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Kidding Around Yoga

with Linda

Fun-filled kids yoga, meditation, and mindfulness for schools, events and more.

About Linda

After joining a fitness studio in the 1990’s I started taking yoga classes with a wonderful yoga instructor. Ellie taught yoga with skill, dedication, and belief that you move to your “edge” and then a little beyond each time you practice. I found a physical strengthening in my body and calmness in my mind.

My chosen career was teaching young children in classroom settings and dedication to including those children with a variety of learning differences. I saw an ad for Kidding Around Yoga Teacher Training and signed up for a training in Greensboro, North Carolina with Haris as the trainer. During my remaining classroom teaching career and continuing now during my retirement years I work with children of varying age groups and with a variety of disabilities.

After taking a second training in July 2017 I’ve expanded my knowledge and had tons of fun with all of the changes as KAY has added new songs and activities and become international. My goal is to bring KAY to as many children and families in my new community of Traverse City in northern Michigan.

In addition to teaching yoga to children I am involved in volunteer work grooming horses at Peace Ranch which assists our war veterans with PTSD and other groups of people who have experienced some type of trauma in their lives. Most of the horses have also experienced trauma in their lives and have come to Peace Ranch for healing. The horses assist the humans and the humans assist the horses resulting in both human and animal healing.

I believe that yoga is not only fun and great exercise but it also can be very healing for body and spirit.

The Magic of Kidding Around Yoga

When children experience KAY classes, they are not only building physical strength and flexibility, they are learning skills that will provide mental and emotional benefits throughout their lives! The magic of Kidding Around Yoga is our unique class programming. KAY teachers are experts in meeting each child’s needs, providing creative activities, games, songs, and crafts based on traditional yoga and meditation practices.

Our children live in a busy world and KAY classes are an oasis providing a safe place to be creative, move freely, and experience calm. We look forward to being part of your child’s day!

More Information

Class Schedule

Beginning in January 2018 I will be teaching yoga to children with disabilities for a 10 week schedule in a program for Arts for All in Traverse City.
Other classes TBA and may include work with the Autism Center of Michigan in Traverse City and providing classes at the YMCA.

I will be providing Karma Yoga for Michael’s Place which provides children and families a place for grieving when they have lost a loved one.
Additional class offerings will be posted at a later date.

Birthday Parties

Want a fabulous birthday party experience for your child?

Contact me to go over location, pricing and all of the fun-filled details!

Girl Scouts

Hello local Scouts and neighborhood leaders!

I would love the opportunity to introduce the Science of Yoga to your troop/den and help them earn a Yoga Fun Patch.

While teaching the Science of Yoga, KAY provides a curriculum that is specifically designed to help children be active, learn to relax, improve focus, and have FUN in a non-competitive environment. I will offer a class customized for your troop level, which can include a special scout story, meditation techniques, games, activities, and much more!

I teach all troop/den levels and can even do private sessions as well.

I look forward to hearing from your organization to schedule a class soon.

Contact Info

Location: Traverse City, Michigan, United States

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Bringing Mindfulness into the Classroom

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Relaxation & Meditation for Kids

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