My kid’s yoga teaching experience started at 2014 when I was working as an early childhood educator at a french preschool in Vancouver B.C. As a preschool teacher I was searching a way to teach young children to increase their motor skills in a safe way; to understand their own body, mind and emotion; to learn how to express themselves; mostly to be able to find peacefulness and mindfulness during a long day in the day- care. Meanwhile, at that time, I was practicing yoga before and after work as a personal remedy for relaxing and strengthening body and mind. As an early childhood educator, I need to be fully present and be able to contribute positive energy to children in each moment, yoga practice helped me to feel calmer, to be more resilient on both mental and physical level, mostly to be more compassionate with children.
2015, as soon as I finished the yoga teacher training at Langara college, I introduced yoga into my 3-4 year’s old preschool class. In the class, children loved to do yoga dance, yoga game, and read yoga story together. I was surprised to see how quickly children learn new things by practicing mindfulness, by moving their body, by exploring their senses. Since then, I am convinced that, yoga for kids is an alternative of teaching to enhance their mental, social and physical development.
2016, I took the Semperviva kid’s yoga teacher training with Jacqueline Maloney, her passion, joy, abundant experiences of kid’s yoga teaching, also her innovative way to teach enriched my teaching knowledge. Now, I am teaching in several schools and community centres. My wish is to bring yoga into more families, schools, and communi- ties, so kids, parents and teachers can use yoga as a tool to increase their wellbeing.
As a yoga teacher as well as an early child educator, the path of learning will never end. Now I am working towards my 500 hours yoga teacher training, also taking different workshops on youth development and education. I feel deeply grateful towards my in- spirational teachers and mentors in my journey of early childhood education and yoga teaching: Josyane Testa, Mona Karout, Vinciane Pepin, Naseem Gulamhusein, Madhuri Philips, Anuradha Hannah.
Besides my yoga teaching, I love to dance, sing, do pottery, also do gardening at com- munity garden, spend time with my families and friends.