Instructors

Robin Countryman

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Robin is both a Karma Kids Yoga and a Budding Yogis Certified Yoga Instructor. In addition. she is certified through Every Kid’s Yoga to teach yoga to children with special needs.  She also received her 200 hr RYT through Tina Lanzoni in March 2015.

Robin found her love of yoga in 2000. Movement had always been a constant in Robin’s life, having been a competitive swimmer, skier, and runner, but once she found yoga, she knew she was hooked. She began to study yoga in DC, NY, Florida and now Annapolis. During her three pregnancies, and after having her children, she has valued the balance and inspiration that yoga has brought her. She treasures the inner strength she feels during her practice and truly enjoys sharing this with others, especially children. With her yoga classes, she creates a nurturing, playful environment. She is amazed during every class, by how quickly children pick up yoga and how creative they can be. She loves the opportunity to introduce an activity that parents can engage in with their children. In addition, Robin wants to inspire imagination, self-confidence and acceptance in an environment where fun is the number one priority. Robin feels there is little as rewarding as watching children embrace their inner energy and strength while also teaching them to calm and balance their busy minds. With that in mind, Whole Kids Yoga was born. Robin lives in Edgewater with her husband and three Whole Kid Yogis.

 

Amy Starkey

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Amy is a certified Karma Kids Yoga instructor, and is also certified through Every Kid’s Yoga to teach yoga to kids with special needs. She received her 200 hr RYT through Tina Lanzoni in March 2015. Amy started practicing yoga over 10 years ago, while living in Manhattan and training for her second marathon. Knowing that her body needed some TLC from all the pavement pounding, she turned to yoga to strengthen her core and counteract some of the physical strains of running. She continues to grow in her yoga practice and often feels that she is also learning from the kids that she’s teaching. Before meeting her husband and moving to the Annapolis area seven years ago, Amy worked in film PR and production in NY and LA. More recently, she has reveled in her position as full-time mom to Austin, 6, and Sydney,4, and loves watching them turn into spirited little yogis. She had been looking to merge her love of fitness and children and is thrilled to be one of the co-founders of Whole Kids Yoga! While any and all forms of fitness and exercise are essential for children, Amy believes that yoga is all-inclusive – welcoming young athletes and non-athletes alike.