As a schoolteacher and the mother of a toddler, Carolyn experienced the benefits of sharing yoga with kids at home and in the educational setting. Within a six month period, she launched YogaButtons, the first and only exclusively kids and family yoga studio in Canada.
YogaButtons classes develop kids' mental, physical and emotional wellness through a unique combination of playful movement, stories, art and music. Carolyn has expanded into the public and private education systems by offering professional development workshops and classes as part of the physical education programs and regularly volunteers to teach yoga at community events.
Each Sunday all proceeds from a by-donation family yoga class are donated to support local charities.
Connecting the Community Award Quote
Early learning and care
As a school teacher, single mother and children's yoga entrepreneur, I am passionate about supporting early learning and child care. Providing children with healthy, stimulating and inclusive learning opportunities is fundamental to the wellness of our community. YWCA provides exceptional learning centres that foster children's emotional, social and physical development, while offering women the opportunity to pursue professional independence.
Read more here: http://ywcavan.org/content/2014_Nominees__Entrepreneurship/1820