“Her favorite thing she has ever done.”

I wanted to thank you for putting together such a lovely class. Lily was SO happy after class and told me it was her favorite thing she has ever done. She even made her dad do the visualization of being on a mountain. This is such a wonderful gift for these little ladies. Thanks again!.

— Alice, B&L Parent.

"Has a magical quality with kids”

Joanie has a magical quality with kids. They adore her. It is especially apparent when I watch her work with boys, who can be more resistant. I cannot recommend her, and her beautiful, soulful work, more highly.


— Catherine, B&L Parent

My daughter Orly really enjoys the class.  I appreciate that she is beginning to learn and enjoy the practice of yoga at such a young age with such a trusted instructor.

— Jenn, B&L Parent


What the kids are saying...

Learning good and safe yoga poses.”

— Ella - age 10 - when asked what her favorite part of the workshop

To stop and take breaths when something is difficult”

— Nola - age 10 - when asked what she learned during the workshop that has helped her at school


“I learned how to be patient and ignore my sister when she is trying to push my buttons.”

— Lily - age 10 - when asked what she has learned during the workshop that has helped her at home

It means peace, calmness, sweet”

— Orly - age 10 - when asked what yoga means to her

"The film is entirely unscripted – what the kids say is based purely on their own neuro-scientific understanding of difficult emotions, and how they cope through breathing and meditation. They, in turn, are teaching us all..." - Julie Bayer

This films reminds me of why I chose to be an educator and join the CWC Mar Vista community when I moved to Los Angeles over three years ago.  Although I am no longer a full-time teacher at the school, I am grateful for the opportunities I was given to teach different social-emotional curriculums each year.    I am moved by the work that continues to happen at CWC and look forward to the day when all schools embrace and adopt mindfulness curriculums.  The children and adults in this film hold a special place in my heart.