Mindfulness Workshops

"Nancy did an exemplary job presenting to my company’s Women’s Network on mindfulness. She led the workshop with grace, humor, honesty, and the utmost professionalism. Her interactive approach engaged the attendees and created a comfortable and supportive environment.  I’ve received great positive feedback from the participants and they are excited to start  using the tools and techniques she shared. We can’t wait to learn more!"  ~ Barbara Sohn, VP  Corporate Marketing, Verisk Anaytics

"I was 110 times right about inviting you to our school! You got my teachers on so many levels:   emotional- you made us cry ( in a good way), social -you made the quietest teachers talk), physical-you made us move and professional -you taught us so much about us and others.   Thank you for changing people's lives!" ~ Inna Izman, Early Childhood Director, Mazel Day School, NY

"Thank you so much for providing us with such a meaningful and successful workshop.  As we mentioned at the time we all felt that you did a masterful job of meeting each of our teachers at the exact point at which they are currently holding in regard to mindfulness.  This is an extremely difficult task which you seemed to achieve with ease.  We know that much effort and mindfulness went into your preparation.  We look forward to continuing this relationship." ~ Rabbi Michael Weichselbaum, Menahel/Principal Bnos Malka Academy, NY

“This was the best breakout session ever.  Please invite her back!”

~Learning Specialist

 “These approaches could be used in a wide variety of settings in different grades successfully.” ~ Lower School General Studies Teacher

“There are no words (to describe) how this workshop affected me personally and professionally.  Thank you!”Lower School Judaics Teacher

“Besides being able to meditate in the middle of a work day (who doesn’t like that?!) I was assured that my two worlds: education, classroom teaching/learning can be combined with meditation, yoga, and mindfulness.” Lower School Teacher

“I loved it all and plan to make a point of doing community building activities with my class once a week.  Thank you for giving me more ideas.”​​
Samantha Goldstein, 4th grade teacher

“Thank you!  I appreciated your calming, welcoming demeanor.  I enjoyed the practical implications for the classroom.”​​~ Amy Groeger, Kindergarten teacher

“Very well presented.  Well organized and professional!”​​~ Jane Levine, Enrichment teacher

“You were very sensitive with us. You felt us!”​~ Betsy Smith, 3rd grade teacher

“I thoroughly enjoyed your workshop.  The music and activities are going to be a great addition to my classroom as well as the techniques you showed us.”​ 

~Amy Levine, Pre-school teacher


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Kids’ yoga classes

“As a child psychologist it was amazing for me to see how the multi-sensory,

kinesthetic experience of yoga helps children to develop an acute awareness

of their internal state, physically, mentally and emotionally.  In addition, Nancy’s work

with imagery fosters the nurturing of lively,

creative minds, which in turn, assists children in academic areas such

as reading comprehension and written expression. Through this practice,

children are developing a crucial tool to assist in their ability to visualize

what they are reading and expand upon the ideas which have been painted

in their minds when writing.”
​~Susan T. Schwartz, Ph.D. Clinical Neuropsychologist, NY,NY

"As a child psychiatrist, I have been impressed by Nancy's professionalism. I also am pleased to see she is helping children incorporate yogic principles into everyday life by teaching self-soothing tools that are not only easy to learn, but also really work"
~Steven Wruble, MD, Director, GroupTalk.org

"My son has an autistic spectrum disorder and as a result has difficulty making interpersonal 'connections' with people. When he met Nancy there was an instantaneous connection, one that has been sustained throughout their friendship.  He feels calm and secure in the atmosphere she has created and as a result of this he has developed a greater self confidence."

Teacher Workshops
"Nancy's Teachers' workshop was fabulous on so many different levels. In addition to being an

extremely powerful team building experience for our staff, the teachers walked away with practical

and meaningful strategies that they could immediately implement in their classrooms." 

~Jessica Kohn, Early Childhood Director, Ben Porat Yosef

"The Teachers' workshop was both an enriching professional and personal experience. The teachers

came away with numerous strategies that they can implement in the classroom. It was also an enjoyable

and relaxing collaborative experience. IT helped us get in touch with our inner selves." ~Tova Resnick-Meyer, Early Childhood Director, The Moriah School

"I loved the workshop and want to learn more about ways to relieve my own stress."  ~
Sandy Rosen, Pre-K teacher

"The workshop was very helpful and very relaxing-I needed it."~
Michele Frye, 2nd grade teacher

"Excellent! Enjoyable! Informative!” 
Ellen Schulman, Nursery teacher

"I just want to say thank you. I enjoyed myself and have ideas to use in my classroom." ~Alice Smith, 5th grade teacher

"I came to this workshop thinking about this child and that child and how what I would learn could help them. Yes, I did learn helpful techniques that I will be able to use with those children and my entire class, but what I really gained from the workshop was just for me. It was nice having an experience just for me that helped me relax and get in touch with my inner world. Thank you." 
Rebecca Wilson,  Special Ed Teacher

"Nancy, it was wonderful to have met you and very special to me to have gained what you shared with us in your session. Thank you very much."~
Leah Miler, Montessori1st grade teacher

"Nancy, your workshop helped remind me how to look at the simple ways I can look out the eyes of a child and create a safe, calm and fun environment for them. Thank you so much." ~
Sarah Jones , primary teacher (3-6)

"Thank you for the inspiration and reminders of what we often forget." 
Administrator, SAR Academy, Bronx, NY

"Great! Right from the heart and right to the heart! Just what I needed. I thoroughly enjoyed your workshop. The music and activities are going to be a great addition to my classroom as well as the techniques you showed us.” ~Amy Baum, Pre-school teacher

"You offered very valuable tools." ~
Rhonda Lerner, Early-childhood director

"Thank you! I appreciated your calming, welcoming demeanor. I enjoyed the practical implications for the classroom." ~
Wendy Mandel, Kindergarten teacher

"You were very sensitive with us. You felt us!" ~
Max Snyder, 3rd grade teacher

"Very well presented. Well organized and professional!" ~
Molly Shafier, Enrichment teacher

"I loved it all and plan to make a point of doing community building activities with my class once a week. Thank you for giving me more ideas." ~
Leigh Goldsmith, 4th grade teacher


Nesheemah Kids Yoga Teacher Training (NKYTT)

"I would  highly recommend this training.  It has helped me grow not only as a yoga teacher, but also as a clinician and person.  Nancy guides you into tapping into your inner child making the teaching experience both valuable and authentic."  ~  Lauren Kriston, Speech Pathologist, NKYTT  Fall '17

"This was a much better experience than my actual YTT-200.  Nancy does a phenomonal job at creating a welcoming, nurturing environment and I'm filled with gratitude." ~ Denise Bozza, Hot yoga instructor, NKYTT Fall '17

"Over my lifetime of 41 years, I never found anybody that I truly admire and looked at as a role model. SAD:(  I do have high standards. Well that all changed the first week I met you. I mean it Nancy, you and your program opened my eyes to the world. It has been such a great learning experience. Thank you for that!" ~ Chrissy Sunberg, ADHD Coach, NKYTT Summer '17

"NKYTT has solidified my philosophical foundation of teaching. The research and theories we learned gave me confidence in how I approach working with students - clear, concise directions, show and not tell, and come from a place of authenticity. I am changing my language and inviting rather than demanding, and stretching instead of challenging. My teaching has always felt blurry around the edges and NKYTT has focused and sharpened the outline, giving structure and support while allowing for flexibility and creativity.” 

~ Kara Cooper, Transition Specialist, Bergen Family Center, NKYTT  Summer '16

"I feel so blessed to have gone through NKYTT. This program has
 completely changed the way that I connect & interact with children.  I know the things I learned will be invaluable in the future.  I learned so many new and important ways to teach children's yoga, and discovered a lot about myself in the process."
 ~ Isabelle Stonier, college senior

"I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to Nancy and her teaching.  What I have learned from her keeps popping and percolating in my brain. She truly made me a better teacher.  So lucky and grateful to have learned from her and I recommend  this training. In it you will find new and heartfelt ways of teaching. Don't get discouraged about education today because it's going to change.  Be part of the new & exciting changes! This training really honors teachers." ~ Bessy Inomata, ESL teacher

"NKYTT offers a great way to bond with others who love  
children, to have fun and learn great techniques to promote mindfulness, self-awareness, self-regulation, strength, confidence, etc., in both themselves & the children they care for."
 ~ Sharon Prawetz, Social Worker, Newark Public School

"I loved the emphasis on the social-emotional aspect of learning.  And I loved how the various games and activities in this training bonded us all into a family.  That makes me think that this can occur with a group of children, as well.   The training has been very special.  It's not just a training about children, because I have learned a lot about myself, as well!"~ Ellen Mendelsohn, Music Teacher in Public Schools for 40 years 

"I would recommend NKYTT because of the love, Nancy's expertise, and the value and importance of the program.  How important it is to help children of today because they live in a place of stress, fear, competition.  Through yoga we can help calm and support them."~ Johanna Samad, adult and children's yoga teacher

"This program is a journey of self-discovery, self-growth as well as learning how to share the joys of yoga with children." ~ Suzanne Warshavsky, Esquire