About our team

Our Karma Class teaching team are a group of highly qualified educators and kids’ yoga instructors who are passionate about children's health and wellbeing.

 

We believe, and research shows, that children who practice Yoga, Breath and Mindfulness from an early age, develop tools that nurture their mental, physical and emotional  wellbeing.

 

The Karma Class is committed to supporting the personal growth of children and their educators through our signature educational programs and kids’ yoga classes, designed for pre and primary school years.

Meet The Karma Class Team

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BETH BOROWSKY

Founder & CEO

The Karma Class was founded by Beth Borowsky. Her journey has followed many paths, all of them leading to the creation of The Karma Class.

Her love of learning began with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English, that led to a Masters Program in early childhood education at New York University. While in New York, Beth taught at a Montessori preschool ...

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Howie Fuller

HOWIE FULLER

Commercial Director

Joining The Karma Class in 2017 in a part-time role, Howie is now a full-time member of the team bringing a wealth of invaluable experience and commercial leadership to the business.

He leads our Digital Strategy, Marketing, Sales and Commercial Management activities, leveraging his diverse experience to bring fresh ideas, operational rigour and growth strategies to The Karma Class.

“It’s so refreshing to be part of a business that has the health and wellbeing of children as its core values.  After a career in big business, it’s extremely satisfying to know that my motivation to grow the business will directly result in more opportunities to help children thrive.”

Maddie Crowe

MADDIE CROWE

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Bringing together all things digital and marketing, Maddie is our dynamic coordinator managing our website, social and email content.

She is an adult yoga teacher and passionate about kids' wellbeing, and brings a deep understanding of the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to her content writing and marketing role.

A custom training program for our kid's yoga teachers

We created our Fun with a Twist training program for our kid’s yoga teachers to ensure we deliver high quality, authentic and purposeful kids yoga classes, as opposed to ‘Disneyesque’ entertainment.

Our priority is to support the physical and mental wellbeing of the children so they learn invaluable 'tools for life' that will help them thrive.

We ensure that every class delivered by our teachers is lots of fun AND incorporates genuine yoga techniques – mindful movement, breath and mindfulness – to provide tangible wellbeing benefits to the children.

The 'Fun with a Twist' training program was created by our CEO, Beth Borowsky who is both a professional yoga teacher and teacher trainer, and a Montessori preschool teacher. She completed a Masters Program in Early Childhood at NYU and has over 1000 hours of yoga training in kid’s yoga, adult yoga, yoga therapy and meditation.

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What makes our teachers exceptional?

Our specialised Fun with a Twist training ensures that every Karma Class teacher completes the following learning modules:

  • An understanding of child development – ages and stages.
  • How to manage challenging behaviours.
  • Class design to meet different age groups.
  • Creating themed classes that incorporate mindful movement, breath and mindfulness.
  • Kids Yoga to cultivate strength, flexibility, coordination and balance.
  • Breathing techniques to calm and/or energise.
  • An understanding of Mindfulness and how to create experiences of stillness, quiet and being present.
  • Communicating and collaborating effectively with teachers and staff.

All our kids yoga teachers are:

Trained in The Karma Class Kids Yoga program 'Fun with a Twist'

 

Passionate about kids AND yoga

 

First-aid certified

Qualified yoga instructors

 

Working with children check approved

 

Vaccinated and COVID safe

We pride ourselves on having a team of teachers who are not only professionally trained in yoga and our in-house 'Fun with a Twist' training, but who are also passionate about delivering purposeful kids yoga experiences to benefit the mental and physical wellbeing of the whole child.

Meet our kids yoga teachers

Jaye

JAYE MALLINICK

As I moved out of childhood, I noticed the pure, open-hearted nature that children enjoy and wanted to maintain that playful and loving part of myself too as I evolved.   

I completed my Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education, along with my Karma Kids Yoga certification in 2015, and fell in love with working with young kids.   

Growing up with a mama as a yoga teacher and kids yoga teacher, the seeds of this magical practice began to sprout in my own life.   

Throughout the last 6 years, I have had the privilege of guiding 100s of young beings in their journey of discovering their full potential. Through the gifts of breath, movement and mindfulness, I have witnessed the transformational process that is Yoga and how we can shift the consciousness of the next generation to create a more loving and compassionate world.  

Kristen

KRISTEN BUCKLEY  

I have enjoyed a wonderful career as a dancer, singer, actor and have been fortunate enough to travel the world doing what I love!   

I've always had a special connection with children and have dedicated a good portion of my career to children’s entertainment and teaching children to dance. After my son Charlie was born, I fell in love with yoga.  

I'm super passionate about the well-being of our children and so excited to share the magic of yoga and mindfulness with the next generation. It is my wish to bring joy and peace into their lives with fun and engaging classes for everyone!  

Rae

RAE THORNELOE  

I love sharing the joy of yoga with kids. What a privilege it is for me to teach kids about how their bodies can move together with their breath to help calm their minds. It’s amazing to observe a room full of excited and busy little people come onto their mats and still themselves in readiness for our sessions - truly amazing! I’m a Mum to two very sporty and active boys and an equally sporty and active husband. I’ve been practising yoga for 18 years, have completed the KarmaKidsYoga training and have recently completed my Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training.  

It’s funny because as I write this, I’m thinking about the lessons I learn from my kids yoga classes every day. Maybe they’re teaching me more than I’m teaching them!?   

Jill

JILL DAY

I am a qualified adult and kids yoga teacher and have been teaching yoga to both since 2005.  I have always believed that yoga should include an element of fun and this could not be more true than for kids' yoga classes.  I also have BFA in Drama/English from New York University and I love to incorporate elements of creative story telling, drama and movement into my kids classes so that they can explore the creative sides of themselves as they move their bodies to the rhythm of their breath.  

As a mother of 2 young children, I rejoice at being a part of a team that brings yoga into kids' lives. I wish that was the case when I was at preschool!  

Mia

MIA HEHERINGTON  

With a devoted background in ballet, both in study and teaching, Mia has loved movement from a very young age. It was through injury that her ballet career had to end which led her to begin practising yoga. It was just a matter of time before she included Yoga Teaching studies with her Pre and Primary School teaching degree.  

Mia loves working with children and enjoys watching them grow in strength and character from all that she shares with them.  She believes that Kids Yoga is the perfect way for every child to get moving as well as to clear their busy minds, and loves sharing the many gifts of yoga with her young students.  

Didi

DIDI CONNOR  

DeeDee lived in Ireland, London, New York and Massachusetts for over a decade as a professional actress. Between roles in castles, theatres, film and TV, she discovered nannying - performing children’s shows, yoga and meditation - and discovered the potency of contemplative practices after being diagnosed with a chronic illness.  

 As a teacher she helps students learn to celebrate their bodies, minds, and spirits in fun, safe and engaging ways – reminding us to be human-BEings, not just human-DOings!   

She became the proud new Mumma to Marnie as of September 2018, and feels she has the greatest roles in the universe - Mumma and yoga teacher.  

Mythilli

MYTHILI ARUMUGAM  

Yoga has been a part of my life since my childhood. Formerly a software analyst, my passion towards yoga made me re-think my goals and pursue a career in yoga which led me to undertake various certifications.   

I am enthusiastic about teaching yoga to little children as I believe sowing the seeds of yoga and all it's gifts, from an early age, will help them to become the best version of themselves as they journey through life.