Level 2 Master Mentor Evaluators

Master Mentor Ann Huber

Ann Huber

Unit Instructor for: First Steps of the Advanced Training Program and Preparing for Transformations

In 1995, as an employee of a small production house, Ann was granted the opportunity to serve as editor on the first YogaKids™ DVD. Since that time, she’s received a Master’s Degree in Television Production from Emerson College, worked as a producer/programmer for seven years at America Online (creating kids and teens content), and earned a multiple-subject teaching credential from California State University Northridge. Today, she serves as the CEO of YogaKids International.

Tamara Semple

Unit Instructor for: Module 1

Tamara (Tammy) is a RYT-200, CYKT and Certified Girlvana Teacher. She began teaching in 2002 and has been teaching children exclusively since 2014. Her work takes her to numerous schools within 2 school districts, community centers and private classes in her area where she shares yoga, self-regulation techniques and mindfulness practices. Learn more about Tamara.

Amy Cohen

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. Learn more about Amy.

Maria Markos

Unit Instructor: Module 3

Maria served victims of crime for twenty-three years; as the director of the Crime Victim Rights Unit of the local county Prosecutor’s Office, as the Coordinator of a Child Advocacy Center, and as a Community Educator for the local rape crisis center. Curious about the lack of self-care among criminal justice professionals (including herself!), Maria learned the fine art of pivoting within the field she loved and now spends her time passionately teaching others how to embrace the beauty of slowing down, honoring the wisdom of the body, and finding nuggets of joy in the chaos of everyday life. Learn more about Maria.

Cynthia Margolis

Unit Instructor for: Module 4

Cindy, Owner and Lead Instructor of Kids Yoga & Mindful Movement, is a Certified YogaKids Teacher and has an RYT-200 Power Yoga certification.  She has been teaching kids yoga classes since 2010.  She also has a MA degree in Early Childhood Special Education from University of St. Thomas and has been teaching at Wayzata Community Church Nursery School since 2004. Cindy has been an avid yoga practitioner since 2003 and in her spare time, plays golf and spends time with family and friends. Learn more about Cynthia.

Jen Durie-O’Brien

Unit Instructor for: Module 4 (Special Needs Assignments)

In addition to being a Certified YogaKids Teacher, Jen is also an Occupational Therapist practicing since 1998, with a focus in pediatrics and sensory integration since 2001. She is passionate and believes in supporting one child at a time through the integration of yoga and occupational therapy principles, while empowering balance in our children and our own lives! Learn more about Jen.

Email her at: jendurie@gmail.com.

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