Why do you teach Next Generation Yoga?
Witnessing the transformation of a child who discovers his or her inner and physical strengths is simply delightful. It is such a blessing to see a child blossom and grow once he or she gains confidence. With NGY, I have the privilege of watching children achieve goals through self-expression, imagination and movement.
How do you practice Yoga off the mat?
I strive to be present during conversations by really listening and putting my phone or current task away. During the work day, I focus on one task at a time as much as possible for increased productivity and enhanced quality of work. Each day is infused with meditations, breathing exercises and intentional “play” as needed for stress management.
What is your special gift in connecting with children?
I’m a kid at heart with a playful spirit. I love to engage in pretend play and conversations with kids of all ages. Most kids see me as a “friend” and feel comfortable around me almost immediately as they can quickly discern I accept them for who they truly are.