I trained as an actress at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, worked in between acting jobs as a children’s entertainer and have practiced yoga since my late teens. I always used yoga in my kids parties while dressed up as a Princess or Fairy and the kids loved it! I would bring a story to life using the yoga postures. In 2010 I decided to make teaching kids yoga my main focus in life and these days run kids’ yoga classes in schools, nurseries and village halls in the Henley and Marlow area of England.
In March 2012 a team of us decided to film some of the stories I was using in my classes and post them to YouTube, so that the kids could do them whenever they liked. It’s been fun to do, and it turns out that kids (and teachers and parents) all over the world like the stories too. We are a small committed team, led by my partner Martin and me. We bring out new videos regularly, and we share what I’m learning about kids’ yoga – including class plans, and other ideas for parents and teachers to help their kids enjoy yoga. We are also writing music and creating mindfulness meditations for kids soon to be released on Youtube. We do occasional teacher training workshops in the UK and now in the US and we’ve developed an online kids yoga teacher training course called ‘Getting Started in Kids Yoga’ which is available in now via our website.