Kids Mindful Movement's Yoga class is a form of yoga created to keep children engaged and mindful. Classes are intended to be fun, with age-appropriate games, poses, and storytelling to incorporate breath work and mindfulness in a way that they can understand and enjoy.
Art & Mindfulness:
Kids Mindful Movement's Art & Mindfulness class incorporates music, art, and mindfulness techniques to allow tweens to focus and have fun while creating unique art projects each week. This non-competitive class is an opportunity for them to let go and be themselves without any fear of judgement.
Kids Mindful Movement's dance & creative movement class is a great way for tweens to explore imagination and self expression, while increasing their mind/body connection. They learn by using dance, play, and grounding techniques in a safe, non-competitive, positive environment.
ALLY BUDNICK, M. ED., RCYT (Yoga)
Ally Budnick is a warm, creative, and enthusiastic teacher, with joyful energy. She has had a variety of experiences in the field of education, psychology, and child development. Ally began her yoga practice in 2010, and now enjoys sharing yoga with children of all ages, from toddlers to teens. She is a certified Childlight Children’s Yoga teacher, and is currently studying for her RYT200 Certification at Global Breath Studio in Durham.
Ally loves how yoga and mindfulness can teach children tools to use in every area of their lives. Ally has a passion for holistic education, and her yoga teaching philosophy emphasizes teaching the whole child. She embraces imaginative learning and weaves developmentally appropriate yoga philosophy and social-emotional education into the fabric of her classes. She prides herself in her ability to promote curiosity and open mindedness in her students.
CAROLYN BOUCHER, E-RYT (Creative Movement)
Carolyn Boucher is an artist and experienced Yoga Instructor currently serving the Triangle communities. In addition to graduating from Carrboro Yoga Company, Carolyn holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University and has a strong studio background in the voice, body, and holistic health.
Carolyn was awarded a rare scholarship for Touch Drawing at the Whidbey Institute, and has studied Butoh and Expressive Arts for many years under the mentorship of Maureen “momo” Freehill of direct Kazuo Ohno lineage. Her work has led her to many strange, wonderful and interesting places; teaching uniquely different populations across the U.S. and abroad. Most recently Carolyn has served as the Artist in Residence at Forest Hills Elementary school in Danville, VA.
SAMANTHA BOYCE (Art & Mindfulness)
Samantha has been teaching art and art history for the past 9 years. After beginning a career as an Art Historian and teaching college students for several years, she discovered her desire to find a way to bridge her love of teaching with her own passion for making art.
She began working with Arts for Life at Brenner’s Children’s Hospital as a teaching volunteer, creating art with children on the Hematology and Oncology Unit, as well as the Behavioral Health Unit.
Samantha is now a graduate student in Expressive Arts Therapy and Mental Health Counseling at Lesley University focusing on the capacity of the arts to foster growth and healing among children.
As someone with a longtime personal yoga and meditation practice, Samantha loves incorporating mindfulness in her art-making process and believes that art and expression themselves can be inherently healing.