Ontario Certified Teacher and Yoga Educator, Carly Brown has over 5 years substitute teaching experience and 10 years of experience teaching yoga and mindfulness in schools. She’s led numerous PD workshop on topics from self-care for teachers to implementing mindfulness in the classroom through her workshop Educate to Elevate. She is also the creator of ShineON! a 6-week empowerment program for kids to build self-love, acceptance, confidence and resiliency. Tiffany is an Ontario Certified Teacher, yoga educator and parent of twins. She has been teaching since 2003 and currently teaches Kindergarten FI full time in Dryden, Ontario. Tiffany teaches children's yoga, runs yoga camps and offers workshops on Mindfulness and Self-Regulation around Ontario for educators and parents. She has led her school board in a $30000 Teacher Learning and Leadership Program project to study and share the impacts of mindfulness on self-regulation.
Carly specializes in understanding her clients’ needs physically, mentally and spiritually and tailors each meeting to suit the present needs of her students. She is a passionate advocate for the traditional teachings of yoga as Moksha Shastra, a path to fundamental freedom. It is her hope to encourage all to live a happy, authentic and meaningful life. Her hope through EnlightenEd is to share valuable and purposeful resources to inspire teachers and students and to help shape the future of education. Tiffany is known for playful practices that provide children exciting and engaging activities while still offering them the deeper lessons and benefits that mindfulness has to offer. She believes in offering variety and allowing children the opportunities to explore what works best for them and which practices they connect with. Tiffany knows through personal experience that when the adults practice and share this with their students, they have the potential to not only change the life of that one child in need, but the potential to change the reality of our education system.
Carly is the recipient of many local business awards for her work in North Western Ontario through her yoga studio Lokah Sangha Yoga. Carly acts as a mentoring teacher for the Yogaprasad Institute 200 and 500hr Yoga Teacher Trainings in Canada, and has the honour of presenting at the Minneapolis Yoga Conference. In 2011 Carly received a scholarship to the Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health to become an Integrative Yoga Therapist. Tiffany is a workshop presenter with the OECTA (Ontario English Catholic Teacher's Association) PD Network and received the Distinguished Catholic Teacher's Association award in 2017 for her leadership in bringing mindfulness into her school. She has had the honour of presenting to multiple school boards in Ontario and with the Ontario Teacher's Federation at their Curriculum Conference. Tiffany's work with mindfulness and self-regulation has been shared in the following publications: Canadian Yogi, the International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development and on the MEHRIT Centre's blog.
Carly B.Kin University of Toronto, B.Ed Lakehead university E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga instructor IAYT 1000 Integrative Yoga Therapist Certified Advanced Usui Reiki Practitioner Tiffany BA/B.Ed- French/Biology- Lakehead University FSL Specialist- Western University Special Education Specialist- Lakehead University RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor 120 hr Self-Reg Foundations Course- MEHRIT Centre Principal Qualifications Part 1- OPC/Charles Sturt University
Tiffany and Carly have been friends since 2014 and have collaborated on many mindfulness and self regulation projects over the few years. Their unique skillsets and mutual passion for sharing mindfulness and self-regulation practices to adults and children makes for a dedicated and committed team to serve the EnlightenEd community.