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 a Yoga 4 Classrooms Instructor. Sally is the creator/author of the ChildLight Yoga and Mindfulness Advanced Teaching Concepts, Tweens and Teens, and ChildLight Yoga in Schools Teacher Training manuals. She began studying and practicing yoga in 1993 after earning a degree in Fine Arts/Dance and a BA in Psychology. She completed her 500 hr yoga certification through The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, PA where she currently teaches as part of the 200 and 300hr teacher training staff. Since 2002, she has shared yoga and mindfulness practices with children and teens in studio, childcare, preschool, public school, and homeschool settings, in addition to teaching baseball, football, soccer, cross country, track & field students and coaches at DeSales and Lehigh University and in several Bucks County school districts. 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. As a human that copes with Celiac disease on a daily basis, she co-created the online organization Gluten Free Group of Quakertown is the volunteer coordinator of the food pantry in her hometown. Her intention is to act as a facilitator and support system for students on their individual journey toward finding inner peace. Sally lives, runs, bikes, hikes, swims and plays in PA with her husband two sons....and of course spends time on her mat every day.
Jennifer Mueller, MA, E-RYT, RCYT, has been teaching yoga students of all ages since 2008 and directs a children's and family yoga program in Washington DC. In addition to being a trainer for ChildLight Yoga® and Yoga 4 Classrooms®, Jen holds a variety of children’s yoga certifications. She is also a prenatal yoga instructor, childbirth educator, a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) through Infant Massage USA, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Jen completed her adult yoga teacher training at Willow Street Yoga in Takoma Park, MD and her prenatal training with Janet Caulfield of Urban Yoga. She founded Breathing Space to create a hub for family yoga in Washington DC and to share her enthusiasm for age- and developmentally-appropriate poses, games, and songs with yogis of all ages and hopes to offer her students freedom she finds in yoga. Prior to teaching yoga full time, Jen spent more than a decade in non-profit administration and advocacy communications. Her experience in social change movements and managing charitable organizations has been extremely helpful when working with schools and community organizations to implement yoga and mindfulness programs for children.
Sandy is a certified birth doula, certified lactation counselor, placenta encapsulation specialist and Master of Social Work. She is also an affiliated birth doula with Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover.
Sandy found yoga when her children (now 11 and 14) were in preschool and since then has continued to deepen her practice and enjoy the benefits of movement, breath, discipline, confidence and a wonderful community of yogis.
Working with pregnant women and couples is a passion of Sandy's. Serving Seacoast families as a certified birth doula since 2007, Sandy is thrilled to bridge her two passions - yoga and pregnancy - and looks forward to connecting with and guiding a community of mothers as they take time for themselves, pause and connect with their bodies, their babies and one another.
To learn more about Sandy and her services visit her website: www.sandytufts.com
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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