Kids Teachers

Kathryn Fitzgerald

Kathryn Fitzgerald

Kathryn is the Gallery Director and a co-founder/co-owner of Amara Yoga & Arts. Kathryn holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a Masters in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kathryn holds the following teaching certificates through the State of Illinois:
  • Illinois Elementary Self Contained General Education K-9
  • Illinois Art K-12
  • Illinois Secondary 6-12 Art
  • Illinois Learning Behavior Specialist pre-K - age 21
Kathryn has a background in gymnastics and dance, and has been an avid yoga practitioner for over 6 years. In 2011 Kathryn completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training through Amara/YogaWorks. She teaches group and private kids yoga and art classes at Amara. Kathryn is a certified yoga teacher and is also certified as an associate in teaching yoga to children through the YogaKids program. She has been teaching art to children with various special needs at Cunnningham Children's Home in Urbana for the past 9 years. At Amara she teaches yoga and art to children and teens.

Kate Insolia

Kate Insolia

Kate Insolia is a teacher, performing artist and choreographer. Insolia received her B.A. in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.F.A in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant. She is a certified yoga teacher through the YogaWorks 200 Hour Teacher Training program at Amara. Kate has been teaching dance and movement classes to kids in since 2006. She taught at Ballet D’Enfant: A Fairy Tale Ballet in Chicago. Kate teaches Fairytale Ballet, yoga, and creative movement classes and camps at Amara.

Luna Pierson

Luna Pierson

Luna first experienced yoga at Amara when the studio opened in May of 2009, and with her background in gymnastics, took to it immediately. She soon developed a strong practice and a passion for the yogic way of life. In the summer of 2010 Luna completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training immersion program through YogaWorks in Santa Monica California. Luna's classes are relaxing and meditative, encouraging a sense of peace.
Luna has been teaching children since high school, where she taught swimming to elementary school students. When she is not practicing yoga, Luna is a busy college student at the University of Illinois. Luna teaches group yoga classes for adults and kids classes and camps at Amara.

Donna Warwick

Donna Warwick

Donna is a co-founder of the Champaign Urbana Ballet (www.cuballet.com) and has continued to serve on the Board of Directors since the company began in 1998. She has over 20 years of dance training and is also an experienced elementary and preschool teacher. Currently, she is on the faculty of Champaign Ballet Academy (www.champaignballet.com). A s the instructor of the young children's division, Donna teaches Introduction to Ballet and her own creative movement classes. She created and developed the Artsfusion and Music and Motion programs and now offers a Fairytale Ballet class which allows children to dress in costume and dance each week to a new chapter of DonnaÌs own original fairytale. Donna teaches children’s ballet classes and parent/child movement classes at Amara.

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