My name is Mariah Stollar Awan, and I am a 200-Hour Certified Yoga Teacher (RYT). I have taught yoga to both children and adults for the past 2 years, but I most enjoy sharing this knowledge with children! I first became interested in yoga as an undergraduate student at Ohio State, where I minored in dance and took yoga and somatic classes during my B.S. I also minored in youth development and worked with children in various educational environments, including teaching kid yoga at G Tyree Daycare. While working as a research assistant at Penn State, I taught mindfulness and yoga practices to 4-H youth ages 13-18 while completing my master’s degree. My master’s project involved adapting, teaching, and evaluating the educational mindfulness program. My workshops reached over 150 Pennsylvania youth during 2019-2020, and this experience incited me to complete my RYT-200 training with Uplifted Yoga in 2020.