Tracy L. Daniel, Ed.S., Ph.D., E-RYT-200, RCYT-95
Dr. Tracy L. Daniel, founder of Mindful Child Aerial Yoga and Wellness, 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: 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.
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. 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 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 in private sessions and aerial yoga classes to help children be happy, healthy, and resilient.
Kennedy Myers, Certified AntiGravity Instructor, 200-Hour Yoga Instructor
Kennedy has a Bachelor of Exercise Science degree from the University of Kansas. She completed the pre-med track and is pursuing her graduate degree to become a Nurse Practitioner. Kennedy has been practicing yoga for over 10-years and teaching it for 5-years. She earned her 200-hour yoga certification from the Kansas City Yoga Teacher Training (KCYTT) when she was 17. While at KU, she was hired as the KU swim and dive team yoga instructor. She enjoys teaching AntiGravity yoga, hot yoga, vinyasa, and mixed level flows. In her free time, Kennedy practices yoga at CorePower Yoga and assists her mother, Dr. Tracy, at Mindful Child Aerial Yoga.
Suzanne Remy, Occupational Therapist, 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 obtained her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Rockhurst University. 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 certified in the Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration Method (MNRI). She incorporates MNRI, yoga and mindfulness in her therapeutic sessions at Mindful Child. Suzanne combines her passions of development and rehabilitation as an occupational therapist. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends and family.
Madeline Carlson, Mindfulness + Aerial Yoga Assistant
Madeline graduated from Rockhurst University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Physics of Medicine. Madeline has a passion for rehabilitation and empowering others. Madeline is currently in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Rockhurst University. While in her undergraduate program, she completed her 100-hour practicum experience at the Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center, where she gained experience working with children with varying levels of disabilities and development. Madeline ran for Rockhurst University’s cross-country team, and now enjoys recreational running and practicing yoga.
Emily C. Price, Yoga Instructor, Mindfulness + Aerial Assistant
Emily graduated from the University of Missouri earning a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Nutrition. She went on to achieve a Master’s degree in Health Promotion with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health. Her passion for total wellbeing inspired her to become Group Fitness Certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in 2015. She is trained as a hot yoga instructor (where she and Dr. Tracy first met) and has completed her 200-hour yoga certification with CCYTT along with her 95- hour kids yoga certification through Mindful Child Aerial Yoga. Emily’s commitment to helping people thrive has allowed her to lead and support many community-wide initiatives focused on elevating humanity through business and promoting total wellbeing. Her work as a workplace wellness advocate keeps her busy championing purpose-driven organizations across the country. In her not-so-spare time you can find her working out with friends, gardening with her husband Michael, teaching yoga or traveling to new places.
Katy Farmerie, Occupational Therapy Graduate Student, Mindfulness + Aerial Assistant
Katy graduated from Iowa State University with a major in Kinesiology and a double minor in Biology and Psychology. She currently is an occupational therapy student at Rockhurst University. Katy has a heart for children and also worked as a pediatric coordinator to provide occupational therapy services to local preschools in the Kansas City Area. Katy loves yoga because it makes her feel inspired and empowered. Katy’s goal is to help others improve their satisfaction in life through creative and therapeutic activities.
Emma Sobetski, OTS, RBT, Mindfulness + Aerial Yoga Assistant
Emma is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at Rockhurst University. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Applied Behavioral Science and an emphasis in Early Child and Autism Intervention. After 32 weeks of practicum in KU’s early intensive behavioral intervention clinics, Emma became a Registered Behavioral Technician. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults who have varying levels of ability for 6 years. Emma has a passion for helping others become the most confident, independent versions of themselves. Emma was a gymnast and dancer for over 8 years and now enjoys hot yoga, running, horseback riding, and fostering shelter dogs!