Peace Education, Yoga and Meditation: Stress Management for Children of All Ages!
I’m Dana, the founder of Peace Kids Rock, a program with the goal of inspiring and promoting peace and mindfulness for children and families through Yoga and peace education.
During my time working with young children for nine years in the Montessori classroom, I realized the importance of peace education, storytelling, yoga and mindfulness for young children; for overall well-being and social and emotional growth. After incorporating playful yoga poses and mindfulness into my classroom, I’ve observed how beneficial it is for the children for their empowerment and self-confidence. I’ve also realized how yoga, mindfulness, and self-care is so important for their teachers and caregivers.
This is especially true with all of the stress and demands of our daily lives. I’ve also observed all of the stress and pressures that children go through in today’s world; at school or home, both academically and socially. I also understand what it’s like to have anxiety as a child, and as an adult. Yoga and mindfulness is an excellent tool for stress management and anxiety relief for all ages.
I want to help children and families by spreading peace and mindfulness in a fun and unique way, through my programs. I’m excited to share mindfulness, Yoga, and meditation with children and families.
Although I’m no longer in the classroom as a full-time teacher, I’m also a Montessori Teacher Trainer for Summit Montessori Teacher Training Institute in Davie, FL; I teach workshops on Early Childhood Montessori Philosophy, which has been a rewarding experience. I’m honored to inspire, mentor and guide teachers on their Montessori journeys.
I have my Montessori Early Childhood Credential, and I’m a full member of the American Montessori Society. I received my 200-hour RYT yoga training and certification at Native Yoga Center in Juno Beach in 2016.
I am also trained in 85-hour Prenatal Yoga and working towards my RPYT yoga alliance certificate. I have my training and certificate in Tai Chi for Kids and I have completed some training in Reiki and Qigong. I am also in the process of completing my Master of Arts in Education (M.A. Ed.) at St. Catherine’s University.