OWNER & YOGA INSTRUCTOR
I am English, born and bred, and moved with my family to Chicago in 2017. We have 3 beautiful daughters under the ages of 10, and a super chilled dog called Leo!
I've been a pediatric physiotherapist (Physical therapist) since 2003 in the UK, where I also gained my Masters in Respiratory at the University College London, UK.
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 many children with anxiety, other breathing disorders, developmental delay and special needs.
I am also a 20+ year practitioner of yoga, have completed my 200-hour RYT yoga teacher training at Yogaview in Wilmette, and completed Part 1 "Yoga for the Special Child", run by Sonia Sumar herself.
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, fun activities to teach children about their mind, their body and their feelings 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 and body is connected and learning tools for relaxation, regulating emotions and managing stress.
Fostering empathy, patience, resilience and focus, and empowering children to accept themselves and others.
Enhancing creativity and imagination and promoting a growth mindset.