Episode 16: Creator of Award Winning Kids in Motion show: Dance Movement and Yoga Expert, Julie Markovitz

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Julie Markovitz Show Notes

I believe that through movement children grow and you, you can really honor the whole child through dance and movement.”

The purpose of the Student Fitness Experts Podcast series is to empower and educate anyone that works with kids, in a way that benefits the whole child to become successful, strong, and empowered young adults.

In today’s remarkable episode, we have with us the very gentle Julie Markovitz, who is an experienced preschool teacher, Children’s Programming Creator and Certified Yoga/ Qigong/ Meditation/ Reiki Practitioner. Julie shares with us the best advice to inculcate movement in children’s curriculum and tells us why most schools lack the finances to hire a professional for the same. Children, she says, grow via movement, and creative movements like yoga help bring down the stress levels of both children and adults alike. This episode is a promising note for educators, teachers and coaches who wish to find the best for their children, by understanding them, giving space and honoring their feelings, while also helping keep them physically fit and relaxed at all times.

Tune in and learn to integrate movement and expression in your children’s shaping, and set them up for ultimate success!

About the Guest:

Julie Markovitz is an experienced preschool teacher, Children’s Programming Creator and Certified Yoga/ Qigong/ Meditation/ Reiki Practitioner. She started dancing and practicing yoga as a young girl and also loves walking, biking, cooking, reading, and spending time with people she loves. Julie earned her BA degree in child development with an emphasis in dance from California State University, Northridge and has certifications in yoga, meditation, Qigong, and Reiki.

At the beginning of her career, Julie created, co-wrote, co-produced and performed, the multi-award winning Kids in Motion, a creative movement and music program financed and distributed by CBS Fox video. It was on Nickelodeon and recognized by parents’ choice in good housekeeping and continues to be loved by children and parents everywhere. Julie still teaches yoga, Qigong, meditation, and creative movement at yoga studios, schools, health clubs, synagogues, churches, law firms, offices, corporations, and private homes throughout Los Angeles and has been doing this for over 30 years, reflecting totally her grounded love for the same. Julie is by all means an inspiring person who’s given us loads to take-away from today’s hearty conversation!

TimeStamps:

  • [00:24] About Julie Markovitz, a snippet of her Journey
  • [04:56] Julie talks about her classes
  • [07:03] About Julie’s learnings about kids and parents over the years
  • [10:15] Julie offers tips to parents, teachers and coaches
  • [13:27] Julie talks about handling difficult kids
  • [16:39] Understanding yoga better
  • [20:27] Understanding what “fearless” means to Julie
  • [24:40] How Julie got into doing what she does today
  • [29:40] On her parents’ role in helping her be where she is today
  • [34:08] Julie concluding advice to educators, parents and teachers
  • [43:10] Connect with Julie

Quotes:

I believe that through movement children grow and you, you can really honor the whole child through dance and movement.”

I have felt my best when physical since I was a child.”

Fearless means taking my fear with me.”

I have to move every day.”

What I’m really appreciating now is being outside and walking.”

They loved us, they believed in us and they listened to us.”

It’s hard being vulnerable because we feel like we have to be on top of everything all the time and we’re not.”

Connect with Julie :

YouTube: Kids in Motion

E-mail: julie@danceyoga.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/banana_moon_wellness/

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