Candace Martinez, MA, RYT, RCYT
NGY Teacher + Trainer
Candace has been working with children since 2001. She holds a masters in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on Childhood Trauma, and has worked in preschools for over 15 years. Her specialty is bringing social-emotional learning to every crevice of a classroom, curriculum, and interaction.
As stress and anxiety in children began to rise rapidly, Candace discovered yoga.
After getting her 200 hour yoga training, she immediately brought yoga and mindfulness to her preschoolers and fellow teachers. To further her studies, she was recommended to Next Generation Yoga and she dove into trainings for the 2-7 and 8-13 year olds. NGY’s heart and mission was exactly what Candace was looking for to combine her love of yoga and children, and she later became an NGY Trainer.
Candace lives in Berkeley, California with her husband, 3 children, and 2 dogs. She loves hikes, photography, baseball, and reading.