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

Phys. Ed.

Thurgood marshall academy lower school
elementary, manhattan

After-School

The go project
elementary, manhattan

Professional development
Summer camp
 

Communitylife taino towers
universal pre-k, Manhattan

Mindfulness

PS 154
elementary school, Bronx

After-School

The Computer school
Middle school, manhattan

After-School

five star day care center
Universal pre-k, Bronx

Mindfulness

NYC lab school for for collaborative studies
middle school, Manhattan

After-School

Ebbetts Field Middle School
middle school, Brooklyn

Phys. Ed.

Happy dragon children's family
universal pre-k, brooklyn

Mindfulness

the 30th avenue school
Kindergarten, queens

Mindfulness

 

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:

 

1.

Connect to themselves and others around them by building a safe and intimate space that promotes compassion and relatedness. 

 

2.

Breathe as a means to self-regulate and understand what grown-ups mean by “calm down”.

 

3.

Move and increase their strength, improve flexibility and work towards mastering yoga poses such as crow and headstand.

 

4.

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.

5.

 
Colin has been an amazing addition to the after school program at Computer School. He has an incredible kindness and genuine investment in our students. His versatile facilitation skills directly meet the needs and interests of our students. He works at a pace that is most appropriate for them to truly learn intricate yoga poses and to progress steadily. Most of all, the compassion and dedication he puts into his work is reflected in the skill set our students advance in. He encourages them wholeheartedly and shows extreme pride in their achievements.
— Lexy Nistico - Program Director, The Computer School