I’m grateful to everyone who reads this blog and visits this site, so just wanted to say thanks and (re)introduce myself. I have some exciting things in the works for Family Yoga and Reggio-inspired education that I’ll be sharing soon, but for now….
Hi! My name is Andrea, I’m an Early Childhood Educator, Yoga Teacher and Artist at heart. In my teaching practice I seek to honor a strong image of the child- meaning that I believe all children are capable and competent participants in learning experiences.
I began my career as an educator 16 years ago as a Teaching Artist in K-12 classrooms; I’m now an Early Childhood Educator and Yoga instructor facilitating virtual Reggio-inspired experiences and Yoga classes for children. I’m pursuing my Master’s in Innovative Early Childhood Education, with a focus on the Reggio Emilia approach to Early Childhood Education. Right now my main focus is on providing high quality, Reggio-inspired and Yoga-informed educational experiences via Outschool while I deepen my knowledge of the Reggio Approach to Early Childhood Education and conduct research on the possibilities for extending the reach of Reggio practices. My future plans include moving into the realm of educational policy and advocacy.
In addition to my work with children, I’m a Louisiana Pathways Trainer who provides professional development to Early Childhood Educators on the topic of Yoga and Mindfulness practices. I also offer an asynchronous course on this topic through Udemy.
I’m a 2020 graduate of Wild Lotus Yoga’s Soul School and a certified Children’s Yoga Instructor with six years experience teaching Children’s Yoga. My Yoga classes focus on sharing Yoga practices in engaging, child-friendly ways that encourage social-emotional learning, kinesthetic awareness, cognitive development and imaginary play.
Along with Yoga, I love spending time with family, exploring outdoors, gardening and creating art. My friends and I created a Mardi Gras nonprofit, Krewe of Tradition, for my hometown of Houma, LA that continues to expand and delight. One of my favorite ways to decompress is by exploring Instagram and Tiktok- I am a huge proponent of mindful media intake, and have found these social media platforms to be beautiful spaces for connection and inspiration (follow the links if you’d like to connect there).
Thanks for reading!