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Kidding Around Yoga

with Mary Ann

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

About Mary Ann

Mary Ann’s lifelong passion is working with children, which is evident as she has been an elementary school teacher for over 30 years. In addition to her work in the classroom, she supervised a horseback riding day camp for six years and has been a lead teacher for the summer day camp at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School in Bradenton for too many years to count.

Mary Ann first experienced yoga in 2001. She began attending classes regularly and couldn’t get enough of it. She began a daily home practice after reading about the benefits and loves getting on her mat at a moment’s notice. She even keeps a mat in her car! She also enjoys visiting studios wherever her travels take her and loves learning from a variety of teachers.

Mary Ann loves the way she feels physically and emotionally after practicing yoga – recharged, focused, and balanced. She loves to share yoga with kids because they need those same things and are able to get them from yoga. Kids just seem to naturally get yoga, and they love how it makes them feel.

She attended her first kids’ yoga teacher training in 2008 and began teaching kids yoga shortly after. She started an after-school yoga program because a little boy in her first grade class really wanted to take yoga and there weren’t any classes for kids in the area. Her classes were an instant hit and quickly grew to two afternoons a week!

Mary Ann attended her first Kidding Around Yoga training with founder Haris Lender in May of 2014. That weekend was amazing! Mary Ann has since retaken the course, as well as attended Kidding Around Yoga Summer Camp and became a KAY Licensee.

Mary Ann is a great kid’s yoga teacher because she combines what she knows about yoga from her personal practice with her kid’s yoga training, as well as her experience as a classroom teacher. Her goals for her young yogis and yoginis are to learn to calm themselves down, feel more confident, become better people, and have fun! She loves sharing yoga with children!

When she’s not teaching, Mary Ann likes to spend time with her family, friends, and pets, garden, read, walk, bike ride, kayak, do yoga, meditate, and learn new things!

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

I recently moved to Ronan, Montana and am in the process of setting up new classes. Please check back later.

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: Ronan, Montana, United States

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Bringing Mindfulness into the Classroom

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Relaxation & Meditation for Kids

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