Mini Me Yoga Testimonial

Testimonial from a 2 Hour Workshop in Burlington I taught a few months ago

Thank you again for teaching us today Heather!!

Today’s teachings will compliment our Montessori Peace Education which encompasses Grace and Courtesy.

Emotions and Mindfulness are brought up daily in our learning and today’s Mini Me Yoga workshop empowers me even more to helping and guiding my little friends to calmly embrace their feelings.

Enjoy the rest of the the weekend! ❤

Be Where Your Feet Are

I sat with my two little Loves at breakfast yesterday and asked them what they would want people to know about what I do and how to help adults and children manage anxiety.

First, to you, Dear Reader and to everyone they wish unconditional Love and Peace.

  1. we want you to have a miracle
  2. we wish the best for everybody

One of the things I asked them about was Meditation, which we do nightly at bedtime.

Meditation is key in changing brain patterns which effect stress and anxiety.

He said he didn’t know how to actually meditate before. He finds it very relaxing and helps him sleep

She said it helps him go from being a scared little boy to a calm gentleman

As for a #LifeActivation, which I offer clients:

She said it renews you- like if you’ve done a lot of bad things in your life it can renew you and bring you closer to God

He said when you’re really frightened and scared and need help, you can get a Life Activation and bring the Light down to you.

So with that, my family and I wish you Love and Hope.

#Anxiety is manageable and we will walk this Path together!

Let’s start at the very beginning-it’s a very good place to start.

Today’s Practice- Be where your feet are. Just that. Whenever you feel yourself drifting into the Past or the Future, just gently come back and be here now, where your feet are.

Count to Five and Stop A Panic Attack

  • Name 5 things you see around you
  • Touch and name 4 objects around you
  • Name 3 things you hear
  • Name 2 things you can smell
  • Name one thing you can taste

Notice that your breathing has calmed. Continue taking slow deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. 780B4B6C-500A-4217-99A1-D04AD9DC67F1-7737-000005783204620C

Social-Emotional Tools for Adoptive Parents

I am VERY new the parenting scene, although I was a Nanny for many years and Special Education Teacher too. Even having an MEd didn’t prepare me. I know kids, but being a parent has been an adjustment.

Nothing prepared me for co-parenting two gorgeous little souls who were adopted.

I’ve learned a whole new language and awareness and sensitivity to things I had no concept of before.

One thing I do know, is that despite the fact that most children do, at times deal with anxiety, adopted children have a tremendous amount of anxiety in their lives.

As an Ambassador to #MiniMeYoga I realized my tool chest is a perfect fit for my new family! I have been using our tools with our kids with really positive success. As you know well, every child is different and their needs are different- as is the speed at which they heal anxiety.

Please check out the link and let me know how I can help! I’d love for you to be doing our Yoga and breathing with your kids.

/Mini Me Yoga

Love and Light to you and your little ones,

Heather McCrae, MEd

#MiniMeYogaAmbassador Vicki Readings is this week’s Guest Blogger: Bearing Gifts We Travel So Far

Around Christmas time we all would like to receive physical gifts, I always try to buy people something personal that I have spent time choosing particularly for them. I think sometimes we forget that the best gifts are the ones that we don’t see such as love, forgiveness, acceptance as without these we cannot be ourselves. Joining Mini Me Yoga has provided me with a new gift that I cherish and has helped me to find my way in life – I am extremely thankful to Kate Bartram-Brown for this opportunity. Teaching kids yoga and mindfulness alongside positive thinking and having fun has allowed me to become the teacher I’ve always wanted to be, without being restricted and confined by targets, statistics or this is what we should do because it’s now our school policy.


My background is in education as I am a primary school teacher and worked mainly within key stage 2 where exams and pressure for children builds. I felt that there was something missing as my role as a teacher and I wasn’t providing children with the support that I wanted to, in the way in which I wanted. One day, I had a child who had an emotional breakdown – no one would give them the time or space that they needed to compile themselves – this breakdown all due to the stress of an exam, an exam that was statutory, that I as the Year 6 teacher had given to that child. For me this was my turning point, I knew I needed to be teaching but in a positive way, a way that developed self-confidence, self-esteem and supported emotional well-being, not aided the negativity. I have also had several children over the years of teaching with additional needs from ADHD and Autism, to anxiety and anger issues or just not wanting to be at school – every one of those important and needing positivity and support.


I, myself, have an additional need that was not diagnosed until my early 20’s. At first, I felt like a failure, it explained why school was difficult, why I had not obtained A levels, it really had a negative impact on me. Then, I decided that as a teacher I needed to embrace it, think positively about it so that I could help the children I taught – I used the different talents within my class to help me with my additional needs, making them more aware and understanding of others but also that it could be fantastic to work together and help one another whilst being grateful for how different we all were.


One day, the same child from my turning point moment was having another meltdown – I shared how I had felt about my diagnosis and I got the response of “but you are a teacher!” – this gave me the gift that I had needed – yes I was a teacher, but I had done it, overcome challenges, my own negatively and fear, that child had made me look at everything in a different light – “if I can do it, so can you.”


I have recently spent time working as an emotional and behavioural support teacher, which I loved so much but still felt that there were restrictions and parents came to me asking how they could help. With Mini Me Yoga we are empowering both children and adults, build bonds and relationships, providing people with the support and fun that we all need in life regardless of our age or ability.


Don’t be defined by a label or challenges, everyone is unique and special, allow exploration, creativity and give the gift of positivity, inclusion, love, laughter, ambition, encouragement – these unspoken gifts are more powerful than any physical gift.


Meet this week’s guest blogger and Mini Me Yoga Ambassador, Vicki Readings:


I am extremely passionate about children’s emotional well being and self belief. My journey started when I was a teaching assistant and then went on to become a primary school teacher. I then had the opportunity to work with an amazing well being practitioner. From this I knew that my version of being a teacher was not in my role at the time as it was too restricting. I became a Relax Kids coach and trained in other programmes to help support children and families and changed my role within school to become an emotional and behavioural support teacher. When doing this, I wanted a way to help empower parents and educators to support children themselves on a daily basis and found my new path and journey into Mini Me Yoga. This has been the most amazing journey that I am honoured to be on and a new family to be part of.

Like Vicki’s Mini Me Yoga Wales Facebook page for more opportunities to empower adults and children in the Wales area! If you are not around Wales and would like to know more about Mini Me Yoga’s various workshops that support children to grow healthy emotional lives, email us at 


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