Copyright 2015 Jenn Carson
I have immense gratitude for my teachers, students and my practice.
When I began doing yoga over a decade ago, I had no idea of the journey laid out before me. In 2009, with the support of my family and Amana Institute, I attended a children's yoga teacher training at Kripalu and returned to begin hosting children's yoga classes at the Kennebecasis Public Library, where I was a clerk. As I progressed in my library career, I continued offering yoga classes in every library I worked, including adult classes (once I had my 200 hours of training) and developing programs for students with special needs.
In 2013, I began offering yoga and meditation to library staff and began collecting data on how it affected their workday. In June 2014, I presented my findings in a talk called Yoga in the Library: Outreach & Inreach at the Atlantic Provinces Library Association Conference. Under the guidance of Dr. Denise Agosto, I embarked on an independent study of kinesthetic library programs as part of my graduate work, which led to the creation of this web resource for other library staff, students and yoga teachers. In 2015, I began blogging for the American Library Association about Yoga in the Library programming. I've also designed the Yoga in the Studio curriculum for the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.
I am the Director of the L.P. Fisher Public Library in Woodstock, N.B. I'm proud to be a member of the Association for Women in Science, the Atlantic Provinces Library Association, Canadian Libraries are Serving Youth, the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. I received my MSLIS from Drexel University's College of Computing and Informatics June 2015. I hold a lifelong membership in Beta Phi Mu, the International Honors Society for Library and Information Sciences.