Meet Our Trainers

Get to know our awesome team of YogaKids Trainers!

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Alicia Mauldin

With a background as a dance instructor Alicia Chapman Mauldin naturally fell in love with yoga early. It did not take long before she followed her passion for instructing to began teaching yoga classes, which she has done since 2002 and brings a playful personality to her regular adult yoga classes. Alicia is a mother of three young children and wanted to share the joys of yoga with more than her own children. She is also the Mentor Coordinator for YogaKids International, inspiring and motivating the students currently training with YogaKids. Alicia likes to laugh and keep yoga fun for both adults and children. Learn more about Alicia…

Gail Grossman

Gail is the owner of Om Sweet Om Yoga in Port Washington, NY. She was certified by YogaKids in 2000. In 2001 she received her certification from BeYoga with Alan Finger. She received her 500 hour certification from YogaBloom with Cora Wen in 2013. She has continued to feed her ever-curious soul by continuing her training with other remarkable teachers, such as Shiva Rea, Brian Kest, Erich Schiffman, Kofi Busia, Leslie Kaminoff and Judith Hanson Lasater. In 2014 Gail’s first book was published. Restorative Yoga for Life is a book she hopes will help many people that she cannot help in person. Learn more about Gail…

Kim Vulinovic

Kim began her yoga practice in 1996 after the birth of her youngest daughter and was surprised to find that yoga helped, not only her physical body, but all aspects of her life. She joined YogaKids in 2001 looking for a career that merged her love of yoga with an interest in child development and education. Kim is designated by Yoga Alliance as a ERYT-200 hour and teaches both child-focused and adult-focused yoga classes. Learn more about Kim…

Sara Hastings-Morris

Sara’s yoga journey began at a women’s only fitness centre in Leduc in 2002.She obtained her adult yoga certification in 2005 with Trinity Yoga and is a registered Yoga Alliance Teacher. After having her son in 2008, she was inspired to teach yoga to children. After earning her YogaKids Certification, Sara created a class called Fitmama Yoga, a postnatal (and baby/toddler-friendly) yoga class for mothers. Sara’s days are primarily spend teaching yoga to children but she can still be found teaching many classes to adults. Sara brings over 10 years of teaching experience and fills her classes with knowledge, laughter and joy. Learn more about Sara…

Judy Brennan

Judy Brennan is a Health and Wellness Educator, Speaker, and Trainer. Judy’s passion for teaching yoga and meditation started with children and teens. She is a Certified YogaKids International Teacher and Trainer completing her children and teens training with YogaKids founder Marsha Wenig. She has studied with Dr. Deepak Chopra and his staff of physicians and master teachers completing Chopra Center for Well Being certifications in Primordial Sound Meditation and the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration and is a RYT500 and ERYT200 with over 1000 hours of study in many styles of yoga. Her love for yoga has taken her as far as Haiti to train adults to bring yoga into the schools. She feels fortunate to have found her passion and turned it into her life’s work. Learn more about Judy…

Shanti Augusta

Shanti has a genuine love for humanity, nature and life. Inspired by the healing power of yoga she completed her first Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2002, she has been teaching ever since. Her love for children led her to become a Certified Yogakids Teacher in 2005 in New Buffalo, Michigan, where she had the blessing to complete her Transformations with founder Marsha Wenig. Shanti is also a Certified Thai Yoga and Massage Therapist and she designed a popular local prenatal program, Shanti Prenatal, for expecting parents. Her newest Certification is the Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training at the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona. Here the true value and power of meditation dawned on her. By receiving the right tools, her meditation practice formalized and is now the heart of her personal practice. Learn more about Shanti…