CHERYL CRAWFORD, ERYT- 500, RCYT, B.S.ED.,YOGA TEACHER, CO-GROUNDER
I am grounded in color and elevated in unconventional absurdity, and am dedicated to connecting children to the power of a seriously playful yoga practice. Working in schools and playing with words, I discovered that students were far more connected to their daily lessons when they felt not only heard, but understood. Seen. Connected. Grounded.
The children at Fernbank Elementary asked me to teach them how to teach yoga. That initiated the creation of Grounded Kids Yoga: Quest For Elevation.
More of Yore:
I work on standing -under so I can under -stand.
AMY HAYSMAN, E-RYT, RCYT, M.ED.,YOGA TEACHER, CO-GROUNDER
My desire to validate and nurture the innate goodness, unique potential and emotional intelligence of a child, no matter what, sparked the creation of Grounded Kids Yoga and fuels my dedication to teaching, supporting and empowering Grounded Teachers during training and beyond. I value clarity, creativity, collaboration and continual evolution. Here are some specific and quirky details for a glimpse into who I am.
BRUCE CRAWFORD, MANAGING PARTNER AND “DIRECTOR OF ALL THINGS COMPLICATED”
Bruce, although not a certified yoga instructor, he happens to be in love with one….which by the transitive property makes him kinda grounded. With over 20 years of engineering, sales, and business development experience in the telecom/data networking industry, Bruce decided to turn his talents and energy towards growing and developing Grounded, LLC.
With a mindful eye on the business operations aspect, his main focus is to remove obstacles, solve problems, and handle all things complicated so that Amy, Cheryl, and the rest of the Grounded community have more time to “Ground” kids and teens. In this capacity he is responsible for financial reporting, IT infrastructure, web design and operations, e-commerce initiatives, product management, and organizational efficiency.
An avid marathon runner and charter participant in the “Yoga For Stiff Guys” class, Bruce has experienced first hand the positive transformation yoga can enable and is grateful for the opportunity to be working with a talented community of teachers who are dedicating their practice towards “elevating” our younger generation through yoga and laughter.
SEDEF DION, E-RYT, RCYT, YOGA TEACHER, CO-FOUNDER OF PRE-GROUNDED
Sedef is an E-RYT 200, RCYT and co-creator of Pre-Grounded Yoga for ages 3-6. She has been practicing yoga for over twenty years and teaching since 1999. She completed her 200 hour RYT in Hatha yoga at Peachtree Yoga Center and since earned Kundalini Yoga certification under the guidance of her teacher Mukta Kaur Khalsa studying Yogi Bhajan’s teachings. She is a Yoga Alliance member as well as Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA). Sedef’s personal yoga style is an integration of the various types of yoga that she has studied and practiced. She believes that yoga is a way of life that brings peace of mind, physical strength, health, vitality, and enhances spirituality. Her classes reflect her dedication of maintaining the sacred integrity of yoga and her heart felt commitment to enjoying the practice on and off the mat. Sedef is a certified Laughter Yoga Leader as well as YogaKids and Radiant Child. She is also a certified Grounded Yoga Teacher, which qualifies her to teach yoga to Elementary, Middle and High School aged kids. Sedef teaches classes, workshops, special events and specializes in teaching Step 2: Pre-Grounded and Special Needs Training.