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Jackson Parnell and mother Brandy Parnell move into the next yoga pose during a Mommy and Me Yoga course Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The instructor incorporated nontraditional names for poses to keep the young children more engaged, as well as created an environment to promote a deeper mother and child bond. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Jackson Parnell and mother Brandy Parnell move into the next yoga pose during a Mommy and Me Yoga course Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The instructor incorporated nontraditional names for poses to keep the young children more engaged, as well as created an environment to promote a deeper mother and child bond. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Students stretch before a Mommy and Me Yoga course hosted by the 86th Force Support Squadron Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Children participating with their mothers must be between the ages of two and three to take the class. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Students stretch before a Mommy and Me Yoga course hosted by the 86th Force Support Squadron Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Children participating with their mothers must be between the ages of two and three to take the class. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Kadyzshea Barrios lifts her son Roy in the air with her feet during the first Mommy and Me Yoga class Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Compared to a yoga course for adults, the Mommy and Me Yoga classes have more movement and hold poses for shorter amounts of time. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Kadyzshea Barrios lifts her son Roy in the air with her feet during the first Mommy and Me Yoga class Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Compared to a yoga course for adults, the Mommy and Me Yoga classes have more movement and hold poses for shorter amounts of time. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Jackson Parnell joins his mother, Brandy Parnell, in a cool-down stretch during the first Mommy and Me Yoga class Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The instructor incorporated nontraditional names for poses to keep the young children more engaged, as well as created an environment to promote a deeper mother-to-child bond. (U.S. Air Force 
photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Jackson Parnell joins his mother, Brandy Parnell, in a cool-down stretch during the first Mommy and Me Yoga class Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The instructor incorporated nontraditional names for poses to keep the young children more engaged, as well as created an environment to promote a deeper mother-to-child bond. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Roy Barrios watches his mother, Kadyzshea Barrios, during a Mommy and Me Yoga class Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The Mommy and Me Yoga course is offered every Monday, starting Aug. 29. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Roy Barrios watches his mother, Kadyzshea Barrios, during a Mommy and Me Yoga class Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The Mommy and Me Yoga course is offered every Monday, starting Aug. 29. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Students stand on their mats during the first Mommy and Me Yoga class Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. During the class, children learn to follow directions, increase balance, muscle strength and coordination with the help of both the teacher and parent. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Students stand on their mats during the first Mommy and Me Yoga class Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. During the class, children learn to follow directions, increase balance, muscle strength and coordination with the help of both the teacher and parent. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Kadyzshea Barrios and her son, Roy, reach for their toes during a Mommy and Me Yoga class Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. This is the first Mommy and Me Yoga class to be offered at Ramstein. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Kadyzshea Barrios and her son, Roy, reach for their toes during a Mommy and Me Yoga class Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. This is the first Mommy and Me Yoga class to be offered at Ramstein. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Jackson Parnell and mother Brandy Parnell move into the next yoga pose during a Mommy and Me Yoga course Aug. 29, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The instructor incorporated nontraditional names for poses to keep the young children more engaged, as well as created an environment to promote a deeper mother and child bond. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)