Where do you teach & what age(s) are your students? Fox Elementary School, Richmond, VA, K-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade
What is your favorite part about teaching for YoKid? The support, the fun I have teaching kids, and the appreciation from YoKid organization.
Why do you think yoga is important for kids? They love it and Yoga helps them to strengthen their bodies, minds, and spirits. They learn to enjoy breathing exercises, and learning how to still the body, quiet the mind, and breathe softly and relax. It helps them to respect their teachers, their peers, and their families. and themselves.
What is your most memorable YoKid class/moment? After doing a demonstration and leading over 70 students (K-4th grade) and having several come up to me at the end and thank me for coming and sharing yoga with them. I asked several of the kids, “What was your favorite part?” One young boy said, ” I liked the resting part the best!” That was priceless to me.
Anything else you’d like to add…. I wasn’t sure I would like teaching Yoga to kids. My kids are now adults and it has been a long time since I have had young kids around. It is challenging at times, however I LOVE it! These kids are so precious and so innocent. I love to hear them laugh and have fun practicing yoga. The comments are so honest. These kids have touched me in a way that I will never forget. They give me energy! Thank you YoKid for the opportunities and continued support.