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Making Kids Feel Better Inside & Out

How we got here
 

My love for movement and dance began at 5 years old when I enrolled in my first ballet class. Dancing throughout my school years, it was only a matter of time before I began my yoga journey. I have been practicing yoga for 30 years and teaching for 12.

 

I graduated with a Masters in Early Childhood teaching from NYU and spent the first 20 years of my career combining my interests in education, child development and psychology in a variety of ways. I have written a Literacy Program for years K to HSC and have worked for international companies training staff and supervisors in teaching literacy, as well as working with children to enhance their literacy skills.

 

In 2005, I created KarmaKidsYoga with the intention of enhancing children’s lives with the many gifts of yoga. To date, I have completed over 1000 hours of yoga training including yoga, yoga therapy and meditation, Next Generation Teacher Training for 2 to 13 year olds and the Radiant Child Yoga Program Levels 1, 2 and 3 (infant to teens) For a full Training Biography, please visit JustBreatheYoga.

 

In 2006 I created Fun with a Twist - Kids Yoga Teacher Training - for adults who want to learn how to teach kids yoga.

 

To date, I have taught yoga to thousands of preschool aged kids and trained hundreds of adults through the Fun with a Twist Kids Yoga Training.

 

In 2015, with the growing demand for quality kids yoga in childcare centres, I created a specific workshop for Early Childhood Educators to enhance both their own understanding and experience of yoga, and how it promotes wellbeing, and to give them the tools and skills to weave yoga into their classroom day and thereby help their students to reduce anxiety, ease transitions and become stronger, more flexible, calm and focused. I am so pleased that the course is now a NESA accredited workshop, allowing teachers to gain Professional Development points towards maintaining their teacher accreditation.

 

KarmaKidsYoga unites my passion for yoga with my respect for children and their willingness to explore with their body, mind and spirit. Having practised yoga for over 30 years, I know too well the extraordinary benefits it brings to one's body, mind and spirit. 

 

My hope is that every childcare facility will offer yoga, meditation and mindfulness to their students so that, from an early age, they develop resilience and compassion with which to navigate through the ups and downs of life. Our mission at KarmaKidsYoga is to create a positive experience that the children will carry into adulthood, and to encourage them to feel good about themselves both inside and out.

I hope that you will invite us into your Centre so that we can share the many joys and gifts of yoga with your students.

Beth Borowsky
Founder and CEO 
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Meet Our Team
All our teachers are:

Trained in kids yoga and the KarmaKidsYoga program

Working with children check approved

First aid approved

Passionate about kids and yoga

Meet Our Team
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JAYE MALLINICK

As I moved out of childhood, I noticed the pure, open-hearted nature that children enjoy and wanted to maintain that playful and loving part of myself too as I evolved. 

 

I completed my Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education, along with my Karma Kids Yoga certification in 2015, and fell in love with working with young kids. 

 

Growing up with a mama as a yoga teacher and kids yoga teacher, the seeds of this magical practice began to sprout in my own life. 

 

Throughout the last 6 years, I have had the privilege of guiding 100s of young beings in their journey of discovering their full potential. Through the gifts of breath, movement and mindfulness, I have witnessed the transformational process that is Yoga and how we can shift the consciousness of the next generation to create a more loving and compassionate world.

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KRISTEN BUCKLEY

I have enjoyed a wonderful career as a dancer, singer, actor and have been fortunate enough to travel the world doing what I love! 

I've always had a special connection with children and have dedicated a good portion of my career to children’s entertainment and teaching children to dance. After my son Charlie was born, I fell in love with yoga.

 

I'm super passionate about the well-being of our children and so excited to share the magic of yoga and mindfulness with the next generation. It is my wish to bring joy and peace into their lives with fun and engaging classes for everyone!

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RAE THORNELOE

I love sharing the joy of yoga with kids. What a privilege it is for me to teach kids about how their bodies can move together with their breath to help calm their minds. It’s amazing to observe a room full of excited and busy little people come onto their mats and still themselves in readiness for our sessions - truly amazing! I’m a Mum to two very sporty and active boys and an equally sporty and active husband. I’ve been practicing yoga for 18 years, have completed the KarmaKidsYoga training and have recently completed my Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training.

 

It’s funny because as I write this, I’m thinking about the lessons I learn from my kids yoga classes every day. Maybe they’re teaching me more than I’m teaching them!? 

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JILL DAY

I am a qualified adult and kids yoga teacher and have been teaching yoga to both since 2005.  I have always believed that yoga should include an element of fun and this could not be more true than for kids' yoga classes.  I also have BFA in Drama/English from New York University and I love to incorporate elements of creative story telling, drama and movement into my kids classes so that they can explore the creative sides of themselves as they move their bodies to the rhythm of their breath.

 

As a mother of 2 young children, I rejoice at being a part of a team that brings yoga into kids' lives. I wish that was the case when I was at preschool!

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MIA HEHERINGTON

With a devoted background in ballet, both in study and teaching, Mia has loved movement from a very young age. It was through injury that her ballet career had to end which led her to begin practising yoga. It was just a matter of time before she included Yoga Teaching studies with her Pre and Primary School teaching degree.

 

Mia loves working with children and enjoys watching them grow in strength and character from all that she shares with them.  She believes that Kids Yoga is the perfect way for every child to get moving as well as to clear their busy minds, and loves sharing the many gifts of yoga with her young students.

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DIDI CONNOR

DeeDee lived in Ireland, London, New York and Massachusetts for over a decade as a professional actress. Between roles in castles, theatres, film and TV, she discovered nannying - performing children’s shows, yoga and meditation - and discovered the potency of contemplative practices after being diagnosed with a chronic illness.

As a teacher she helps students learn to celebrate their bodies, minds, and spirits in fun, safe and engaging ways – reminding us to be human-BEings, not just human-DOings! 

She became the proud new Mumma to Marnie as of September 2018, and feels she has the greatest roles in the universe - Mumma and yoga teacher. 

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MYTHILI ARUMUGAM

Yoga has been a part of my life since my childhood. Formerly a software analyst, my passion towards yoga made me re-think my goals and pursue a career in yoga which led me to undertake various certifications. 

I am enthusiastic about teaching yoga to little children as I believe sowing the seeds of yoga and all it's gifts, from an early age, will help them to become the best version of themselves as they journey through life.

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LYNDSAY OWEN

My soul lights up when I see children enjoying my yoga and meditation classes. I'm Lyndsay, a qualified kids yoga teacher, energy healer and psychologist (I like to blend the art with the science) and, knowing that anxiety and depression are on the rise, it gives me great pleasure to teach children ways to overcome these negative aspects of modern day life. 

 

Having practised yoga myself for over 20 years, I have seen, first-hand, how breath work, poses and meditation have helped me to move through the challenges that life has thrown my way. I have a goal to teach 1,000,000 children before I retire so I'm really happy to be part of a team that can help me achieve this!

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TOONIE McDOUGALL

I am a mother of 2 beautiful children and have been working as an early childhood educator and kids yoga teacher for almost 10 years. 

 

I love helping children to find inner peace, cultivate self-love, self esteem and self care through yoga and mindfulness. My goal in teaching kids yoga is to plant the seed of loving kindness into children's hearts. Yoga is a wonderful tool to help them get in touch with their body, mind & spirit.

What I love most about teaching kids yoga is that the children are not only my students, they are also my teachers. I learn many lessons from them!

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ELENA CHOVANCAK

Having spent many years working in a corporate world, I know firsthand how yoga and meditation can help quieten a busy mind, improve focus and move the body in a strong yet mindful way. 

 

Becoming a parent has deepened my passion for sharing the positive effects of yoga with all generations. As an accredited Yoga for Kids teacher, I absolutely love teaching mindfulness and yoga to children of all ages, making every class fun, engaging and nourishing for their body, mind and spirit.

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NANCY CARRASCO

Yoga is my passion and I love being able to share the knowledge I have learned from my lifetime of travels with others, especially our young children, who are the essence of life.

 

The speed with which the world moves is uncontrollable, and its vertigo increases every day. Yoga for children is a practice that connects them with their emotions, helping them to channel them and live a life full of peace and tranquillity - two essential elements for them to be beings of light and well-being in the future.

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EMILY SEWELL

As a certified Yoga teacher, specialiasing in Children's Yoga, alongside being a mother and an Early Childhood educator, I understand the importance of the early years in children's development. I believe wholeheartedly that Yoga adds so much value to young children's lives, teaching them life long skills to help support them through life's little (+ big) challenges! 

Through the magic of breathwork, movement and meditation I am privileged to witness children learn tools to nurture and empower themselves to see the potential for greatness within themselves. My classes are designed so that children can take their mindfulness and connection with self home and integrate what they've learnt into daily life.

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ELESE BARRYMORE

As a Waka Waka woman, wellness practitioner, indigenous educator, yoga teacher and mother who is passionate about being inclusive, I hold a safe space for humans to explore their vessel and it’s connection to the wider eco-system around them (our collective Mother Earth). 

 

I have had the privilege of teaching adults and children a range of yoga styles, with a particular focus on breathwork and embodiment. I experience a real heart expansion when I witness little humans, on the mat, experiencing joy, and cultivating a body/mind connection as they move with breath. 

 

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TERESA DI-MARTINO

Working with children allows me to witness firsthand the positive transformation that yoga brings, fostering physical well-being and emotional resilience in our young learners.

 

The joy of seeing children embrace mindfulness and creativity is a daily reminder of the meaningful impact we can make and it's a privilege and pleasure to contribute to their growth.

 

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RENATA BOGOMOLETS

My parents tell me the story of how when I was in kindergarten, I LOVED all the babies. All I wanted to do was to hold and play with them. Well, growing up into an adult not much has changed! 

 

Alongside my kids yoga teaching,  I'm also about to finishing a Counselling & Psychotherapy degree, and will specialise in kids and young adults. Teaching kids brings me so much joy and laughter and gives me a sense of purpose that I am teaching them valuable skills that will benefit them throughout their life. 

 

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EUNICE VICENO

I've experienced in my own body and mind how much yoga has helped me and I want to share its many gifts with children, to teach them strategies to help them keep active and move mindfully, and to cope with their emotions rather than suppress their feelings or become overwhelmed by them. And my hope is that yoga gets embedded into our school curricula so that every child can experience all that yoga has to offer them, and they grow up to be healthy, confident and compassionate adults.

 

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