Lindsay has been teaching kids yoga since 2017. She is both a 200-hour registered yoga teacher and a registered children’s yoga teacher that embraces kindness and compassion. Lindsay also spent a year in education at Fusion Academy teaching middle and high school students with learning differences in a one-on-one setting.
Her children and teen yoga classes help young people understand the importance of being kind in their thoughts, words, and actions to both themselves and others. Lindsay helps kids recognize their inner strength to practice being calm and still to connect more confidently to the world around them. Lindsay values creating a loving, caring, and kind environment for children and youth to explore the practice and benefits that yoga has to offer. Her students are her greatest teacher!
Megan Rynne has a background in farm and nature-based education and taught environmental science to children and adults on working farms and nature conservation sites throughout New England. Having recently completed a MA in Early Childhood Education from Shepherd University of West Virginia, with a focus on the Montessori Method and Neuropedagogy, Megan joins Breathing Space new to the field of children’s yoga. Megan has completed 60 hours of combined training from Budding Yogis of Circle Yoga (DC) and Childlight Yoga (NH) including the Teaching Yoga to Kids with Special Needs and postnatal practice trainings. Megan embarks upon a yearlong 200 hr YTT this January and looks forward to supporting her children’s training with a sound background in yoga philosophy and adult practice. Megan is originally from Boston, MA and lives with her fiance in Washington, DC. She enjoys walking, books about cognitive neuroscience and Appalachia, Ayurveda, camping and fire stories, and the “Be Present” requirement that working with children affords.
Rachel tried her first yoga class nearly two decades ago and dabbled in the practice over the years, but became a serious practitioner in 2010 when looking for stress relief and self-care from her busy role as a public elementary school teacher. Coming to her mat after a busy day of teaching allowed her to completely release and renew her energy. Over the years, Rachel incorporated many parts of her practice- breathing, meditation, asana, and mindfulness- into her classroom with students. She loved seeing how daily breathing and mindfulness helped her young students self-regulate and manage their emotions. After nearly a decade of consistent practice, Rachel completed her 200 hour training at Embrace Yoga DC in 2019. She is grateful to combine her two passions, yoga and education, and share mindfulness and yoga to young learners in a fun, accessible way.
Rachel is a former elementary school teacher and has worked in schools that required teachers to incorporate social emotional learning and wellness into daily class routines. She has experience with several curriculum and created her own programs as a teacher to nurture student’s social and emotional skills. She has 15+ years experience as an educator.