Hedy Andersson
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EXPERIENCE


Director and Instructor, Lake Merritt Yoga

May 2010 - Present

Organize and teach donation-based yoga classes and mindfulness and movement workshops. My teaching is guided by first-hand experience of finding opening through awareness of body, mind, and breath.


Dynamic Mindfulness Instructor, Niroga Institute

January 2018 - Present

Teach Transformative Life Skills Curriculum to high school students, building stress resilience, self awareness, emotion regulation, and healthy relationships. Teaching integrates body, mind, and breath awareness through simple mindfulness and movement practices.


Program Manager of Community Initiatives, The Early Learning Lab

July 2016 - May 2018

Worked with teams to improve professional development, engagement and training of caregivers and teachers of young children. Supported local school districts as they designed and implemented professional development. Created systems for tracking growth and progress.


Program Manager, Early Edge California

April 2013 - July 2016

Worked across the state to build policymaker and community leader engagement in support of increasing access to effective early learning programs; supported school districts and teachers in implementing high-quality, developmentally appropriate transitional kindergarten and P-3 alignment; worked with partners to develop instructional and administrative resources.


Field Coordinator, Preschool California

April 2009 - April 2013

Built policymaker and community leader engagement in support of increasing access to effective early learning programs; supported school districts and teachers in implementing high-quality transitional kindergarten programs, working with partners to develop implementation and instructional resources.


Career Development Committee, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

October 2009 - January 2012

Collaborated in planning and executing educational events for young nonprofit professionals; addressed large groups, moderated speaker panels, and lead facilitated networking activities; recruited panel experts, created promotional fliers and supplemental materials, outreached to event attendees and improved committee systems and practices.


EDUCATION AND TRAININGS

Bachelors of Arts Degree, Political, Economic and Social Analysis for Just Policy, Western Washington University, 2005

Upeksha Yoga Teacher Certification (200+ hours), Seventh Heaven Yoga Studio, Berkeley, 2010

Dynamic Mindfulness (14 hours), Niroga Institute, 2017

Introduction to Restorative Circle (16 hours), Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, 2016

Teaching Yoga to Youth, Trauma-informed training (15 hours), Niroga Institute, 2015

Kingian Nonviolence (16 hours), Positive Peace Warrior Network, 2011

What Young People Need to Succeed, Developmental Asset Building training (6 hours), 2006



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