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Our Team

Sally Delisle

Sally Delisle, E-RYT500, RCYT, YACEP, CD, is a co-owner of ChildLight Education Company and has been teaching since 2001. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, an Associates degree of Fine Arts in Dance, holds a Certification through the American Reflexology Certification Board, is a Reiki Master and Certified Doula. Sally discovered ChildLight in 2009 and began leading Yoga 4 Classrooms Professional Development Workshops and ChildLight trainings in 2010 along with other Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour and 500-hour teacher trainings. She developed ChildLight’s 95 hour Registered Yoga School in 2014 after being hired as Director. She is author/creator of the Yoga & Mindfulness Advanced Teaching Concepts Training and manual, 30 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training and manual, Yoga & Mindfulness for Youth Athletes Training and manual, and contributor to the Yoga & Mindfulness in Schools Training, Yoga & Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens Training and Preschool/PreK curriculum. She has been sharing yoga and mindfulness practices with children, teens, adults and families in studio, childcare, preschool, public/private school, home and hospital settings, as well as teaching athletes, coaches and educators in universities and school districts across the globe.

Megan Morris

Megan Ridge Morris, BA, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP, CD, is a co-owner of ChildLight Education Company. She is the author/creator of ChildLight’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (also a Registered Prenatal Yoga School / RPYS) and Gentle Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training. She brings her expertise off the mat as a Certified Doula. In addition, she facilitates ChildLight’s Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Teacher Training and is a contributor to the Baby Yoga Lesson Plan & Preschool/PreK-G5 curriculum packs. Megan discovered yoga in 2006 as an acting intern after graduating from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Theatre Arts. She’s been studying yoga ever since and has been a professional yoga teacher since 2008. Megan specializes in teaching yoga to beginners, seniors, expectant parents, babies and toddlers. She lives in Hellertown, PA with her husband and two young children.

Lisa Stevens

Lisa Stevens, serves as Accounting Manager for ChildLight Education Company, LLC. She has previous experience working for a non-profit economic development agency. Lisa graduated with a liberal arts degree in International Studies and a minor in Spanish from the University of South Carolina. After living in the south for ten years Lisa returned to New Hampshire where she currently resides with her husband and daughter. “Lucy is without a doubt, the light of our lives.”. In addition to her love of reading, she has recently expanded her home yoga practice to include a local yoga studio and is enjoying connecting with the community.

Meg Durkin Vyas

Meg Durkin Vyas, RYT500, E-RYT200, MS, RCYT, is a ChildLight Education Company Teacher Trainer, Yoga 4 Classrooms® Trainer and founder of Mindfulness with Meg. She teaches the Yoga & Mindfulness for Children training, Yoga & Mindfulness in the Preschool Classroom workshop, Yoga & Mindfulness in Schools training, and onsite professional development workshops. Meg coauthored the Yoga & Mindfulness in Schools Teacher Training manual and writes articles on the topic of yoga and mindfulness for children and in schools for local media outlets. Meg also works extensively with educators, parents and children promoting stress reduction, nutrition, movement and mindfulness starting at a young age as a foundation for success at home, school and in life. In addition to being a registered adult and child yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance, Meg has studied MBSR in Mind-Body Medicine with Jon Kabat-Zinn and is also a certified health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She holds a BA from Middlebury College and a Master in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. Meg lives in Chelmsford, MA with her husband and four children. View Meg’s video bio on the ChildLight YouTube channel.

Ann Biese

Ann Biese, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, RCYT, MBSR-T, YACEP, is an international Yoga Instructor, IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist and Teacher Trainer for ChildLight. She is also a Yoga and Meditation Therapist in pediatric settings in Boston, including Massachusetts General Hospital and formerly at Tufts Floating. Ann has taught MBSR and yoga to various youth groups and teen athletes across the country. She has been a featured speaker on meditation and mindfulness in hospitals, schools and corporate settings. Ann is also the author of the award-winning children’s book Worry Bee and Mindful Moon. She enjoys volunteering as an instructor for Go Give Yoga and was featured in North Shore Magazine for her volunteer work in Massachusetts. View Ann’s video bio on the ChildLight YouTube channel. In her time off the mat, Ann enjoys her family and pets, as well as volunteering at an equine rescue farm.

Larissa Noto

Larissa Noto, RYT-500, RCYT, RPYT, has been practicing yoga for 22 years. She took her first class, while fulfilling a gym requirement in college. Then she became hooked — not just by the physical practice, but also with the way yoga helped her body, mind and soul feel both on and off the mat. She continued to practice for several years after graduating from Muhlenberg College, while she was living and working in NYC. Larissa began working full-time and also simultaneously studying full-time at Seton Hall Law School, where she graduated with her Juris Doctorate in 2007. She credits her consistent yoga and meditation practice with getting her through that physically, emotionally and mentally challenging time. While living and working in New York City, she got to experience and practice with several different studios and teachers and knew she would one day take her practice further. To further deepen her practice, she completed her 95 Hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Training with ChildLight Education Company and Yoga 4 Classrooms, 200 Hour Adult Yoga Teacher Training at Easton Yoga, Restorative Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Vida (NYC) with Abbie Paloma and Ally Bogard, and Restorative and Therapeutic training with Jillian Pransky. She is also trained in Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga, Chair Yoga, Y12SR, Mindfulness & Meditation, and Yoga for Diverse Abilities. Larissa has been teaching yoga to yogis of all ages (from babies and up!) since 2015, and completed her 500 Hour yoga certification through The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem and West End Yoga. Larissa is honored to be able to bring yoga and mindfulness to students of all ages and abilities throughout the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Larissa is a wife, mom of three boys, lawyer, professor, and parent support mentor for those with children who experience diverse abilities.

Colleen Smith

Colleen Smith, BS, MS, CAS, E-RYT 200, RCYT, YACEP, has been teaching yoga to kids in the Syracuse, NY area for 20 years. While Colleen previously trained with Radiant Child Yoga and YogaKids, she decided to further her training with ChildLight beginning in 2015 and completed their 95 hour Children’s Yoga School (RCYS) and is now a Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT). Colleen is excited to share her love of kids yoga as a Yoga 4 Classrooms and ChildLight Yoga Trainer. Colleen has a MS and CAS in School Counseling and worked as an Elementary School Counselor in an inner city school district in Virginia for several years. After she had children, she became a stay at home mom and discovered yoga as a way to exercise and relax. Her middle son was a very busy child and much later was diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety. Colleen attended her first kids yoga training, came home, did some yoga and relaxation with him, and saw immediate benefits. She has been hooked ever since. Colleen soon began teaching yoga and mindfulness to local kids and families, and in 2014 launched her company, BeLive Yoga. Currently, Colleen is teaching yoga and mindfulness in several school districts, preschools and studios. Many of the elementary schools she teaches in are in the inner city and she enjoys developing relationships with the kids there who need something positive, helpful and hopeful in their lives. She enjoys bringing yoga into schools and classrooms and seeing the impact it can have on kids and teachers, especially in terms of providing children tools they can use to deal with stress and anxiety now and throughout their lives. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University. When not sharing or practicing yoga, Colleen enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and volunteering.

Kristen Santos

Kristen Santos, BS, M. Ed, RYT 200, RCYT, YACEP, started to practice yoga as a way of healing from breast cancer.  Because she found Yoga so beneficial, she wanted to bring the practice to her students.  Kristen has been teaching Physical Education in Massachusetts Public Schools since 1998.  She took her first ChildLight children’s training in 2017.  During the summer of 2020, Kristen completed the first live online 200 Hour (RYT) training that Childlight offered. Returning to school in September of 2020 made her even more passionate about bringing Yoga into the PE Curriculum.  She is now a published author of The Yoga Curriculum for Physical Education K-5 and The Yoga Curriculum for Physical Education 6-8.   Kristen travels the country presenting “How to Implement Yoga into the Physical Education Curriculum” at SHAPE and AHPERD Conferences.  When she is not spreading yoga, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 

Halley Firstenberg

Halley Firstenberg, E-RYT® 500, RCYT®, YACEP®, has many interests but her mission is simple – to bring peace of mind, confidence and health to as many people as possible, including our little ones. Halley grew up dancing and cheerleading and began her yoga practice 25 years ago when she found yoga to be a more beneficial way to express herself. In 2007, she committed to a 200-hour teacher training with Tami Schneider, owner of Cleveland Yoga and she has never looked back. She has been teaching, all while committed to her own growth, and wants to help others on their personal yoga path. Halley started working with children at schools and yoga studios all over the greater Cleveland area 13 years ago. She says, “Educating children on mindfulness and yoga has been the biggest gift of all. It never gets old witnessing an “aha” moment in a 6 year old’s eyes or seeing one of your former students in a “big kids” (aka adult) class years later.” Having trained hundreds of professionals to lead a successful yoga and mindfulness class for children, Halley is excited to work alongside Childlight Education Company as our newest member of the team. Halley lives in Pepper Pike, Ohio with her husband Josh and daughter Elle, her biggest teachers of all.