I'm thrilled to deliver yoga and mindfulness programs as an instructor to youth, in professional development to staff and as a consultant for youth program managers.
Liberty high school
High School, manhattan
Thurgood marshall academy lower school
The go project
Communitylife taino towers
universal pre-k, Manhattan
elementary school, Bronx
The Computer school
Middle school, manhattan
five star day care center
Universal pre-k, Bronx
NYC lab school for for collaborative studies
middle school, Manhattan
Ebbetts Field Middle School
middle school, Brooklyn
Happy dragon children's family
universal pre-k, brooklyn
the 30th avenue school
I often reach over 200 students each week throughout New York City and I'm reminded of the need to be sensitive to their varying backgrounds and responsive to their diverse needs. In order for students to develop intrinsic motivation, especially those who have experienced toxic stress, they need to feel a sense of: autonomy, competence and relatedness. This is where yoga and mindfulness comes in.
Using the Little Flower Yoga methodology, I aim to fill each of my classes with opportunities for students to:
Connect to themselves and others around them by building a safe and intimate space that promotes compassion and relatedness.
Breathe as a means to self-regulate and understand what grown-ups mean by “calm down”.
Move and increase their strength, improve flexibility and work towards mastering yoga poses such as crow and headstand.
Focus on one thing at a time in an effort to block out ‘noise’ – both literal and internal.
Relax to nourish their body with rest and develop tools for quality sleep.