Misty is the founder and owner of Little Mindful Yogis. Combining over 15 years of child development with an excited and approachable spirit, Misty makes teaching yoga to all ages fun and fulfilling. She blends her yoga journey and experience as a teacher and mother to all of her instruction.
Beyond her instruction, Misty is responsible for writing the Little Mindful Yogis curriculum and themed lesson plans for all school sessions and classes.
Misty has been teaching kids yoga to greater Atlanta for the past four years. She found her love for kids yoga when applying it in her own preschool classroom. She has a 200 hour yoga certification, 95 hour kids yoga certification from Kidding Around Yoga, 20 hour children's yoga certification for ADHD/Autism and Differently Abled from Radiant Child Yoga, and a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth certification through Yoga Ed.
She brings her experience in dance, cheer and acro yoga, to creative classes that have something for everyone. You can find her teaching at many greater Atlanta schools as well as teaching adult yoga at FORM Yoga in Decatur.
Mariah is incredibly excited to begin her new path as a kid’s yoga instructor, and she feels her combined expertise in childcare, yoga, and differentiation will guide her students to success.
Mariah is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with a youthful spirit & a constant smile! Mariah taught self-contained special education in Hamilton County Schools (located in Chattanooga, Tennessee) for over 8 years before moving to the Atlanta area and switching her teaching modality to yoga.
As a true “Jill of all Trades,” Mariah teaches various yoga styles all over the Greater Atlanta area; You can find her teaching Hot Vinyasa & Yoga Sculpt at Element Yoga in Brookhaven, Aerial Yoga at various Cobb County studios, Deep Stretch / Yin Yoga at EQ Athletic Club in Midtown, and Alpaca Yoga at Sugar Valley Farms (Cartersville).
When off her mat, Mariah is usually performing aerial dance, hiking with her 2 dogs, or singing at local events.
Suzet is a certified kids and adult yoga teacher and has extensive experience working with kids. She has a playful and loving nature that brings a fun approach to learning.
She started her career in British International School as a teacher assistant before moving to corporate life and took various roles in multinational companies. After moving to Israel in 2017, Suzet followed her dreams and found her passion in teaching yoga for kids by becoming a certified kids yoga teacher with Kidding Around Yoga. She is also a 200 hour registered yoga instructor and is currently teaching yoga for adults and kids at various levels around metro Atlanta.
Suzet and her husband live in Atlanta with their 2 kids, ages 10 and 5, and their fluffy bernedoodle. She loves reading, ice skating, and of course yoga.
Gina Misticawi is an E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) and RCYT (Registered Children's Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. She became certified through AFAA as a Personal Trainer/Fitness Counselor and Group Exercise Instructor in 1997. She then completed her 200-hour yoga certification through Atlanta Yoga Fellowship/Peachtree Yoga Center. Gina is also a Spin instructor with Mad Dogg Athletics and Schwinn and holds numerous other fitness certifications.
After having children and realizing the amount of stressors placed upon them, she decided to become a Kids Yoga teacher. In 2016, Gina became a Certified Elevated Grounded Teacher under the direction of Amy Haysman, Cheryl Crawford, and Sedef Dion.
Gina currently teaches Kids Yoga at the Atlanta Athletic Center and All Saints Preschool. She teaches big people classes at the Atlanta Athletic Club, Cecil B. Wellness Center, Burn Bootcamp, All Saints Catholic Church, and Mary Our Queen.
Teaching allows Gina to give back to those around her. She truly enjoys helping others find their own sense of self-acceptance and realize their full potential. What she loves most about yoga is that anyone, at any age, can practice. Yoga is available to all, no matter what the experience and physical ability…everyone can benefit from the practice of yoga.
Gina is married and has two daughters, Lily and Mia. She loves spending time with her family and her two rescue dogs.
VK (She/They) is an artistic multi-hyphenate and a forever student of life. As a classically trained actor, improviser, writer, director, 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and kids Yoga Instructor, VK has found that what focuses her artistic energy while anchoring her in the present is the practice of Yoga. The art, philosophy and teachings of this ancient practice are timeless. The Yogic path has informed their artistic voice, work, interpersonal relationships, self-discipline, self-esteem, and their ability to flow with the ever-changing currents of life for the better. VK has seen the life changing effects of this practice on young folks and adults alike and is deeply humbled to have the opportunity to share her humanity, insights and art with the Atlanta community.
In addition to teaching yoga, you can find her snuggling with cats, watching anime and laughing with her friends.
Regina has been practicing yoga for many years and it has brought her a deep connection with herself, others, and the community. Before she became a yoga instructor she was a school teacher for 14 years. In her classroom she practiced yoga with her students on a daily basis. She saw how yoga helped kids relax, focus, and become more “in tune” with their body and mind. When children learn techniques for self health, relaxation and inner fulfillment, they can navigate life’s challenges with a little more ease.
She decided to enhance her experience with kids yoga by becoming a certified kids yoga teacher through the Grounded Kids Yoga Program in Atlanta, Georgia. She has also completed her RYT-200 yoga teacher certification at Sacred Thread Yoga in Atlanta. In the past couple years she has taught kids yoga in many diverse settings around the north Georgia area.
She is truly excited to provide meaningful yoga classes that foster self expression, body awareness, positive thinking, and social skills.
Briana is a passionate and dedicated kids yoga teacher with a heart full of love for yoga adventures. She recently graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in exercise science and has decided to make it her mission to introduce children to the wonderful world of yoga, nurturing their physical and emotional well-being in a playful engaging way.
Her journey into the world of yoga began during the time of covid. She found that it helped her maintain a calm mindset during hard times. She believes everyone, especially children, can benefit from yoga. Yoga isn’t just about bending and stretching but about building one’s inner strength, confidence, and deep connection to oneself.
Outside of teaching yoga you can find her spending time outside, painting, and interior designing her home. She loves to find crafty DIYs to create a safe space in her home that is decorated by her.
Kaitlin began her yoga journey over 10 years ago. She had always been drawn to yoga, and it was not before long that it became a lifestyle. Through practicing the 8 limbs of yoga, she felt empowered, confident, strong, and drawn to share her experience with others. In 2022, Kaitlin graduated from her 200 hour yoga teacher training from Giving Tree Yoga in Smyrna, Georgia.
Along with her love for yoga, Kaitlin has always had passion for working with children. From a young age, her mother would always say she “was born to be a mom” due to her nurturing nature and overwhelming sense of empathy. Kaitlin has worked with children of all ages through her years as a camp counselor for the YMCA and a lead preschool teacher. She has always advocated for children’s emotions and finds yoga to be very beneficial in regulating some of their big feelings. Although her journey in teaching kid’s yoga is still new, she is dedicated to utilizing her training along with her insight on child development to create a fun environment for her students to learn. Through a playful approach to teaching, she combines breathwork, dynamic movement, creative games, and other age-appropriate activities to offer her students tools for keeping their minds and bodies healthy.
When she is not teaching, Kaitlin enjoys hiking through the Smokey Mountains, attending concerts, deepening her own personal yoga practice, cuddling up with pets, and spending time with her family and friends.
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