- Certified YK Teacher
Elk Grove Village, IL United States
I attended my first ever yoga class after the birth of my third child. It was a way for me to get an hour, once a week all to myself; to destress and turn off my overactive mind. Before having children, I was a Junior High Special Education teacher, passionate about sharing behavioral interventions, with my students and their families. I have a Bachelor of Science in Education, as well as a Master of Education.
As my youngest was getting ready for Kindergarten, I began looking for a career that would allow me to reconnect with the education of children, but also the flexibility to manage my family. As a parent, I had been researching a wide variety of treatment options to help my son deal with unexplainable leg pain. Yoga was almost always listed as a treatment option, but I knew very little about how I could effectively teach yoga to children.
The YogaKids program approaches teaching yoga to children, in a manner that made sense to me as an educator. I tried the “Om at Home” program with my family, which led me to a “Taste of YogaKids” and within a short time, I was on my way to becoming a Certified YogaKids Teacher.
My family and I currently live in the suburbs of Chicago where I teach four YogaKids classes each week at the Elk Grove Park District. I also enjoy working with educators, to incorporate the YogaKids Tools for School program in their classrooms. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to share my love of yoga with children.