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Hi! I’m a teacher, artist, and nature explorer based in Queens, NYC. I specialize in joint mobility, strength, and not your typical yoga class. I also teach kids yoga in daycares and schools in Queens.

I teach a multidisciplinary class influenced by strength and mobility training, physical therapy exercises, dance and body awareness practices like therapy ball massage. Come to learn and expect quirky humor. I incorporate inexpensive props that you probably have at home: blankets, resistance bands, hand weights or other heavy household items. ​

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If you're here for kids classes, this is what it looks like.


We gather in a circle, open with a song, introduce a theme/poses to learn, and then get warmed up. I use playful games, hand puppets, visual aids, and toy props to engage students in movement and breath. Class ends with a short rest/meditation and a song.


Students learn how to:

  • find focus and calm

  • express themselves

  • work cooperatively

  • build strength, balance and confidence

  • have fun with yoga poses and breaths​

Credentials & Training

Functional Range Conditioning® Mobility Specialist
Yoga Detour™ Method
Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 Teacher Training
Trauma-Informed Yoga Training, Feet on the Ground
Roll Model Method® Therapy Ball Training
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Dou Yoga
Kids Yoga Teacher Training, Hosh Kids
Fingerprinted & Background check on file with NYS Department of Education
Masters in Fine Arts with Distinction, Pratt Institute
Bachelors in Art Education & Teaching Certification PreK-12 Art, University of Kansas

Image by Mathew Schwartz

Philip R. (private client)

"Macklen's warm approach, inquisitive nature and professionalism fueled my interest in human anatomy."