Grounded Teacher Directory
The list below represents the Grounded “Kula” or community of teachers that have completed Grounded training(s). The directory can be filtered by using the drop down category menu to select the level of training teachers have obtained. Level indicates the following:
- Grounder: Successfully completed one Grounded training module
- Elevating Grounder: Actively pursuing certification.
- Certified Elevated Grounder: Successfully completed the requirements for 95 hour Yoga Alliance Certification
Use the search box to further refine the listing. For example to find a teacher in a particular state, enter the state name (ie. Georgia) in the search box.
Cynthia has been practicing yoga for nearly 10 years. She initially started practicing pranayama as a means to control her asthma and over the years her yoga practice has become an integral part of her life. She decided to teach kids yoga after enrolling her son in his first Grounded Kids yoga class. She fell in love with Grounded and was amazed at the transformations she noticed in her son just after a few classes. She enrolled herself in the next Grounded Teacher Training and has been teaching kids yoga ever since.
Cynthia teaches in a light-hearted, playful yet meaningful way. Inspiring children to work hard, laugh whole-heartedly, build self-esteem and most importantly self-love. She teaches children to look for the good in all things and to embrace the present moment where they are not held back by their past or hindered by expectations of the future. When grounded in the present moment, there are no obstacles and the possibilities are endless.
Cynthia is also a certified Laughter Yoga Leader and has worked on a contract with the National Cancer Institute as a Medical Librarian for 13 years.
Tara Bott is a RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. She became a Certified Elevated Grounded Teacher under the guidance of Amy Hayman, Cheryl Crawford and Seder Dion. Tara’s certification included a specialization in Early childhood through high school and Special Needs. Tara brings almost 20 years of extensive classroom experience in child development and education in the Montessori environment. She taught at Alpharetta International Academy for 16 years with an AMS (American Montessori Society) certification for Infant/Toddler (ages 18 months-3 years) teacher for 7 years, and 8 years as with an NCME (National Center for Montessori Education) certification for Early Childhood (ages 3-6) . Tara also enjoys volunteering for other extracurricular groups such as a coach for Girls on the Run grades 3-5. She completed her 200-hour yoga training at Yoga Selah in 2017.
Tara believes in the infinite goodness and potential of each individual child. She brings educational but fun kids yoga classes, infused with asanas (poses), children’s literature, music, art and dance.