I am a Special Education teacher in San Antonio, Texas, with 16 years of experience. I am currently working with elementary age students who have severe emotional challenges. I began my personal yoga journey one year ago to rehab a neck injury, and, after realizing the emotional and physical benefits it brought me, began exploring options for bringing yoga to my classroom as a means for my students to learn emotional self-regulation strategies. I discovered Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® in 2019 and began my training to become a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) soon thereafter. I am also working toward my RYT-200 credential. Beginning with this school year, I am actively implementing the Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® philosophy and The OHMazing® Way with my students.
Rick was a featured guest on our Podcast, The OHMazing® Way: Rick Yoder on Adapting Mindfulness and Yoga with Emotionally Challenged Students