Meet Alicia

Alicia is the founder of Happy At Heart, an organisation born from her greatest passion to work with children, combined with her love of yoga and the benefits that it offers young people.

Alicia’s personal yoga journey began when, in her quest for health and wellbeing, she discovered this transformative practice that benefited her on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Through regular practice, Alicia found a profound source of inner peace, joy, relaxation and a way to reconnect to herself.

Realising how much it would have helped her to know this practice earlier in her life, Alicia saw that these tools could greatly benefit children in their development if learned at a young age.

Happy At Heart was thus created to share the gift of yoga and mindfulness with children and empower them with tools to enrich their lives.

Alicia has a BA in Psychology, an MA in Children and International Development, and is completing her Child Psychotherapy Diploma at Terapia in London. She has more than 10 years experience working with children in schools, hospitals and charities. As well as mentoring young people, she is also a certified Life Coach and a facilitator of the Embody Love Movement to empower girls and women. In her classes, she draws from her experience and knowledge to create joyful programmes that support children on all levels of their development.

As a strong believer in the importance of giving back to the community, Alicia also regularly volunteers with charities to share the joys of yoga with a larger number of children. This sense of contributing to the community is also woven into her classes, inspiring her students to do the same.

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Alicia is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance UK (RYTC). She is specialised in yoga for children and trained with Calm for Kids, Triyoga and Rainbow Kids Yoga in London.

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Alicia’s mission

Promoting awareness of the advantages of yoga for children is Alicia’s greatest goal so that more children might get to benefit from the practice. These benefits include:

    • Supporting children’s physical, mental and emotional development
    • Nurturing skills for developing character and resilience
    • Facilitation of personal expression and self esteem
    • Helping young people lead purposeful and happy lives
    • Inspiring positive actions to contribute to others