Tracy L. Daniel, Ed.S., Ph.D., E-RYT-200, RCYT-95
Dr. Tracy is a trained yoga professional, certified in Hatha, Kundalini and Aerial yoga. She is registered as both an adult yoga teacher and children’s yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Dr. Tracy completed her Hatha 200 hours under Angie Eckenroth through the Kansas City Yoga Teacher Training (KCYTT). She completed her Kundalini 200 hour and children’s 95 hour specialty under Shakta Khalsa, founder of the world renowned Radiant Child Yoga. Dr. Tracy trained under Occupational Therapist, Lindsey Lieneck and is an affiliate of Yogapeutics. Dr. Tracy is certified in mindfulness, Brain Gym and crisis intervention from the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA).
Dr. Tracy uses her eclectic psychology and yoga training to provide classes that optimize the learning capacity of the brain. Dr. Tracy has been using mindfulness, yoga, and Brain Gym effectively for a number of years in her psychological work with children. She has phenomenal success significantly decreasing hyperactivity, anxiety and aggression by teaching children how to self-regulate their behavior using health-based practices.
Having completed doctoral course work in clinical psychology, Dr. Tracy turned her focus on brain-based movement and behavioral nutritional therapy in order to offer services that would compliment the benefits clients are receiving from traditional medication and psychotherapy services. Therefore, she obtained her Ph.D. in Health Psychology, and works in the areas of attention hyperactivity disorders, anxiety, autism, children diagnosed with emotional and developmental behavior disorders, and gifted students.
Dr. Tracy has a specialist in education degree and is educated in clinical, school, and health psychology. She also enjoys being a aerial yoga instructor, hot yoga instructor, adjunct health psychology professor, and marathon runner.
Nancy Miller, Aerial and Mindfulness Assistant
Nancy was introduced to yoga more than 15-years ago, and it has been an important part of her life ever since. Balance, flexibility, strength, body-mind connection, peace, and calmness are benefits that keep her passionate about wanting to share yoga with others. Over the years Nancy has completed a variety of yoga workshops and certification programs. In October of 2016, Nancy completed Dr. Tracy’s Mindful Child Yoga Teacher Training, and loved it! She enjoys assisting with aerial yoga classes on Saturday mornings, which allows her the opportunity to share the gift of yoga and mindfulness with children.
Violetta Hamilton, Aerial and Mindfulness Assistant
Violetta is a recent graduate from Avila University with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology. She plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in occupational therapy. Violetta loves working with children, aerial yoga, and fitness. Violetta did her practicum under Dr. Tracy at Mindful Child Wellness during her senior year at Avila. She has completed the Mindful Child Yoga Teacher Training and now assists Dr. Tracy during aerial and mindfulness classes.
Kennedy Myers, Yoga Teacher
Kennedy is a pre-med student at the University of Kansas. Kennedy began doing yoga when she was fourteen-years-old. She earned her 200 hour yoga certification from the Kansas City Yoga Teacher Training (KCYTT). Kennedy has been teaching yoga to children and adults for four-years. She enjoys teaching hot yoga, vinyasa, and mixed level flows at Radiant Yoga in Overland Park. In her free time, Kennedy subs yoga and assists her mother, Dr. Tracy, at Mindful Child Wellness.
Sarah Schreffler, Yoga Teacher and Aerial Assistant
Sarah Schreffler graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.G.S. in Psychology and a Master’s in Special Education. She has an endorsement in Early Childhood Unified B-K. She has been an Early Childhood Special Education teacher for 7 years. She currently is working in the Gardner-Edgerton school district. Before that she was a para-educator for 3 ½ years for the Lawrence public schools. She loves her Jayhawks!
Sarah has worked with children with special needs and implemented many behavior plans that have helped reduce aggressive behaviors. She has worked with families at home to help with behaviors and structure. Sarah has decreased behaviors, increased learning, and ensured a safe and loving learning environment. She has the passion to help each and every one of her students and their families. In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, reading, and exercising.