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JENA

Your children are little bundles of force, energy, and wisdom! It is a privilege and delight to work with young ones and bask in their unabashed view of life and their experiences. I cannot wait to share a yoga practice with them, and help them explore their own bodies and minds out in nature. Kids have so much sensation within them, just bubbling at the surface! I hope to bring my experiences with nature-play, eco-dance, and somatic experiencing into our journey together, and connect more deeply to ourselves and our environment in the process.

Where Are You From:

Oakland, CA

Things I love:

Dancing to live music.

Watching waves crash against the rocks.

Chocolate and peanut butter.

Hiking in the fog. 

Favorite Movement/Pose:

Supine Spinal Twist. I love any movement that crosses the body,

wringing out and cleansing from the inside!

Credentials:

Pursuing BA in Child and Human Development, Biopsychology, and Dance

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SCARLETT

"As I am building my connection to the yoga practice I look forward to learning more about it alongside your children. I am excited to see my yoga and mindfulness practice improve and evolve this summer."

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Where Are You From:

Altadena, Ca

Things I love:

Dancing.

City walks around San Francisco.

Spending time with the people who bring me joy.

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Favorite Movement/Pose:

Cobra. 

Credentials:

BA in Sociology from San Francisco Sate University 

ECE Associate Teacher Credential from City College of San Francisco 

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JERIKA

I am Jerika and I am the creator of True Roots. This program was born out of my love for teaching; my passion for yoga, movement and nature; and my dedication to finding the voice of the shy, keep-my-feelings-to-myself, people pleasing little girl I once was. Towards the latter part of my 10 years in early education I took my first yoga class and immediately thought, why aren't we practicing this with kids? The poses are all nature, animal and shapes based-- a specialty of children, and the breath! Such an accessible and perhaps most useful tool when it comes to expressing and regulating feelings and emotions.  So here we are, doing yoga, movement, mindfulness and art in nature as we navigate our everyday emotions, feelings, and interactions with one another in our everyday lives.

I am looking forward to moving with you and your little ones!

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Where Are You From:

SF Bay Area, CA

Things I love:

Exploring life with my growing family.

The ocean.

Moving my body in different ways.

Favorite Movement/Pose:

Waterfall (forward fold) to woosh out the icky feelings

Credentials:

BA in Childhood and Adolescent Development

MA in Early Childhood Education

Yoga Alliance: 200-hour CYT

B4C Wellness Champion

Yoga Alliance: Children's Yoga Certification

Yoga Alliance: Prenatal Yoga Certification

Mindful Schools: Mindfulness Fundamentals

Mindful Schools: Mindful Education Essentials Course

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