Traci Childress began studying yoga and mindfulness in 1996. She is Co-founder and Executive Director of the Children’s Community School in West Philadelphia, where mindfulness is a core component of the curriculum for children ages 2-6 as well as of her Teacher Reflection and Mindful Development, for teachers of the school. She is the founder of the Mindful Reflection Project, and offers workshops to parents, care providers, teachers, and yoga communities that support mindfulness skills, listening, self care, and community building.
Childress apprenticed with a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher in Berlin from 2000-2002, and subsequently completed a two-year Iyengar Yoga teacher training program with Patricia Walden in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2005, she spent a month at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in India and has participated in many workshops and classes during the past 10 years. Childress is firmly committed to the idea that everyone should feel welcome to the practice of yoga and that yoga connects us to our hearts.
She has been studying yoga and mindfulness since 1996.