Dr. Tracy & the Mindful Child Team

Mindful Child Team

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 the author of Mindfulness Activities for Children. She is a former adjunct health psychology professor, psychologist, hot yoga instructor, and six time marathon runner.

Dr. Tracy is a trained yoga professional, certified in  Hatha, Kundalini, AntiGravity, and children’s 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 Yuki Block, owner of Fly Studios, for her AntiGravity certification.  She also completed aerial yoga training 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 depression, while enhancing executive functioning skills, by teaching children how to self-regulate their behavior using health-based practices.

Dr. Tracy focuses 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. She obtained her Ph.D. in Health Psychology, as she recognized the mental health benefits of a healthy lifestyle to enhance children’s well-being. Dr. Tracy is no longer practicing psychology, but uses her knowledge to teach mindfulness in private sessions and aerial yoga classes to help children reduce stress and be happy, healthy, and resilient.

Rachel Harada, Occupational Therapist, 200-Hour Yoga Instructor, Certified AntiGravity Instructor

Rachel Harada earned her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Rockhurst University.  She is a 200-hour certified Yoga teacher.  Rachel has been practicing yoga for 6 years and teaching yoga for 3 years. She believes everyone can benefit from yoga and mindfulness. Yoga and mindfulness allows individuals across the lifespan, with different diagnoses, from various walks of life to develop coping skills, a better sense of self, and empowerment that enables them to live their best lives. Her goal in every yoga class she teaches is to instill empowerment. She wants her students to feel strong, able, capable, and empowered to overcome obstacles in their practice and in real life.

Kennedy Myers, Certified AntiGravity Instructor, 200-Hour Yoga Instructor

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.

Suzanne Remy, Wellness Coordinator, Certified AntiGravity Instructor, 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 her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends and family.

Sarah Schreffler, 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.

Teaching fun, therapeutic, aerial yoga and mindfulness to children