- Hello! My name is Julie Ann Yoe and I am the owner of Storybook Yoga Balanced Minds & Bodies. Was opening a children's yoga studio a lifelong dream during my teaching career? No! I had never entertained the idea but after taking a year sabbatical during 2019-2020 and seeing how desperately children needed self regulation and calming techniques it seemed like it was meant to be.
Where did my love for education begin? Let's take a quick walk down memory lane! I attended Bowling Green State University and obtained my Bachelor's degree in Education. I began my teaching career in 2001 and absolutely loved teaching grades Kindergarten-Second grade for 18 years. During the last three years of my teaching career I introduced my students to yoga. It calmed them before an assessment and helped teach the children self regulation strategies. I enjoyed watching the children use their yoga practices before assessments, during stressful events, and especially to calm down when their feelings had gotten too BIG to handle.