OWNER & YOGA INSTRUCTOR
I am English, born and bred, and moved with my family to Chicago in 2017. We have 3 beautiful daughters and a super chilled dog called Leo!
I qualified as a physiotherapist (Physical Therapist) in the UK in 2001, specialized in pediatrics in 2003, and have been working with children since. I gained my Masters in Respiratory at the University College London, UK, in 2013.
I specialized in treating children with cystic fibrosis (a breathing condition), ranging from the ages of newborn up to 18 years of age. I also treated children with complex neurological disorders, developmental delay, talipes, and torticollis. On an outpatient basis, I saw children with anxiety and breathing disorders. In my last year in the UK, I ran a community respiratory service seeing children with complex neurological disorders who were struggling with their breathing in their homes and schools. I am currently working on getting my PT registration here in the US.
I am also a 20+ year practitioner of yoga, have completed my 200-hour RYT yoga teacher training at Yogaview in Wilmette, and am a certified "Yoga for the Special Child" teacher where I am able to use the "Sonia Sumar" method for children with special needs.
By combining my passions, I am on a mission to help our children live healthier, happier and more balanced lives!
Kids Yoga Philosophy
Integrating pediatric physical therapy with the principles of yoga, YogiB yoga provides age-appropriate, multi-sensory and fun activities to teach children about their mind and body in a safe, playful and engaging environment.
Through yoga, breath awareness, mindfulness and meditation, YogiB yoga addresses the needs of the whole child through;
Developing strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and body awareness.
Teaching how the mind, body and breath are connected.
Learning tools for relaxation, regulating emotions and managing anxiety and stress.
Fostering empathy, patience, resilience and focus.
Empowering children to accept themselves and others.
Nurturing positivity, confidence and self-acceptance.
Enhancing creativity and imagination and promoting a growth mindset.