Like most parents these day, both Casey and her husband worked full time. Sometimes there was overtime or in Casey's field, travel. With that being said, life at the Schmidt house was becoming hectic.
In 2008 Casey's husband and her took the risk of becoming a one income family and Casey became a stay at home mom to her son (4 years old at the time) and daughter (not quite 2 years old). During that time, Casey, who had flirted with yoga since 2000 decided to get certified as a Yoga Instructor. She always talked about it, but never had the time to go through with it.
With her children as her main focus, she thought it would be neat for her children to try yoga too. It was great for adults - it had to be just as beneficial for children. She started researching yoga programs for kids. Unfortunately, not many programs were affordable and/or available in her area. That is when she learned about Angel Bear Yoga and instantly was hooked and received her Angel Bear Yoga certification in 2009, and began teaching yoga to the children. She started with the children on the street, then she volunteered at the local library; which led to teaching kids yoga for Meet-Up groups in the area. In 2010 Casey started her own mobile kids yoga business, Peaceful Hearts Yoga (formally known as Once Upon a Pose).
"It is defiantly different than teaching yoga to adults. Teaching yoga to children requires patients and a lot of plan A's, B's and C's. I am still learning class management because every class is different and filled with many personalities. I wouldn't change it for the world though. I am grateful for the opportunity to do what I enjoy and believe in. ~ Casey
Casey and her family recently relocated from Katy, TX where she started Peaceful Hearts Yoga to the wonderful community of Weatherford, TX. She is a proud mom of 2 remarkable children and loving husband who has supported her on this journey. Casey is involved in the yoga community; Registered 200hr yoga teacher and Children's Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and a member of the Texas Yoga Association. Other certifications: Angel Bear Yoga, YogaFit Kids, YogaFit PreNatal.
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