was developed by Jeanette Runnings, an Occupational therapist and yoga practitioner/teacher. She has been a Pediatric Occupational therapist for over 20 years, working to help special children meet their full potential. Her experience includes working with children with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD along with other developmental challenges. She had taken yoga classes for several years before incorporating yoga into her therapy practice. She received her 200 hour Yoga teacher training certificate through Gilbert Yoga; to strengthen her knowledge and appreciation of yoga. Most recently she received certification by the World Laughter tour to add laughter exercises to her repertoire. She received children's yoga certification through Karma Kids Yoga in NYC and The Radiant Child Yoga Programs 1-2. The latter program is accredited through the Yoga Alliance. While attending the Karma Kids teacher certification program in June 2005, she was inspired to create and develop the Yoga-Yingo game series. The goal is to introduce children and families to the benefits of yoga in a fun and educational game format. The games were developed to be used at homes, daycares and for family and children's yoga classes. She hopes you will find them fun and helpful.
Jeanette has found kids enjoy doing yoga and sees progress especially with balance, flexibility, anger control, self calming skills and regulation. Originally working in Idaho, she is now practicing and working in Arizona.
She began sharing her knowledge with other therapists in 2006 via observations of her yoga classes, sharing resources and ideas through discussions. She began nationally speaking and giving presentations on adding yoga as a treatment modality in 2009.
She can be reached by mail at: 1220 N. Farrell St. Gilbert, AZ 85233, or phone at: