Miriam (aka Mimi Z)
Miriam began her yoga practice in 2004 to help manage anxiety and stress. As a classroom teacher, she began implementing breathing exercises with her middle and high school Spanish students. At a parent-teacher conference, she was thanked for helping a child cope with his parents’ divorce through the breathing exercises he learned in Spanish class. This was a pivotal moment when Miriam began exploring the world of chidren’s yoga. After thorough research, she registered for Karma Kids Yoga Teacher Training in NYC in July 2011 and began teaching kids' yoga immediately alongside her full-time job as a private school Admissions Director. When Miriam and her husband welcomed their first child into the world in 2012 the time seemed right to focus on family and a career transition to focus on Miriam’s passions, teaching and yoga. Miriam completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance RYT program at Darling Yoga in 2012. She studied at Rockhurst University where she obtained her BSBA in Marketing, BA in Spanish and Master of Education degrees. Miriam loves being a student as much as a teacher and is constantly seeking knowledge from classes and workshops, but credits most of her “a-ha” moments to her young students. A life-long student, she is currently participating in the Mindful Schools Teacher Certification Program.