yogi, mama, Family Coach and founder of growing with yoga
Kasia is an educator, mother and entrepreneur. She is an “idea-preneur”…meaning she works hard to put her ideas into action! She is dedicated to educating children and families, and is forever learning to expand her own views of best-practice, following a child-led, developmentally appropriate practice model with the children in her care. She believes that every child has a right to high-quality education and care, and that every family has the opportunity to thrive with proper support, community and connection. Along with being the founder and owner of Growing With Yoga for the past twelve years, she has also been a classroom teacher and center director at three nature-inspired preschools throughout New Hampshire. Kasia has led professional development workshops for educators in NH, and VT (Mindfulness In The Classroom, and Teaching Mindfulness in Nature-Based Programs), as well as through In Bloom Nature-Based Learning Conferences run by Antioch University. Currently, Kasia is working in Early Intervention as a Family Centered Early Supports Specialist, as well as a Family and Parent Coach on her own, helping to empower and support families with ongoing and acute struggles. Most recently, Kasia completed a 15 hour Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Teacher Training in July 2023, and is in process for completing a 12 hour training through The Center for Connection entitled, "Play Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Neurodiversity: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Treatment with the Brain in Mind". Kasia's coaching work is greatly inspired by Dr. Daniel Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson, Janet Lansbury and Gabor Mate.
Kasia attended Northeastern University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She received her teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education in 2010 while pregnant with her son, around the same time she became a Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher through ChildLight Yoga (now ChildLight Education Company). Kasia grew up visiting two east-coast Tibetan Buddhist Centers with her family and continued studying mindfulness during and after college. She has been leading yoga, mindfulness, and art nature camps, workshops and classes since 20111. As a mother, Kasia believes that play, connection, safe communication and trust go a long way into cultivating a meaningful relationship with her son. Kasia and her son enjoy an active lifestyle: whether they're swimming in the lake, having kitchen dance parties, or just hanging out eating ice cream, they are always up for a fun adventure.