Why do you teach Next Generation Yoga?
I teach Next Generation Yoga, because I know that Yoga can help kids in so many ways! Bringing Yoga to kids in this way empowers them to be themselves and tune into their emotions and their body. In a Next Generation Yoga class, kids are given opportunities to lead, to move, to be still, and to make choices for themselves without judgement from an adult.
How do you practice Yoga off the mat?
Every day I practice Yoga by staying present. I always tell my students, “If you can breathe, you can do Yoga.” By coming back to my breath, I can refocus my energy and stay present and aware.
What is your special gift in connecting with children?
I connect with children, because I treat them as unique individuals. Children have so much to offer us and we often under-rate their unique gifts, but I see and encourage the person within each child. It is such a gift to be able to work with children and I connect with them because of my absolute love and interest in their person and experiences.