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For Darlene, the essence of yoga is relationship - inter and intra personal attunement. Darlene encourages consideration, connection, conversation, and community. You might find Darlene and students sharing favorite recipes, quotes, and books.
Darlene D'Arezzo, voted "Best Kids' Yoga Teacher", by LA Weekly, is founder and director of Kids’ Yoga Circle. She is a frequently sought after subject expert, educator, and writer as well as a pioneer in the field of yoga for children with special needs and mental health issues. Through Kids' Yoga Circle, Darlene conducts kids’ classes and workshops, family retreats, and teacher trainings worldwide. Kids' Yoga Circle's Reach Out Program has been implemented in schools, youth centers, and children's hospitals.
As a former contributing editor and writer for Yogi Times magazine, Darlene has written more than a dozen "Kids on the Mat" columns on such topics as yoga and ADHD, childhood obesity, and childhood sleep disorders.
Darlene began teaching in 1999 in some of the Los Angeles area’s most celebrated yoga studios. Darlene currently teaches in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya, having studied with Krishnamacharya's grandson and with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute. Darlene also studied with Mr. Iyengar in Pune, India.
Darlene is a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts with a master’s degree in holistic counseling.