Rochelle Humphrey-Burton

I am reminded of my intention daily to help my students grow and heal while working through past traumas. I now understand the importance of my own yoga practice and how my practice increases my ability to connect with my students and work more authentically.

What is your current role or position?

I am a Clinical Case Manager working with adolescents in a mental health facility.

What do yoga and mindfulness mean to you?

The act of being connected to the now…being fully present in our bodies and through our breath.

What sparked your interest in Yoga Ed..?

I actually stumbled upon Yoga Ed., while looking for a way to deepen my yoga practice. I loved that it was designed for children and adolescents, and I loved that there was a trauma informed course.

Which Yoga Ed. course(s) did you complete, and when did you complete?

I have completed 3 Yoga Ed. courses: the Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth in April 2020, Teaching Children’s Yoga in July 2020 and Teaching Teen’s Yoga in September 2020; all of which I absolutely loved.

What is your biggest takeaway from the course or program? What knowledge, insights, or skills did you gain?

There were several things that really stood out for me in all of the courses but the biggest take away went back to the basic principles of the Yoga Ed. teaching philosophy, “Be, Do, Have”. I am reminded of my intention daily to help my students grow and heal while working through past traumas. I now understand the importance of my own yoga practice and how my practice increases my ability to connect with my students and work more authentically.

How have you implemented the program in your life? Have you received any feedback about the course from your students?

In my work as a Clinical Case Manager, I have probably used the breathing techniques the most because I work with adolescents who can have heightened emotional and physical responses when upset. Personally, I have begun to practice yoga with my son who was my “student” for my Yoga Ed. courses…now he thinks he’s my teacher.

Would you recommend this course or program to others?

I would definitely recommend the courses through Yoga Ed. to anyone who is looking to empower their students with the practice of yoga.