Hello, My name is Lynn.
I am certified and Licensed to teach Kidding Around Yoga. I am also certified with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) as a Primary Group Fitness Instructor, Pilates Instructor, and as an Aura Cardio Dance Fitness Instructor.
I have 20 years of experience as a children’s advocate through Pinellas County Schools and Church affiliated children’s and music ministries, 27 years of health and fitness experience that includes formats such as Yoga, Kidding Around Yoga, Matt Pilates, Vertical Core, Sit n’ Sexy, Aerobics, Step, Bodyworks, Aura, Small Group Training, Private Instruction, and Personal Training.
I have a sincere drive to help people achieve a healthy mind, body, and spirit. I believe in teaching that healthy mind set during the critical developmental years that set the stage for a lifetime of healthy choices. 35 years of Customer Service related employment and life experiences as a mother of 3, a senior caregiver for 18 years, and a breast cancer survivor help me to relate to others with much personal attention and empathy.
KAY is a way to reach children and teach them about the love, light, and strength inside themselves, how to share that with others, and how to control their behavior responses in negative and stressful situations. KAY classes combine fun games and music with stories that teach integral Yoga through physical poses, focus, breathing, meditation, and stress relief techniques, arts and crafts, and more!
I’ll look forward to seeing you and your children in my classes! Namaste ~Lynn
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Highland Recreation Complex:
(Rec Card Membership $10 for Largo Residents or $24 for Non-Largo Residents)
WED Kidding Around Yoga Family Class Summer Special 5:30pm-6:15 $8 for the WHOLE FAMILY!
Kidding Around Yoga Instructor for Highland Rec After Care and Summer Camp
TUE Hatha Yoga Noon ages 12 and up (1st time free) $6 per class with Rec card, $5 per class with a monthly subscription
FRI Hatha Yoga Noon ages 12 and up, $6 per class with Rec card, $5 per class with a monthy subscription
WED Hatha Yoga 6:30pm ages 12 and up, $8 per class or $7 per class with a monthly subscription with Rec card
SAT Hatha Yoga 11am ages 12 and up, $8 per class or $7 per class with monthly subscription and Rec card.
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We stand with you, our Black family. At Kidding Around Yoga, we are a worldwide multicultural community committed to bringing the teaching of yoga to children and families worldwide. Our aspirations have always been to treat all humans with dignity, respect and care. We recognize that aspirations and intentions are different from impact. Our good intentions have not diminished the impact of our lack of understanding. We acknowledge the harm experienced by Black people and people of color within our organization. We have been blind to the ways in which white supremacy culture has been at play within our materials, structures and communications. We are deeply humbled and saddened to start to realize the extent to which BIPOC have been harmed, undersupported, ignored, dismissed, asked to perform emotional labor for free, and otherwise not held in the ways we aspire to hold everyone. We appreciate those who continued to point out to us our blindspots, even when we failed to listen or honor the wisdom they were bringing. We apologize. We know it is not enough. We are committing to strengthening our anti-racist actions, to continue looking deeper into our structures and personal biases, and to make ongoing changes to embody the teachings of yoga.
This is a time to wake up, to speak up, to stand up. This is a time to fight for what is right and educate those who are still in the dark. Every Black life matters. We all recognize that these are not new issues, but this IS a new opportunity to be allies and agents of change, in large and small ways. Let us not hide from this challenge or wait for someone else to do the heavy lifting. We each have a voice and a responsibility to fight for a better, more just and peaceful world. Join us as we listen, as we learn, as we change, and as we do what we do best: share the ancient and powerful practice of yoga and meditation with children across the globe.
In addition to the ways in which KAY supports bringing yoga to all children, we specifically recognize and commit to the following:
► Our materials and content need to be reviewed and updated. Some existing content contains ideas or themes rooted in racist structures we are now becoming aware of. These have caused harm and discrimination, and we are committed to a thorough review and action steps. We will give updates as to our actions regarding these materials.
► We also recognize that we have not fully understood what cultural appropriation of yoga looks like. We understand that, in certain instances, we have used yoga in a way that has diminished its roots and caused harm to the culture from which it arises. We are undergoing a deep review of our materials and marketing, in this light, and will give updates as to our actions as a result of this review.
► We also recognize that asking our Black teachers to share what they are doing to guide themselves through these “trying times” was felt as insensitive by many teachers. It was not our intention to cause harm in this way, but we understand how this is emotional labor, and that teachers need to be compensated for this. We will compensate any teachers we call upon to support us in this process.
► We acknowledge the lack of Black leadership within KAY, and are actively expanding the leadership team to include and elevate Black wisdom and voices. This week, we are delighted to welcome Shawandra Ford and Camelia Brown onto the leadership team. We will continue to expand our team in the coming weeks.
► We are revamping our KAY4ALL training to include specific anti-racist training. We will make it mandatory and included for all trainees and trainers. Meanwhile, KAY Leadership is undergoing anti-racist trainings themselves, which will be ongoing.
► We are in the process of allocating resources to support scholarships for BIPOC trainees, to fund classes in underserved communities, and to offer financial support to organizations upholding anti-racism and helping make yoga accessible and available to BIPOC families.
In order to move forward and accomplish the mandates listed above, we have created a Justice Task Force. The JTF will identify and implement the changes needed within KAY. The JTF consists of seasoned and new team leaders committed to serving to create an anti-racist culture within our organization.
We will be adding tasks to the list, as we grow and evolve in our understanding of what needs to be done. We hope you will join us in doing this work in your own lives.
We are open to feedback, but we understand that it is no one’s job but ours to look, to learn, to digest, and to take action. We stand by our commitment to become an anti-racist organization whose work uplifts, supports and learns from Black wisdom and leadership.
Please email email@example.com if you wish to reach out to us in regard to this statement, whether it’s feedback, an offer to join our efforts, or you want to be kept up to date with these promises.
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