Kathy presents to children in preschools, elementary schools, libraries, and bookstores. She also presents to educators at ECE conferences and to primary teachers in professional development workshops.
School presentations are interactive as students are invited to hiss like snakes, grow like trees and breathe like the ocean while they guess riddles and try out various yoga poses.
Presentations for educators offer a user-friendly approach to children’s yoga while playing with language (rhymes), incorporation problem solving (riddles) and supporting the new reader with repetition and visual cues.
Nature Education, Daily Physical Activity, Mindfulness, Play-Based Learning and Self-Regulation are some of the current topics in education today. The Yoga Game series and the Strong Nations Yoga Cards offer powerful and engaging tools to explore these topics in a non-competitive, fun-filled way.
Note: Presentations are ‘hands-on’. Participants need space to move and are encouraged to experiment with yoga poses, to play with sound and enjoy the rhythm of riddles and rhymes.
- Presentations for young children – (Preschool to K) are 30 minutes
- Presentations for older children – (Primary Grades) are 30 – 60 minutes
- Workshops for teachers/childcare providers are approximately 2 hours.
- Kathy’s school visit rates are set by CWILL and CANSCAIP. She charges $250. for a 60 minute presentation. The fee for two hours (back to back presentations or workshop) is $400. Contact Kathy to book a visit.
Kathy has given readings, presentations and workshops at schools, libraries, festivals and professional development conferences, including:
Nanoose Bay Elementary School, Nanoose, B.C
Strong Nations, Nanaimo, B.C.
CCRR, (Child Care Resource and Referral) Qualicum, B.C.
Vancouver Island Children’s Book festival, Nanaimo, B.C.
Kona Pacific Public Charter School, Kona, Hawaii
Early Learners Dinner and Dialogue Keynote, North Vancouver, B.C.
Fairview Community School, Nanaimo, B.C.
Diamond Elementary School, Surrey, B.C.
Frank Ney Elementary, Nanaimo, B.C.
Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival, Nanaimo B.C.
Chapters Book Store, Nanaimo, B.C.
Storyoga, Sidney. B.C.
Vancouver Island Regional Library, Nanaimo, B.C.
Seaview School, Lantzville, B.C.
Departure Bay School, Nanaimo, B.C.
Christianne’s Lyceum, Vancouver, B.C.
CCRR(Child Care Resource and Referral) Victoria, B.C.
Word Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, B.C.
ECE Conference, Nanaimo, B.C.
CCRR Conference, Courtenay, B.C.
School District #68 District Pro-d day, Nanaimo, B.C.
Rock City School, Nanaimo, B.C.
École Davis Elementary School, Ladysmith, B.C.
Pacific Care Conference, Qualicum. B.C.
Rutherford School, Nanaimo, B.C.
Randerson Ridge School, Nanaimo, B.C.
Woodlands Secondary School, Nanaimo, B.C.
Dover Bay Secondary, Nanaimo, B.C.
Tapestry Conference, Victoria, B.C.
PNBA (Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association) Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Community Fundraiser, Lantzville, B.C.
Chase River Elementary School, Nanaimo, B.C.
NDTA, Dover Bay Secondary, Nanaimo, B.C.
Early Childhood Conference, Nanaimo, B.C.
Family Literacy, Nanaimo, B.C.
Moksha Yoga (Rutherford) Nanaimo, B.C.
Nanaimo District Senior Secondary, Nanaimo, B.C.
Creative Creations Daycare, Nanaimo, B.C.
“Kathy works the crowd with ease.”
“Kathy engaged the mixed audience easily and adapted to a very crowded space.”
“Her easy style and gifted storyteller voice made this event one that parents and children talked about long after it was over.”
“Kathy made every child feel special and I am confident that she will excel at school visits and author readings in libraries and bookstores.” -Christine Hayword PhD, Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art
Professional Development Conference
“Inspiring and informative. Definitely would like to incorporate this into my program.”
“Very engaging presentation…great ideas that I can see myself using. Loved the participation aspect and the idea of using yoga as a game.”
“I love this workshop. It gave me so many new ideas.”
“Awesome. Planning to buy her book on my way home.”
“Great workshop. Will incoporate a lot of ideas at work and home. Thank you.”
“Excellent!” – PacificCare by CCRR Conference Participants (Vancouver Island)
Author Visits, School Visits, CCBC Best Books, Pro-d day workshops, Play-based learning, Picturebooks