Meredith Paterson is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) through Yoga Alliance. Meredith completed her RCYT with Yogiños: Yoga for Youth®. She has an MA in English and is a writer, editor, and educator with a passion for exploring the interconnectedness of language, yoga, movement, and art.
After several years of working in educational publishing, she realized that effective learning should not be bound by classrooms, chairs, worksheets, and tests– learners need to move and experience and feel. She began seeking ways to bring movement and mindfulness to children. She met Elizabeth Reese of Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® in 2009 and began studying and teaching children’s yoga and later, training classroom teachers to bring yoga and mindfulness into schools.
“The practice of yoga has given me the confidence and strength to seek myself under all the layers of doubt and fear. My wish as an instructor is to help others seek themselves and to awaken to their own power and light. The birth of my daughter, Ruby, and the experience of parenting a young child have reignited my desire to provide children with tools to build their own confidence, trust themselves, and feel empowered to express their needs and know their worth. I am forever curious about how our bodies integrate experiences and emotions and how we can support children in feeling safe and telling their own stories through their thoughts, words, and movements.”
Meredith is a featured guest on our podcast, The OHMazing® Way: Meredith Paterson: Lost and Not Quite Found