MA Psychology, MBA
Mindfulness practices have been transformative for Kim and she is Kim is enthusiastic about how these practices may help young people and adults develop a healthy foundation for positive living and well-being. Kim is a co-founder of Space Between, a non-profit that brings the research-based practices of mindfulness, intentional movement, and breathing to children, teens, educators, and families in WA. She has an MA in Psychology for children and adolescents, is a certified yoga teacher, and has trained with Mindful Schools, Next Generation Yoga for teens/kids, The Center for Adolescent Studies, Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness, and more. Outside of teaching and working with teachers and youth, she enjoys being with her husband and three teenagers, reading, dancing, cooking, hiking, and being in nature.
Chopra Center Certified Meditation Instructor
Tai Velasquez is a Chopra Center certified Primordial Sound Meditation instructor. Her greatest joy is helping people slow down, get still and find their inner compass. Tai has worked with children and youth from ages 4 to 20; some with documented disabilities, some who are justice-involved, and many in traditional educational institutions, sharing mindfulness exercises to assist them with self-regulation and present moment awareness. Tai is devoted to family, friends and causes that she believes in, with all relationships being reciprocal, loving and kind. She was raised in Seattle and lives in south Seattle with her family. Dark chocolate peanut butter cups and the sound of her son’s laughter bring her immense joy.