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How long have you been teaching kids yoga? What inspired you to get started? 

I was an elementary school teacher for 14 years before resigning to devote my time to a career as a full-time yoga instructor and professional development consultant. When I was still in the classroom I incorporated a lot of yoga, mindfulness, and movement breaks into my teaching until I eventually realized that I was more excited about that part of what I was doing than any other aspect of classroom teaching. It was then that I decided to take a leave of absence to see about pursuing a different career. I’ve been teaching yoga for about a decade but it’s only been my full-time gig for the past three years. 

Tell us a bit more about your work. What does a typical class [or day] look like? Who is the community or population that you serve?

I teach weekly kids yoga classes at Artemis Yoga in Watertown, MA. I also teach yoga to middle school students as part of their Physical Education curriculum three days a week. Several times a year, I lead workshops on how to bring mindfulness into the classroom for groups of local educators. I created a course called Self-Care for Educators which I teach throughout the year in the Massachusetts area. Besides all of that, I teach public and private adult yoga classes in the greater Boston area. 

How long have you been teaching kids yoga? What inspired you to get started? 

I was an elementary school teacher for 14 years before resigning to devote my time to a career as a full-time yoga instructor and professional development consultant. When I was still in the classroom I incorporated a lot of yoga, mindfulness, and movement breaks into my teaching until I eventually realized that I was more excited about that part of what I was doing than any other aspect of classroom teaching. It was then that I decided to take a leave of absence to see about pursuing a different career. I’ve been teaching yoga for about a decade but it’s only been my full-time gig for the past three years. 

Tell us a bit more about your work. What does a typical class [or day] look like? Who is the community or population that you serve?

I teach weekly kids yoga classes at Artemis Yoga in Watertown, MA. I also teach yoga to middle school students as part of their Physical Education curriculum three days a week. Several times a year, I lead workshops on how to bring mindfulness into the classroom for groups of local educators. I created a course called Self-Care for Educators which I teach throughout the year in the Massachusetts area. Besides all of that, I teach public and private adult yoga classes in the greater Boston area. 

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

I love when I hear from parents that their son or daughter shared something we did in class with them, whether it be a breathing technique, a yoga pose, or a story I shared to help explain something better. 

What is your favorite yoga pose? Or what pose do you think benefits your students the most?

Students of all ages love working with mudras and I often incorporate mudras into my kids yoga classes. Lotus mudra is always a favorite.

What are your hobbies? 

I am a voracious reader and beach lover and relish any opportunity to combine those two activities.