LeAnne McNamara is a Certified Instructor for Mindful Schools (www.mindfulschools.org). She has a background in elementary education and received her degree from Notre Dame of MD University. Prior to staying at home to raise her daughters, she was a 2nd grade teacher and then taught special education in Maryland and California. After relocating to Northern Virginia, she discovered the practices of mindfulness and MBSR. The experience was life changing for her and she wanted to pass along the gift of mindfulness to teenagers. Upon discovering Mindful Schools, she began offering mindfulness workshops to teenagers. LeAnne partners with Mindy van Seeters, RYT 200, (www.manjulayoga.com).