After graduating summa cum laude from the Allied Health
Department of the Medical School at the University of New Mexico, I
began my career as an Occupational Therapist working in adult rehab
services. When an opportunity arose 10 years ago to work in the
public school system, I went without hesitation and discovered that
young children are the ones I love to help the most. My first
priority was to "keep everybody safe" in the therapy room, and I
felt most comfortable teaching simple yoga poses, breathing and
I've been teaching yoga for 15 years
and have completed four distinct yoga teacher training courses.
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"This is really fun!" --Andrew, 8 years old
"I'm really good at the breathing" --Joe, 4 years old
"My students in preschool LOVE the program!" --Marjorie Quine-Smith, MA, OTR, Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Kids Learn Yoga, LLC. S.M.I.L.Y. Yoga Program Yoga Course for Kids
S.M.I.L.Y. = Sensory Motor Integration & Learning with Yoga
Click play button below to listen to a welcome message from: April Merrilee MA, OTR:
The SMILY Kids Yoga Program is designed to enhance learning and brain development by blending stories, songs, yoga postures, breathing and relaxation.
The Kids Yoga program offers 8 different SMILY yoga classes, (That's at least 80
yoga sessions already pre-planned for you to do with kids) each with its own set of lesson materials for 10 structured sessions.
Each kids yoga class begins with story telling which leads into a related song. The singing is combined with the yoga postures for a full sensory-motor experience.
Easily adapted yoga for children with Special Needs
such as: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and ADHD .
Add to your "therapy tool box" immediately: These yoga techniques are
easily applied with children the very next work
Give school based therapists educationally
relevant yoga strategies that relate directly to state benchmarks
Bring evidence based practices into your
school: the SMILY Kids Yoga Program has been successfully researched with
positive findings. click here for results
Receive over 80 organized therapy, classroom,
activity plans, all structured for easy use with children.
Help kids learn how to focus their attention:
show children how to be calm and alert, ready to learn through yoga.
"I have attended numerous workshops over a long career as an
Occupational Therapist. I found this to be one of the very best for
content, functional use, speaker presentation and audience
reception. One therapist said it all by just saying 'WOW!'"