Meet Our Trainers


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. Learn more about Alicia.

Sue Beres

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. Learn more about Sue.

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. 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. Learn more about Sara.

Tamara Semple

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 Tammy.

Vanessa Hill

Vanessa fell in love with yoga during her first class in 2006. In that first Savasana, she felt an intense feeling of gratitude. Yoga has been such a guiding force in her life, helping her manage her Type A mindset by learning to live each day in the present. She feels blessed to live by the 8 limbs of yoga, as they allow her to live in a better way. Learn more about Vanessa.

Certified YogaKids Teacher Gail Grossman

Gail Grossman

Gail Grossman, E-RYT 500, CYKT, founder of Om Sweet Om Yoga in Port Washington has been sharing the gift of yoga for decades. She started her journey teaching kids in 2000.  Her students describe her as a very nurturing teacher who can quietly touch every muscle in their physical and emotional body, which leaves them feeling relaxed, grounded and happy. Learn more about Gail…

Helen Young

Helen Young, RYT and RCYT,  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 loves sharing yoga with kids to help them connect with their body in a fun way. Learn more about Helen. 

Jennifer Clor

Jennifer is a Certified YogaKids Teacher and Trainer who believes children ‘get’ yoga intuitively and can use what they learn on the mat in everyday life. She has taught yoga to children since 2014, primarily at preschools, and elementary schools — and now works with at risk teens. Learn more about Jennifer. 

Holly Love

Designing creative learning experiences for children is something Holly has done passionately for over 25 years as a pediatric occupational therapist, and as a mom of three (now grown) daughters. She was new to yoga when she began her YogaKids training in 2010, and quickly realized the profound physical, mental and spiritual benefits of developing her own yoga practice. Learn more about Holly.

Certified YogaKids Teacher Laura Grundstrom

Laura Grundstrom

Laura has been teaching children in many different capacities for the past twenty years. As a preschool classroom teacher, she was looking for a better way to help children learn to manage their bodies and emotions.  That is when she found YogaKids and fell in love with the idea of teaching to the whole child. Learn more about Laura.

YogaKids Teacher-Trainer Kristy King

Kristy King

As a practicing speech-language pathologist since 2002, Kristy began consistently practicing yoga five years ago after having her second child. She quickly learned that practicing yoga not only took away the aches and pains of motherhood but it helped cultivate internal peace and mindfulness. Learn more about Kristy.

Vickey Foster

Vickey Foster

Vickey has been teaching children of all ages for over 20 years. As a classroom teacher, Vickey was looking for more ways to incorporate movement into her lesson plans when she learned about Yoga kids. Working exclusively with students who have behavioral and mental health disorders Vickey knew that Yoga could offer numerous benefits. Learn more about Vickey.


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