Sarah Mays

Executive Director for 1st Choice After School Kare Program (A.S.K.)

"During the 2017/2018 school year we wanted to incorporate something new and exciting for our students to participate in which is why we decided on yoga! Once we witnessed the joy and excitement Deanna brought to the students and staff during our After School Kare Program, we thought it would be a wonderful idea to introduce yoga to our Summer Kamp Program as well.  What an amazing experience it has been for the students and A.S.K. staff and how lucky we are to have Miss Deanna working with us. Deanna has been a pleasure to work with. She has great communication skills which is extremely important when coordinating five different A.S.K. locations with multiple lead teachers and teacher aides. The students genuinely look forward to seeing her every week and enjoy learning new yoga techniques that truly seem to benefit the students. She has a wonderful background which is important when working with children of all ages. Not everyone is experienced or at the same level however Deanna finds a way for students of all ages to enjoy the practice of yoga. My teachers love the energy and vibe they get when Deanna is present and the impact she brings to each person involved is very rewarding in itself. Our parents and guardians appreciate the skills and beneficial techniques each and every student gains from each session. We look forward to working with Deanna into the 2018/2019 school year in hopes of impacting even more student lives through the practice of yoga. " 

"After our long time yoga instructor had to move we were unsure if we would continue using yoga in our childcare. Then Miss Deanna started coming regularly and added new things the children hadn’t done. With a few visits in and discussions on what we expected and what was provided we have found our new yoga instructor! The kids love Miss Deanna and absolutely love everything she brings with her each visit. She is teaching them new ways to move their bodies and stretch! As they get to know her more and she gets to know them each class seems to blossom more than the last! We are very happy Miss Deanna started Serene Hearts Yoga."

Starr Webster

Starr's Childcare Home

Betsy Hood

Wuddleitbee Child Care, LLC

"This yoga program brings fun and excitement along with good healthy exercise and movement to young children! The kids in my child care enjoy yoga days and really benefit from the positive energy and instruction...and their parents love hearing all about it!