Instructor: Crystal Winter
Celebrating children has been a very important part of Crystal Winter’s life during her 34 years of teaching elementary aged children in Douglas County School District. After discovering the many benefits of practicing yoga herself, she wanted to bring those same benefits to the children in her classes. In 2012, Crystal received her certification to instruct children’s yoga through Radiant Beginnings. At this time, she began teaching yoga to her students daily as a mental and physical break along with being a co-yoga instructor for school enrichment classes. Crystal has witnessed many benefits in her young yogis which include improved self-confidence, deeper focus, improved strength, self-calming strategies, collaboration in partner poses, increased flexibility, and a sense of peace. In 2020, Crystal combined her passion for teaching and love of yoga to begin her own business and Young Heart Yogis was born. With every childrens' yoga experience, she strives to create a safe and fun environment to empower children to build positive self-concepts and fall in love with yoga! In 2021, Crystal received her CCYT (Certified Children's Yoga Teacher), 95 hours and is thrilled to apply this knowledge in every yoga class she teaches. Crystal and her husband now call Montrose, CO home and she is blessed to touch more young lives through the practice of children's yoga!