I have worked with children for well over 25 years. During that time I was a nanny, a preschool teacher, foster parent, yoga teacher for children, after school director, yoga teacher for special needs adults, art teacher for kindergarten, art teacher for special needs adults, and also taught a cooking class for special needs adults! I love working with children and have worked extensively with children who are on the autism spectrum and/or have sensory processing issues. After teaching yoga to children for several years I created my own curriculum, Yogalore, which combines yoga and sensory activities for children.
I love teaching yoga to children, in the hopes of instilling a lifetime love of yoga within them. I am not a yoga teacher who alters poses and moves children around during class (unless there is a safety issue of course). I don’t want children to feel like they are doing something wrong, and it has been my experience that they improve so much within the course of a year. Seeing their body awareness, strength, muscle tone, and self-confidence grow is a very fulfilling part of my job. I also have a sensory component to most of my classes, which the children love and also has many benefits along with all the benefits of yoga. Movement and play are a great foundation for learning and I feel it provides a fun and beneficial environment for children to grow, learn and thrive.
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I graduated from University of Kentucky with a major in telecommunications and a minor in English.
I feel like I am filling out an online dating profile! I have a grown son and a Jack Russell Terrier who I am fairly certain was a human in another life. I love gardening, reading, photography, cooking, spending time outdoors under my pergola and café lights, binge-watching TV, and wine (not necessarily in that order). This year I wrote a children’s book about bedtime yoga and self-published it on Amazon, which was a first for me. Fun Fact: I used to work in television at an NBC affiliate and worked the Kentucky Derby one year for ABC.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, World Language, Chinese, Arts & Music, Art History, Graphic Arts, Physical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Other, Geography, Life Skills, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Problem Solving, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Occupational Therapy, For Administrators, Early Intervention, Close Reading, Classroom Community