Haris “Harini” Lender is a certified Integral Yoga teacher at the 500 level. She has also been certified in Prenatal, Raja, Children’s and Stress Management.
Haris AKA MOMMA KAY, has traveled throughout the world, including a 3-month N.O.L.S. (National Outdoor Leadership School) program where she climbed Mt. Kenya and lived with the Masai Warriors. She also completed a month-long Outward Bound program in North Carolina. She was the president of the Outing Club at her University, owned a Laundromat-Pub after college and has had two yoga studios of her own! Haris lives in St. Pete with her husband. All four of their kids are either in college or becoming yoga teachers! Haris spends much of her hard-earned vacation time in either one of her lovely “tiny houses”. One is a yurt at the Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville in Buckingham, VA. The other is located close to Montezuma, Costa Rica at the Cabuya Yoga resort.
Although she didn’t know it at the time, she has spent her life preparing to create this imaginative style of yoga for kids. Growing up in the Lender family it was a common occurrence to be thrown into a skit for the family business that might have any of the kids dressed up as a penguin, sporting a plastic tushy, or singing along at a huge convention or family reunion to a silly song written by either of her creative parents.
During her 11 years of running Camp Yogaville and for the last 8 years at her own summer sleepover yoga camp in Florida, there are many opportunities to show off the skills learned along the way. Haris writes songs and skits, manages her counselors, teachers and kitchen staff, and has developed many more skills that have helped to create Kidding Around Yoga. Haris is extremely grateful to her teacher Swami Satchidananda, and to all of the Swamis, friends, and teachers at Yogaville that have helped guide her over the years. She is also thankful for her parents who gave her the insanely creative ability to write songs and invent lots of fun activities for the kids, and her husband Evan… AKA POPPA KAY, who is right there by her side helping her with ALL THINGS KAY!
There are a few special opportunities to attend a training with the creator of the Kidding Around Yoga system, Haris Lender. You can view these trainings below and register for a KAY training with Momma KAY!