origin of the river

Recently I designed and led an end-of-the-year ceremony for the faculty & staff of the Louise S. McGehee School here in New Orleans. The ceremony centered around Yoga-inspired practices (movement, meditation, breath-work, music, art, singing & ritual) focusing on Renewal & Release. This theme was informed by many things, including the dualistic qualities of waterContinue reading “origin of the river”

Mindfulness & Yoga Workshops for Early Childhood Educators

Not only do I love participating in Yoga & Reggio-inspired learning experiences with children, but I also value sharing my skills and experiences with these approaches with fellow educators and caregivers. Taking some time during my semester break to focus on growing the audience for one of my favorite workshops, “Mindfulness & Yoga for EarlyContinue reading “Mindfulness & Yoga Workshops for Early Childhood Educators”

The Role of the Teacher in Early Childhood Education

A teacher, in any educational context, is a compassionate learning partner who skillfully engages in dynamic practices that enrich lives. The image of the teacher as a person who holds power above children and families is one that we need to discard permanently in order to advocate for a strong image of the child andContinue reading “The Role of the Teacher in Early Childhood Education”

Children’s Yoga

“It’s not about being good at something. It’s about being good to yourself.” “It’s not about being good at something. It’s about being good to yourself.” Guiding children and teens in developing an understanding and appreciation of Yoga practices is an absolute privilege. I am grateful for the technological tools that make connection to people,Continue reading “Children’s Yoga”

children, digital media & innovation in education

The chapters exploring the Atelier and use of digital media with young children in The Hundred Languages of Children are some of my favorites. They are rich with inspiring stories, ideas and innovative thinking around possibilities for empowering children in multifaceted explorations of ideas, materials and technology. “…we have to give closer attention to theContinue reading “children, digital media & innovation in education”

All the feels

Despite his sweet pastor’s demeanor, Rogers was tuned into our souls’ darkest feelings. He had an uncommon appreciation for anger, fear, stress, sadness, disappointment and loneliness. He respected the range of emotions and encouraged children to accept all their feelings as natural.  It’s a terrible day in the neighborhood…and that’s OK

Family Yoga at Wild Lotus Yoga!

Very excited to share my family Yoga offerings through Wild Lotus Yoga on Saturday April 17th (via Zoom)! It is an absolute honor to be in partnership with this incredible studio and Yoga community. The workshop is for children and their grownups, and more offerings are in the works. Click here for information about theContinue reading “Family Yoga at Wild Lotus Yoga!”