Recognizing that children need balance and focus in their lives, Lani Yrst incorporated yoga into her daily schedule while teaching first grade in Coney Island, Brooklyn (New York). She received her 200-hour certification from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica, and then, building on her extensive experience with young children, she went on to be certified by Next Generation Yoga in NYC & Kenya, the Radiant Child Yoga Program, Street Yoga, Circus Yoga, Baby Om, Mindful Schools & United We Om Karma Yoga Teacher Trainings.
In 2004, Lani founded/created Full of Joy Yoga in San Francisco. Over the next four years, she taught yoga to children in preschools, yoga studios, homes, homeless shelters, and after-school programs all over the Bay Area. In 2007, she relocated to Connecticut, bringing her expertise to the East Coast. She is the creator of the Mindful Yoga Breaks Card Decks & Anchor Breath poster to go with her Mindful Yoga Breaks curriculum. Lani is always striving to improve the lives and futures of children, helping them laugh, love, and grow.