I am a New Hampshire native and on a daily basis, wear many hats: The first being a Mama to my beautifully wild, sweet & sassy son. His energy fills me with so much joy and inspiration to be the greatest version of myself that I can possibly become. I am also the Owner of Growing with Yoga: Yoga for Children & Families. I work with children ages 2 years to 16 years old leading yoga, movement, mindfulness & art classes and workshops in a variety of settings: yoga studios, fitness centers, preschools, elementary and high schools, P.E. classes, and after-school programs. A goal of mine is to grow the Children’s Yoga outreach and develop a mainstream Peace Program to bring into schools and to offer to Parents & Educators. During college I spent a huge portion of my time at two specific Buddhist Centers in Vermont (Milarepa Center) and Massachusetts (Kurukulla Center). As my interest with working with children and families grew, I eventually helped develop Mindfulness programs and camps for children ages 3-12 years old at these two Buddhist Centers in Vermont and Massachusetts. I am also a teacher at Heart Centered Multi-Age School located in Bristol, NH. I spend my time working in the Kindergarten-Grade 1 classroom, as well as helping lead the Nature Preschool program for 3 year olds at Slim Baker Foundation.
I graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a B.A. in Psychology and later went on to get my Early Childhood Education certification. In early 2010, I became a certified ChildLight Yoga Children’s Yoga Teacher and having been teaching yoga to children ages 2-16 years old since then. Children are our future… everyone’s gotta remember that!
I am a passionate and dedicated student of Tibetan Buddhism. Currently, I am enrolled in a year-long Educational Program called Creating Compassionate Cultures, stemming from the work of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Pamela Cayton, who founded Tara Redwood School in Soquel, California. During the summer of 2015, I completed Levels 1 & 2 of a Mindfulness Educational Program called 16 Guidelines (www.16guidelines.org). I am also the *new* director of a non-profit organization called LKPY (loving-kindness peaceful youth). This project will be evolving slowly… but surely!
You can usually find me practicing yoga, chasing after my son, drinking tea, making smoothies, reading about other AMAZING people creating inspiring programs around the world, cooking & spending time with friends & family… Life is beautiful, just open your eyes!
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~ Be well~