p.o. Box 60002
Worcester, MA US
I was first introduced to yoga in middle school gym class when I had to choose between wrestling and yoga. At 13 years old, I looked at it as a chance for a nap in school, but I kept coming back to it over the years. About 5 years ago, I began taking classes on a regular basis and noticed a difference in myself. I was more focused and I was calmer. I also noticed that my body was in a lot less pain. As a Special Education Teacher, I taught summer school for multiple years. The last summer that I taught summer school, I had a really challenging class of students on the autism spectrum with varying degrees. After two days of tears, a friend loaned me a book on yoga with kids. At the end of the three weeks, I saw a difference in behavior and I was hooked. I began integrating it into my groups at work and noticed at a difference in some of my most challenging kids. This led me to pursue training with yogakids. I love that it not only teaches the students yoga and ways to regulate themselves, but it also integrates academics into the classes.