Mira is a registered Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level (E-RYT, RCYT) and a professional Integrative Yoga Therapist (1,000-hour level certificate). She holds a degree in Child Psychology from The University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development, with specialized study in Communication Disorders. Mira is the Director of Training for Global Family Yoga.
Mira found her spiritual home (and spiritual name, “Mira”) with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. In January of 1999, she received her 200-hour Yoga teacher certification from this school in Kerela, India. Later that same year, she found YogaKids International and became one of the first ten “Certified YogaKids Faciliators” (CYKF) in October of ’99. She went on to mentor and train hundreds of CYKFs for the next four years while working with founder Marsha Wenig to expand the training curriculum.
She continues to pursue the path through a dedicated personal practice and by studying with Yoga luminaries Richard Miller, PhD, Yogarupa Rod Stryker and at the Sivananda centers and ashrams worldwide.
Although the practice and propagation of Yoga fills all corners of her life, she also has a deep love and plenty of time for friends, family and Sita cat, delicious food, live music, hiking, biking and simply being.
Her blend of playfulness and professionalism provides an engaging, safe and joyful experience for all. Her education, experience, and deep commitment to improving the lives of children and families are combined to create a training program of the highest quality.
Recent Curriculum by Mira Binzen