VI NOEL

Vi was first introduced to yoga and The Ashram by her neighbor and was initially attracted to and challenged by the physical aspect of Gary Olsen’s Power Yoga series. But what made her hooked was the invigorating feeling she would get after each class. As a mother of two young and very active children, she looks forward to taking advantage of the time she carved out for her-self to practice yoga and let go of her busy day. The physical and mental benefit she gets from yoga is nothing like any other form of exercise she has ever done. Yoga is now her life style and she practices four to five times a week. She has also completed the 30 Day Challenge.

Vi was excited to help out with the newly conceived Kid Yoga program in the summer of 2008. It was an opportunity for her to share her love of yoga with her preschool daughter & grade school son. She is a huge advocate of children education. In college, she studied Childhood Development and Elementary Education. While in school she worked as a Youth Group Leader and received multiple scholarships to continue her studies. Vi is also dedicated in the involvement of her children’s every day life, both academically and extracurricular. She is the typical PTA mom, class room volunteer and pep rally leader.

The pressures of school, competitive sports, incessant lessons and video games can be stressful to children and Vi recognizes that yoga can help counter these pressures. She brings to her class room what she has learned in her own practice as well as some of the philosophies and techniques she’d researched in the subject of yoga for children. Vi is the lead and creative mind behind Kid and Youth Yoga at the Ashram. Since she has immersed herself in the program, she is passionate about spreading awareness of yoga at an early age and its benefits, not only at the studio but in the local communities and schools.