My name is Rebecca Connors, RYT 200 and RCYT. I am a Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Certified Instructor. Yoga found me in March of 2011. I had recently lost my Mother to a long battle with cancer, and I was in deep emotional pain and still in the midst of grieving. There is a yoga studio near my house, Yoga on the Brazos, and their sign out front says “Yoga Heals…Pass it On!”. Every time I drove by that sign I was drawn in until finally one day, my car just drove itself into the parking lot and the rest, as they say, is history! As my personal practice grew and my heart began to heal, I felt another ‘itch’ to do more with yoga. My day job is as the Head of a Montessori School, so I thought, why not!? I love my job, I love children, they are my true calling/passion so, again as they say, the rest is history! It made perfect sense for me to learn to teach kids yoga. The owner of my studio, Carrie Muchaw, told me about Beth Reese and Yoginos: Yoga for Youth® and recommended I go there. I looked up the website, and went to my first module for training this past June! I fell in love with the program and could not wait to get back to school and ‘pass it on’ to my kids! I taught yoga to my entire school as part of their summer curriculum and for my own practice all summer. Needless to say, we ALL loved it! Since the summer, I’ve added Yoga as an afterschool activity at my school, and I’m teaching in two other studios with more to come in the new year! I’m so excited to further my yoga knowledge, deepen my spirit and practice, and bring yoga to as many children and adults as possible.