Zen Kidz TX is your home for yoga and mindfulness classes and events at your school, home, church, synagogue, Girl Scout meeting, or private event.
The benefits of yoga for children are tremendous, and our teachers help guide students through a variety of physical and mental exercises that will bring forth confidence, focus, strength, and balance - mentally, emotionally, and physically.
The Zen Kidz TX Team
Owner and Teacher
Julie McConn has a master's degree in educational psychology from the University of Houston, and she was an elementary school teacher for eight years. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training through Shades of Yoga in Bali, Indonesia, and holds two kids' yoga certifications with both Rainbow Yoga and Cosmic Kids.
Julie has an undying love for travel, has visited more than 60 countries, and spent three years living overseas. She is most happy spending time outdoors with her daughter and husband, LOVES football, and considers watching stand-up comedy her favorite pastime.
She feels passionately about working with kids and created her yoga and mindfulness curriculum to help children stay healthy in both mind and body in a fun and meaningful way.
Serra is from Istanbul, Turkey, and she moved to the United States in 2017. She is a psychology major on a pre-med track at the University of Houston! GO COOGS! She has always loved working with kids, and before she started teaching yoga, she taught kids swimming and tennis lessons. She loves yoga because it helps her manage her ADHD, and teaching yoga to kids allows her a happy break from the wildness of college life and makes her day better! Serra likes to spend her free time outdoors, hanging with her friends and family, and exploring coffee shops around Houston!
Adrianna has been teaching with Zen Kidz since January 2022. She is a junior at the University of Houston (Go Coogs!) double majoring in economics and math. She plays water polo and was a swim coach before she fell in love with yoga and teaching it to kids! Some of her favorite activities include staying active through a variety of sports, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Benefits of Yoga for Children
Yoga provides a physical, mental, and emotional outlet to release pent up stress, fear, and anxiety.
Breath work helps with relaxation, better sleep, increased memory, and it boosts energy levels.
Yoga helps with overall wellness. It stimulates the lymph glands, and has a positive effect on the hormones and the nervous system.
Yoga helps with a child’s perception of senses, control of movement, and emotional validation.
It gives kids a positive and fun environment to develop strength and flexibility.
Certain games and poses help build memory and increase focus.
Yoga classes provide a safe space for kids to discuss emotions they are experiencing, and learn strategies for how to deal with them.
Kids will learn about empathy, gratitude, and living in the present moment.
Students are able to develop greater balance and coordination.
Yoga gives kids a change to practice stillness and meditation. This skill will continue to develop with practice and time.
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