Meet the Teacher – Sara Syed
What inspired you to become a children’s yoga teacher?
I love teaching kids for a multitude of reasons! Childhood is such an important developmental time of one’s life so I think it’s very important to instill healthy skills and perspectives from a young age that can carry kids into adulthood. Also, kids are our future! It’s very reassuring to see kids who see yoga class as something as common as lunchtime or math class; I personally did not discover yoga until late high school and I imagine life being a little more simpler had I learned yoga earlier!
What is one of your favorite classroom memories as ZENworks instructor?
I teach breathing with an expandable ball and the kids get so excited to practice breathing with it! It makes breathing fun like a game. They are also very good at just sitting and meditating (sometimes)! It’s always good to see the kids being super engaged with the practice!
What is your favorite yoga practice and why?
Yoga is a lifestyle for me. Yoga goes beyond postures and forms. Yoga is a lifestyle encompassing kindness, compassion, and selflessness, wholeness, and unity. We practice the poses and breathing to help us be able to achieve these states of being.
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