Lisa Flynn, E-RYT, RCYT, is founder & CEO of Yoga 4 Classrooms and founder and former owner of ChildLight Yoga, national organizations providing professional development trainings, curricula, resources and consulting to individuals, schools and organizations who support the social, emotional, cognitive and physical wellbeing of children, youth and families.
Lisa is the author of the Yoga 4 Classrooms Activity Card Deck (2011), Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children (2013); and Yoga for Children-Yoga Cards: 50+ Yoga Poses and Mindfulness Activities for Kids (2018); contributor to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools (2015) and Stories of School Yoga: Narratives from the Field (2019); and sponsors the free resource: Research Repository: Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness for Children, Adolescents and in Schools.
Lisa contributed to the first published research study to use both subjective and objective data to examine the acute and longitudinal effects of a school-based yoga intervention in young children. Her work has been featured on Fox News and publications such as Education Week, Forbes, Greater Good Magazine, Washington Post, Yoga Journal and Parents.
In addition to supporting a diverse group of schools in sustainably implementing yoga and mindfulness school wide, Lisa is a national presenter and advocate for youth mental health and the integration of MY-SEL (mindfulness, yoga social and emotional learning) in education. Closer to home, she also serves as a school board member of MSAD 35 / South Berwick and Eliot, ME.
Financial: Lisa Flynn is the founder and CEO of Yoga 4 Classrooms and receives compensation as a consultant. She receives a speaking honorarium from the University of New Hampshire Professional Development & Training and the National Education Association of New Hampshire. Lisa Flynn receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Lisa Flynn is a member of the Yoga Alliance, the Mindfulness in Education Network, the Association of Mindfulness in Education and the Yoga Service Council.