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We would like to introduce Sing Song Yoga® Teacher, Mellissa Zoerhof, BSEd, MA, SSYT, K-8 Educator, 200hr TKYM!
Mellissa is one of those people who makes the world a better place simply by being who she is. She works to continually teach on the leading edge, always going that extra mile to most powerfully engage and reach her students. She provides a purposefully positive learning environment within which her students feel supported to take positive risks to move beyond where they’ve been before, physically, emotionally and socially.
Mellissa is an educator, an innovator and a leader, who has an uncanny ability to connect with kids and adults alike. If you ever get the chance to connect with Mellissa in any capacity, I highly recommend you do so! You can learn more about her current programming or connect with her here.
We asked Mellissa a few questions about becoming a SSYT and below are her heart-felt answers!
Why did you want to be a Sing Song Yoga® Teacher?
From the first time I learned about this program, I was in love. The movement, learning, singing, collaboration between participants and the heart of yoga all wrapped into one. Having the ability to inspire confidence, strength, balance, flexibility for kids both on and off of the mat was so moving.
What do you look forward to doing with your teaching?
I look forward to bringing yoga to kids who have been looking for something that they can connect with, something that builds their spirits, grows their confidence and also their perspective. I adore watching people step out of their comfort zones, try something new and show themselves how brave and strong they are! I look forward to bringing Sing Song Yoga to community groups in my area as well. And as a Spanish speaker, the ability to partner with groups en Espanol is something I so look forward to!
What other degrees or certifications do you hold?
I have a Bachelors in English and a Masters in Elementary Education. I am also 200 hr Yoga Certified in addition to being certified as a Sing Song Yoga® Teacher.
What other classes do you offer in the community?
My goal is to inspire confidence, growth mindset and courage in every class I teach. From motor Movement with little ones, to bilingual Move! Play! Learn! (a literacy-based movement class), and Teen Yoga – which focuses on leadership and confidence building… each class is aimed to help others feel positively impacted so that they then go and positively impact elsewhere.
Tell us about your family, hobbies, loves, passion, etc.
I have two wonderfully energetic kids, Macie and Reid, who have grown up on Sing Song Yoga. They are my favorite teacher’s assistants. My hubby Chris is a builder who has been on this yoga journey with me from day one and is my biggest cheerleader.
I love whole-health… continuous work on maintaining and sustaining a healthy mind, body and soul. Exercise, journal writing, reading and constant learning are things that fill me with peace, joy and wonder!
Thank you Mellissa for joining us in making the world a better place one young yogi at a time!
Author and Sing Song Yoga® Founder, Deb Weiss-Gelmi offers kids’ yoga teacher training and professional development for school teachers, as well as local yoga classes for kids and adults. Connect with her on FB, IG and Twitter.
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Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training A heartfelt synopsis of our kids’ yoga teacher training experience through the grateful eyes of our founder.
Getting Kids Ready to Write: Yoga in Schools A teacher question answered: “I was wondering the best combinations [of poses] to use [with my students] for getting ready to write.”
8 Kids Yoga Myths Some common misunderstandings about kids’ yoga. Explore other view points for a broader perspective.
Top 5 Kids’ Yoga Tips for Greater Flexibility A kids’ yoga question answered: “We want to know how we can stretch better! Any tips?”
Yoga in Schools: Kids and Teachers Talk Kids’ Yoga A quick peek into what kids and teachers are saying about using the Sing Song Yoga app in the classroom.
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Top 6 Yoga Poses for Toddlers “A few months ago a parent asked how she could best do yoga with her one-year-old daughter…”
Kids’ Yoga App – Create Your Own Balancing Sequence Effortlessly create a balancing sequence with a few taps of this kids’ yoga iOS app.
Top 5 Tips to Help Balance in Kids’ Yoga: Kid Twitter Question Answered A kid question answered: “Do you have any tips to help us balance better?”
Twitter Leads to Most Rewarding Visit Imaginable Sing Song Yoga founder does yoga with students she connected with on Twitter.
Kids Yoga App Series – #3. Restore Purchases –FAQs: How to easily restore in-app purchases in seconds with this simple illustration.
Kids Yoga App Series #4 Guidelines Video Our Sing Song Yoga Kids share their wisdom about doing yoga in this Guidelines Video.
Kids Yoga App Series #5 Time Management for Home & Classroom Super efficient time-management kids yoga app tools to get the most out of every second spent with our kids.
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This entry was posted on Monday, November 18th, 2019.
Posted in Sing Song Yoga, Sing Song Yoga Teacher Training.
Tagged: children yoga, kids yoga, kids yoga teacher training, sing song yoga, SSYT, teacher training, yoga, yoga for children, yoga for kids, yoga teacher, yoga teacher training
Last year, before our Sing Song Yoga App was available, I wrote a blog post about some great calming kids’ yoga poses for the Holidays, using poses from our DVD. Now our SSY App makes it easy to line up the poses, save, and push play to enjoy the sequence as its own little video. There are inevitably times during the holidays when life can be a bit stressful for our kids. So having this little tool in your pocket can be quite helpful in guiding your children back to feeling peaceful.
This quick video demonstrates using the Sing Song Yoga App to create this calming sequence.
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And a fun animation about why yoga can be a great thing for your kids 🙂
This entry was posted on Saturday, December 7th, 2013.
Posted in Kid's Yoga Sequences, Sing Song Yoga.
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