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 thousands of children’s yoga and mindfulness classes in schools and community settings and hundreds of professional development workshops and speaking engagements. She has completed extensive training and holds certifications in a variety of yoga styles (Yin, Anusara, vinyasa), meditation, mindfulness, and children’s yoga.
For the last 8 years, Gonzalezi has worked with Little Flower Yoga as the director of the School Yoga Project, a program that brings yoga and mindfulness classes to more than 8,000 children each year in New York City schools and trains over 3,000 educators, administrators, and clinicians. She supervises teaching staff, directs internal staff development, and coordinates direct service yoga and mindfulness classes for school children, professional development trainings, and family engagement programs.
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 California, National Kids Yoga Conference in Washington, DC, Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully: Conference in Illinois, the Yoga Service Conference at Omega, and the Women of Tomorrow Conference in New York City.
She is a contributing author to Transforming Education: Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, published by the Yoga Service Council and Omega Institute, and author of Yoga and Mindfulness for Teens Card Deck and Mindful Chair Yoga Card Deck. 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.