Abigail’s true passion is to empower children and to support parents in empowering their children. She has many years of experience in working with children who have special needs, including autism, behavioral and learning disabilities. Abigail is also featured in GoNoodle’s Empower Tools videos. GoNoodle provides short interactive videos to increase movement and focus for parents and teachers. GoNoodle videos are an increasingly popular tool used in schools world-wide.
Abigail regularly mentors LFY’s new teachers. She provides both in person and online support to help them apply what they have learned in training to actual practice in yoga classes for children. In addition to teaching kids and families through Little Flower, she teaches in many settings around New York City. Her teaching journey has also taken her to a variety of settings over the years, from school classrooms to summer camps, from yoga studios to private homes, from healthy adults, to those with acute illness.
Abigail has had many teachers along the way who have inspired her and have influenced the way she teaches. She is certified as an Empowerment workshop trainer and coach through the Empowerment Institute. She has led Empowerment workshops at Bard College, SUNY New Paltz, and at local yoga studios. Abigail has studied with Leslie Kaminoff , an internationally recognized specialist in the fields of yoga and breath anatomy, and she currently studies with Amy Matthews, a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, yoga therapist and yoga teacher at the Breathing Project. Abigail has studied with Mindful Schools. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from SUNY New Paltz.