About the Teacher

Nicole Schmidt

M.A. CCC Speech-Language Pathologist

NY State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist

Professional NY State Teaching License

RCYT (Registered Children's Yoga Teacher)
RYT-200 Hr (Registered Yoga Teacher)

Trained in Baby Yoga & Developmental Movement

 

Hello and welcome, I wanted to share a little bit about myself as a person, speech language pathologist, and yoga teacher! I am a licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologist and Children's Yoga and Mindfulness teacher. I have experience working as a speech therapist with students with disabilities including Autism, ADHD, ADD, global cognitive delays, Down Syndrome, and emotional deficits. I am PROMPT Level One Trained and work with students who use AAC. I also have extensive experience with the Early Intervention population (birth- 3) and enjoy working closely with families to encourage opportunities to improve speech and language skills throughout the family's day.

I have been practicing Yoga for over ten years in various studios and at home. I studied under Marilyn Skyflower and Jessica Saraswati with Medwell Spa. I completed the training required for Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness certification from Little Flower Yoga in NYC and completed the 200 hrs Teacher Training in June 2019. I was inspired by students while working as a Speech Language Pathologist, which motivates me to teach an inclusive and comprehensive class aimed for all students of any age, physical, mental, or emotional ability.

 

I had my first baby in May 2020 and started to implement baby yoga into our daily routines. In December 2020, I completed my  Baby Yoga & Developmental Movement Training with Karma Kids Yoga in NYC.

 

When I was a teenager, I hurt both ankles playing soccer and was initially drawn to yoga for the physical benefits, but soon learned all of the mental and emotional benefits both on and off of the mat. As a Speech Language Pathologist, I have been able to provide a voice for some who have difficulty finding it. My passion is to create an inclusive Yoga and Mindfulness class for those with any abilities. Thus, opening the door for all to experience the healing benefits of a yoga practice. I aim to teach students ways to navigate emotions, utilize calming techniques, increase self-esteem, and cultivate positive relationships with others in the class.

Certifications and Trainings:

PROMPT Level One Trained

Hanen More Than Words License for Parent Coaching and Therapy

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