In this episode we have the chance to talk with Jennie Abbot the founder of Harmony Kids Yoga all about strategies to help your children and your family cope with anxiety, strategies to bring mindfulness into your home and into your classroom if you are a teacher.
Jennie Abbot is the Founder and Director of Harmony Kids Yoga. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (CYA-CYT) with the Canadian Yoga Alliance. Jennie is also a Color Me Yoga Children’s Yoga Teacher Graduate, and a Rainbow Kids Yoga Certified Instructor. She has more than 10 years’ experience as a children’s dance teacher. She has also completed Yoga for the Special Needs Child and Safe Anatomy for Children courses through Marsha Danzig, founder of Color Me Yoga. Jennie has taken Mindfulness Training through Dr. Dan Siegel, Author and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. Jennie’s life passion is sharing the joy of Yoga with Children!
Jennie started her yoga teacher training in 2010 her daughter began experiencing anxiety and challenges at school. Jennie knew that the practice of yoga, mindfulness and centering were tools she could empower her child and so using her background as a children’s dance instructor and the tools she was learning as a yoga instructor, created a yoga plan for her daughter that provided immediate and immeasurable results.
Harmony Kids Yoga brought together a passion for working with children, and a passion for bringing yoga together in a way that would benefit kids of all physical and mental capacities.
Harmony Kids Yoga was born from this desire, and today, has grown into a company that offers studio classes, in-school programs for kids at the preschool and elementary school levels, as well as teacher’s workshops for educators who want to bring the practice of yoga and mindfulness into the classroom on a daily basis.
CONVERSATION TOPICS & THEMES:
- Harmony Yoga and what it is all about
- Yoga & Mindfulness
- Anxiety in children during COVID times
- Tips for parents and teachers to incorporate yoga and mindfulness practices in their daily routines
Find Harmony Kids Yoga here : https://harmonykidsyoga.com