Wee Yogis Teachers

Meet our Teachers

Elizabeth Piazza is a certified Wee Yogis Kids Yoga Teacher. Elizabeth earned her BA from Prescott College in Integrative Studies in Dance and Spirituality.  When she relocated to the Bay Area she took a job as the Childcare Director for Bay Club Marin. It was there that she discovered her passion for teaching Yoga to children.  She has invested her time to the study of Kids Yoga with the intention of spreading the love to our youth.  When Elizabeth is not teaching you can find her outside exploring the beauty of Northern California!

JAMIE

Jamie Siegel has been teaching children’s yoga to her first grade students since 2016. She recently completed her certification with Wee Yogis, and is working towards her 200-hour training with Yoga Works. When she is off the mat, she enjoys hiking with her greyhound, Zuma, and baking yummy vegan treats.

JENNIFER

Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counsellor and certified Wee Yogis kids yoga teacher. Her passion for yoga started in 2007, when she started integrating mindfulness into her therapy sessions with children and adolescents. Since then, she continues to grow her own personal yoga practice, and share the teachings and benefits of showing up on your mat.

KATE

Kate Baumann, a 200hr RYT and 95hr RCYT, has been passionate about yoga and enjoyed working with children for most of her life. Her love for yoga blossomed when she was 14, and her practice helped her recover from a serious back injury. Aside from working at camps and daycare, she has also been working with the yoga community, continuing her education and qualifications to teach ever since.

KAREN

Karen is a certified Wee Yogis kids yoga teacher. Her passion for teaching began in her early 20’s when she became a mother and opened an in-home daycare. As a family coach, she strives to strengthen the heart of family — one soul at a time. This inspires her to bring yoga into family homes and communities around the world. When she’s not teaching yoga, you can find her horseback riding or visiting her four sons.

MEL

Mel has been teaching yoga for adults and children since 2005. Her love for yoga began when she started ballet at the tender age of 5, and she felt the freedom, strength, & flexibility of her own body. She seeks to bring play, joy, and awareness to children through her Wee Yogi classes. When she is off the mat, Mel enjoys playing with her daughter, surfing, dancing, and exploring the world.

STASHA

Stasha Surdyke is a certified Barworks and Wee Yogis kids yoga teacher. Her passion for teaching yoga began when she got involved with the non-profit arts organization CoachArt and realized her practice could be helpful for children with chronic illness. Stasha brings a joy of life and mindfulness to her classes and hopes to offer her students a new discovery of self-love and healing.  When she is not teaching, Stasha can be found on stage, working professionally in the theater, singing jazz, hiking, and playing with her two kitties Fiona and Tristam.

MALACHI

Malachi Leopold is a certified Wee Yogis Kids Yoga Teacher. His passion for teaching kids began with teaching yoga at his son’s preschool. When he is off the mat, Malachi enjoys nature, naps, tea, chocolate, and naps (yes, he said naps twice!). Malachi is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, aspiring mountain climber, and age group triathlete

LIBBY

Libby Schneider has been teaching yoga of adults and children since 2015. Her love for yoga stems from her own practice and witnessing others discover their limitless potential. She loves facilitating a safe environment for kids to learn to get in touch with themselves, their voice and each other. When she is off the mat she enjoys traveling, hiking, backpacking, playing music and singing with friends.

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