Marie Zappala-Stewart

"Helping all children embrace their full potential and live their lives with joy through the practice of yoga and mindfulness."
 

Marie strives to help all children embrace their full potential and live their lives with joy through the practice of yoga and mindfulness. Following a 35 year career as an early childhood/special education teacher, Marie began an exploration of yoga. While completing her RYT 200 at Prasada Yoga Center in her hometown of Hampton, NH, Marie developed a unique conflict resolution workshop for children called Peacing. The desire to combine these two practices led Marie to ChildLight Yoga. During her 95hr. training for her certification to teach yoga to children, Marie discovered tools to help children overcome physical, mental and emotional to learning, including skills to improve focus and concentration. As a kinesthetic learner herself, Marie loves to share this style of learning, and combines techniques for breathing, focusing, and relaxing with age-appropriate yoga. Committed to promoting feelings of safety and enjoyment for her students, Marie believes that encouragement and positive reinforcement in the practice of yoga and mindfulness can positively impact the student, family, classroom, community and society as a whole.

Marie has been teaching yoga to children for the past ten years in schools as well as other yoga studios. Most recently, she has taught the Kids Yoga Discovery Program at the ChildLight Yoga Studio in Dover, NH.

Within a framework of respect for all students, compassionate communication, and joyful exploration, students are taught fundamental life skills that are immediately available for daily use.



Marie Zappala-Stewart is currently not instructing any classes.