“Miss Barbara” Barbara Gail, B.A. Education, is a natural and masterful teacher. She is a professional hand-drummer and percussionist, and since 1994 has been sharing the joys of rhythmic music and movement, hand-drumming and expressive dance, with thousands of people of all ages, abilities and challenges, in her classes, performances, and programs.
She says, “For children, learning and growing isn’t always easy, and it’s never too early to develop techniques for a healthy mind and body. I chose Kidding Around Yoga™ because we take the science of yoga seriously, while making it accessible and fun for kids through music and play. Now teaching KAY is my favorite way to share positive life skills with children! While learning yoga postures we develop coordination, flexibility, strength and balance, plus the added benefits of mindfulness, relaxation, deep breathing, calming, and centering.”
KAY classes with Miss Barbara cultivate creativity, cooperation, kindness towards self and others, positivity, an attitude of gratitude, clear minds and joyful hearts.
Along with her husband, Jeff Hanna, Barbara is co-owner of the well-known and loved The Rhythm Inlet music store and teaching studio, once located in Central Maine and now in Nokomis, Florida.
Barbara is a Certified Kidding Around Yoga™ Instructor and Licensee, and a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. She’s a Natural Choice Award winner for ‘Higher Calling’, ‘Favorite Children’s Program’, ‘Business of the Year’ and ‘Woman of the Year’.
She is honored to also have co-created and co-recorded the KAY song “Drum a Drum Yoga” with KAY founder, Haris Lender.