Hannah received the gift of Yoga from her mother while in her teens, and ever since then, yoga has been a part of her life. In practice, she experiences the power of yoga to build focus, inner peace, self-confidence, flexibility and strength through breath work, body awareness and creative visualization. Her favorite pose is Pigeon, because it’s reminder to be kind & gentle with yourself, and that surrender can sometimes be the strongest choice. She is excited to share these benefits of yoga with the kiddos at RPY! Hannah was trained by Next Generation Yoga (NGY) whose founder composed a myriad of developmentally and age appropriate yoga poses, breathing exercises, chants, visualizations, meditations and relaxation techniques that offer a child-friendly relationship to the ancient traditions of yoga. Hannah also believes in the connective aspects of yoga and emphasizes kindness, appreciation, patience, presence, stillness, respect in a safe and supportive environment. In class Yoga poses are explored with imagination and silly, playful fun. She utilizes NGY lesson plans that incorporate creativity, positive thinking (affirmations), self acceptance, interpersonal skills, personal and environmental awareness, imaginative play and FUN!