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.
Founder and CEO
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
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.
I grew up in the country and have been teaching yoga for seven years. As a mum of four I have a unique insight into making yoga - and vegetables - fun. I love to sing and make up rhymes and songs with my students as we learn about our breath, and we explore the ways we can balance and move our bodies in space with imagination and concentration.
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!?
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!
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.
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.
Being a mum of 2 girls, I have watched them struggle with their emotions and self regulation, friendships etc. I felt an incredible pull towards helping kids and to find something that could make a huge difference and would be received and accepted.
With my passion for yoga I felt this could be a really powerful tool to help strengthen our kids - both inside and out - and to make the difference I wanted to make.
I am driven to create classes that empower our youth and make a difference in the lives of all kids and teens - to educate and enhance their lives and inspire them to live a life empowered from within.
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.