Kathleen Callaghan is a pediatric speech-language pathologist and kids yoga/mindfulness instructor based in Portland, OR. After developing a personal asana and meditation practice over many years, she began teaching kids yoga and mindfulness while working at the Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) in Jakarta, Indonesia. At JIS, Kathleen implemented multiple yoga/mindfulness activities before, during, and after school, including extensive Storybook Yoga lessons (combining language, literacy, and movement) and a “Week of Mindfulness” across all grade levels.

Originally trained through OmSchooled in New York City, Kathleen has also completed a year-long course in Mindfulness in Education through Mindful Schools. She has a background in and continues to study alignment-based yoga and is certified as a 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher through the Sivananda Yoga Centre. Kathleen also completed an additional 100-hour training with Alison Alstrom in Portland, OR.

If you want to read more from Kathleen about creative ideas to engage your kids in speech and language activities, check out the below resources!