Artist, Yoga & Reggio-inspired Educator and Researcher
MA Innovative Early Childhood Education, E-RYT, YACEP
Andrea Dupree / Curious Bluebird
The roots, philosophies and practices related to Yoga, Reggio-inspired and arts-integrated education inform my approach to teaching and living. As an artist, I’m most inspired by the wonders of the natural world and the human experience of it, ecofeminism and sustainable living practices.
I’ve taught and learned in all-virtual contexts since Spring 2020, and am continually astonished by technological tools of connection and the possibilities they offer for all ages.
As a parent I am engaged in schooling from home and unschooling alongside my 12yo son. His past experiences in a public Montessori school also guide my work as an educator.
Prior to shifting my creative focus to my work as an educator I was engaged in creating interdisciplinary art projects. These projects received grants from organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.
I see life as an amazing spiral of connections, with many points of influence between career and personal explorations.
Current Educational & Experiential offerings include:
Interactive Virtual Yoga classes for children & adults
Art & Reggio-inspired Virtual Learning Experiences Connecting via Outschool, Premier TEFL and Qualson’s School Live
Early Childhood Teacher Trainings synchronous & asynchronous offerings, including consulting related to Reggio-inspired and Mindfulness practices for Early Childhood Educators & Learning Contexts