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.
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
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
Philip R. (private client)
"Macklen's warm approach, inquisitive nature and professionalism fueled my interest in human anatomy."