Leah is a recognized expert in movement, yoga and social-emotional education committed to nurturing optimal whole child development. She is a teacher, trainer, writer, and speaker as well as a family constellation facilitator. In addition to developing and producing movement/mindfulness resources to enhance physical, cognitive and social-emotional development, she, with her husband, Bruce Kalish, run Three Hearts Productions, Inc.( MwM Yoga Adventures’ parent company), and lead Family Constellation workshops.
Leah is a Yoga Alliance registered ERYT 500 hour and holds a BS in Dance Education from New York University and a MA in Developmental Education from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, CA. She completed the Landmark Forum Curriculum for Living in 2003 and the Family Constellation Facilitator Certification in 2009 with Mark Wolynn. From 2000 – 2009, Leah was Program Director of Yoga Ed. where she developed and/or co-authored Pre-K – High School Yoga curricula and trainings for both yoga and classroom teachers.
Leah’s many award-winning and successful products and curricula for children include:
MwM Yoga Adventures – Pizza Party and Scooter and Me Series and Movement & Mindfulness Curriculum
Barefoot Books – Yoga Pretzels and Yoga Planet Decks
Every Kid’s Yoga – Teaching Yoga to Children with Special Needs
School Specialty – Yoga Ed. for PE Teachers, Pre-K – High School
Imaginazium – Yoga Kit for Kids, Empowerment Pack for Kids
Gaiam – Yoga Fitness Videos for Kids, ages 3 – 6 and 7 – 12
Speaking engagement topics include:
Play and movement are essential for growing minds and bodies
Play – the language of children and nature’s biological plan for learning
What is Embodied Learning?
Games & Movement Stories for Social-Emotional Learning
The Ability to Self-Regulate – A Key to Academic & Social Success