Say Hello to November’s Featured Trainer: Michelle Gunnell

Each month we spotlight one of our AMAZING Next Generation Yoga Trainers
so you can see a little of what makes them shine!

Say Hello to November’s Featured Trainer:
Michelle Gunnell

Read on for a Q&A with Michelle!

Michelle Gunnell

Next Generation Yoga Trainer for 2-7 yr. olds, 8-13 yr. olds
and School-Based Educators Live & Online

New Orleans, LA

Q: Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
A: I love to dance – Hip-hop, silly fun dancing, you name it I love to move my body! I was a dancer for over 20 years!

Q: What was your first experience with Next Generation Yoga?
A: In 2014, after a year of investigating Kids Yoga and Kids Yoga Training programs online, I registered for a 2-7 yr. old Teacher Training with Jodi Komitor in New Orleans. I loved my experience at that Training so much that, after it was over, I journaled about wanting to become an NGY Trainer. I wrote my dream into existence – I was invited by Jodi to become a Trainer the following year!

Q: What are your current favorite 3 NGY Lesson Plans?
A: A

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: A Teacher! I was a classroom teacher and then evolved into teaching Yoga!

Q: What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone wanting to or currently teaching Yoga to Kids?
A: Must. Love. Kids! Ha! Of course that, but also, remember to fit in your self-care! We put out so much energy when we are teaching (plus all the other life things!) that it is SO important to refill the well so that you can be the best version of yourself when you teach children! Remember, kids can sniff out anything – they know when you are faking it from exhaustion or any number of things, so take good care of yourself so you can take good care of them!

Q: How can people connect with you?
A: By visiting the 
Yoga Krewe website and Facebook page, or via email.


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