Hi, I'm Amy.

 I am truly grateful to have found my passion, teaching yoga to children and teens through the integration of mindfulness strategies.  My intention is to help kids build confidence, strength and flexibility, ease stress and anxiety, and be more joyful and present in their daily lives.  

Having been a classroom teacher in both elementary and middle school, raising three girls, and through extensive research, training and teaching, I have become very familiar with the many stressors children and teens are facing on a daily basis. With the demands of school, extracurricular activities, obligations to friends and family, and technology use, now more than ever it’s important for children to learn to slow down, pause and take a breath.  

Through the implementation of mindfulness strategies, I offer tools to bring a greater awareness to the external world, and internal emotional state, effectively using breath and movement for self-regulation, helping to improve focus, and creating a sense of safety and peace within the body and mind. 

My approach to teaching is inspired by my various trainings and experiences, with the Little Flower Yoga five-element methodology at its core: Connect, Breathe, Move, Focus and Relax.  My goal is to help students to become more aware of the mind-body connection, teaching poses with intention and explanation, recognizing how and when they can use the various postures, breathing methods, focus tools, and relaxation practices to enhance their physical and emotional well-being.  

Why Mindfulness & Yoga?

  • Improves mind/body connection
  • Increases balance, body awareness and coordination
  • Improves posture and alignment
  • Increases concentration, focus and attention span
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Improves ability to be less reactive, and more mindful of thoughts, words and actions
  • Balances energy (high and low)
  • Builds confidence and self-esteem
  • Promotes an overall sense of well-being

 Training, Certifications & Degrees

  • American Yoga Academy, RYT 200-hour
  • Little Flower Children and Teen Yoga & Mindfulness Certification- RCYT
  • Little Flower Yoga Chair Yoga Training
  • Little Buddha’s Kids Yoga Teacher Training
  • Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
  • M.A. Special Education
  • B.S. Speech Pathology & Audiology

Program and Class Options

School Programming

  • Mat-Based 
  • Desk-Based
  • Workshops for Teachers
  • Self-Care for Educators

Benefits of Mindfulness & Yoga in Schools:

  • Develops mind-body awareness
  • Improves self-regulation
  • Brings students into the present moment, making for more effective learning
  • Encourages community within the classroom
  • Eases tension and anxiety
  • Reduces impulsivity and reactivity through reflection, patience and insight 
  • Improves listening skills, focus, concentration, comprehension & memory
  • Improves posture, helping students to sit comfortably at a desk
  • Supports social and emotional learning
  • Improves confidence and self-esteem
  • Encourages respect for oneself and others

Group Sessions- Clubs, Teams, Scouts, Camps etc.

  • Sessions tailored to meet the needs of your group

Private/ Semi-Private Sessions

  • Working one-on-one or in a small group to customize sessions to best meet the needs of the child/ children

What kids are saying...

"I wish we could do this everyday!  I don't want it to end!"

"I wish this was a 45 minute special 2 times a week."

"I use the belly breathing before taking tests and it helps to calm me down."

"I love when we do the visualizations, it helps me let go of all my stressful thoughts."

"Before I knew tense and let go, I had a hard time falling asleep, now I fall right to sleep."

"I am able to control my thoughts and feelings in school and put them in the Thought River."

"I use the energizing moves and breathing when I am really tired, and it helps to me wake up."

"I am able to tune out other things in school and focus better."

"I now know how to release tension in my body."

"It was cool to learn how breath can calm us down and also help us to get energized."


I look forward to hearing from you!

Amy Rollins

Yoga My Mind

Westfield, New Jersey

(908) 451-3258