Mary France

Mary is a RYT-200 and Certified Children's Yoga Instructor, teaching yoga to children and adolescents ages 3-14. She began working with children in her teens, first volunteering to read with disabled children and then tutoring under-privileged youth. As part of a college internship program, Mary worked at a Child Advocacy Center as a Case Support Advocate for over a year. Within that year she co-led an art therapy enrichment program at an elementary school. Mary spent a year traveling New Zealand, where she found her way to a farm-stay and was a camp counselor for children who attended schools in the surrounding area. This was her first exposure to teaching yoga to pre-teens, and when she returned to Colorado, Mary began teaching yoga for a middle school enrichment program. This has been so enjoyable and rewarding that Mary decided to become certified to teach yoga to children as well! She leads a fun and engaging class with an emphasis on the breath. She truly believes that the greatest gift you can give a child is the knowledge of how to connect to his or her breath.