About Salt Rose Yoga Co.

Supporting the physical & Emotional health of Kids & their caregivers

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Why Salt Rose?

All along the East Coast, wild roses grow despite being blasted by hurricane winds and frigid salt water. Rather than wilting in the face of adversity, they adapt to their environment and flourish. They are delicate, beautiful, and resilient AF.

These are qualities we can all manifest in our lives. Life can be tough. Especially for young people who haven’t yet developed the skills and experience to cope.While we can’t know what will come our way in life, we  can learn to face challenges as they arise, adapt, and flourish.

Yoga & mindfulness give us the skills to navigate the vast, awesome, and sometimes overwhelming ocean that is life, riding the waves as they come. Like the Salt Rose, we can be gentle, beautiful, and vulnerable – while still strong, resilient, and maybe just a little salty…

I'm Meghan , owner of Salt Rose Yoga Co.

I am Yoga Alliance Certified in both kids and adult Yoga, and currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Education in Outdoor and Experiential Education. 

Growing up I had ALL the feels, but none of the skills to deal with them. I was often overwhelmed and unable to manage my emotions and anxiety, which held me back from embracing so many awesome experiences in life.

I want to help kids and teens avoid the same fate by teaching them the skills to be self aware, resilient, and confident to explore all the beautiful experiences life has to offer. 



For your convenience, here are answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, please feel free to get in touch and I’ll be happy to answer any question you may have.

No problem! We are rarely sitting still in class anyway.

I find the best way to teach kids is to keep them active and engaged so we use games, stories and activities to reinforce concepts, with quiet activities in between.

This allows kids to have active play as well as learn strategies for calming down when they need to, helping them navigate these same highs and lows in their day.

Nope! Lots of boys do yoga!

In fact, it was originally only boys who did yoga! Women were not allowed to practice yoga until the 1940s!

I find boys do really well in my yoga classes because they are active. I also relate the strategies to their everyday lives and how they can use them (arguments with siblings, better performance in sports, etc) 

Yoga and mindfulness is so beneficial in schools because it promotes social emotional learning/intelligence which is now part of the core curriculum in many schools. 

Practicing yoga and mindfulness allows students to become self aware, manage their emotions and focus, build relationships, advocate for themselves, and become good citizens in their classrooms and school community.  

Yoga poses can easily be used for a physical or brain break during class time to help resettle and re-focus attention, as well as counteract the negative physical effects of sitting at a desk all day. 

 Many poses can be done on the spot beside desks or even while still seated in their chair. 

Practicing simple mindfulness and breath work techniques also helps to greatly reduce anxiety in both social situations as well as test taking, class presentations, etc. 

By having someone come in to the classroom to teach these strategies, students and educators gain skills that can be used over and over again on their own after the session. 

HA! I wish! There are many styles of yoga, and while some are mainly stretching and relaxation based, most require strength, balance, and focus. 

Yoga asana (poses) are only one of eight limbs of yoga (the others focusing on things such as guidelines for living a life of contentment, breathwork, meditation, viewing yourself as one and equal to every living thing, all leading toward enlightenment) 

The yoga asana practice is used to help clear and focus the mind so it will be more receptive to meditation and contemplation. The act of focusing on your body and breath naturally brings mindfulness into your life and helps calm your nervous system and promote brain function. That’s why you feel great after a yoga class, even if you found it difficult!

Of course! It can be hard to know if you’re going to like something (or someone) so there is no commitment necessary!

There are a variety of options you can test out, whether you want to try a straight up class, a mini camp, or a private session!

Feel free to contact me to discuss which option might be best if you’re not sure!

It can … I can’t change your child’s personality (nor would I want to!) 

Practicing mindfulness skills and learning strategies for reducing stress, anxiety, and managing emotions will definitely help your child to be more calm and focused though. 

Learning to recognize how and why they are feeling a certain way allows kids to employ strategies to manage their feelings. 

Man, there’s a lot! I won’t get into all of them here but the quick and dirty is:

  • Increased social emotional intelligence (self awareness, self management, responsible decision making, relationship building, and social awareness) Basically how to be a good human!
  • Increased focus and reduced anxiety at school
  • Increased body awareness and motor skills
  • Enhanced performance in athletics and reduction in injuries
  • Better sleep
  • Better digestion
  • More emotional control 
  • Ability to advocate for themselves and their needs leading to more confident, happy kids. 

Basically yoga can help your child physically, but more importantly it can help them have the skills they need to thrive mentally as well, allowing them to be confident, resilient, and happy as they grow. 

100%!! Sometimes these children  benefit the most from yoga and mindfulness and I want to be able to support you   on your journey. 

Each class/program ends up being adapted to the needs, preferences, and personalities of the kids participating, so to me, it is no different other than we may need to adapt a little more depending on your child’s specific needs. Open communication about the child’s needs, what is working/isn’t, and things to try moving forward make the class work for most kids. 

I personally feel inclusive classrooms are beneficial for all students involved, but if you would prefer to try a private session either before or after trying a class setting, that is always an option as well. 

No. Yoga developed in India thousands of years ago, and while many Hindu people practice yoga, and there are many overlapping aspects (much like Christianity and cultural traditions) Yoga itself is not a religion, and you do not need to worship any Gods (although many yogis choose to)

Yoga is a study of the self, and how to live a life of contentment and meaning, serving the greater good of humanity. 

No problem! Everyone is different and what we offer may not be for you. We want you to feel confident in trying out something new, and  it should be a positive experience so we don’t want you to force your child to do it. If you’ve signed up for a session and and it’s not working for you, just contact me and I’ll give you a full refund. 

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