren Demyen, Deputy Mayor Brian Andrews, and DMC Board President Kristen Mider, held a ribbon cutting for Little Lotus Yoga Studio this week, welcoming the children’s yoga studio to the Downtown Cranford community!

Owner Francelli Bello works as a Physician’s Assistant and has been practicing yoga for 5 years. She had previously worked as an ABA therapist with children and saw the benefits of yoga firsthand. She observed how yoga helped improve the children’s anxiety, breathing techniques, and sleeping. When COVID led to families spending more time at home, Francelli’s young nephew asked her how he could meet other children and make friends. Francelli saw opening a yoga studio as a way to bring children together in a safe environment.

Francelli’s friend Erica had recently opened Heal & Glow, an infrared sauna in Downtown Cranford, and she recommended that Francelli look at the area for her business. Francelli visited Cranford and felt it would be the perfect fit, so Little Lotus Yoga Studio found its home at 123 North Union Avenue.

Little Lotus Yoga will be offering in-person classes, limited to 5 students at a time. Classes will be held at the studio and at local parks. The classes are currently offered to children ages 5-9, and eventually Francelli plans to expand the studio’s offerings to additional ages. Allie Thompson, the yoga studio’s instructor, has previously worked with children, including those with special needs. Little Lotus Yoga also offers 1 on 1 classes for children with special needs.

Little Lotus Yoga Studio will be offering a free Earth Day class at the studio on April 24, and Allie’s class, Kindness & Curiosity, will be starting on May 3rd. All classes can be booked online, and Francelli says that people can stay updated by following the studio on social media and checking the website:

We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Francelli and Little Lotus Yoga Studio to the Downtown Cranford business community!

Little Lotus Yoga Studio
123 North Union Avenue, Ste. 108
(908) 931-9368