About Michele

 

 

Welcome!  My name is Michele Anderson and for as long as I can remember, I have been interested in health and wellness.

For over 25 years, I have worked as a public school special education teacher and during that time, I have noticed the increasing need for children to learn self-regulation and focusing strategies.  In addition, because they spend more time sitting indoors– in classrooms, on the couch watching TV or playing on an electronic device– they often lack core stability and overall physical stamina. Additionally, since many of their preferred activities involve being behind a screen, children exhibit more social challenges.  In short, our youngsters have been struggling.

I had an overwhelming desire to find a way to reach children and help them become calmer, more connected, and more physically healthy. In 2017 I completed my 200-hour family yoga certification through the Radiant Child Yoga program.  From there, I went on to earn my certification in Aerial Yoga from Good Karma Yoga Studio.

Since then, I have continued to deepen my study and understanding of yoga.  I received further training from Karma Kids Yoga, including yoga for children, and yoga for babies and toddlers.   I also received my second 200-hour yoga teaching certification through the LYT Method  yoga teacher training program. These diverse trainings allow me to offer yoga classes for every member of the family, from babies to senior citizens!  In addition, my yoga teacher training coupled with my background as a certified K-12 special education teacher allows me to provide a deeply enriching experience for children with special needs including those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, and depression.

Yoga helps kids calm down and focus, leading to better self-regulation and improved school stamina.  All yoga classes are developmentally appropriate and are targeted at addressing specific needs– all while being tons of fun!

Interested in having me teach yoga at your school or facility? Contact me! I travel to schools/preschools, and day cares. I also offer professional development for staff.  Birthday party yoga and private family classes are also available.