We’re Going to Heaven, Yo(ga)!

(Every Friday, Charlotte Moore — founder of Gen Z Yoga — will share a thought or story about this project. Feel free to contact Charlotte at charlotte@genzyoga.com.)

Right around the time Gen Z Yoga came to be, I met a woman named Lene Saint-Orens. Lene is one of those gorgeous, stylish, powerhouse women who glides instead of walks. She’s the type of woman you see on the pages of Tribeza or sipping a glass of Chardonnay at a Laguna Gloria soiree.


Lene Saint-Orens, Founder of Wholesome Generation

Only, she’s so not that woman at all!!!

Lene is the most approachable, down-to-earth visionary who founded this fantastic alternative school in North Austin called Wholesome Generation. WG is this big, spacious, tan-colored edifice that sits on nearly six acres of land just west of I-35 off Parmer Lane. Despite the physical beauty of the place, it’s what happens inside the schoolhouse that blows my mind.

Most weekdays you’ll find the school filled with light, love, color, art, and those happy-happy noises happy-happy children make. You’ll find comfort; shoes rest at the front door so all who choose can walk around barefoot on the cool hardwood floors. You’ll likely be offered plates of some of the most delicious, flavorful, healthy food — the kind of food you wish you cooked and ate but don’t because … like … what??? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Well, Lene and Wholesome Generation do. They have time for that, and they’ll nourish you with it and you will love it. lene7

There is an enveloping atmosphere of serenity, diversity, acceptance, and love at 12251 Running Bird Lane.

When Lene heard about Gen Z Yoga, she immediately extended an invitation to us to use her space for some of our Saturday morning classes. I couldn’t have designed a more perfect place for the kind of service Gen Z wants to offer to growing children. Not to mention, our partnership is such a spot on no-brainer!

Free yoga + healthy food for all kids =
earthly fun and an automatic ticket into heaven, yo(ga)!

In the short time I’ve known her, Lene has been this quietly powerful, beautifully authentic, brilliantly organized collaborator, and a most treasured friend. Wholesome Generation is a gift she is giving to Austin area kids and to Gen Z Yoga.

Don’t miss tomorrow’s class at 10 am at WG. Bring your kids who are 8 – 14 years old. We have the mats, the water, the snacks, and more! Come out. Meet Lene. Tour the school. Eat some delicious snacks. Meet some lovely people.




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