Juliana Santos-Kraus

In addition, Juliana is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher and personal trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also certified in restorative yoga, pre-natal yoga, yoga therapy and is a Reiki practitioner. She has been teaching in Westchester and NYC for 15 years.

A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Juliana taught Physical Education in one of the local schools. During her tenure there she developed her own teaching methodology. Working with mostly low-income families and a district with limited resources, she created an obstacle course using chairs, tires, pieces of wood, fabric, cardboard boxes, etc. Through this course she helped the children develop upper and lower body strength, flexibility, coordination, speed, rhythm and, most of all, self-esteem. This project was subsidized by the city government of Rio de Janeiro and lasted 11 years.

Here in the US she took the USA Gymnastics Instructor training and taught and coached children ages 3–14-years-old for 14 years. First at the YMCA in Tarrytown, then at World Cup Gymnastics in Chappaqua, and finally at the JCC in Tarrytown, where she designed programs, choreographed routines and coached her teams at local meets.