About Adrienne Smith

Adrienne started practicing yoga when she was working in the corporate world. She traveled constantly and always looked for ways to keep healthy and active while on the road. After completing her RYT-200 Power Yoga Teacher Training she was hooked! She completed her RCYT-95 as well as her RYT-500 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. A mother of two girls, Adrienne has dedicated her time to deepening her practice and connecting with her students (especially families & kids!) on ways to allow their yoga experience to ripple into all aspects of their lives. Throughout Adrienne’s trainings, her passion has led her to co-found FamilyFlow Yoga®️. FamilyFlow Yoga®️is one of four accredited schools in Illinois to offer a 95 Hour Registered Yoga Alliance Children’s Yoga Teacher Training program. Adrienne teaches in yoga studios, fitness clubs, boutique studios, as well as in school and after school yoga programs. FamilyFlow Yoga®️ has become an expert in offering continuing education programs and workshop for yoga instructors as well as schools’ staff and administrations. She's committed to helping people reach their full potential both physically, mentally and emotionally.

All posts by Adrienne Smith:

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Kids Yoga Teacher

There are so many preconceived notions about teaching kids yoga. Teachers tell me they’re afraid the kids won’t be quiet, or won’t listen, they’ll be disruptive or even get hurt. Many yoga studios won’t even allow a child to practice until they’re a teen! Yet, kids will astound you with their openness and willingness to […]

Create Your Family’s Mantra

My family is in the process of selling our home in Chicago and relocating to San Antonio Texas. Moving can be incredibly stressful and without coping skills to handle the unfamiliar territory, our families will struggle. However, with change comes growth. Creating a mantra helped us to understand how we can work together and grow […]

Yogic Breathing for You and Your Family

Did you know that your breath is the largest tool you have to communicate between your body & brain?  Your breath controls all the systems within your body. Learning how to control your breath, or pranayama, gives you access to energize or calm yourself in any situation. By directing your breath, you can navigate your […]

How Yoga Teaches Us Coping Skills

I often ask students (of all ages) what are their coping skills. The answers are sadly similar. The majority of students respond with the question, “What’s a coping skill?”. Coping skills are like your internal IT support team. We call upon them with each new experience we encounter. When we access our coping skills, it’s […]

What Kids REALLY want in a Yoga Teacher

Before becoming a yoga instructor, I used to take my daughters to any kids yoga class I could find within a 50 mile radius of my house. On the way home, they would share their “pits and peaks” (favorite and least favorite part) of class. Their answers were sometimes insightful, heartwarming and many times downright […]

Summer is coming… 3 Way to Practice Yoga with your Family

Summertime is fast approaching and children everywhere are gearing up for sun and fun. During school, families have a set schedule to follow. However, summertime can be a free for all. Bedtimes get pushed back and days may start a little later without the blaring alarm to wake up to. Yet, humans greatly benefit with […]

Create a Family Yoga Practice for Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, change up your old playbook. Instead of showering mom with flowers, macaroni necklaces and free hug coupon books; why not set up a space at home for your family to breathe, move and relax? Now, don’t get me wrong. I adore flowers, homemade noodle jewelry and for sure I’d never turn my […]

Why Kids Need Yoga

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” B.K.S Iyengar Our lives are constantly in motion and the balance between effort and ease is often misplaced. Busy has become a badge of honor.  Every cell phone has more information on it and available faster than George W. […]

The Art of Active Cueing

A guide to effective cueing for yoga teachers. “Action is movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.” ~B.K.S. Iyengar Role of Active Language Active language simply means your students are the subjects in your cue performing the action. Teaching with active cues allows […]

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