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. She believes 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 has a Bachelor of Exercise Science degree from the University of Kansas. She 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 enjoys hot and restorative yoga classes and assisting 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 now combining 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.
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.
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.
Abby Dudley, Mindfulness + Aerial Yoga Assistant
After 8-years in the Early Childhood Classroom, Abby took-on a new position as the Early Childhood Itinerant LIFT teacher in the Blue Valley School District. Working with children on the Autism Spectrum, she is responsible for creating and implementing individualized programs and additional classroom supports needed for children to be successful in an inclusive classroom.
Abby is excited about continuing to peruse her passion and education in the areas of social emotional learning, self-regulation and mindfulness.
Lauren Durst, Occupational Therapist, Mindfulness + Aerial Yoga Mindfulness Assistant
Lauren graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in psychology. She was a competitive gymnast for 6-years, and coached recreational gymnastics for 3-years. Lauren is obtained her Master’s of Occupational Therapy at Rockhurst University. Her passion is to help children live balanced and happy lives. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, playing with her dog, and exercising.