Our Team

Mayuri Gonzalez

Core Team, Trainer

Mayuri Gonzalez, E-RYT, RCYT:  Mayuri Gonzalez is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer, and instructor in mindfulness, children’s yoga, and chair yoga.

Mayuri is regularly asked to lead teacher trainings and continuing education seminars across US, including at renowned retreat centers such as The Omega Institute and IONS Earthrise Center.

Mayuri has a genuine heart for children and giving them tools to support them to navigate a world that is moving so fast and asking so much from them. She has seen first hand the tremendous impact that yoga and mindfulness can have to help children to connect more deeply to themselves and the world around them and have a fuller and more enjoyable experience of life.

She has more than 25 years of experience practicing yoga and mindfulness, including 17 years as an instructor and trainer. Mayuri has taught more than 1,000 children’s yoga and mindfulness classes in schools and community settings. She has completed extensive trainings and certifications in a variety of yoga styles (yin, anusara, vinyasa), meditation, mindfulness and children’s yoga. She provides therapeutic yoga classes to children and families and continuing education sessions to mental health and education professionals interested in bringing yoga and mindfulness tools into their private, clinical, and institutions.

Most recently, Mayuri created and facilitates the teacher training “Chair Yoga Basics: A Sustainable Approach,” a program designed to bring the simplicity and effectiveness of chair yoga into schools and clinical settings.

Mayuri also currently serves as director of the School Yoga Project, managing weekly school-based yoga and mindfulness classes for more than 1,500 children in New York City and the metro area. Mayuri hires, mentors and supports a teaching staff of 20. She works side-by-side with Little Flower Yoga founder, Jennifer Cohen Harper, to create new programs, trainings, and curriculum. Mayuri has built SYP to include creative, sustainable and relevant professional development opportunity for educators, clinicians, parents, and administrators who interested in bringing the tools of yoga and mindfulness to the youth they serve.

She also serves as an expert and guest speaker at professional development trainings for organizations supporting the wellbeing and education of children and young adults including: Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (WAENYC) , Special Education PTA (SEPTA), Sanctuary for Families and Union Settlement. Mayuri has also presented on yoga and mindfulness for children and adolescents at multiple conferences, including the Bridging Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference in San Diego, National Kids Yoga Conference in Washington, DC, and the Women of Tomorrow Conference in NYC.

Mayuri is an active member of the Yoga Service Council (YSC), Yoga Alliance, and International Association for Yoga Therapists (IAYT). A contributing author to “Transforming Education: Best Practices for Yoga in Schools White Book” published by the Yoga Service Council and Omega Institute White Book Series, scheduled for release in 2015, Mayuri is also author of the forthcoming book “Little Flower Chair Yoga Basics: A Sustainable Approach” scheduled for release in 2017.

Mayuri Gonzalez is a nationally recognized presenter, trainer and instructor in mindfulness and children’s yoga. She has more than 25 years of experience practicing yoga and mindfulness, and provides therapeutic yoga classes to children and families as well as teaching yoga and mindfulness classes in schools and community centers. In her role as director of the School Yoga Project, Mayuri trains and mentors teachers, counselors and school support staff. She is a contributing author to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, and a presenter for PESI, offering continuing education to educators and health care providers.  Mayuri Gonzalez is a nationally recognized presenter, trainer and instructor in mindfulness and children’s yoga. She has more than 25 years of experience practicing yoga and mindfulness, and provides therapeutic yoga classes to children and families as well as teaching yoga and mindfulness classes in schools and community centers. In her role as director of the School Yoga Project, Mayuri trains and mentors teachers, counselors and school support staff. She is a contributing author to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, and a presenter for PESI, offering continuing education to educators and health care providers.  Mayuri Gonzalez is a nationally recognized presenter, trainer and instructor in mindfulness and children’s yoga. She has more than 25 years of experience practicing yoga and mindfulness, and provides therapeutic yoga classes to children and families as well as teaching yoga and mindfulness classes in schools and community centers. In her role as director of the School Yoga Project, Mayuri trains and mentors teachers, counselors and school support staff. She is a contributing author to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, and a presenter for PESI, offering continuing education to educators and health care providers.

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