Meg Durkin is the founder of Mindfulness with Meg, which offers yoga classes for children in schools and community centers, and mindfulness workshops for parents and adults.
Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT):
Meg completed the Radiant Child Certification and the Finding Inner Peace Children’s Yoga Certification in 2008. In 2011, she completed the Brain Gym 170 course, about brain and movement integration for children with special needs, and Craig Hanauer’s Every Kid’s Yoga: Teaching Yoga to Children with Special Needs. Meg has also trained with YogaKids’ Marsha Wenig and participated in YogaEd trainings. In 2014, Meg received a certificate in Yoga for the Special Child and became certified as a ChildLight Baby & Toddler instructor. In 2016 Meg attended the Social Emotional Learning for Massachusetts Alliance conference and the Mindfulness in Higher Education Conference at Middlesex School. Meg now teaches weekday classes at the Hingham Community Center, South Shore Conservatory, Inly School, Old Colony Montessori School and Preschool Playmates.
National Teacher Trainer for ChildLight and Yoga 4 Classrooms, LLC:
On the weekends Meg travels nationally teaching adults how to be children’s yoga instructors through ChildLight’s Yoga and Mindfulness for Children training and ChildLight Yoga and Mindfulness in Schools training. She also teaches educators the Yoga 4 Classroom and IMPLEMENT leader trainings which includes curriculum for elementary school teachers to learn how to integrating yoga and mindfulness into their schools for self-regulation, learning readiness and classroom climate. The Yoga 4 Classrooms curriculum includes learning about breathing, standing yoga poses, at-the-desk seated yoga poses, imagination vacations, be-well topics, and mindful games. The IMPLEMENT leader trainings helps professional create a path for school wide implementation of a mindfulness curriculum. Furthermore, Meg offers a 10-week residency program in elementary classrooms to help teachers integrate into the curriculum what they’ve learned, including movement breaks, transitions, focus, calm, awakening creativity, and more.
Registered Adult Yoga Teacher (RYT):
In 2009, she completed a 200 hour adult yoga training program with Daniel Orlansky, recognized by the Yoga Alliance, at Yoga of Energy Flow. In 2013, Meg attended Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training 7 day program at the Omega Institute taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. In 2018 she attended a five day Swakriya Yoga workshop taught by Gurusharananda about integrating the 5 elements into mindfulness through breath, movement and meditation.
In 2017 Meg presented at the National Kids Yoga Conference in Washington DC about “Proven Strategies for Gaining Support for Yoga in Schools.” and a workshop at the New Hampshire Library Association Conference about “How to Bring Yoga into Story Hour and Other Youth Programming.” In 2017 & 2018 she presented yoga and mindfulness movement breaks for 250 participants at the New Hampshire School Counselors Conference. In 2018 she also assisted Lisa Flynn in presenting Mindful Movement Breaks at the Mindfulness in Society Conference in Concord, NH.
She has a B.A. in American Studies from Middlebury College and a M.S. in Library & Information Studies from Simmons College and is a Certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. In 2013, Meg took additional college courses to help her better serve her students - Child Development, Abnormal Psychology, and Anatomy & Physiology I & II.
Meg has worked with children for more than twenty-five years, and in a variety of capacities. She is dedicated to assisting and creating a safe and loving experience for children and families to explore and reach their potential in a caring and supportive environment.
She can be contacted at email@example.com for more information.