I have worked with children for over 15 years, predominantly with students with additional needs in a mainstream educational setting, and I qualified as a yoga teacher in March 2015. I have always loved working with children but over the years I have noticed a worrying decline in the mental health of young people as they struggle to deal with the stresses and strains of modern life. This in turn has an impact upon everyone around them – families, friends, school staff!
After personally experiencing the benefits of yoga for many years (which by its very nature is a mindful practice) I would often use mindfulness techniques with the children I worked with and observed great results time and time again. This inspired me to take things further and so I founded The MYo Project to help make mindfulness and yoga more accessible, not only to children but also their families and the staff who work with them.
I am very passionate about the work I do and I am so grateful for all of the opportunities that I have to share the benefits of mindfulness and yoga through The MYo Project whether it be in schools, community groups, yoga classes, workshops, parent groups, after school clubs…the list is endless!
Whilst I have big plans for The MYo Project in the future I will continue to be present in the moment, breathe and be thankful!