Empowering the world of the child
I have an abundance of respect for educators and staff trying to balance the needs of many children, promote learning, and a cohesive classroom. My yoga for schools tools can help teachers and staff nurture their well-being, and support a healthy and respectful school community. I am a firm believer in supporting the entire world of the child for consistency, and to truly empower children of all ages.
Since 2012, I have been teaching yoga in schools around Vancouver, BC and creating custom programs for educators and staff. My background in coaching, training, and Instructional Design, combined with my extensive yoga teaching experience, allows me to craft unique programs tailored your community’s needs. I work with daycares, pre-schools, elementary and secondary schools. I am able to support your community with yoga-based techniques around Vancouver and beyond. Below you will see a few offerings to support your community through incorporating yoga + wellness practices. You can read more about me here.
Benefits of Yoga in School Settings:
- Routines to help children be ready to really learn
- Understanding + working through big emotions
- Increased cohesiveness + cooperation
- Finding time to just be in an overwhelming world + the importance of self-care
- Promoting healthy communication + leadership skills
- Establishing healthy boundaries from a trauma informed perspective
- Understanding our gifts and values + those of others for confidence + empathy
“I am really inspired by the passion and dedication Katie has to bringing the art of mindfulness to children through Yoga. Children’s experiences has long been overlooked and they have been expected to simply figure themselves out as they navigate their bodies and environments. Seeing others as passionate about it as I am gives me hope and encourages me to go further and deeper into the teaching.”
“ I never expected to find you and your skill set yet it happened so easily and perfectly – I’m so grateful. Everything you’ve taught myself and my teachers is exactly what I wanted to accomplish with our curriculum and philosophy. It’s such a perfect fit! You led the class so well, you understood the energies that were brought into the class and helped us to understand them as well which is exactly what we’ll be doing on a daily basis with the children. The class was clear and simple which has allowed my teachers to understand and implement their new knowledge into their daily work with the children. We’ve been meeting with parents and children for transitions and hearing the teachers speak to the parents about the yoga and meditation curriculum you can see their pride is evident. Together we are excited to begin implementing our knowledge with the children and over time watch the impact it has on their lives.”
Yoga for Educators
With so many demands on educators, building in time for self-care is essential. We explore these and simple tools you can share with your students, to foster a healthy and engaged classroom. You are welcome to join:
Yoga for ECE’s: Join us for a 2 level (2 x 20h) online self-paced and live zoom training to deepen your understanding of yoga, self-care practices, and how to share these tools on and off the mat with children up to 9 years. These trainings may count towards ECE Professional Development (evaluated in BC case by case).
Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher Training: Join me for Level 1 to gain the basics, or all 3 Levels to become a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, for a comprehensive + progressive approach to empowering yourself, children + youth with yoga-based tools. This training is certified through Yoga Alliance.
Yoga for Parents
Parenting is a balancing act! Join us to explore self-care tools that you can also share with your child(ren). You are welcome to join Yoga for ECE’s (covering yoga from utero – 9years), the full (95h) Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher Training, mOm Retreat, or gloWithin Family (app).
We can also create a custom program based on your school community’s needs, including a shorter training hosted by the PAC – please email email@example.com
Yoga for Students
We offer after-school and in-school programming (previously offered with Studio 202) on the North Shore. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how we can support your school community.