Zoe Minnick is an undergraduate student at James Madison University, pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and Elementary Education. She has been working in Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County public schools since 2016 as an America Reads tutor and as a practicum student teacher. She has received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification through School Yoga Institute, at the Mystical Yoga Farm in Guatemala. Here, Zoe was trained under Anita Sundaram in the traditions of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Iyengar yoga, as well as a brief study of permaculture. She has further received a 20-hour certification in Trauma-Informed Yoga Instruction under Whitney Ingram and Kath Meadows. She has been practicing for 4 years and will begin formally teaching yoga in the Fall of 2018. Her primary areas of interest include integrating trauma informed care and contemplative practices into the general education classroom to promote mindfulness, meaningful learning, and well-being in students.

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