The Birth of Yogi Cubs
When I first started practicing yoga I was surprised by the magnitude of the positive impact on my mindset. Many of us are already aware of the benefits of yoga, but it’s important to keep in mind that yoga is a personal journey.
I often wonder how different things might have been if I had started my practice as a child. Imagine learning how to manage stress through breathing and mindful movement as a child. Imagine learning to accept your feelings / your thoughts / your experiences, instead of pushing them away. Imagine getting to know and feeling comfortable in your own body. I started looking for yoga programs for my daughter so she would be better equipped to handle life than I was growing up, but I just couldn’t find the right program.
-I wanted a program built for children to fit their abilities and attention spans.
-I wanted something flexible and affordable because it is so hard for us to fit extra activities into our lives.
-Most importantly, I wanted something real. A place where my daughter would feel a sense of belonging while being her authentic self.
I completed a 95 hour Yoga Alliance Children’s Yoga Teacher training program with Yogees Yoga 4 Kids so I could teach yoga classes designed JUST FOR KIDS! I’ve continued my learning by completing the GoGo Yoga for Kids, Cosmic Kids, and Zumbini certifications!
Hi! I’m Jessica! I’m a mother of one of my own and an almost mother to 3 steps. Yes, our house is pretty crazy most of the time!
I got my BS Degree in Communications from UT Austin (Hook’em Horns!), earned my MBA from the University of Dallas, and worked for many years in higher education, helping students find their way as they transitioned from high-school to adult life. My experience working with those “adult children” 🙂 showed me how much our young ones could benefit from a yoga & mindfulness practice.
Originally, I completed my children’s yoga teacher training out of selfishness to teach my own lil yogi, but as I learned, I also realized I should be sharing the benefits with as many kids as possible.