Unit Instructor for: Module 1
Julie Pate fell in love with yoga over 20 years ago. She is a YogaKids Trainer. She holds a degrees in Physical Education and is Certified in adult yoga, YogaKids, Pilates and personal training. Julie has been teaching fitness, yoga and Pilates for over 25 years. She is an ERYT 500, with over 1000 hours of study in many styles of yoga. When not teaching yoga, Pilates or fitness classes, Julie also loves to write about her passions, and is a regular contributor to the YogaKids blog and webinars. YogaKids creator Marsha Wenig inspired Julie to teach yoga to children in 2006. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and two young sons. Learn more about Julie.
Unit Instructor for: Module 2
Amy has been a practicing Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist for over 20 years and has treated a lot of children in Early Intervention, Preschool and School Ages on Long Island, NY. After completing her YogaKids certification (because she needed more yoga!), Amy became a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Teacher and has recently completed her 500 hour Yoga Alliance certification. She is continuing in her yoga education to become a Yoga Therapist with Cora Wen of Yoga Bloom and wants to take this education to continue working with the Special Needs population. In addition to her speech practice, she currently teaches Yoga Kids classes, Special Needs classes and classes for Teens and Adults. Learn more about Amy.
Unit Instructor: Module 3
Helen Young, RYT 200 and CYKT, lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she teaches yoga to kids 5-14 years of age in a public school — 300 + kids a week and two adult classes a week to her colleagues. She also teaches a kids class at Yoga Source in Santa Fe. She loves sharing yoga with kids to help them connect with their bodies in a fun way. She also loves giving them the tools to calm themselves — tools they can take with them throughout their entire lives. Kids and adults need yoga now, at this time, on our planet more than ever. When there is chaos outside, we need to be the peace in the world. It works from the inside out. “This is my dharma, my path.” Learn more about Helen.
Unit Instructor for: Module 4
Sue’s passion is working collaboratively with others to lead and inspire the social, emotional, and cognitive growth of students who face so many modern-day challenges. This passion has been weaved into her daily experiences for more than thirty years in the education field. The degrees she holds in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Educational Leadership are just a small part of her foundation. It’s the actual experiences she’s had that have been the most rewarding and have shaped her beliefs that all children have beautiful hearts and lights to shine if we show them how. Learn more about Sue.