The first ever National Kids Yoga Conference was a great success with a turnout in the hundreds. It was held on Saturday September 27th in Washington, D.C. George Washington University donated the space at their Milken Institute School of Public Health. Three floors of the building were used for the conference, and lunch was provided for attendees.
The conference brought kids yoga studio owners, teachers and professionals together from all over the world. This was the first opportunity for many people to connect face to face with other kids yoga business owners from different areas.
“It helped entrepreneurs like us realize that there's a market out there,” said An Dang of the Little Yoga House in Austin, Texas.
Other presenters included Bari Koral of the Bari Koral Family Rock Band, Sat Bir Khalsa, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Ali Smith of the Holistic Life Foundation.
“It’s like you were born with a banana on your head and all of a sudden you found a bunch of other people with bananas on their heads,” said Bari when asked about her experience at the conference. From talking to the founders, participants and presenters it was clear that the main goal of the conference this year was bringing people together to connect and share ideas.
At the end of the day participants were able to stretch and relax with a yoga class lead by Eddie Stern.
As Michelle said at the closing, “I could say thank you for a really long time.” There were many sponsors in order to make this conference happen and as long as there is interest next year, the founders want to continue the conference. Plans are for next October; keep an eye out for details in the future. If you’re in the kids yoga industry you don’t want to miss it!
For more information visit their website: www.kidsyogaconference.org