Lisa Flynn, E-RYT 500, RCYT, is founder and CEO of ChildLight Yoga® and Yoga 4 Classrooms®, organizations providing evidence-informed yoga and mindfulness education to children, as well as training for educators and other professionals who support their well-being. She is the author of the Yoga 4 Classrooms Card Deck: Tools for Learning, Lessons for Life (2011); and Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditation for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children (Adams Media, 2013) and her work has been featured on TV news programs including Fox News, as well in publications such as Parenting, Yoga Journal, Kiwi, and Yoga Therapy Today. Lisa contributed to the first research study to use subjective and objective data to examine the acute and longitudinal effects of a school based yoga intervention in young children. The manuscript was recently published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine. Recently honored as Dover, NH region’s “Small Business of the Year,” her studio, ChildLight Yoga Studio and Training Center, serves as headquarters for its internationally recognized trainings and products while providing award-winning programming for expecting parents, babies, toddlers, children, teens, families and adults. Created with accessibility and sustainability in mind, Lisa's programs and products are successfully used in thousands of homes, schools and communities worldwide.
www.childlightyoga.com and www.yoga4classrooms.com
Sally Delisle, E-RYT 500, RCYT, serves as Director of ChildLight Yoga Teacher Trainings, is a ChildLight Yoga Teacher Trainer, and Yoga 4 Classrooms Instructor. Sally is the creator/author of the ChildLight Yoga Advanced Teacher Training and manual. She began studying and practicing yoga in 1993 after earning a degree in Fine Arts/Dance and Psychology. She completed her 500 hr yoga certification through The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, PA where she currently teaches and is now part of the teacher training staff. Since 2002, she has shared yoga and mindfulness practices with children and teens in childcare, preschool, public school, homeschool and studio settings, in addition to teaching students and athletes at DeSales and Lehigh University. Sally has also studied Restorative Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Children with Autism and Special Needs, Yin Yoga, is a Reiki Master and a Nationally Board Certified Reflexologist. She co-created and manages the online organization Gluten Free Group of Quakertown. Her intention is to act as a facilitator for students on their individual journey toward finding inner peace. Sally lives and plays in PA with her husband and two sons.
Jen Mueller, E-RYT, RCYT, is a Washington DC yoga instructor for adults, children, and families. A longtime yoga student, doing yoga with her child was a natural extension of her practice and the inspiration for becoming an instructor. Jen is delighted to be able to share developmentally appropriate poses, games, songs, and mindfulness activities with children and their parents. She is honored to be able bring yoga to even more children as a ChildLight Yoga and a Yoga 4 Classrooms Trainer. Jen completed her adult yoga teacher training at Willow Street Yoga in Takoma Park, MD and her prenatal training with Janet Caulfiled of Urban Yoga. Jen is also a licensed Itsy Bitsy Yoga facilitator and has trained with Budding Yogis and YoKid: Stretch Your Limits. Jen brings a sense of joy and playfulness to her classes - both the adult and kids classes - and hopes to offer her students the sense of freedom she finds in yoga.
Megan's focus is on teaching yoga to beginners, pregnant women, new moms, and babies six weeks - two years old, dedicated to making yoga accessible to all. She brings her expertise off the mat as a certified doula. Outside of teaching yoga she enjoys writing, hiking, theatre and spending quality time with her loving husband, beautiful son, and pit bull mix pup.
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.
Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children, by Lisa Flynn
"Play with the practices in this book and bolster your child's resilience and self-esteem as you enhance your relationship." ~ Amy Weintraub
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