Location: Maple Valley, WA
Licensed NGY Teacher for: 2-7 year olds
Why do you teach Next Generation Yoga?
I love that NGY incorporates traditional Yoga movements while making it extremely fun for kids of all abilities. Teaching them how to meditate, or calm down, is an invaluable skill that they can use in their everyday lives. Also… it is really fun!!!
How do you practice Yoga off the mat?
Throughout the day, I will often stop to breathe and surround myself in a positive light from within. Working with children in the age ranges of 5 – 12, I often find myself stretching and moving in different ways which gives me the opportunity to use those Yoga techniques.
What do you do when you’re not teaching NGY classes?
I work with special needs students as a paraeducator in a local elementary school. I love reading, traveling, trying new restaurants with my husband and two sons, watching baseball, and hanging out with my 3 cats.
What is your special gift in connecting with children?
I don’t take things too seriously. I jump right in talking about the ridiculous while watching for body language and listening to their words so that I can get to know them better. I’m flexible and am willing to listen to kids’ ideas, as they are more creative than any of us grown-ups can dream of being!