Mayuri Gonzalez, E-RYT, RCYT, is a nationally recognized presenter, trainer, and instructor in mindfulness and children’s yoga, leading teacher trainings and continuing education seminars throughout the country. She has more than 25 years of experience practicing yoga and mindfulness, including 17 years as an instructor and trainer.
Gonzalez has taught more than 1,000 children’s yoga and mindfulness classes in schools and community settings. She has completed extensive trainings and certifications in a variety of yoga styles (Yin, Anusara, vinyasa), meditation, mindfulness, and children’s yoga. She provides therapeutic yoga classes to children and families, and continuing education sessions to mental health and education professionals interested in bringing yoga and mindfulness tools into their work.
In her role as director of the School Yoga Project (a Little Flower Yoga program that brings yoga and mindfulness classes to more than 2000 children a week in New York City schools), Gonzalez trains and mentors teachers, counselors, and school support staff. Most recently, Mayuri created and facilitates the teacher training “Chair Yoga Basics: A Sustainable Approach,” a program designed to bring the simplicity and effectiveness of chair yoga into schools and clinical settings.
Mayuri Gonzalez has also presented on yoga and mindfulness for children and adolescents at multiple conferences, including the Bridging Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference in San Diego, National Kids Yoga Conference in Washington, DC, and the Women of Tomorrow Conference in New York City. She is a contributing author to Transforming Education: Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, a white book published by the Yoga Service Council and Omega Institute. As an active member of the Yoga Service Council and the International Association for Yoga Therapists, she maintains a strong community of support and a commitment to continuous learning.