Wah! is a mother, record label owner, performer and teacher who has spent the last 20 years traveling and offering herself in service to humanity. Her latest book Healing: A Vibrational Exchange explores ways you can interact with your world to create more space and healing in your life. www.wahmusic.com
How long have you been teaching kids yoga? What inspired you to get started?
An education degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, some substitute teaching and being Program Director of a Summer Children’s Yoga Camp.
Tell us a bit more about your work. What does a typical class [or day] look like? Who is the community or population that you serve?
45 minute classes for 2nd and 3rd graders, or mixed classes for disabilities children.
What are the specific ways you think yoga can be helpful for kids?
Increased concentration, coordination, emotional balance, self-connection.
Tell us about that one pivotal experience—the student, class or moment—that keeps you going even when your work gets challenging.
During two minute meditation with children, watching them peek open their eyes, realize everything’s okay, then close their eyes and go back into meditation.
Who or what inspires you the most in your work?
Seeing people and children expand.
What is the most rewarding part of your work?
When people SMILE.
What brings you the deepest joy in your own yoga practice and in sharing yoga with kids?
It’s such a simple method of breathing and stretching but it has such great results.
What part of yoga do you think benefits your students the most?