Episode 2

“Kelly’s Journey to Yoga and Mindfulness:
How Anxiety Led to a New Mindful Path”

Show Notes 

In this episode we chat all about our host Kelly’s story. Who she is, how she found her way to Kidding Around Yoga, and her passion of sharing tools of self-regulation and mindfulness.

Kelly received a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. She has an extensive background working with children. She started her career as a child life specialist in the hospital setting. She then obtained her elementary teacher certification and has taught children ranging in age preschool through fifth grade. She is also a mother of four children. Kelly began her journey with yoga 16 years ago when she was pregnant with her first child. However, it wasn’t until 2017 that she began to find a strong pull toward a consistent yoga practice. Her inspiration came from watching her preteen daughter fall in love with yoga and use it as a tool to deal with anxiety.

As a former educator and child life specialist Kelly became inspired to bring yoga to children. Over the years the environment in which she worked with children changed, however, one thing remained constant, her belief that the most important things she could bring a child were self-confidence, strength, and the power to create their own inner peace. This led her to become a certified yoga instructor.

Her goal has become to help as many people as she can find the benefit in the practice of yoga and mindfulness. Kelly got her children’s yoga certification through Kidding Around Yoga and now has gone on to also become a Kidding Around Yoga Trainer. She gives professional development for educators to incorporate mindfulness and yoga into their classroom and strives to educate and engage children and their families in these practices.

 

Link of pertinent blogs:

Calming Anxiety in Children With Yoga

Use Yoga to Ease Test Anxiety

Create a Calm Down Box

Fostering Mental Health in Children

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