WOW!!! I am so excited to have completed the KAY program. I could not have asked for a better mentor. Mandy was wonderful! She gave me great feedback and I never felt alone throughout the course.
I stumbled onto KAY when I was looking around for ways to help my then 6 year old daughter. She was not doing well in school and in other areas and so our pediatrician prescribed Vyvanse. This is a common drug used to treat children with ADD/ADHD. My heart sank at the idea that I would have to medicate her as a way to help her function well in school and at home. There had to be a better alternative….and that’s when we found KAY.
We discovered that yoga helped quiet her mind that seemed to constantly be on overdrive. She learned ways to calm herself when she was feeling overwhelmed and overstimulated. At nighttime, which was always a battle, turned into a pleasant transition with calm pranayama, meditations and asanas that help her prepare for a good night’s rest.
I have seen first hand what a blessing yoga has been for my little girl and myself. I also have a daughter in college that frequently practices yoga for stress management and even pain relief (menstrual, headaches, you name it). I want to share what I have learned and the benefits of yoga to young children. Not all children will have the same wonderful results as Maria, but I believe every child in one way or another will benefit from this practice.
Thank you once again from the bottom of my heart.