Meet our team.

Kids and Teen Yoga

 
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Ali

Certified Kids Yoga Instructor, Certified Teen Yoga Instructor, Yoga for Athletes Instructor, Owner Butterfly Kids Yoga LLC

Yoga

Yoga is a unique activity to me — it’s exercise for the body and mind. There are so many benefits for kids, teens, and adults that make a big impact on and off the mat. I love that you can have fun with yoga while benefiting your body and mind with skills that are lifelong!

My fun fact

I went to the University of Vermont but am now a huge Notre Dame fan too!


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Caroline

Trained Kids Yoga Instructor

Yoga

What draws me to teaching kids yoga is how amazing it feels to watch a child let down their walls and have genuine fun while being healthy. Yoga is like feeding vegetables to kids in a yummy smoothie; they’re getting all the things they need to grow strong in a fun and healthy way!

My fun fact

I absolutely despise black licorice!


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Emma

Trained Kids Yoga Instructor

Yoga

It is so intriguing to me to see the change that occurs within kids with yoga. In this day in age, it can be extremely hard to escape all the screens and stimulation, and calm down in a healthy way. Yoga is truly an amazing tool to help kids find different ways to find calm and let love in!

My fun fact

I don’t eat meat!


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Beth

Trained Kids Yoga Instructor

Yoga

I’m so excited to be on board with Butterfly Kids Yoga! As recent as five years ago, I found it very challenging to find yoga classes for my daughters to participate in. My girls have been taking classes with Miss Ali since the very beginning. In our very busy, always ‘on’ life, I love how kids yoga encourages self-awareness, strength, flexibility, breathing, mindfulness, focus, and calm in fun and engaging ways. It gives them a mindset and tools to use both on and off the mat!

My fun fact

I got certified and taught sign language to toddlers, infants and their parents when I was teaching my own children sign language.


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Heather

MFA, RYT 200

Yoga

Introducing yoga to young people in a dynamic and accessible way can offer so many benefits as they grow into themselves as individuals.  They learn about body awareness and finding both inner and outer strength, they learn how to disconnect from devices and connect with themselves and the natural world, and they gain the tools necessary to remain grounded and resilient through any life situation.  In my classes, students can explore the teachings of breath, asana and meditation while playfully enjoying being in the present moment and honoring their individual uniqueness.

My fun fact

I used to work on an organic farm in Hawaii!


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Nicole

Trained Kids Yoga Instructor, Reiki Practitioner

Yoga

I love teaching yoga to children because you can incorporate yoga anywhere! I also enjoy teaching yoga because it helps kids focus, feel more centered, and less stressed. Physically, they become more aware of their bodies-whether it is a breathing technique or spatial awareness. It is amazing watching them grow and become more confident as they learn more poses. I am excited to be part of the team at Butterfly Kids Yoga!

My fun fact

I have a twin sister!



Yoga for Athletes & Sports Teams

 
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Heidi

RYT 200, Yoga for Athletes Instructor, Certified Kids Yoga Instructor

Yoga

Yoga has brought so much positivity into my life and I want to share this gift with others.  As a coach and yoga instructor, I truly feel that yoga is something that will help an athlete physically and mentally — both on and off the field. 

My fun fact

I have an obsession with Hallmark movies. Who doesn’t love a good love story that always ends with a happily ever after?!


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Dennis

RYT 200, Yoga for Athletes Instructor

Yoga

I love yoga because it is a challenge mentally and physically each and every time I roll out the mat. This forces you to stay in the moment which is the only thing we have. The other thing I enjoy is how supportive everyone is; it is like everyone is on one large team trying to ensure that each person is a little better by the end of class than they were in the beginning.

My fun fact

I teach a forensics class at the High School and College level so I am a crime scene show junkie!


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Susan

RYT 200, Yoga for Athletes Instructor

Yoga

Every time I come to my mat, I feel a sense of self; humbly aware of how I am feeling that particular moment. No matter what is happening in my life, I know I am exactly where I am supposed to be.  

My fun fact

I lived in California for 20 years.



Adult Yoga Partnerships

 
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Christy

RYT 200

Teaches: Alignment-based, Restorative and Gentle Yoga


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Jessica

RYT 200, Owner Perinton Yoga

Teaches: Alignment-based, Vinyasa Flow


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Ellen

RYT 200, Owner Root to Rise Yoga

Teaches: Gentle, Restorative and Vinyasa Flow


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Michelle

MFA, E-RYT 200, YACEP, Owner Yoga with Michelle

Teaches: Vinyasa Flow


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Mandy

Certified Yoga Instructor, Owner Victor Yoga Studio

Teaches: Vinyasa Flow


 
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Heather

MFA, RYT 200

Teaches: Hatha Yoga (Anusara/Iyengar blend)


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Gina

RYT 200

Teaches: Open Vinyasa Flow


Experience our “Yoga for You. Yoga for Kids". classes on Tuesdays at 6pm.

Same time, separate classes.

Join just the Adult class, just the Kids class, or (best value) both!


Questions? Please contact us.  

585.598.6059
info@butterflykidsyoga.com


 
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