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 has been co-owner of Whole Kids Yoga since 2013. She is certified through Karma Kids and Every Kid's Yoga which focuses on teaching kids with special needs, and received her 200-hour RYT through Tina Lanzoni in 2015. Amy fell into yoga 17 years ago while living in NYC and training for her second marathon. Her yoga practice has grown and stayed with her through career changes, relocating back to her home state of MD and starting a family 13 years ago. Merging her love of fitness and children, Amy gravitates towards teaching the younger yogis - toddlers thru teens - and feels that she learns as much from them as they do from her. A cardio junkie by nature, she has to remember to practice what she preaches when she tells her students to 'SLOW down and BREATHE!'. Infusing mindfulness techniques, reminding the kids that 'yoga is not a competition' and that every 'body' is different are some of the key lessons Amy brings to her classes. While any and all forms of exercise are essential for children, she believes that yoga is all-inclusive – welcoming young athletes and non-athletes alike. It's hard to believe some of her former students are already turning into certified yoga teachers themselves! When not on the mat, she enjoys the beach, traveling and spending time with her husband, two awesome kids and labradoodle Stella.