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Photo of Theresa Theresa Tovey MOT, OTR/L, E-RYT-200, RCYT, YACEP
Occupational Therapist, Children’s Yoga Teacher, Lead Trainer for Radiant Child YogaLight in You Yoga, LLC
Home 7 Pattaconk Drive Light in You Yoga, LLC Connecticut Chester CT 06412 United StatesCell Phone: 860-830-0025Website: Light in You Yoga, LLC

Biographical Info

Theresa received her MOT degree from the University of Puget Sound in 1984. Since that time she has worked with diverse populations in a wide variety of settings.

Theresa’s holistic OT path began while employed full time in a public school setting.  Seeing the light and innate goodness in all children and wanting to provide them with “tools” to lead a mindful, integrated, and balanced life, she began incorporating yoga (mindfulness & meditation) into her OT sessions.  Valuing the importance of teaching yoga with integrity and knowing that each lineage of yoga offers something unique, Theresa has completed three, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs beginning with The Bhogah Yoga School (Vinyasa), followed by Radiant Child & Family Yoga, and most recently, Kundalini Yoga (KRI).  With full support from her public school district, Theresa typically teaches 18-20 “sensory-motor yoga” groups each week, the majority of which in whole (regular education) classrooms.

Following completion of the 200 Hour Radiant Child & Family Yoga Teacher Training, Theresa was asked by the founder of Radiant Child Yoga, Shakta Khalsa, to become a Lead Trainer.  Theresa currently offers Radiant Child Level 1-2 (Foundations) and Level 3 (Heart & Soul Work) training during the summer months.  Her workshop is often attended by other OT’s, as yoga for differently abled children, is integrated into the Radiant Child Yoga curriculum.

Since working holistically, Theresa has experienced a deeper connection with her students as she is impacting the “whole child”.  When teaching children yoga, Theresa incorporates sensory-motor integration, motor planning therapy, elements of Brain Gym, music-timing-rhythm, breath work, mindfulness, and a variety of meditation techniques – ALL elements that lead to both physiological and emotional regulation.

Theresa believes occupational therapy has always espoused the importance of life balance and in so doing has always been “holistic” in theory.  She is both excited and inspired by the wide variety of holistic practices currently being integrated into OT by her peers.

Looking ahead to the future and open to where it leads her, Theresa is currently studying Yoga Therapy through Phoenix Rising’s IAYT accredited program.