Lisa thompson 

children`s yoga instructor   

Lisa Thompson is a Harmony Kids Yoga Instructor offering Yoga to kids of all ages in
the Lower Mainland. Lisa is a 200 hour yoga instructor registered with Yoga Alliance as well as a BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader with specialty areas in Older Adult, Group Fitness, Yoga Fitness, and Fitness Theory. Lisa has many years of experience teaching many different types of group classes to various ages. With her love of yoga, fitness and movement in general, Lisa hopes to inspire children to believe that we are all special and have a gift to give.


children`s yoga instructor   

Jamie is a Harmony Kids Yoga Instructor offering Yoga to Children of all ages in the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Mission areas of the Lower Mainland. Jamie is a Certified Hatha and Yin Yoga Instructor. Jamie is also a Rainbow Kids Yoga Certified Instructor. Jamie has experience teaching Children's Yoga in a studio setting, as well as sharing her love of Yoga with her own three children. Jamie feels that Yoga is a wonderful lifestyle and is an important part of developing self-awareness in both children and adults. 




Gaylene is Harmony Kids Yoga Lead Instructor in the Middle and High School Yoga Programs. Gaylene also offers classes and workshops for Private Groups, Middle and High School Teacher's Workshops, and Children and Teen Meditation Classes.  Gaylene is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E500-RYT)  with Yoga Alliance,  Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT), Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RCYT), Certified Children's Relaxation Teacher (CCRT) and a Laksmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher (LVCY). Along with speciality training in Yoga for Fertility, Yoga for Round Bodies, Yoga for Kids and Yoga for Seniors. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga Leader and Group Fitness Leader with BCRPA.  Gaylene has over 11 years experience teaching yoga to students of all ages as well as her own children who share her love of yoga. Gaylene also trains new Teachers with a Registered 200 Hour Registered Yoga School based in Langley, BC. Gaylene's love is spreading the knowledge and practice of yoga with people everywhere!

jennie abbot

founder & LEAD instructor 

Jennie is the Founder and Director of Harmony Kids Yoga. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (CYA-CYT) with the Canadian Yoga Alliance. Jennie is also a Color Me Yoga Children's Yoga Teacher Graduate, and a Rainbow Kids Yoga Certified Instructor. She has more than 10 years' experience as a children's dance teacher. She has also completed Yoga for the Special Needs Child and Safe Anatomy for Children courses through Marsha Danzig, founder of Color Me Yoga. Jennie has taken Mindfulness Training through Dr. Dan Siegel, Author and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. Jennie's life's passion is sharing yoga with children to offer the tools of mindfulness, self regulation, stress reduction and the ability to bring harmony to the body, mind and heart, so children can lead vibrant and fulfilling lives. 

harmony kids yoga company and instructors 


​Harmony Kids Yoga Company is based in Langley, BC, Canada and was founded in 2013 by Jennie Abbot, Founder and Lead Instructor. At the time, Jennie, a Registered Dance Instructor with over 10 years experience in working with children, had recently completed her Yoga Teacher Training (RYT200) Jennie began to notice the alarmingly high incidence of Anxiety, Stress, ADD, and ADHD in the young children she encountered. What made this even more poignant, was seeing these issues showing up in her own family and children. Jennie already knew the amazing benefits of Yoga for Adults, and set about to discover, train and learn as much about Children's Yoga as possible, to translate these amazing tools for Children everywhere! And so Harmony Kids Yoga Company was born!

Harmony Kids Yoga Company offers a large variety of Yoga for Children including on-site Public and Private School Programming, Preschool and Daycare on-site Yoga Programming, Weekly Studio Classes for Children from 2-18 years old (including unique classes such as Yoga for BOYS only and Tween Girls Yoga focusing on self-esteem and confidence), Private Yoga Sessions for Children with Special Needs, Workshops for Children and Families to connect and grow through Yoga, fun community Events such as Fairs, Parades, Festivals and Birthday Parties. Harmony Kids also offers Conferences and Private Workshops for Guides, Scouts, Sports Teams, Churches and other fantastic groups. 

Harmony Kids Yoga now offers Workshops for Teachers and Parents on-site as well as at the larger Conference Level, in order to share Yoga and Mindful techniques, tips and tools for the classroom and home so that more children can benefit from the amazing tools Yoga offers. 

Harmony Kids Yoga also offers a line of original products for the Classroom and Home, that have been developed to bring Children of all ages all the benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness. These include an original DVD "Adventures in Imagination" YogaBREAK Cards, Breathing tools and props, Relaxation Kits and much more. 

​The aim and mission or all Harmony Kids Yoga Classes is to offer Children everywhere the tools of mindfulness, self regulation, stress reduction and the ability to bring harmony to the body, mind and heart, so children can lead vibrant and fulfilling lives. 

A Children's Yoga & mindfulness Company 
Harmony Kids Yoga

A Children's Yoga and Creative Movement Company 

aj swoboda 

children`s yoga instructor   

AJ is a Harmony Kids Yoga Instructor offering Yoga to Children of all ages throughout the Lower Mainland. AJ is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and has been a competitive dancer and dance instructor for over 14 years. AJ has been practicing Yoga for many years in order to gain strength, flexibility and endurance to enhance her dance instructing and practice. AJ combines her love of dance and yoga in a way that compliments and enhances both practices. AJ has extensive knowledge in teaching children of all ages as well as yoga for seniors, pregnancy, new moms, fertility, restorative and sport specific practices. AJ hopes to inspire children of all ages to pursue their passion through love of movement.