Tracy L. Daniel, Ed.S., Ph.D., E-RYT-200, RCYT-95
Dr. Tracy L. Daniel, founder of Mindful Child Aerial Yoga, has more than 20-years experience as a psychologist and 5-years in special education administration. Dr. Tracy has a specialist in education degree and is educated in clinical, school, and health psychology. She is a former adjunct health psychology professor, hot yoga instructor, and marathon runner.
Dr. Tracy is a trained yoga professional, certified in Hatha, Kundalini and Aerial yoga. She is registered as both an adult yoga teacher and children’s yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Dr. Tracy completed her Hatha 200 hours under Angie Eckenroth through the Kansas City Yoga Teacher Training (KCYTT). She completed her Kundalini 200 hour and children’s 95 hour specialty under Shakta Khalsa, founder of the world renowned Radiant Child Yoga. Dr. Tracy trained under Occupational Therapist, Lindsey Lieneck and is an affiliate of Yogapeutics. Dr. Tracy is certified in mindfulness, Brain Gym and crisis intervention from the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA).
Dr. Tracy uses her eclectic psychology and yoga training to provide classes that optimize the learning capacity of the brain. Dr. Tracy has been using mindfulness, yoga, and Brain Gym effectively for a number of years in her psychological work with children. She has phenomenal success significantly decreasing hyperactivity, anxiety and aggression by teaching children how to self-regulate their behavior using health-based practices.
Having completed doctoral course work in clinical psychology, Dr. Tracy turned her focus on brain-based movement and behavioral nutritional therapy in order to offer services that would compliment the benefits clients are receiving from traditional medication and psychotherapy services. Therefore, she obtained her Ph.D. in Health Psychology and teaches private sessions and aerial yoga classes to children to help them be happy, healthy, and resilient.
Kennedy Myers, Yoga Teacher, Aerial Yoga + Mindfulness Assistant
Kennedy is a pre-med student at the University of Kansas. Kennedy began doing yoga when she was fourteen-years-old. She earned her 200 hour yoga certification from the Kansas City Yoga Teacher Training (KCYTT). Kennedy has been teaching yoga to children and adults for four-years. She enjoys teaching hot yoga, vinyasa, and mixed level flows at Radiant Yoga in Overland Park. In her free time, Kennedy subs yoga and assists her mother, Dr. Tracy, at Mindful Child Aerial Yoga.
Sarah Schreffler, Yoga Instructor, Mindfulness + Aerial Yoga Assistant
Sarah Schreffler graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.G.S. in Psychology and a Master’s in Special Education. She has an endorsement in Early Childhood Unified B-K. She has been an Early Childhood Special Education teacher for 7 years. She currently is working in the Gardner-Edgerton school district. Before that she was a para-educator for 3 ½ years for the Lawrence public schools. She loves her Jayhawks!
Sarah has worked with children with special needs and implemented many behavior plans that have helped reduce aggressive behaviors. She has worked with families at home to help with behaviors and structure. Sarah has decreased behaviors, increased learning, and ensured a safe and loving learning environment. She has the passion to help each and every one of her students and their families. In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, reading, and exercising.
Mary Glotzbach, Yoga Instructor, Mindfulness + Aerial Yoga Assistant
Mary Glotzbach graduated from Kansas State University with her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and has her Master’s in School Counseling from Emporia State University. She has been a school counselor for 9 years. Mary works at the Blue Valley School district as a school counselor. Before earning her Master’s degree she was an elementary educator for nine-years. Mary is also a group fitness instructor in the Kansas City area. She is certified in Les Mills Body Pump, indoor cycling, and attaining certification in Les Mills Grit. Mary’s passion for health and fitness, coupled with her education background led her to becoming a kid’s yoga instructor at Mindful Child Aerial Yoga. She strongly believes in the necessity for an active lifestyle, encompassing a healthy, balanced mental mind.
Holli Monahan, Mindfulness + Aerial Yoga Assistant
Holli is a Graduate student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Saint Mary, she is currently enrolled in her last academic semester and is looking forward to receiving her licensure. Holli began practicing the art of yoga in the year 2013. Holli has worked with children with special needs for over a decade in a variety of settings; from providing support for families in need to assisting Dr. Tracy at Mindful Child Aerial Yoga. Holli is enthusiastic about making a difference and providing children with the resources they need to live successful and happy lives.
Suzanne Remy, Mindfulness + Aerial Yoga Assistant
Suzanne graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.S.E. in Kinesiology:Biomechanics/Exercise Science and a B.S.E. in Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse in the areas of physical rehabilitation and mother-baby where she gained experience with a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, postpartum mothers, and infants. Suzanne is now combining her passions of development and rehabilitation and pursuing a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.