We are passionate about sharing the tools of yoga, mindfulness, and social emotional learning to children, young adults, and families. We foster and support the development of skills that cultivate healthy children with an empathetic sense, emotional intelligence, a tender accepting heart, and the ability to build relationships and live wholeheartedly.
Yoga enhances strength, balance, and flexibility, on and off the mat. Becoming self aware of one’s mind, body and breath, offers infinite potential and possibilities for joy, health and well-being.
Through our classes and activities we promote peace in our schools and community settings. We value diversity and strive for compassionate kinship in peaceful communities by making the benefits of yoga and mindfulness accessible to all children and families.
Lenora has practiced yoga off and on for half her life. Her interest in teaching yoga began with a desire to bring yoga to older people. It was important for her to share some of the ways that a yoga practice had helped her through difficult times and that is was “never too late” to start. While working with adults, she heard numerous times how students wished they had learned yoga (or breath work or mediation) sooner, and how it would have been useful years before if only they had known about it then. It dawned on her that the concepts and lessons of yoga should be introduced sooner, rather than later, and that it was “never too early” to teach mindfulness, compassion, calming and positive body image to children. She loves teaching all ages, from preschoolers to seniors.
Justin is a clinical psychologist who’s been practicing yoga for several years and finding lots of overlap between the two systems of thought. He was drawn to the mission of Peaceful Warriors for many reasons. He strongly believes, for example, that adults have an obligation to help our children experience ways of being that involve taking care of their bodies and minds, as well as compassion for self and others. As a psychologist, he encounters many people who benefit from these practices now, and may well have been able to cultivate happier lives had those resources been available to them sooner. In addition to yoga and psychology, Justin enjoys hiking, reading, spending time with his family, and pursuing his passion for Dad jokes.
AUTUMN R MORRISON
DAWN MASKILL HELMAN