Jaclyn Long, Krassi Harwell, Drew Harwell & Jenny Ward
In 1996 Krassi left her native Bulgaria and moved to the SF Bay Area where she rediscovered yoga and has been an avid student of the art ever since. In 2001 she took a year-long trip to India and Thailand, and received her yoga teacher-training certification from Vivekanada Prashanti Kutiram Yoga Institute in Bangalore, India. Krassi’s teaching focuses on integrating the spiritual, emotional and mental aspects of yoga within a physical practice. As part of her yoga teacher training, Krassi had the joy of teaching yoga to children in the Himalayan mountains. Since then sharing yoga with little ones and their families has been a passion and a calling. Krassi has taught yoga to children in school setting, yoga studios, preschools and week-long family retreats in Hawaii and Costa Rica. She is the author of a book for children Morning, Zora!and the beautiful and playful Yoga Cards for Children.
As the mother of two, Krassi has experienced first hand how the tools she has acquired through her study of yoga, mindfulness and psychology can make the beautiful and often challenging journey through parenthood smoother and more enjoyable.
Drew Harwell is the founder and director of Pathfinders Nature Mentoring He is a nature awareness and Permaculture mentor with over 22 years of experience working with children, teens and adults in nature and garden settings. His style of mentoring is to help students explore nature through their individual passions and creativity. He uses experiential activities, storytelling, songs and the art of questioning to inspire curiosity in others in developing their relationship with the natural world. Whether he is working in the garden or wandering in the hills, he loves to connect people to the healing powers of nature.