Tracy L. Daniel
Ed.S., Ph.D., E-RYT-200, RCYT-95
Founder, Aerial Yoga Instructor
Dr. Tracy L. Daniel, founder of Mindful Child Aerial Yoga and Wellness, has more than 20 years of 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: 150+ Mindfulness Activities for Happier, Healthier, Stress-Free Kids. Dr. Tracy is a former adjunct health psychology professor, hot yoga instructor, and six-time marathon runner.
In regards to yoga, she is a trained yoga professional for children and adults, while specializing in children’s aerial yoga. She has certifications in mindfulness, Brain Gym, and NOVA crisis victim assistance, with knowledge in addressing neurological challenges in children.
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 evidence-based mindfulness and yoga effectively for a number of years in her psychological work with children. She has had 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 and aerial yoga classes to help children be happy, healthy, and resilient.