Oh, hey! I’m Katy Kop! I teach yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices to adults and children! Upon completing my 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training I immediately sought to continue my education by enrolling in additional specialized trainings to teach populations outside of yoga studios—from children and adolescents in the school system to adults in the criminal justice system. I firmly believe that yoga is for everyone. Since I believe yoga can help everyone, I aim to bring it to them anyway and anywhere I can—inside and outside the studio. When I am not teaching in yoga studios you can find me teaching children in pre-schools, head-start programs, and elementary schools, or working with community-minded organizations to teach adults outside of traditional studio classes. Yoga is an act of self-care that can benefit not just the individual practicing, but also the many individuals that person crosses paths outside of the four corners of their mat. Helping to foster this spread of equanimity and positivity by guiding people through their practice is my pursuit. I love the time I spend on my mat and I love to guide others through the time they spend on theirs! Let’s meditate in motion together. Let’s improve ourselves and our communities with our conscious breath and movement. Meet you on the mat!
Haylee Warner is a interdisciplinary performing artist and yoga instructor currently located in Philadelphia. She has completed a B.F.A. in Dance from The University of the Arts and is attending the Headlong Performance Institute. Haylee has also attended international workshops and intensives including La Pocha Nostra’s summer school in Tijuana in 2015, The San Francisco Conservatory of Dance in 2013 and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2011. Before attending college she was a member of Pennsylvania Regional Ballet’s pre-professional company. Haylee loves the confidence and creativity that dance and the arts provide for children and teens. Her performance history includes HATCH at the Painted Bride in Philadelphia, ZOCO at Pasa de Rodrigo in Tijuana, Dis(place)ment at St. Kevin’s Arcade in Auckland, numerous University of the Arts Spring and Winter Concerts, along with her own work presented in various dance spaces throughout Philadelphia. Haylee is the founder of Gemerocity, custom wrapped healing crystals and is a Yoga Instructor certified 200 hours through the Yoga Garden, and 100 hours through Palo Santo Wellness Boutique.
Bethany of Songbird Music taught music in the School District of Philadelphia for 12 years and private lessons for several years. She has a Bachelor of Music Education from Marywood University where she was a voice major and piano minor. She holds a Master of Music Degree from Boston University and Level I and II certifications in Kodaly from Westchester University. Bethany lives in South Philly with her husband and 5-year-old son. In addition to making music, she enjoys dancing Salsa and Bachata and doing crafty projects.
I’m Ashley Reid, a certified exercise physiologist in Philadelphia, PA. Over the last fifteen years I’ve helped hundreds of people reach their health and fitness goals. A mom myself, I understand your concerns of exercising while pregnant and the challenges of recovery and losing weight after having a baby. I know how confusing advice about exercise and nutrition can be and the difficulty of finding time and energy to workout when you have kids.
I started Active Mom Fitness to give you the unique support needed to reach your goals, while also helping you make healthy decisions for your family. My approach to personal training, group fitness, exercise consultations and online workouts always keeps your needs as mom in mind.
Issa is an artist and illustrator currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Art Education from Tyler School of Art. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from Bard College, and has been living and teaching in Philadelphia for the past seven years.
Chalkboard Radio: Sing-Along Learning was founded in 2016 by Philadelphia-based songwriter Jaime Pannone. As a child, Jaime learned best through music and song, an experience she enthusiastically re-creates in Chalkboard Radio. Organized around different themes and children’s books, her Chalkboard Radio performances feature original songs as well as children’s classics and popular covers. The program also includes read-alouds, art, percussion, and movement, to create a fully interactive musical experience for children and families. Jaime holds a master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, and taught history at a public middle school in New York City for six years. She has also been a coordinator of the Philadelphia Reads Power Partners program for nine years, and a volunteer performer with Musicians on Call since 2011. To join in an upcoming sing-along with Chalkboard Radio, please visit www.chalkboardradio.com
Ananda is a photographer and teaching artist working primarily in printmaking processes, non-silver photography and book arts. She is a research geek, comic nerd and lover of books, nature and any combination of the above.
Trained in Philadelphia at the University of the Arts and Tyler School of Fine Art and Crafts, she has been teaching in various programs for 9 years. She gets most of her inspiration for her art and teaching practices from the amazing community of artists, makers, scientists and activists that she has been grateful to collaborate with over the years.
Currently, Ananda is combining natural science research with wood block printing and book arts to study pollinators and their relationship with human commerce and its environmental impact.