Teacher: Jennifer Cohen Harper
Abby Wills, MA has dedicated over twenty years to integrating mindful practices for social emotional health into a wide diversity of school settings through direct service to learners and educators throughout Los Angeles and internationally. She brings her expertise in developmental education as well as extensive studies in yoga and mindfulness to her work as a teacher and writer. Abby is Co-Founder and Program Director of Shanti Generation, a digital media company specializing in mindful yoga for early adolescents. She has written, directed and produced top-selling teen programs including Yoga Skills for Youth Peacemakers. Currently, Abby leads the mindful practice program of Project Silver Lining for Barnsdall Arts, a Los Angeles based non-profit. She serves as Movement, Mindfulness + Social Emotional Development Specialist for Full Circle Consulting Systems, Inc. for whom she facilitates professional development to early childhood educators, supervisors and continuing education coaches. Abby’s approach is informed by academic studies in social justice, trauma informed interventions and non-violent communication. She holds a Masters Degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College. Abby is a mother to two energetic boys whose school PTA has nearly become a second job.